header-accent-left

Poker Strategy

header-accent-right

3 Can’t-Miss Lessons from a $12,895 Tournament Score

By George Mathias | May 24, 2018

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. It takes a certain kind of wisdom to gain and maintain success at the poker table. Since poker isn’t a solved game, there’s always room to improve. The most successful players understand and respect this fact, but to […]

Read More
3-bet pot strategy quiz

If You Get 8/10 On This 3-Bet Pot Quiz, You’re a Shark

By Dan B. | May 22, 2018

How competent are you at playing 3-bet pots as the defender? Take your time and think carefully, because these 10 questions are tough. For each question, assume that you have no information about your opponent. And be sure to share your results at the end. Best of luck!  Note: Everything on upswingpoker.com is 25% off […]

Read More
wsop sale

[SALE] 25% Off Everything for the World Series of Poker!

By Michael Brady | May 21, 2018

To help you prepare to crush this summer, we’re knocking 25% off the price of everything on upswingpoker.com. And by everything, I mean everything on the site: every training course and all merchandise. The 25% discount will automatically be applied to your order. Sale ends Friday at midnight! Take this quick quiz to find out which […]

Read More
final table poker strategy

Final Table Poker Strategy: The #1 Biggest Mistake to Avoid

By George Mathias | May 16, 2018

With steep pay jumps and top-heavy payout structures, the final table of any poker tournament is where big money is earned or burned. In this article, we’ll look closely at the biggest mistake made at final tables: overly tight/passive play. Along the way, we’ll have real-world examples to discuss from live tournaments, along with key […]

Read More
header-accent-left

Poker News

header-accent-right
aria poker room front desk

Aria Poker Room Review: Is It Worth Your Rake?

By Natalie Faulk | May 15, 2018

For a taste of true Las Vegas high-roller poker, the Aria poker room is the place to play! Owned by MGM Resorts International, the Aria opened in 2009 and has since become quite popular with tourists and locals alike. A number of poker pros also favor this opulent, state-of-the-art poker room, including Phil Hellmuth, who […]

Read More
Stu Ungar poker player

Stu Ungar: A Legendary Poker Player and His Demons

By Natalie Faulk | May 10, 2018

Who is Stu Unger? Many consider Stu Ungar to be the greatest Texas Hold’Em and gin rummy player of all time. What Bobby Fischer was to chess, Ungar was to gin and poker. Known for a genius-level IQ and eidetic memory, Ungar’s story is as impressive as it is tragic. Stu, a.k.a. “Stuey” Ungar and […]

Read More
who is eli elezra

Eli Elezra: Poker Pro, Family Man, Businessman

By Natalie Faulk | May 8, 2018

Who is Eli Elezra? Eli Elezra, an Israeli poker professional and businessman, has made quite a name for himself in both pusuits. Also known as “Mr. Vegas” and “Wizard”, 57-year-old Elezra was born and raised in Jerusalem, and he currently resides in Henderson, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas. In addition to starting several successful […]

Read More
Poker Industry Update - poker chips

Poker Industry Update – United States

By David Huber | May 3, 2018

The United States poker industry has been in a transition stage since Black Friday 2011, with online card rooms and casinos jockeying for position in what has become an extremely competitive marketplace due to sporadic statewide regulation. Although the game of poker has experienced a steady downtrend in recent years, there are numerous current events […]

Read More
header-accent-left

Poker Lifestyle

header-accent-right
wynn poker room at encore review

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 […]

Read More
Understanding-Bitcoin-for-Poker - header

Is Bitcoin the Future Of Online Poker?

By Upswing Poker | January 24, 2018

Bitcoin is exploding in value, presently worth over $10,000 per BTC. Smart online poker players already know about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency and the number of sites that accept Bitcoin is constantly growing. A number of Bitcoin poker sites are beginning to emerge with many wondering if Bitcoin poker will become the next big thing in […]

Read More
Top 5 Places to Hone Your Poker Skills

Top 5 Places to Hone Your Poker Skills

By Ivan Potocki | November 8, 2017

One of the best things about poker is that there is always room for improvement, meaning the game always brings about new challenges, regardless of how experienced a player might be. Poker hall of famer Mike Sexton gave one of my favorite quotes about poker that sums it up best: Poker takes five minutes to […]

Read More

The 21 Best Poker Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier (And More Fun)

By Natalie Faulk | October 4, 2017

Type Poker Apps into any browser or mobile device store and you will be inundated with hundreds—if not thousands—of options which let you play or watch poker, get better at poker, manage your poker bankroll, and find local poker games. Given the vast number of options, it becomes difficult knowing which ones have some value […]

Read More
header-accent-left

Poker Quizzes

header-accent-right
3-bet pot strategy quiz

If You Get 8/10 On This 3-Bet Pot Quiz, You’re a Shark

By Dan B. | May 22, 2018

How competent are you at playing 3-bet pots as the defender? Take your time and think carefully, because these 10 questions are tough. For each question, assume that you have no information about your opponent. And be sure to share your results at the end. Best of luck!  Note: Everything on upswingpoker.com is 25% off […]

Read More
wsop sale

[SALE] 25% Off Everything for the World Series of Poker!

By Michael Brady | May 21, 2018

To help you prepare to crush this summer, we’re knocking 25% off the price of everything on upswingpoker.com. And by everything, I mean everything on the site: every training course and all merchandise. The 25% discount will automatically be applied to your order. Sale ends Friday at midnight! Take this quick quiz to find out which […]

Read More
pot limit omaha quiz plo strategy

Pot Limit Omaha Strategy Quiz – Only a PLO Expert Will Score 9/10

By Michael Brady | April 20, 2018

Ready to put your Pot Limit Omaha skills to the test?  These 10 quiz questions are based on cutting-edge PLO solver research, and many of the correct answers are only slightly better than the other options. Only a true Pot Limit Omaha expert will be able to get 9/10 correct (unless you are a lucky guesser). […]

Read More
preflop strategy poker quiz

Preflop Strategy Quiz: Only a Feared Grinder Will Get 9/10

By Michael Brady | March 13, 2018

Are you ready to challenge your preflop skills? Because these 10 questions aren’t meant to be easy! Be sure you share your score at the end. Good luck! Get the free Preflop Guide with 8 preflop charts here >>  Want more? Take our cash game quiz >> Take our tournament quiz >> Take our Pot Limit […]

Read More
header-accent-left

Podcast

header-accent-right

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 […]

Read More
Fernando Habegger PLO Lab

Upswing Poker PLO Lab to Launch October 23rd

By David Huber | October 3, 2017

Fernando Habegger joins Doug Polk to discuss new Upswing Poker PLO Lab. Upswing Poker Pot Limit Omaha expert Fernando JNandezPoker Habegger appeared on the Doug Polk Podcast Tuesday to discuss the upcoming PLO Lab, which will launch exclusively here at Upswing Poker on Monday, October 23rd. The announcement comes at a time when PLO is […]

Read More
Shaun Deeb Poker Night Podcast

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More