Your opponents have many different playing styles. Some players are rocks who
never bluff and only raise with the nuts, while others are loose attacking every pot.
You can save and earn bets when you know what type of player you are playing.
Since you can not see faces, it is difficult to just "know" all of your opponents by
name alone. Taking notes on your opponents helps a lot if you play with a player
and then do not see him for several weeks or months later.
Most sites allow you to record notes about the players on the site, You simply right
click on the opponent and you are able to record notes on that player that are easily
accessible. You should record general notes on their play as well as specific notes
on how hands were played. An example of a general note might be, "weak player,
loose starting hands, calls too much to the river, and likes check raise bluffs on the
turn. "In addition. I developed a short hand notation to record how they have played
various hands. For example, "cR66BB" means that the player called a raise in the
big blind with 66.
After recording many of the hands that your opponents play, you can begin to get a
feel for the quality of their starling hands and the strategies that use after the flop.
When does he raise the flop? Does he ever semi-bluff? Does a check-raise always
mean a very strong hand? Answers to these questions can save and earn you bets.
If the site does not have a feature where you can record notes, another way is to
simply record notes in a spreadsheet while you are playing. Simply sort the players
you are playing to the top of the spreadsheet, and then toggle back and forth
between the game and the spreadsheet.
In addition to taking notes white you are playing, I highly recommended that you
take advantage of the hand histories that you can request from the site. This is a
great tool to evaluate each opponent's play away from the game so that you are not