Reading Poker Tells

Welcome to ReadingPokerTells.com, the website of Zachary Elwood. Elwood is a former professional poker player and the author of the books Reading Poker Tells and Verbal Poker Tells. He is a contributor to several poker publications, including Bluff Magazine and the TwoPlusTwo online magazine. He has also served as a poker tells consultant for a WSOP Main Event November Niner. Click on an icon below, or use the navigation menu at the top of the page.

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“Elwood's Reading Poker Tells is clearly the best book on this aspect of live play.”
              - Mason Malmuth, poker author, co-owner of TwoPlusTwo

“Good info. I sincerely hope this book does not become popular.”
              - Kathy Liebert, poker pro
2014-07-17T10:55:19+00:00
“Elwood’s Reading Poker Tells is clearly the best book on this aspect of live play.”               – Mason Malmuth, poker author, co-owner of TwoPlusTwo “Good info. I sincerely hope this book does not become popular.”               – Kathy Liebert, poker pro

“Interestingly enough, your book has made me a better doctor. I work with many nonverbal children with developmental disorders who can't just tell you what they want and how they feel. Sometimes facial expressions and other forms of body language are all you have to work with.”
           - James Miles, M.D.
2014-07-17T10:56:05+00:00
“Interestingly enough, your book has made me a better doctor. I work with many nonverbal children with developmental disorders who can’t just tell you what they want and how they feel. Sometimes facial expressions and other forms of body language are all you have to work with.”            - James Miles, M.D.

“I took your book with me to the WSOP and it definitely helped my game. I found myself watching and exploiting other players even more than usual. I really like the organization and delivery of your book. Bravo.”
           - Tommy Angelo, poker pro and author
2014-07-17T10:57:38+00:00
“I took your book with me to the WSOP and it definitely helped my game. I found myself watching and exploiting other players even more than usual. I really like the organization and delivery of your book. Bravo.”            - Tommy Angelo, poker pro and author

“Reading Poker Tells is far and away the best book on live tells. I recommend it to everyone.”
           - Max Steinberg, pro player

“I played live and saw tells popping up everywhere. I started to almost feel sorry for some people who were just so obvious.”
           - Brian Bell, poker player
2014-07-07T14:40:38+00:00
“Reading Poker Tells is far and away the best book on live tells. I recommend it to everyone.”            - Max Steinberg, pro player “I played live and saw tells popping up everywhere. I started to almost feel sorry for some people who were just so obvious.”            - Brian Bell, poker player

“Reading Poker Tells is one of the most helpful poker books I’ve read.”
           - Andrew Brokos, poker pro, co-host of Thinking Poker Podcast

“I'm a fan of Mr. Caro. I think his book moved human understanding forward. But I think that this is likely to prove as big a step forward, or more so.”
           - Thomas Foster, poker player
2014-07-15T17:40:38+00:00
“Reading Poker Tells is one of the most helpful poker books I’ve read.”            - Andrew Brokos, poker pro, co-host of Thinking Poker Podcast “I’m a fan of Mr. Caro. I think his book moved human understanding forward. But I think that this is likely to prove as big a step forward, or more so.”            - View Full →

"What I loved about your book is the concept that everything is situation-dependent. Your classification of the situations was very valuable."
           - Amir Lehavot, pro player, 3rd place in 2013 WSOP ME

"Anyone who is a fan of Caro's book will find this 21st century update easier to read and understand, as well as far more useful."
           - Paul Gordon, semi-pro player
2014-07-15T17:39:55+00:00
“What I loved about your book is the concept that everything is situation-dependent. Your classification of the situations was very valuable.”            - Amir Lehavot, pro player, 3rd place in 2013 WSOP ME “Anyone who is a fan of Caro’s book will find this 21st century update easier to read and understand, as well as far View Full →

“Elwood has established himself as an authority on poker tells. His book is the current gold standard.”
           - Ed Miller, pro player, poker author

“As a serious tourney/cash game player, the lessons from Reading Poker Tells have improved my game exponentially.”
           - Cody Chandler, poker player
2014-07-07T14:41:01+00:00
“Elwood has established himself as an authority on poker tells. His book is the current gold standard.”            - Ed Miller, pro player, poker author “As a serious tourney/cash game player, the lessons from Reading Poker Tells have improved my game exponentially.”            - Cody Chandler, poker player