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Every 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.
A former counter-intelligence officer draws on his experience in behavioral analysis as well as the examples of a nine-time World Series of Poker champion to explain how to interpret an opponent's non-verbal body language and expressions. Original. 35,000 first printing.
A former FBI counterintelligence officer specializing in behavior analysis shows poker players how to become human lie detectors, ready to call every bluff--and how to become the most feared players in the room.
About the Author
Joe Navarro worked with the FBI, both as an agent and supervisor in the area of counterintelligence and counterterrorism, for 25 years. He is presently an adjunct faculty member at the FBI's Counterintelligence Division. In addition to his law enforcement work, Joe conducts poker seminars and offers personal consulting services to poker players.
Marvin Karlins is the author of 19 books and over 200 articles that have appeared in various professional and popular journals. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University and is currently Professor of Management in the School of Business at the University of South Florida. In addition to his writing and teaching, Professor Karlins has spent 20 years working as an international consultant in the fields of time/stress management, leadership, and commercial aircrew training. He currently lives in Riverview, Florida, with his wife of 25 years, Edy; his daughter, Amber (age 15 going on 25) and three cats of undefined age and pedigree. His interests include eating, dieting, and aging gracefully.