There was recently an article on poker about a player that pulled out instructions on what to do during certain situations.
It kind of reminds me of when you're at a blackjack table at a casino, you're allowed to pull out the little card that tells you what you should do in certain situations (take a card, split, double down, etc.).
However, this was at a table full of poker players for a lot more money at stake than just playing a couple hands of blackjack.
A lot of people have pool mantra's or a pool prayer that they read before matches. I actually have a list of tips I've written down on a piece of paper and I read them before a match because I needed to remind myself of things and maybe calm myself down.
We aren't allowed to use cell phones during matches because you can technically text for someone for advice or get some comfort which is considered cheating and illegal, but what about pieces of paper during a pool match? What is the rule on that? I guess it's considered getting advice/help.
And how would you feel if you saw your opponent sitting next to you at the poker table pulling out sheets of paper or your pool opponent pulling out a sheet of paper to pump himself up or calm himself down?