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Why tells work

Updated: January 26, 2006, 4:03 PM ET
By Bluff magazine | Mike Caro

1. "Poker tells are overrated." 2. "It's very difficult to observe tells." 3. "You don't see any tells at the bigger limits."

All those pieces of commonly uttered, homespun wisdom are wrong. Totally wrong. Horribly wrong. I first discussed tells long before "Caro's Book of Tells" -- "The Body Language of Poker" was written in the mid-1980s. In fact, a passage I contributed to Doyle Brunson's "Super System: A Course in Power Poker" in 1978 explains it best.

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