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Old 03-14-2018, 09:27 PM   #26
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Re: What is your note taking strategy at the table

I will jot a few notes (on a Note 5) from like my 2 biggest hands a session - but poker note taking is so tedious by nature with all the actions, card suits/ranks, position, bet/raises amounts, streets that it would use too much mental energy over a session and probably cause me to have shorter sessions. And yes, it would take away from the whole vibe at the table. I would love something like Google glasses to get everything recorded.

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Old 03-15-2018, 12:11 AM   #27
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I do actually tend to do some math analysis after hands on a poker hand calculator if I'm trying to see whether my intuition was right in ranges.
I do this too on a phone app, but I originally meant I’d bring a pencil/paper to do recreational math. It wasn’t anything to do with poker, but people always thought I was taking notes, so I stopped.
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:41 AM   #28
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At the risk of sounding like an annoying bragger...I can. Some people can hear a song on the radio a couple times and play it on a piano without the sheet music. Some people can taste a dish and recreate it without the recipe.

I can remember all kinds of stuff, most of which I wish I could forget.

I get the point now. It makes sense to take notes to go over the hands later with someone. I thought people were trying to access the notes during a later hand.
I can tell when the microwave is going to go off without timing it. I get up from my chair in the family room, tell my wife I gotta' get my food & bing.

She thinks it's extremely strange.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:12 AM   #29
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I can tell when the microwave is going to go off without timing it. I get up from my chair in the family room, tell my wife I gotta' get my food & bing.

She thinks it's extremely strange.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:42 AM   #30
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I dont understand the point of this really. I happen to have a remarkably good memory and can remember hands from a long time ago and dont take notes, but answer me this:

If you dont have that great a memory and take notes on this kind of stuff, what good does it do you during a hand? I assume you arent going back to your phone during a hand to look at the notes from days or weeks ago.

Whatever you do, for the love of god, don't bring pen and paper to the table. That's worse than wearing headphones and pulling a hoodie up over your head.
Mike- Not for during any hand in that session for me. Mostly I do it after I have played a hand that I either had a tough decision or one I though I played poorly so I can post it here accurately to get comments from you jokers.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:56 AM   #31
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How could you not take notes?

Most of us over estimate how good our memories really are. Being able to take notes, detailed as possible, is an option that should be utilized if you want to become better.


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You shouldn't need to take notes on your opponents tendencies, this should become noticeable over time which you can then exploit. If you're refferring to notes to see if you can exploit someone then they probably haven't taken that line enough for it to be done.

I take notes (on iPhone) on places where I was put in a difficult spot or where I could have extracted more value to learn/improve this away from the table.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:37 AM   #32
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If you dont have that great a memory and take notes on this kind of stuff, what good does it do you during a hand? I assume you arent going back to your phone during a hand to look at the notes from days or weeks ago.
Personally, I take notes on players on my iPhone PokerJournal app (it has a place where you can take notes on individual players). I find it a useful tool to quickly go over my notes on a player as me or them sit down at a table to refresh my memory on what they are all about.

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Old 03-16-2018, 01:50 AM   #33
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+1

You shouldn't need to take notes on your opponents tendencies, this should become noticeable over time which you can then exploit. If you're refferring to notes to see if you can exploit someone then they probably haven't taken that line enough for it to be done.

I take notes (on iPhone) on places where I was put in a difficult spot or where I could have extracted more value to learn/improve this away from the table.
If I play with someone long enough then you're right about the bolded part.

To each their own tho. I think that if you're going to play at 1-2 casinos on a regular basis, then having a mini database on most of the players there isn't the worst idea. A few sessions of work can pay dividends.

Not everyone needs to do what I do. I am a very detailed oriented person so taking notes on most situations works for me.
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