Zachary Elwood has been playing poker seriously for more than ten years. For three of those years, he played professionally. He’s long been interested in the psychological aspects of poker (while knowing that poker tells are much less important than poker strategy.)
In 2009 he started the ReadingPokerTells blog, on the subject of tells and psychology. The site has gained a decent following over the years. In 2012, he published Reading Poker Tells, a book on general poker behavioral patterns. That book has been called the “best book on poker tells” by many players, both amateur and experienced. (Read more reviews of Reading Poker Tells here.)
In 2014, he published the book Verbal Poker Tells, which has also received high praise. Tommy Angelo, the pro poker player and author, called it “a treasure of profitable content.” (Read more reviews of Verbal Poker Tells here.)
Elwood writes articles for many poker publications. He writes a monthly column for Bluff Magazine, and has written articles for PokerNews, the TwoPlusTwo Magazine, and The Freeroll. He has created poker training videos for the poker training site CardRunners.com.
In 2013, Elwood was honored to be hired by Amir Lehavot as a “behavioral consultant.” Lehavot had made the WSOP Main Event Final Table and was one of the “November Nine.” Lehavot asked Elwood to study his opponents and himself for possible behavioral patterns. Click here to read a blog post about that experience. (Click here to learn more about private poker tells consulting.)
In 2014, Elwood did several poker tells presentations in Vegas, as part of a full-day seminar co-hosted by Jonathan Little. Elwood used a lot of actual televised poker hands to illustrate behavioral patterns that are often reliable. Click here to learn more about what made this poker tells presentation unique. Click here to read some reviews of the seminars and webinars.
You can contact Zachary Elwood using the social media and email links at the top of the page.