Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Observing their gear
I use three different card protectors: the one on the left says "All in," the next one is a three-dimensional spade symbol and the one on the right has a St. Louis Cardinals' (baseball) emblem.
A comment by fellow Memphis/Tunica-area blogger Jusdealem got me to thinking. When you sit down to play, noticing things about your opponents can help give you an insight into their playing style.
Here are some observations she made about their card protectors:
Cubic zerconia encrusted doo-dads: Wanna be baller, baby! Would rather win with a bluff, than have a legit hand.
Picture of grandkids: Rarely bluffs; has the goods.
Horseshoe: Superstitious. Believes more in luck than skill.
Vegas memorabilia: Tourist donk.
Can you think of more? Do you use a card protector, and, if so, what does it say? If I'm using mine that says "All in," does that mean I'm in full-tilt mode and ready to shove?
I just thought of something else. Do tee shirts with different words on them mean anything? What else can we observe that can give us insight?