Definition of Image



What does the term "image" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "image" in poker?

In poker, your "image" is the way in which your opponents view you.

The definition of Image when it comes to the game of poker.  What is the meaning?For instance - let's say that during a three hour cash game session at a local casino, you fold nothing but monster hands. Over the course of the three hour session, the only hands you play are AA, KK and QQ.

In this case, your opponents will likely view you as being very tight. This is your image - you are perceived as a "tight" player.

On the other hand, if you play every hand and splash around in pots, you will be viewed as "loose/aggressive".

The key in poker is to cultivate an image and then try to confuse your opponents based upon their image of you.

For instance - you might spend an hour setting up an image of yourself as a tight player. After that, you might decide to loosen up your play in an attempt to confuse your opponents. Or, you may play every pot for an hour and then suddenly switch up to a tighter style.

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