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    Any poker players here?

    Some typings I've seen:
    Phil Ivey (probably the best player overall atm): ISTP, sometimes INTP
    Negreanu: ENxP
    Matusow: ESTP
    Hellmuth: ExTJ

    In my opinion:
    Phil Galfond ("OMGClayAiken"): INTP
    Tom Dwan ("Durrrrr"): ENTP?

    Some thoughts about functions:
    Ti: probably the most useful function for poker. In my opinion Ti-users are inclined to improving their own playing style (their system), and also the system of reading other peoples hands, and altering their play accordingly etc.

    Ni: probably good for thinking of new concepts, improving one's playing style.

    Ne, Se: good for reading betting patterns, playing style and opponents' tells in live games.

    Te: Probably quite similar than Ti when it comes to poker. Might be more inclined to specific situations and hands than long-term "perfected" systems thinking.

    So what do you think are the best-fit types for poker?
    How do different functions, and their strength, manifest in poker skills and playing style?
    Types of popular poker players?


    There was a poker thread in the archives, but it was mostly about Phil Hellmuth.

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    I have a bad habit of making all people I think are smart N's lol, I'm sorry S's, I don't mean it like that :P.

    From your list:

    Negreanu: ENFP. He's a real F if you think about it. He talks about vibes, he's always nice to people and doesn't say something just because it's true.

    Matusow: EXTP. I was gonna say ENTP, but I'm not sure he has the logical practicality so many NT's have. I remember ESPN saying that he blew all his winnings on drugs and he didn't even have any. He was just trying to throw a good party. Enneagram type 7 I think.

    Ivey: IXTP. lol I don't think he says enough for me to make an informed decision. I haven't seen much Ne from him though so I'm going to say ISTP.

    Hellmuth: ENTJ. I think it's quite obvious actually, he has all the signs, even down to the anger issues

    Galfond: Looks like an NF to me, I'll say INFP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by animenagai View Post
    Matusow: EXTP. I was gonna say ENTP, but I'm not sure he has the logical practicality so many NT's have. I remember ESPN saying that he blew all his winnings on drugs and he didn't even have any. He was just trying to throw a good party. Enneagram type 7 I think.
    Sounds like an ENTP.
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    Negreanu- ENTP
    Phil Hellmuth- I'd actually say ENFP.

    No idea about the others.
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