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Zach Elwood

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The Lock-In - Zach Elwood

The Chip Race

The show ends with Dara telling us about his upcoming book, another collaboration with Barry Carter, this time on the subject of ICM.

1hr 14mins

31 Aug 2021

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Ep 176 - Zach Elwood Discusses Tells


The crew chats with Zach Elwood, author of Reading Poker Tells, Verbal Poker Tells, and Exploiting Poker Tells. He also hosts the podcast, “People Reading People.” We have a chance to discuss several specific areas of tells ending with a dive into what we can use when playing online poker. Make sure to check out rec.poker/resources for all the partnerships and bonus RecPoker is offering. Specifically, Red Chip Poker is offering RecPoker listeners a free week of CORE by using the code RECPOKER.The episode can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/hlcYa2vkuDA

1hr 14mins

21 Apr 2020

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Episode 85: Zach Elwood

Human Factor Security

Zach is a former professional poker player whose first book, Reading Poker Tells, is often called the best book on the subject. He’s written two other books: Verbal Poker Tells, and Exploiting Poker Tells. And he has a video series that’s currently more than 10 hours of content. He’s also consulted for two World Series of Poker Main Event final table players, looking for patterns in their opponents. Zach's website - Reading Poker Tells Zach on Twitter - @apokerplayer How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker (Penn Jillette) Review of Frank Wallace’s “Poker: A Guaranteed Income For Life” Poker: A Guaranteed Income for Life (Frank Wallace) Emotions Revealed (Paul Ekman) Lie to Me Series 1 (DVD) Lie to Me Series 2 (DVD) Lie to Me Series 3 (DVD) I Know You Are Lying (Mark McClish) Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe


15 Feb 2019

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Episode 258: Fake News with Zach Elwood

Thinking Poker

Zach Elwood is the author of Reading Poker Tells, Verbal Poker Tells, and Exploiting Poker Tells. Our first interview with him was on Episode 14. He’s quoted in this New York Times article (Edit: and this Washington Post article) about fake Facebook accounts. You can read his Top 7 Signs a Facebook Account is Fake. Plus Zach sticks around to discuss some tells Andrew observed during a recent MTT. Timestamps 0:30 – Hello & Welcome 6:53 – Zach Elwood 56:27 – Strategy

1hr 19mins

29 May 2018

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Zach Elwood is a former professional poker player and the author of two books on poker tells. His first book, Reading Poker Tells, is widely regarded as the best book on the subject and has been translated into three languages.  In addition, he’s worked as a poker behavior consultant for two World Series of Poker Main Event final tablists. He knows a thing or two about tells and body language.


5 Apr 2018

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157 - Zach Elwood: Poker Tells

In it to Win it

It was such a pleasure to interview Zach, who has the most comprehensive way of explaining poker tells, having written three fantastic books on the subject and multiple video tutorials. Starting playing poker during his time in college and being interested in psychology, Zach has noticed the lack of good material regarding Poker Tells and went ahead to spread his knowledge. I highly recommend reading his books which you can find below. Exploiting Poker Tells Reading Poker Tells Verbal Poker Tells Strategy hand analysis starts at 55:20 Get your rakeback at 64spades online poker room by clicking here, and play cash games and tournaments with some of the most "Fun Players" in online poker.  Use the code HUPOKER for your rakeback. Elliot Roe asks, “What roadblocks are holding you back from playing your best poker?” Elliot’s “Mindset Coaching” can help you quickly eliminate your barriers and maximize your potential. A coach, an author, and a speaker, Elliot offers his mindset coaching to poker players at all levels. We suggest you start with the free Tilt-Buster MP3, or look at his collection of Mental Game MP3s.  If you need to be putting in more volume, then The Simple Volume System is for you.  Total Mindset Makeover? Join the Poker Mind Coach Courses. If you are a tournament poker player, you may already know about Tournament Poker Edge. This is without a doubt the highest quality, most comprehensive poker training sites available today. TPE’s pro lineup features over 35 MTT Masters, strategy articles, forums, and of course, over 1,000 poker training videos. Skip around, or take a more disciplined approach and follow the TPE University curriculum. Either way, Tournament Poker Edge is a terrific value in the poker training world.  Watch a free training video here. Check out all things poker at HeadsUpPoker.Poker.  Sign up for a coaching session with Steve, watch instructional videos, and check out all previous podcasts.  You can contact Steve via Twitter, Facebook, or email at headsuppokerpodcast@gmail.com

1hr 10mins

12 Feb 2018

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Ep 032 - Zach Elwood


Host Steve Fredlund interviews author Zach Elwood, who specializes in both verbal and non-verbal poker tells.


30 May 2017

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Disgusting River Bets w/ Special Guest Zach Elwood - Episode 51a

Just Hands Poker

For more great content head to http://www.justhandspoker.comTo check out Zach Elwood's video on Pius Heinz tells, head to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqdRrRriziALocation: Aria, VegasStake: 5/10Villain1 is 30-year-old or so woman. Playing pretty well for several hours, from what I could tell. One of the better players on table, from what I could tell. I have about $1500 and she has $1100. Villain 2 is a loose young guy seen semibluffing.Preflop: Villain 1 raises to $35 UTG+2. Hero calls ATss (no diamond) behind. Villain 2 calls small blind. Big blind calls.Flop Ad Ts 6d (140) Villain 1 bets $100. Hero calls. Villain 2 in SB calls. BB folds.Turn 5c (440) Checks to hero who bets $250 into $440. Villain 2 folds. Villain 1 calls after pretty good pause.River 7s (940) Villain 1 immediately, within couple seconds, says, “$700.” Pot was $940 (minus $5 rake).


22 Nov 2016

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Poker Tells w/ Special Guest Zach Elwood - Episode 51b

Just Hands Poker

More Great Poker Content!Learn about our partners, Solve For Why!Sign up for Solve for Why TV and get 5% off anything in the store with coupon code Justhands2019!To check out some of Zach Elwood's content, watch this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqdRrRriziA


22 Nov 2016

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Episode #Ace/Four: Zach Elwood

Jack/King Off with Tony Valle

Our fourth episode of the first season, some players refer to it as "Stu Ungar", because he won the last of his three WSOP titles in 97 with this hand. Tony & David speak with special guest, Zachary Elwood! He is the author of “Reading Poker Tells”, “Verbal Poker Tells”, & “Reading Poker Tells in 1/2 NL Cash Games”. He has even more resources on poker tells including articles and videos at http://www.readingpokertells.com.

1hr 15mins

24 Mar 2016