Tells in $1-2 No-Limit Poker: Free Email Course
This is a 4-part email course that includes excerpts from Zachary Elwood’s book Reading Poker Tells in $1-2 No-Limit Cash Games. Enter your email below and you’ll be sent Lesson #1 right now. You’ll get an email every two days after that.
Tells are admittedly not a super-important part of poker. Most of a winning poker player’s profit comes from taking advantage of the strategic mistakes of his or her opponents. But sometimes there are behavioral clues from opponents that can be useful. And some players can have very reliable tells.
This free course includes hand histories from four live $1-2 No-Limit Hold’em hands played by me, Zachary Elwood. The emails focus on practical ways of taking advantage of poker tells you consider reliable. I mainly play $2-5 and $5-10 NLHE, but I thought it would be easier to first write a book about practical considerations using $1-2 hands. Down the line, I will be writing about higher stakes games.
Player behavior in this course includes:
- Ostentatious (unusual) behavior from players who are waiting to act
- Verbal statements early in a hand
- Players who call for cards
- Early reaching for chips
- Verbal checks
Perhaps more importantly than reading opponents, these hands might draw your attention to things you are doing that may be leaking information to your opponents.
Here are a couple reviews from my book Reading Poker Tells in $1-2 No-Limit Cash Games, which the hands in this course are taken from:
“A really useful book with a wealth of valuable tips. It works particularly well as a companion piece to ‘Reading Poker Tells’ by the same author, but is also well worth reading in its own right.” – C.M. Clough, poker player
“Great book! A quick read and a good summary of a lot of the ideas that have made Zach’s books on this topic very much worth the investment.” – Greg Harper, semi-pro player
“This is a must read for any LLSNL player looking for an edge!” – Amazon 5-star review