“10 out of 10. This is clearly the best book ever written on this subject, and if you’re a live player who takes poker seriously, it should add to your win rate.” – Mason Malmuth, author & co-owner at TwoPlusTwo Publishing
“Elwood has established himself as an authority on poker tells. His book is the current gold standard. Personally, this book earned its cover price tenfold for me the first day after reading it.” – Ed Miller, pro player, author of many popular poker books
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About me, the author
My name is Zachary Elwood. I’m a former professional poker player and have played poker seriously for more than 12 years. I’m the author of two books on poker tells: Reading Poker Tells and Verbal Poker Tells. I’ve also worked as a poker tells consultant for two WSOP ‘November Niners’ (WSOP Main Event final table players). I’ve written poker strategy articles for such publications as Bluff Magazine, PokerNews, and All-In Magazine. I’ve conducted live poker tells seminars in Las Vegas during the WSOP. In 2015 I released a poker tells video training series called Reading Poker Tells Video.
About the book
Reading Poker Tells is 227 pages long. If purchased on this page, it comes with a bundle of all popular ebook formats: PDF, EPUB, and Kindle formats. The ebook bundle has no digital rights management; the files are yours to use as you wish.
Here are just a few of the topics covered in Reading Poker Tells:
♠ The common poker tells shown by amateurs
♠ More subtle tells that experienced players may have
♠ Situations where tells are likely to be displayed
♠ Common verbal statements and their likely meanings
♠ A practical way to categorize and remember tells
♠ Methods of manipulation and deception
♠ How to recognize and avoid “angle-shooting”
♠ Strategies for becoming unreadable
♠ Other tips on poker psychology
Go to the bottom of this page for a complete Table of Contents of the book.
“Reading Poker Tells is one of the most helpful poker books I’ve read.” – Andrew Brokos, professional poker player, co-host of Thinking Poker Podcast
“Reading Poker Tells is far and away the best book on live reads. I recommend it to everyone.” –Max Steinberg, pro poker player
“The first refreshing look at live tells in poker since Caro. The hypothetical situations covered in the book prepare you for almost every conceivable situation in live poker where players give off information…a treasure trove of tells.” – Jonathan Aguiar, aka FatalError, pro poker player
“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 “Vookenmeister” Gordon
Table of Contents
Below is the complete table of contents for the book Reading Poker Tells:
- Poker Tell Theory
The importance of tells in poker • A system for interpreting tells
General poker psychology • Waiting-For-Action Tells: Weakness • Looking at you • Grabbing chips defensively • Indicating a fold • Staring at bad board cards • Staring at weak hole cards • Defensive expressions and postures • Shuffling cardsd • Fake smiles • Exclamations about board cards • Waiting-For-Action Tells: Strength ª Looking away from you • Looking disappointed • Looking away from good cards • Pre-loading chips • Real smiles • Acting strangely early in a hand • Relaxes eyes • Glancing at chips • During-Action Tells • Bet-timing • Betting motions • Exaggerated betting actions • Announcing a bet • Making speeches • Shrugging and uncertainty • Looking at the dealer • Aggravated expression while betting • Betting in the dark • Trembling hands • Post-Bet Tells: Weakness • Stillness • Avoiding eye contact • Silence • Looking down after betting • Fake smiles • The little smile • Conciliatory actions • Staring at board cards • Threatening to flip a hand over • Talking you out of calling • Grabbing chips defensively • Getting fidgety • Hands near mouth • Post-Bet Tells: Strength • Looking at you • Looking away from you • Getting loose • Real smiles • Acting strangely • Looking irritated, worried, or fearful • Talking • Handling cards loosely • Acting ready to muck • General Verbal Tells • Disclaimers • Listening to players who are out of hand • Liars and truth-tellers • Expressing fears of a bigger hand • Complaining less
- Deception and Manipulation
Influencing play in multi-way pots • Acting like you’re going to bet • Acting like you’re going to call to prevent a bet • Acting like you’re going to call to induce a tell • Stalling before putting in a bet to get info • Showing your hand to gather info • Conversational probes • Lying about your hand in a friendly way • “Good bluff” • Image-building • False tells • Becoming unreadable
About me • Common criticisms of using tells • Tips for using tells
Frequently Asked Questions
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