Do most people pay attention???
When I play, I make notes on people on what hands they will call 5x BB raises with, if they play just top 10 hands, loose, tight, etc. I also pay attention to the hands that I'm not involved with. Apparently this is not the norm?
This evening I witnessed proof that people simply do not pay attention.
Here's the situation, playing in a 6 person SNG and one person was sitting out the entire time. Never once played a hand, had the little (Sitting Out) under his name. We'll refer to him as Sleepy. Then we had Dopey and Bashful at the table too.
Sleepy was in the big blind. Dopey called and everyone folded around to Sleepy who auto checked ( he was sitting out... ) Flop comes, Dopey checks, as does Sleepy. Turn... Dopey checks... Sleepy checks. River... Dopey checks as does the AFK Sleepy. Dopey loses the hand at the showdown.
I'm yelling at the screen. " Bet something you MORON " to no avail.
Next time Sleepy was in the BB, Bashful calls and everyone folds, Sleepy auto checks. Flop comes and it's Bashfuls' turn. Does he bet? Nah, he's too bashful. Does he check? nah, he's afraid. HE FOLDS !
My brother in law turns and says to me "Thats the worst poker I've ever seen"