Expect a full house of poker celebrities when you read Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan’s book Aces & Kings ($25, Wenner Books), which profiles the wild cards who define the sport and their signature strategies. Looking to improve your game? Here’s a sampling of the pros’ tips.

1 Play people, not hands. Movement and speech patterns betray what people are holding.

2 Be aggressive; steal small pots through frequent raises to build a financial cushion.

3 Remain unpredictable — constantly vary your tactics so as to confuse the competition.

4 Do the math: The odds against you should compare favorably against pot payouts.

5 Manage money: Earn and gamble set bankrolls. Playing harder won’t offset losses.