Originally Posted by flint
This is where the ignorance and simplyfying come in. You are ignorant to see the plays he is making because you have pigeonholed him into being a fish. Even the worst players in the world can make decent moves sometimes so ignoring aspects such as different levels of his game can be quite problematic. The "fishy" player might just be playing bad on that day, but since you were ignorant that he was playing bad, the next time you play against the better game of that player you will have problems adjusting.
Thinking the way you do, how could we ever trust the notes we take?
Grafkarow - hit the nail on the head, our notes are our bible.
Jarod 1213 - also hit the nail on the head - Chasing non nut flush draws and gutshots to the river with incorrect odds. Good players don't do this whatever mood they are in.
I do agree with one of the points made... The guy could be an inexperienced player who is learning the ropes...Play this guy 3 months on and he could have improved beyond all recognition...I counter this by putting the date with my notes, it can be helpful.
I never call a guy a fish in the chat box, I prefer them to think they are playing well, and tell them so. I even wish them GL when they knock me out of an MTT.