Joe Navarro

Aging changes our poker tells, but how?

I’m often asked how culture affects the reading of tells, but rarely am I asked about how age factors. If you play regularly at...
Joe Navarro

It’s never too early to prepare for the World Series

I am getting emails as players get ready for the World Series of Poker Main Event, asking “What can I do to get ready?”...
Joe Navarro

Here’s a lip-smacking good poker column

It has been a while since I last wrote about the lips and the mouth so here is a quick synopsis for those who...
Joe Navarro

You never know when a tell will help you

Tells are called that precisely because they tell us something. They give us insight into what is going on in the brain (worried, stressed,...

Pitting fatigue against tells at the poker table

How does fatigue affect tells? It’s a significant question because most people aren’t aware of how much information they’re revealing when they aren’t fatigued....

Don’t thumb your nose at this poker tell

If I had one body part to look at for poker tells, it most likely would not be what you think. No, it’s not...

Observing when not playing poker is key

So what is the big secret to poker tells? In the end, it’s no big secret. It’s the fact that we humans, conditioned to...

A look at territorial poker displays

I’ve written about keeping a careful eye on opponents’ body and face. Researchers have found the body communicates more accurately how we feel. Why?...

Be afraid to make your neck stick out

When it comes to poker, the neck is something you don’t want to ignore, especially when it comes to pacifying behaviors. Those are behaviors...

Fingers tell a lot about a poker player’s mind-set

Sometimes we perform behaviors that shout, “I need help… I’m having a really tough time or things are truly bad.” These behaviors go beyond...

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