Profile picture tells?

AlfieAA

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hey guys, so i was sitting at the table looking at all the different profile pics of the players and was thinking,'can i figure what kind of player he/she is purely with their choice of picture'?......

do people pick their pics, to confuse people......i.e...player 1 might have a big shark, when in reality he is a fish trying to come across as somebody who knows the game, therefore getting respect from other fishy players..*obv a good player would work out a player regardless if they had jaws or nemo*.....

on the other hand, do 'expert or good players' pick random pics like, beaches, animals, blue skys to trick the fish into thinking they are fish too.....

then theres the evil clowns and monsters......is that to scare the nits lol....


do you think a pro pic could change how someone perceives you, resulting in how much action you get when you bet etc?...
 
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I can't usually see the profile pics of my opponents because that's where I place the HUD stats.

Might tell you how important I find their pics.
 
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i think this is okay for getting initial reads but yeah it shouldnt matter that much since youll know in a rotation or too anyway.

look for people with selfies. everyone with a selfie that ive come across (apart from myself) is a huge noob. i used the selfie myself to portray noobiness :)
 
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I use a dexter pic and I'm actually kind of tight, so I don't rly think it's related
 
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I used to see tons of baby pictures on stars. I could never figure out who in the world would put a picture of their baby on a gambling website.
I use to wonder the same thing,,,,, I know it wasn't very nice and I was always kidding, but I use to say,"gosh that's an ugly baby". I know I'm going to hell. lol
 
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I can't usually see the profile pics of my opponents because that's where I place the HUD stats.

Might tell you how important I find their pics.



Pay no atention to this guy, he wastes all his time at the tables earning money, I say, focus on their avatars & the chat box, those are the goldmines.
Good luck. ;)
 
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Pay no atention to this guy, he wastes all his time at the tables earning money, I say, focus on their avatars & the chat box, those are the goldmines.
Good luck. ;)
If phil helmuth wasnt my freaking role model, along with daniel negranu, then i would never type in the chat box, but doing so makes me look weak, and then i stack players :D

Love it when i look noobish haha
 
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I gotta admit that when a player has a hot chick avatar I think I tend to give them a break, hoping they hang around ;) I just have to not imagine that they are an old fat white guy playing in his jockey shorts (like me).
 
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OMG those hot chicks are so distracting! then i take their chips :D
 
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I use to wonder the same thing,,,,, I know it wasn't very nice and I was always kidding, but I use to say,"gosh that's an ugly baby". I know I'm going to hell. lol
its gotta be a real ugly baby cause most of em are cute. lol save me a seat on the bus ride! :proud:
:cool: My picture is an avatar from here so I guess that means I am a good player right?
:edit: GREAT:D
 
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I read somewhere a pro was talking about this but with poker nick names. If they have an intelligent sounding name etc, they will usually be better than say "BIGBOB69"
 
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Yea I remember the nick name thing as well
 
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I changed my pic to a girl to stop all the abuse I got. It worked a treat. Then I turned the chat bubbles off coz the abuse of others still annoyed me.
 
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In my humble opinion, I'm more interested in how they are playing, not what their pictures look like.

I can agree that there are players that choose profile pictures to confuse everyone else...however, in the end, it all matters on how they play the game and what edge you can develop against them.
 
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If someones picture can be taken to portray an ideal, it is likely that person is attempting to portray that ideal thus negating the info you can derive from it.
 
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I read somewhere a pro was talking about this but with poker nick names. If they have an intelligent sounding name etc, they will usually be better than say "BIGBOB69"
Once again a GREAT player hehehe:rolleyes:
 
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I read somewhere a pro was talking about this but with poker nick names. If they have an intelligent sounding name etc, they will usually be better than say "BIGBOB69"
Hey back the **** off!!!
;)
It's prob true.I came up with my handle when i was ~11 or so.(and it was for a cb radio,damn i'm old)
 
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Hey back the **** off!!!
;)
It's prob true.I came up with my handle when i was ~11 or so.(and it was for a cb radio,damn i'm old)

Hey wait a second. I'm offended as well lol. :p
 
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i like the boob avatars.....like we are really gonna think they are boobs ....I'm just amazed at how well endowed some of these ladies are that play here.

I gotta admit that when a player has a hot chick avatar I think I tend to give them a break, hoping they hang around ;) I just have to not imagine that they are an old fat white guy playing in his jockey shorts (like me).

yeah but please tell me you're still blonde ...i can take all that but dont take the blonde away
 
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Doesn't matter what pic they use it about how well the play poker
 
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I actually think they are pretty big tells. Usually a dog or picture of the kids means it is a recreational player. A picture of a TV pro like Hellmuth usually means a recreational player as well who thinks he is good but is actually bad. I have also found that most of the time when someone has "fish," "pocket rockets" or something of the sort in their screenname they are usually not very good either. Basically the Daleroxxu article linked above is bang on haha.
 
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