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Save 25% & Upgrade Your Poker Skills (Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale)

By Michael Brady | November 20, 2018

Have you considered upgrading your skills with an Upswing Poker training course? Well, there’s never been a better time because we’re knocking 25% off the price of every course on upswingpoker.com!  This sale starts on Thanksgiving (11/22) and ends Tuesday (11/27) in the morning, so don’t wait too long to move on this offer! Take this […]

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3 Poker Study Techniques That Will Make You a Stronger Player

By Dan B. | November 20, 2018

Poker is a strategically rich game with a colossal amount of strategic possibilities. And those possibilities only increase with more players at the table. Consequently, in order to book consistent wins, you need to have a better understanding of the game than your opponents. To accomplish this, you need to make studying the game part of […]

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What Are Implied Odds? How to Use Implied Odds Like a Veteran Pro

By Dan B. | November 13, 2018

Implied odds aren’t difficult to understand, but many players misapply them while playing. This leads to easily avoidable but costly mistakes, such as chasing a draw that isn’t worth chasing. To help you avoid such mistakes, you’re about to learn what implied odds are and how they should help shape your strategy. We will cover: […]

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Pros and Cons of 66% & 100% Pot-Sized C-Bets (The Ultimate Guide, Part 2)

By Nico Schwarz | November 9, 2018

Ready to bolster your flop c-betting skills? Today you’re going to learn the advantages and disadvantages of two common flop c-bet sizes: 66% and 100% pot-sized bets. This is part 2 of The Ultimate Guide to Flop C-Bet Sizing. Check out part 1 here. Here’s the example situation we’ll use throughout this article: You are playing […]

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Save 25% & Upgrade Your Poker Skills (Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale)

By Michael Brady | November 20, 2018

Have you considered upgrading your skills with an Upswing Poker training course? Well, there’s never been a better time because we’re knocking 25% off the price of every course on upswingpoker.com!  This sale starts on Thanksgiving (11/22) and ends Tuesday (11/27) in the morning, so don’t wait too long to move on this offer! Take this […]

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What is Bravo Poker Live and the Bravo Poker App?

By Natalie Faulk | November 16, 2018

Bravo Poker is a convenient, secure, and free poker information source available on the web and via a mobile app. Created by Genesis Gaming Solutions, Bravo Poker Live acts as a liaison between poker room managers and poker players all over the world. The Bravo Poker App provides players with a wealth of information right […]

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Gabe Kaplan: Mr. Kotter, Financial Investor, and Poker Player

By Natalie Faulk | November 12, 2018

73-year-old Gabe Kaplan has had quite the storied life. From baseball to comedy and acting to financial investing to playing poker to commentating, is there anything this man can’t do? The early years As a child in Brooklyn, NY, Gabe Kaplan aspired to be a professional baseball player. He was even invited to the San Francisco […]

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Jennifer Tilly: Life and Times of the Unabombshell

By Natalie Faulk | November 11, 2018

From acclaimed actress to successful poker pro, Jennifer Tilly has accomplished much in her life. The (hard-to-believe) 59-year old bombshell with a truly distinctive voice and a flair for comedy is an Academy Award nominee and World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner whose presence graces every poker table at which she plays. Jennifer Tilly: […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Save 25% & Upgrade Your Poker Skills (Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale)

By Michael Brady | November 20, 2018

Have you considered upgrading your skills with an Upswing Poker training course? Well, there’s never been a better time because we’re knocking 25% off the price of every course on upswingpoker.com!  This sale starts on Thanksgiving (11/22) and ends Tuesday (11/27) in the morning, so don’t wait too long to move on this offer! Take this […]

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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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Do You Defend Your Big Blind Like a Poker End Boss? – Poker Strategy Quiz

By Dan B. | August 24, 2018

Your play from the big blind has a massive impact on your win-rate. Consequently, all of the best poker players are master defenders of the big blind. Choose the option with the highest expected value (EV). After answering each question, you will be shown the EV of each option along with an in-depth explanation so […]

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Can You 10/10 OtB_RedBaron’s Strategy? — Advanced Poker Quiz

By Dan B. | July 31, 2018

‘Otb_Redbaron’ is considered the best 6-max player right now, and Upswing’s own Andres Artinano (‘Educa-p0ker’) has been battling him for years. In fact, Andres built his strategy by studying the Baron’s strategy, and he has decided to share his knowledge in his advanced Crush the Baron training course. This quiz is based on the tactics and strategies revealed […]

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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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