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Pot Limit Omaha Preflop Quiz – Only 5% of PLO Players Will Get 7/7

By Michael Brady | December 11, 2018

Ready to put your Pot Limit Omaha preflop skills to the test? The answers to these 7 quiz questions are based on what cutting-edge PLO solvers would do in each situation. Only a true Pot Limit Omaha expert will get 6 or more correct. Assume you are 100BB deep in each situation unless otherwise noted. Good […]

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What is Short Deck (6 Plus) Hold’em? | Six Plus Hold’em Rules & Strategy

By Geoffrey Fisk | December 7, 2018

Short Deck Hold’em only hit the poker mainstream in 2018, but it looks like it’s here to stay. Short Deck Hold’em is an action game very similar to Texas Hold’em, except it’s played with a 36-card deck, with all of the 2s through 5s removed. This game is also known as 6 Plus Hold’em. Today […]

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This PLO Solver Gives You the Optimal Preflop Strategy with Two Clicks

By Michael Brady | December 4, 2018

If you play Pot Limit Omaha, this tool will blow your mind. It’s called the PLO Matrix. This easy-to-use PLO solver shows you exactly how to play any hand in any preflop situation. All it takes is two clicks (other than the initial setup). Let me show you how it works. Prefer watching to reading? […]

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How Doug Polk Reacts to Flop Raises (3 Example Hands)

By Ben Ward | December 4, 2018

You’re about to get a look at three hands played by Doug Polk at $2/$5 on WSOP.com. The focus of each hand is on how to properly play against flop raises, which can be pretty tricky. Doug recorded this session for members of the Upswing Lab to watch and learn from. Get in the Lab […]

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Bicycle Casino Poker Room Review

By Natalie Faulk | December 11, 2018

The world-famous Bicycle Casino—lovingly nicknamed “the Bike”—is a Los Angeles staple. At first glance, the 100,000-square-foot Bicycle Casino poker room is, indeed, the gold standard when it comes to poker rooms. However, when you read some reviews, people either love the Bike or truly despise it. Located in Bell Gardens, this world-renowned and popular casino offers […]

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Who is Marle Coirdero? Meet the Polarizing Poker Player & Vlogger

By Michael Brady | December 11, 2018

Marle Cordeiro’s poker vlog is a polarizing mix of dark humor, poker lifestyle commentary, and hand analysis.  The 27-year-old cash game player has undeniably grabbed the attention of the poker community since launching the vlog in September, finding both fans and detractors of her satirical style. The vlog takes us through Marle’s adventures on the […]

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Huck Seed: The King of Prop Bets

By Natalie Faulk | December 10, 2018

A former high school and college basketball player turned American poker pro, Huck Seed is also an insane prop better. Early life Seed—born Huckleberry Seed in Santa Clara, California—was, incidentally, featured in the 2006 documentary Quantum Hoops that chronicled Cal Tech’s quest to end a 21-year losing streak. This makes sense since Seed is six-foot-six—or […]

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Foxwoods Poker Room: What You Need to Know

By Natalie Faulk | December 9, 2018

Located in the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, the Foxwoods poker room is the largest poker room on the East Coast and the largest casino-based poker room in the world. Foxwoods hosts World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit events, WPT tournaments, and the Foxwoods World Poker Finals. A brief history of Foxwoods Situated on Mashantucket Pequot […]

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The Bellagio Poker Room Review: Extravagance Defined

By Natalie Faulk | December 6, 2018

The Bellagio poker room is one of the largest and most luxurious in Las Vegas. Its history, game options, and the availability of high stakes make the Bellagio one of the most famous poker rooms in the world. Overview Located near the sports book, the Bellagio poker room is one of the most renowned poker […]

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The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

By Katie Stone | December 5, 2018

My name is Katie Stone and I play online poker in New Jersey for a living. I started playing poker casually in 2005 and by the end of 2009, I was a full-time online MTT grinder. Since I was born and raised in NJ, the majority of my live poker experience has taken place at Borgata Hotel […]

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Stop Letting Your Poker Ego Cost You Money & Happiness

By Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas | October 9, 2018

What’s going on, Upswing fam? Today we’re mixing things up with a guest post that aims to help you with your mental game. Konstantinos “Duncan” Palamourdas is an award-winning math professor from UCLA who specializes in the mathematics of poker, as well as in poker education. He currently teaches poker classes at UCLA extension which […]

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The Wynn Poker Room at the Encore: An Unbiased Review

By Natalie Faulk | February 15, 2018

In May, 2016, the Wynn poker room was moved next door to the Encore. The new room is invitingly chic, and is the epitome of a world-class poker room that pampers its players. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a high- or low-stakes player, or Hold’Em or Omaha fan, you’ll probably find what you’re […]

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Pot Limit Omaha Preflop Quiz – Only 5% of PLO Players Will Get 7/7

By Michael Brady | December 11, 2018

Ready to put your Pot Limit Omaha preflop skills to the test? The answers to these 7 quiz questions are based on what cutting-edge PLO solvers would do in each situation. Only a true Pot Limit Omaha expert will get 6 or more correct. Assume you are 100BB deep in each situation unless otherwise noted. Good […]

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[Quiz] Do You Know How to Play Versus Check-Raise?

By Dan B. | November 23, 2018

Playing against check-raises on the flop is an important aspect of a poker player’s game. If you don’t know how to counter check-raises, you open yourself up to being exploited every time you c-bet. This 10-hand quiz is going to test your fundamental understanding of playing versus check-raises. Good luck! Note: These questions assume you […]

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[QUIZ] Which Upswing Poker Training Course is Made for You?

By Michael Brady | November 22, 2018

Have you considered upgrading your skills with an Upswing Poker training course? Read on! Take this quick quiz to find out which course is best for your poker playing needs, or keep scrolling for a breakdown of each course.   Upswing Poker Courses — FAQs To help you make the right decision and get as much […]

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[QUIZ] Phil Hellmuth Sees Poker Players as Animals. Which One Are You?

By Michael Brady | September 28, 2018

When Phil Hellmuth sees a poker player, he sees an animal (according to his book Play Poker Like the Pros). The specific animal he sees — whether it be a mouse, an eagle, or something else — is based on that player’s style. Ready to find out which animal Phil thinks you are? Take this […]

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Fedor Holz’s Legendary Tournament Run: How Did a 22-Year-Old Kid Win $21 Million?

By Natalie Faulk | August 23, 2018

Fedor Holz’s sick run during 2016 and 2017 will likely go down in poker history as one of the best ever. Here’s what you’ll find in this article (click to jump straight to that section): Who is Fedor Holz? Fedor Holz’s poker career summarized A recap of Fedor’s sick tournament run (including video highlights) Who […]

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Doug Polk Gets Fired Up on Emergency Podcast with Joey Ingram

By David Huber | February 9, 2018

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Doug Polk and reigning “Podcast of The Year” award winner Joey Ingram reunited for an Emergency Broadcast to discuss high profile issues facing the poker playing community and the industry as a whole. Major topics include PokerStars’ treatment of its real money players, the ongoing late-reg “soup line” cheating exploit on […]

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Shaun Deeb Previews King of The Hill II on Doug Polk Podcast

By David Huber | October 1, 2017

Timestamps summary of September 30th, 2017 episode. The Doug Polk Podcast returned Saturday with a one-on-one segment featuring King of The Hill II participant Shaun Deeb. The second installment of Poker Night King of The Hill will be live from Rivers Casino Pittsburgh this weekend starting Friday, October 6th at 6:00pm Eastern Time. Shaun will […]

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Doug Polk Returns to Poker Life Podcast

By David Huber | September 5, 2017

Topic summary of September 4th, 2017 episode. Upswing Poker pro and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Doug Polk returned to the Poker Life Podcast Tuesday to discuss current events with host Joey Ingram. Polk, who is making his Poker After Dark debut this week, “conversated” with Joey about several topics that are in the news as […]

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