Thanks propokerschool, I am going to get a copy of the book you mentioned.
To follow on from my last post, I have continued to watch the videos on this sight and thought I would mention one that I found particularly helpful from the hand analysis point of view. That video was the cash game by Auggie where he only analyses his play in two hands but particularly in the second he provides some really insightful analysis of what range of hands he puts his opponent on and why.
I also want to follow up on a part of my first post. I mentioned I find it hard to pay attention to my opponents actions and usually start to drift when I am not involved in a hands etc. I think now I know why...
I had just watched some of the videos of gank and as always he was describing the plays and his thought process but then occasionally he would point out a major play/outcome made by an opponent that he was thought worth taking mental note of. Later on as I was reflecting on the videos it dawned on me
I had been trying to remember and pay attention to far too much. I was trying to remember each individual step of every hand (even trying to remember one a couple of hands later is almost impossible!) and of course a lot of it is ultimately irrelevant anyway. Trying too do the impossible and remember everything was rapidly draining my concentration and leave me with no sense of achievement causing me to give up
My new approach is watch each hand but only make note of key plays/outcomes that I am able to recognise (there are many that I don't but all in good time!). Also as per ganks advice I am trying to take a more generalised approach to putting players into categories.
At last I think I have a solid starting point, just like I have with SNG strategy thanks to the great vidoes on this sight and Bryan Micon's SNG Domination
Thanks again and good luck at the tables.