November 16, 2010 9:48:04 AM EST
It wouldn't be as embarr***ing when you make an incredibly stupid move! Other than that, i can't think of any good reason to have players play as anonymous. Any advantage one gains is the same for all others. I suppose of you're one who doesn't take notes; playing more by feel and intuition, you would have the advantage over note-takers and wouldn't be distracted by names and/or avatars.
We can expect to see innovative ideas for online poker continue to pop up for online poker, as it is such a huge industry. There'll be something for everybody.