Why I Take Notes on Players
I play on Bovada
, so there's no real point in taking player notes. The notes just vanish when you or the other player leave the table.
But, I still take notes when I am playing. Not because they are helpful (sometimes I might make a note of a specific thing but those helpful notes are rare).
I take notes because my six-year old thinks that's how you send messages to players.
My kid was watching me play a tournament, and I was taking notes on players. I explained that they were notes, when he asked. He misunderstood who the notes were for. At this point, I find it so funny that I can't bear to tell him otherwise.
Here we are sending a message of praise but also subtle warning.
My kid picks the messages. He's very supportive of people who have big stacks. He likes to tell them how well they're doing. He's very supportive. I don't think he ever thinks of a "bad" thing to tell the other players. We are always telling them how well they're doing, how they shouldn't worry because they will win a hand soon, and so on. It does keep me in a positive mood, and we even root for some players to win some hands because we have a note hoping they'll do better.
We honestly spend all the time we don't have hands to play talking about what we should say to the other players. This also encourages us to watch them. One of the notes from tonight was, "you make weird bets" because the player kept making insanely large bets on flops.
It's so funny. He does wonder why no one ever sends us messages. I tell him that the messages to us show up in the chat window. I don't know if he wonders why none of our messages do that.