re: Poker & Making Notes On Players
dont take notes on things like VPIP. thats a ridiculous waste of space since its info you can gain, way more specificially, from your HUD.
note things like the kind of hands villain has shown up with after 3bing to defend his blinds, what he had when he 4b 2.5x as opposed to 4b shoved, etc.
ie things that your HUD wont tell you
be sure to note the relative player positions in each note. there is no point
noting that somebody called 4b AI with JJ if you do not mention that they were BB vs SBs 4b. without the relevant positions, your note could actually trick you into thinking that villains range is wider than its actual value, etc.
Originally Posted by etherghost
Generally, I don't take notes because it leads me away from focusing on my game.
This is terrible advice. you should be able to develop shorthand that allows you to quickly take notes, mid session. ill still take notes while im 18 tabling- they are that valuable.
here is an example i just grabbed from someone currently at one of my tables, hope it helps.
flat AQo OTB v CO open, backraise over SB sqz- call off shove 100bbs
3b/5b/call 6bAI with JJ BvB
3b AK OOP: whiff flop, one and done
paired flop(dry): x/r/f (big sizing) in BB vs BTN cBet OTF