Originally Posted by TurnipHead
Just wanted to ask if anyone actually bothers to make notes on the other players.
John Vorhaus, excellent writer on online poker, swears by it but I'm wondering if it's all it's cracked up to be in the lower limits. I understand that if you play at the high limits at one site then it's important to have a bank of info but what about the lower limits where there are 1000s of players playing at different times and who you rarely see twice?
Also, I've found that those I do tag as fish and who I play later (on the rare occasions this happens) often play differently the next time round anyway.
So, is it worth the effort?
I take a lot of notes and I usually play $25NL (some $10NL) on Stars & Full Tilt. I DO see the same players enough of the time and about 90% of the time they DO play the same way the next time.
Nearly everyone evolves as a player, though. Maybe you could put the date in your notes and change them as the player evolves. But to answer the question: Yes, I think taking notes are still very much worth the effort.