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April 25, 2021

Poker Tells and the Life of the Game with Zach Elwood

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. 

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.” 

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

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