Originally Posted by marginal
Since you are on fulltiltpoker. In options there is a place where you can go that will automatically send your hand histories to a folder on your computer. I can remember exactly where to find it but just go through the toolbar at the top of the page.
Board textures deal with in lehmanns terms, the board. How the board looks. Like if it is Ace King 2 with all cards of the same suite. What he is refering to is to look at the board and see what is good for you, what is good for your opponent and basing your decisions on that.
To save your hand histories: Main Lobby - Options Tab - Hand History - click on 'Save Hand History' in top left corner of the info box.
Indeed. Not only that, but one must try to put your opponent on a gange of hands that they might be playing from their respective position. Say you are facing a tight opponent raising from UTG. Generally their range will be 1010+, A10s+, AQo, AKo. Now if you call with AJo and the board is A 10 7, and they lead out, you can be assured that you are, in most situations beat as large aces make up alot of their range.
Same sceanrio, but now a loose fishy type player makes the same raise. Same board. Their range likely hold alot of Ace rag type hands, Q10, QJ, KQ, KJ, mid to large PP's. On that board your AJ is ahead of most of their range.
Of course observation will help you assume your opponents range, and tenedecies better. Throughout the hand, pay attention to their bets (size, timing) to better guage their range on each street.
Basically, you want to be paying attention to your opponents and mentally figuring ranges while you are not involved in hands with them so you have a better idea of where you stand against them when you are involved in a pot with them.
The OP in this thread is a good read. It will help give you some understanding on the what and why of betting and range: http://www.cardschat.com/f11/why-you-betting-189182/