Originally Posted by kingphil02
Hello I was wondering if bringing a small note pad or typeing in my phone when to take notes is a good idea. My memory is ok but I get over loaded trying to remember alot of the thing I have read on or learned from playing poker. Yes I know people may wonder or even know what Im doing by writeing or typing. I don't really care I just want to learn from my mistakes and others to better my play. And yes I should care a little because players may change there play or be more prone to fold or make sure to not allow a show down. I'm just looking for ideals. I like playing cash games. And I want to learn the people I play regularly. And yes a good player will change there style of play but many don't from what I see everyday.
Any suggestions my memory isn't great.
Okay if you are talking about studying poker (either from books, articles, clips, or experience), I would recommend you use a notepad. For example, I have read "The Theory of Poker" and several strategy articles online. What I do is start a sheet of paper by saying where that is from (ex. "Theory of Poker, Chapter I: The Fundamental Question"). Below I'll start making bullet points with the main things from that chapter.
After reading the whole book/article, I go back, and summarize that summary into another sheet of paper, where I will only write things that I can use when playing (for example, I'll write "Raise" and below I'll write only when I should and should not raise, since I don't need the entire theory in order to apply that to my game).
If you are talking about players, then I agree you should buy a Tracker like PlayedYou73 and others said above.