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
Jacqueline Burkhart is a poker player from Portland who has built an impressive resume in just a few years of side-hustling poker. Her biggest scores include a deep run in the WSOP Monster Stack for nearly $30k and a final table in the WSOP Ladies Championship for $28k. Most … [Read more...] about Jacqueline Burkhart Details Her $0 to $86,400 Poker Story
The poker world is chock full of a variety of personalities. Some are larger-than-life like Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow, while others—albeit highly talented and successful—are a bit more conservative and down-to-Earth. Meet Eric Baldwin, aka “basebaldy,” a Las Vegas local … [Read more...] about Who is Eric Baldwin? Meet the Poker Grinder Extraordinaire
There are just some poker players who seem to have a sixth sense, Gus Hansen is one of them. Known as “The Great Dane” and “The Madman” to everyone in the poker world, this 44-year-old poker pro has one World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and was the first player to win three … [Read more...] about Gus Hansen: 7 Hands that Epitomize “The Great Dane”
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?
On 5 August 2014, international bookie and high-stakes gambler Paul Phua (pronounced “Pwa”) appeared in a Las Vegas federal court to answer to charges of running an illegal sports betting enterprise—a “wire room”—out of a Caesars Palace villa during the 2014 World Cup and 2014 … [Read more...] about Paul Phua: Bookmaking, Organized Crime and Poker