Upswing Poker coach Jake Abdalla returned to the live poker streets this week, final tabling the $10K 8-Game Mix at the Poker Masters Friday afternoon. Abdalla placed fifth for $36,000, his largest live tournament cash since 2017. Abdalla, known for his online mixed cash-game … [Read more...] about Jake Abdalla Final Tables Poker Masters $10K 8-Game Mix
Erica Schoenberg Lindgren is an American professional poker and blackjack player as well as a former model, beach volleyball player, and personal trainer. The 41-year-old Schoenberg has competed in both the World Series of Blackjack (WSOB) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in … [Read more...] about Erica Schoenberg: How a Blackjack Genius Became a Poker Pro
Mike McDonald, at 29 years old, has already just about done it all in poker. The man known as "Timex" started racking up an online poker bankroll before he could even legally play, starting on Partypoker in 2005 at age 16. Fast forward to 2019, and McDonald's resume includes … [Read more...] about Who is Mike McDonald? How “Timex” Became a Poker Legend
There is a lot of money to be made playing poker. Many of the game's best players have climbed the ladder and made millions on the live and virtual felt in the world of poker tournaments. Let's take a look at the top ten best poker players of all time, based on tournament … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Poker Players of All Time (Earnings-Wise)
Bryn Kenney continued his incredible 2019 with a second place finish in the Triton Million for Charity Saturday afternoon. Despite placing second, Kenney negotiated a chop at the start of heads-up play that allowed him to take $20,563,324 compared to the $16,775,820 for eventual … [Read more...] about Bryn Kenney Becomes #1 in Tournament Winnings with $20,563,324 Score
Dan Merrilees is one of the most feared players in the streets of online poker, and he's joined the Upswing team to make coaching content members of the Lab training course. The man known as “DANMERRRRRRR” on PokerStars began his poker journey playing €10 sit-n-gos at 17 years … [Read more...] about High Stakes Pro Daniel “DANMERR” Merrilees Joins Team Upswing
This past Sunday, Moritz "MuckCallOK" Dietrich got 2nd in the $215 buy-in SCOOP-04 Sunday Million on PokerStars. The man we call "Mo" did it quietly, too. Our team at Upswing didn't even know it happened until another pro (Matt Staples) tweeted about his own deep run! Mo took … [Read more...] about Upswing Coach Moritz Dietrich Wins $144,869 in SCOOP Sunday Million
David Sklansky is the father of mathematical poker theory. His 1987 book, The Theory of Poker, is considered to be one of best poker books of all time. Sklansky is truly a pioneer in the realm of applying mathematical principals to poker strategy. At the time of its release The … [Read more...] about How David Sklansky Pioneered Modern Poker Strategy
What do you do with more money than you could ever need? Just ask "King of Instagram" and "poker pro" Dan Bilzerian. Born in Tampa, Florida, this 37-year-old playboy, multi-millionaire, and Internet personality is renowned for his lavish lifestyle. Many in the poker world also … [Read more...] about Did Dan Bilzerian Win His Money in Poker?
Joe Ingram is one of the biggest influencers in the modern poker world. He’s not playing the game quite as much as he used to, but the 33-year-old is one of poker’s most important personalities, creating content, advocating for players and promoting the game like no one else … [Read more...] about Is Joe Ingram the Most Important Person in Poker?
If you hang out with poker players, you are bound to hear poker slang terms to describe things away from the table. Not being familiar with these poker terms can make it seem like the person saying them is speaking a different language, or maybe they're concussed. We asked our … [Read more...] about 7 Poker Slang Terms Players Love to Say (And What They Mean)
American poker pro Melanie Weisner, aka Callisto5 on PokerStars, is one of today's most accomplished female poker players. Let's take a look at Weisner's poker accomplishments, including some of the most interesting hands she's played: Early Years and Online Poker The … [Read more...] about Melanie Weisner: Meet the Multi-Talented and Fierce Poker Pro
Poker vlogger Andrew Neeme’s YouTube channel is up over the 100k subscribers mark. If you’re not one of them already, you probably will be after checking out a few episodes of his work. Since rolling out the vlog’s pilot in October 2016, Neeme has produced more than 150 episodes … [Read more...] about 10 of the Best Episodes from Andrew Neeme’s Poker Vlog
photo via PokerNews (Jayne Furman) Jason McConnon is a fixture on the mid-high stakes online poker scene, and the man known as JASON.MAC100 on PokerStars has spent the latter part of the 2010s as one of the UK’s most respected cash game specialists. Now, he's joined Team Upswing … [Read more...] about Who is Jason McConnon? Meet the Cash Game Beast Now on Team Upswing
Cary Katz is a successful businessman, high-stakes tournament player, and one of poker’s most important figures. Known to some as ‘El Jefe’, Katz has long since surpassed the title of “businessman who plays poker” based on his results. He currently has $17 million in career … [Read more...] about Who is Cary Katz and How Did He Become a Billionaire?
Some people are just born to accomplish certain things in life. When a person finds his or her calling, then all seems right with the world. When Drew Amato picked up a camera and found his calling, the poker world was truly blessed. Take a look at some of this amazing … [Read more...] about The Amazing Work of Poker Photographer Drew Amato