Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap : A Career FBI Agent's Guide to Decoding Poker Tells, Paperback Book

Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap : A Career FBI Agent's Guide to Decoding Poker Tells Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


very great player knows that success in poker is part luck, part math, and part subterfuge.

While the math of poker has been refined over the past 20 years, the ability to read other players and keep your own "tells" in check has mostly been learned by trial and error.But now, Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer specializing in nonverbal communication and behavior analysis-or, to put it simply, a man who can tell when someone's lying-offers foolproof techniques, illustrated with amazing examples from poker pro Phil Hellmuth, that will help you decode and interpret your opponents' body language and other silent tip-offs while concealing your own.

You'll become a human lie detector, ready to call every bluff-and the most feared player in the room.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poker
  • ISBN: 9780061198595



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Ton of fluff, but there are some useful tips in here. After I read the book, I looked up and there was poker on the TV, and within minutes I'd spotted a tell on a pro - not bad!

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An excellent, well explained "field guide" to poker tells. Navarro explains, not only WHAT the tell would be, but WHY it works (90% of the time, it's the limbic system). It easily paid for itself the first session I played after buying it; Navarro's "foot tell" kept me from calling a $20 bet that I would have lost. The only downside is that the book doesn't have as many pictures as I would like, and they aren't quite as easy to spot the tells in as I would have preferred. Still, even if the book had no photos at all, it would be worth the buy.