Originally Posted by gus201
I know the poster is new to micro games but I have to say you may and could be missing out in things if you dont look at chat. its nice to know a player goes on tilt or is complaining of bad luck because it all effects his play and poker mind set. not looking at chat or turning on the stats part to not see it could hinder times in which you can get some chips .
Good Skill At the tables
I tend to think there is little correlation between chat & play online, better to focus on position, stack sizes, betting patterns & such, at least at tables with strangers. Chat, time to act & such require one to make too many assumptions, in my view.
Lot of different ways to acquire information online, but especially for newer players, focus on the table.