What is the MSPT? The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) was born in December 2009 as the Minnesota State Poker Tour. In 2011, the tournament crossed into Iowa, and more expansion led to the tour’s rebranding. Now in its tenth season, the MSPT hosts more than 30 events each year … [Read more...] about Mid-States Poker Tour Tournaments in 2019 | MSPT Schedule
Model, actress, and television spokesperson Shana Hiatt is best known for hosting the first three seasons of the Travel Channel’s World Poker Tour from 2002 to 2005. Her fun and insightful commentary introduced many viewers to the exciting world of high stakes poker, the exotic … [Read more...] about When Shana Hiatt Took on the World Poker Tour
As the calendar rolls on and we begin a new year, let’s take a look back at the past 12 months and re-visit some of the top stories in poker in 2018. This list is by no means exhaustive, but these 9 stories are meant to be a snapshot of what turned out to be a very eventful … [Read more...] about Top 9 Poker News Stories of 2018
What do you get when you cross a Cassanova poker pro with a YouTube sensation high-stakes pro? In this hilarious tale from the always entertaining Doug Polk, we have a high-stakes cash game at a high-end poker room, ladies’ man Rick Salomon, a few rather large egos, Polk’s unique … [Read more...] about Rick Salomon to Famous Poker Pro: You Called the Cops on Me!
Ray Bitar was one of the founders and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Full Tilt Poker. He was indicted in 2011 on numerous charges in connection with a nearly $400 million Ponzi scheme the site was accused of running. Yet Bitar managed to escape serious punishment. At the … [Read more...] about Ray Bitar: Full Tilt Poker Ponzi Scandal and Happily Ever After?
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 … [Read more...] about [QUIZ] Which Upswing Poker Training Course is Made for You?
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 … [Read more...] about This PLO Solver Gives You the Optimal Preflop Strategy with Two Clicks
The 2018 World Series of Poker Europe has wrapped up! Let's recap the events that unfolded, starting with the Main Event.Jack Sinclair (@jacksincredible) wins the 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,122,239, defeating Laszlo Bujtas heads-up. Bujtas earns €693,573 on finishing … [Read more...] about Who Won the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event? (2018 WSOPE)
Meet your new tournament coach in the Upswing Lab: Moritz "Mo" Dietrich. Mo is a German-born poker pro currently living in Vienna, Austria. He's been playing professionally for about 5 years and he's cashed for over $1.5 million in his online career. He mainly plays on … [Read more...] about Moritz Dietrich Joins Team Upswing – Meet “Mo”
Wouldn't it be nice to get access to a super high roller's strategy to use in poker tournaments you play? Nick Petrangelo has teamed up with Upswing to bring you Winning Poker Tournaments, an in-depth training course that is available right here, right now! Nick is widely … [Read more...] about Take a Sneak Peek at Winning Poker Tournaments with Nick Petrangelo
To many people, winning a million dollars playing poker is merely a dream; however, there have been some sick poker tournaments over the years with top prizes that were much, much bigger. Imagine winning $5 million or $10 million—or even $18 million in a single poker tournament … [Read more...] about Top 5 Biggest Tournament Poker Wins
We have all been there. We make a great hand and play it well, only to lose to a stronger hand. This is the dreaded poker cooler. A poker cooler refers to a situation in which a strong hand, played correctly, loses to an even stronger holding. Your gut may tell you to pass but … [Read more...] about Top 7 Sickest Poker Coolers in the Biggest Games
Will Kassouf has lost his Grosvenor Poker sponsorship after allegedly stealing £100 roulette chips from a friend during a stop on the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour. Kassouf and friends were drinking and playing roulette at the Grosvenor Leeds Watergate Casino when the incident took … [Read more...] about Did Will Kassouf Drunkenly Steal £100 Chips from His Friend’s Stack?
You have probably heard the words “hero call” multiple times while playing or watching poker. But what is a hero call? A hero call is a risky call oftentimes with a marginal hand. Because such calls are difficult and particularly brave—or heroic—the moniker “hero call” was … [Read more...] about What is a Hero Call in Poker? (Top 3 Hero Calls Ever)
Just say "Poker Brat" to anyone even remotely familiar with poker and they will immediately know who you're talking about: the legendary Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth is notorious for smack talking and being a sore loser, hence his derogatory nickname.In this article we will … [Read more...] about The Poker Brat’s 12 Brattiest Moments at the Table
Everybody has something to say. And, apparently, many people have something to say about poker. From inspirational to true to obscure to funny poker quotes, and everything in between, take a look at these best quotes about poker. To make it a bit easier to navigate, I’ve divided … [Read more...] about The 101 Best Quotes about Poker: Inspirational, True, and Funny Poker Quotes