As I discuss online player with other players and poker students that I coach, I tend to find that many players do not take notes while they are playing. By this, I don’t mean writing something down, I just mean jotting a short note down in the box that corresponds to a particular player. I am always surprised when I ask, and someone says that they do not take any notes at all. Putting in a short note is one of the easiest things to do while playing online and it can help your game in a number of ways.
First of all, it keeps your head in the game. Everyone knows that poker is long stretches of boredom punctuated by intense moments of excitement. Instead of letting your mind wander in those stretches, keep an eye on how others are playing. When you see a guy call to the River with a junk Ace, make a quick not. I guarantee that if he played A-4o once, he will do it again and it may be in a hand that affects you later on. If nothing else, you may end up playing him tomorrow or next week. Why not keep track of his apparent tendencies. Plus is forces you to pay attention.
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AA23 double suited is the best Hilo starting hand, but on a high flop without an ace, or any flush draws, they can be virtually worthless, playing as just AA.
The only way you are going to win in the long run is to prepare yourself. The way you prepare to be a serious horse player is by reading good horse racing books, trying systems, keeping good notes about your performance and idiosyncrasies of the different race tracks and players, and practicing. If this sounds like a lot of work, you’re right, it is, and that is why so many people lose.
Pay closer attention to your bankroll and don’t step up limits too quickly. Small tournaments are a great way to learn the game in an enjoyable way, without risking too much money. Hilo is a trickier game than high only Omaha, but with all the action involved, it can be much more enjoyable, and much more profitable!