Customer Reviews for

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

Average Rating 4
( 14 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 15 of 14 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2006

    best book on poker tells

    Being able to read other player's body language is very important in poker. Until recently, Mike Caro's book was the only book available on the subject. Now there are numerous books on poker tells, and this book is by far and away the best of the bunch. The book is very detailed and describes a lot of different tells. The book also expalins which tells are more useful, and how different tells put together can give one a better read on one's foe. It has a lot of unique tells not featured in other books. It also tells the reader how to disguise one's own tells, which is also very important. The book could have used some charts to summarize the information better, and it could also have had some practice examples to help one put the tells to good use. Finally, the book did have some tells that are sort of obvious, but its better to be safe than sorry. Besides these defects, the book was very helpful and informative. It took Mike Caro's book to a whole new level. I recommend it to anyone serious about poker, especially tournament no-limit. In closing, I would be suprised if the previous reviewer actually read the book. He's right that Hellmuth's Play Like the Pros isn't very good, but this book has little to do with Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth only writes the preface and a couple of examples from his own experience. It's not really a 'phil hellmuth' book.In sum, This book is THE book on poker tells, period.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Very Intriguing!

    This is a very interesting book especially for avid poker players. It is the type of book that the more times you read it the more info you get from it. "Tells" are an important part of playing poker so read, read, read and learn.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 5, 2010

    Good Information

    This is a good, comprehensive book on the value of reading your opponents at the poker table and how to pick up on tells. After reading it, I went straight to a cash game and was amazed by the amount of accurate information this book laid out. Sometimes you have to coax that information out by talking to a player who has just made a move on you, but if/when they respond they typically do one, if not more of the telling things highlighted in this book. If you want to get better, I recommend reading it sooner rather than later. *full disclosure-- i lost money at the cash game. But I believe that was because I focused more on the high confidence tells than the low ones. So I knew when I was beat and able to fold quickly, but when we were both in the hunt it wasn't as easy to spot. Which means, I'm reading this book again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2008

    Worth the money...and then some

    This is a great book written by a former FBI agent who used in his career the same skills that we use at the poker table to decipher the truth. It gives you very no nonsense tools to use to figure out the strength of your opponent's hand, and why it is almost impossible to disguise some of these tells as it is deeply rooted in our basic survival mechanisms. THe only problem with the book is that you can't recommend it to your friends lest they use the newfound information against you next Friday night. Buy this book, unless that is you are in MY Friday night game...in that case pass on it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2006

    Phil bluffs again!

    This is another one of Phil's terrible poker books. There is nothing useful in this book that will help you in a real game. Don't waste your money. I have 4 of his books and they are full of useless stories about his favorite poker player, himself. The only book that mentions Phil that is worth reading is listed below.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 29, 2014

    Not helpful

    Easy to read, well written. Images could be better.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Gift requested by recipient.

    Recipient very pleased with gift.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Phil

    Waits while reads a book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    ...

    ...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 15 of 14 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1