Taking notes: What is important to take down?

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felipeandujarr

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so much people told me, "if you want to progress, you got to start make notes about your opponent". my question is, what thing your think is more important to write about them.
 
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In general, I note how the player made mistakes or made an unusual play or plays any way out of normal. You want something brief so that you immediately know what their issues are.

For example, if a player limps with a hand that is normally raised (like AA or AK) I make a note "lmpd AK in co". If the player later does it again, I now know he/she is probably an inexperienced player and they limp with big hands so "limps with big hands" goes in the notes. From then on I know to be suspicious of their limps. I then also color code their avatar as an inexperienced player so I can tell from a glance what kind of player they are.
 
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I just do little things I see them do against me
 
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so much people told me, "if you want to progress, you got to start make notes about your opponent". my question is, what thing your think is more important to write about them.
For me it is not important to have informations about my opponents, important is intuition of the moment.
 
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Basically for me is to have different categories .A category of player has a specific type of play , range , preflop and postflop action .You can judge it pretty easily in a few hands in most standard low stakes tourneys if you have experience .Even so you have to be careful because this doesn t mean that that particular person stays in that particular category.
Have them like : Fish , LAG , Shark , etc.
Gl !
 
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For me, this is very important because I often play heads up zoom tournaments, I usually indicate if they are bluffing, and in 80% of cases it helps me.
 
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In general, I note how the player made mistakes or made an unusual play or plays any way out of normal. You want something brief so that you immediately know what their issues are.

For example, if a player limps with a hand that is normally raised (like AA or AK) I make a note "lmpd AK in co". If the player later does it again, I now know he/she is probably an inexperienced player and they limp with big hands so "limps with big hands" goes in the notes. From then on I know to be suspicious of their limps. I then also color code their avatar as an inexperienced player so I can tell from a glance what kind of player they are.


I played it in the beginning when I didn't know very well the moves and the way to play in a correct way, but as always not everybody is born knowing but learning and training, for that reason I still play with fictitious money but from time to time I play the real tournaments.
 
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Most sites now have colored note labels you can put on opponents.
Yellow= Call station
Red= Agressive
Orange or Brown= Reg or Rock. ABC player
Purple or Pink= maniac or loose
Green= Green Fish. (Free money)
Blue= Blue Fish. Knows how to play, but has some holes in his game
 
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I tend to take note of hands i have seen him limp-call, or call 3bets with, sometimes just the type of hand he will check call or check raise.
Hands he will call or shove all in pre-flop are also good.
 
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In general, I note how the player made mistakes or made an unusual play or plays any way out of normal. You want something brief so that you immediately know what their issues are.

For example, if a player limps with a hand that is normally raised (like AA or AK) I make a note "lmpd AK in co". If the player later does it again, I now know he/she is probably an inexperienced player and they limp with big hands so "limps with big hands" goes in the notes. From then on I know to be suspicious of their limps. I then also color code their avatar as an inexperienced player so I can tell from a glance what kind of player they are.


As I’ve described in another topic, I don’t usually take notes. But seeing these posts, I think about getting started as these are good ideas and I know it helps in the game.
 
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I usually take notes about their style of game, if they are aggressive or tight players.
 
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Yeah I will def take notes in Omaha if the guy gets crazy with pairs
 
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The main thing is that you yourself understand what you wrote there.:)
 
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so much people told me, "if you want to progress, you got to start make notes about your opponent". my question is, what thing your think is more important to write about them.
On the site I play the most everyone is anonymous and there is no chat so it's impossible to take notes that can be used from game to game. I mostly play triple up SNGs, and though I don't take notes what I pay particular attention to is what players raise with, what players call with, who is aggressive and who is timid, who is tight and who is loose. And I'm always on the lookout for the players who appear to be reckless. There is a fine line between being aggressive and being reckless. Sometimes reckless pays off with big dividends but usually they are the first to get knocked out of the game.
 
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