Het valt niet mee om een nieuwe Pokerstars avatar te bedenken, zeker wanneer jouw avatar zo vaak bekeken wordt als die van toernooilegende Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman. De nummer één toernooisloper van de wereld heeft daarom een wedstrijd opgezet waar jij aan mee kunt doen. Bedenk een leuke avatar voor Chris Moorman en ontvang 5% van zijn EPT Praag winsten. Avatars blijken bovendien belangrijker te zijn dan je denkt.
Chris Moorman heeft een van de meest indrukwekkende pokercv’s ter wereld. Online harkte de Brit al $7.656.388,65 aan prijzengeld binnen, verspreid over acht verschillende pokerwebsites. Op Pokerstars behaalde Moorman een winst van ruim $930.000 met meer dan $3.6 miljoen aan prijzengeld. Hij is daarmee een van de meest gevreesde opponenten in het online toernooicircuit.
De avatar van Moorman1 is al jaren hetzelfde en het is tijd voor een nieuwe. Op zijn website, Moormanpoker.com, roept de online sicko zijn fans op om hun ideeën te e-mailen naar [email protected] De winaar krijgt vijf procent van de opbrengst van de EPT Praag, die over een week van start gaat.
Het kiezen van de juiste avatar is een onderwerp dat onderbelicht is op strategysites. Volgens pokerology.com geven spelers wel degelijk tells af door de keuze van hun avatar. Vooral slechte spelers schijnen makkelijk te herkennen te zijn aan hun avatar. Bekende pokerblogger Daleroxxu schreef er een column over en deelde zijn opponenten in verschillende categorieën in:
The guy who believes it’s a smart idea to put sunglasses on a dog is the same genius who thinks check min-raising a set on a wet flop is a sure fire way to poker success
Studies have shown that pets and owners become more alike over time, so when you see that stupid pet avatar you know for sure that you’re playing against a certified moron. You may as well be playing against the pet, he’s drawing dead. Take this clown down to valuetown.
Why not show everyone how “into poker” you are by choosing some cheesy poker-related image as your avatar? Popular choices include pocket rockets, royal flush or a picture of some cartoon shark.
Yes, these fools are the same people that turn up to the casino to play 1/2NL wearing some ridiculous “I’m all in” t-shirt. Most of these guys will be new to poker but those who aren’t will not have improved since, or will be worse than when, the first time they played the game.
Will usually own at least 2 books by Phil Hellmuth and spend more time typing in the chatbox than playing hands.
So you support some lame Euro or South American sports team that nobody gives a crap about? Nice! You should totally make their emblem your poker avatar, and let everyone know what an absolute fish you are.
This Eurodonk or Latinfish loves action because he thinks that poker is some kind of sport. It’s not, so you would be wise to stop playing like a maniac and typing “jajajajajajaja” and “vamoooooossss” into the chatbox after every hand.
You will experience a lot of variance when playing against the Lame Sports Team avatar fish, but ultimately he will spew it all off.
The douchebag pic is a favorite avatar of your typical egotistical, fake tanned, kissy faced douchebag. I mean, when you spend your whole entire day looking in the mirror it’s the natural to chose a photo of yourself as your avatar. I wonder, do these guys really think that other poker players want to sit and look at a picture of some dude’s face while they are playing? I guess they do! Right-click -> Block Image -> GTFO.
With an ego the size of the BP oil spill, these players have way too much confidence in their ability as poker players to ever feel the need to learn how to play better or take advice from anyone else. Every hand of poker for them is personal and they will try to outplay their opposition at every opportunity, generally spewing off large amounts of money in the process. Value-checking strong hands to these guy will make you rich.
A very popular avatar among the fish is to use a section of one of the few sample pictures which are standard on your windows computer.
These fish usually have a screen name that is just a bunch of random characters (qwertyuiop) or their name followed by lots of numbers (john23897189). They are always 100% hopeless because they puts as much thought and intelligence into their poker game as they did when choosing a screen name and avatar.
What better way to show your undying love for your other half than to use a picture of you both as your poker avatar? I think I’m going to be sick!
This is the same guy that turns up to play the $50 donkament at his local casino while his girlfriend closely rails him, until he donkcalls of his entire stack because he didn’t want to get bluffed in front of his girlfriend. The entire table thinking “GTFO” as they walk away with their hands slipped in each others back pockets. *PUKE*
If this fool isn’t smart enough to realise that he will be stuck with this avatar long after the girl dumps his donk ass, then he’s not smart enough to win at poker. We poker players will be taking money from you just as easy as your chick did. GG son!
De lelijke baby
What is it with people who have babies that think everyone else wants to see them? I couldn’t care less that you have a baby and I certainly don’t want to look at the wrinkly little bastard while I play poker. It’s a pretty terrible idea to put photos of your young children on public display on the internet in the first place, but to put those photos up while you gamble away the nappy/diaper money is just lolridic.
In my experience, baby-avatar donk is almost always a loose passive calling station. Typical full ring VPIP/PFR in the 37/9 range. When you have screaming kids to look after and stop you from sleeping you’re never going to have the time or concentration to improve as a poker player. That is why the baby avatar is one of the most accurate online tells available, always a fish!