|Online casino EverestPoker.com has announced the results of a special project undertaken by its European Event Co-ordinators to see if national characteristics can be discerned in the way poker is played throughout Europe.|
The team spent six months observing the characteristics of various nationalities during live and online poker events and found an interesting perspective on the different playing styles.
The project found that, contrary to an outwardly cool and calm demeanour, Swedish players tend to be very aggressive and enjoy taking risks.
'Sweden was one of the first countries where the online poker boom really took off so they have had a head start,' said Robert Dahlstrom, Swedish Event Co-ordinator for EverestPoker.com.
Spanish players are relatively new to the game of poker but are apparently catching on fast due to the fact that many players come from a chess background and have strong analytical skills.
'This is not what other nations expect from the otherwise passionate Spanish and, as a result, Spain is quickly becoming one of the stronger poker playing nations in Europe,' said Paloma Benito, Spanish Event Co-ordinator for EverestPoker.com.
German players are also relatively new to the poker scene but EverestPoker.com found that they often play above their skill level to gain valuable experience and improve their game.
'German players often prefer to play against the professionals, knowing they will lose some money but gain knowledge and experience,” Olaf Schimpf, German Event Co-Ordinator for EverestPoker.com.
The team also found that flair dominates the French game while the British run true to stereotype with a restrained and disciplined approach. In The Netherlands, EverestPoker.com stated that many Dutch players are young, highly educated and prefer a scientific approach in order to succeed, while Italians tend to be ‘quite impulsive and unpredictable’ players.