Poker Strategy

preflop sizing tells live

How to Spot Preflop Sizing Tells in Live Cash Games

July 27, 2022
dont chop in tournaments 1200x800-no-read

Why You Should NOT Chop When Deep In A Tournament

July 22, 2022
live series part 1

The (Stupid-Simple) Golden Rule for Low Stakes Cash

July 19, 2022
bluff in low stakes tournament

Should He Try To Bluff The Recreational Player? (Analysis)

July 15, 2022
double paired boards

How to Play Double-Paired Boards in Cash Games

July 12, 2022
turn pairs middle card 1200x800-no-read

Play Like a Pro When The Turn Pairs The Middle Card

June 28, 2022
ace-high in 250k tournament

Should He Call All-In With Ace-High in a $250,000 Tournament? (Analysis)

June 24, 2022
midding suited aces

How to Play A9-A6 Suited in Cash Games

June 17, 2022
big bets

3 Advantages of Betting Big on the Flop

June 14, 2022
4-bet pots as 4-bettor quiz

[QUIZ] Do You Know When to C-Bet in 4-Bet Pots?

June 10, 2022
garrett vs JRB

Garrett Plays $335,500 Pot vs JRB on High Stakes Poker (Analysis)

June 8, 2022
doug vs jwin

Doug Polk Flops Broadway vs a Set (Analysis)

June 3, 2022
poker straddle guide

What is a Poker Straddle? And Should You Ever Straddle?

June 1, 2022
3 spots to never c-bet

3 Spots You Should Almost Never C-Bet

May 27, 2022
garrett adelstein vs daniel negreanu

Garrett Adelstein vs Daniel Negreanu ($440,000 Pot Analysis)

May 25, 2022
queen-jack suited

How to Play Queen-Jack Suited in Cash Games

May 17, 2022
how to play trips

How to Play Trips (As the Preflop Raiser and Caller)

May 13, 2022
turn after check-raising

3 Tips for Playing the Turn After Check-Raise Bluffing Flop

May 10, 2022
Must-See Strategy Discussions from the Upswing Engage Community: March 2022

Must-See Strategy Discussions from the Upswing Lab Community (April 2022)

May 9, 2022
llinus kqs call

Can Linus Make a Sick Hero Call With K♣ Q♣ On Four Heart Board (Analysis)

May 6, 2022
offsuit connectors

Should You Ever Play Offsuit Connectors in Cash Games?

May 3, 2022
vs rfi quiz

[QUIZ] Do You Know How to Play vs Preflop Raises?

April 27, 2022
What is Overbetting in Poker & When Should You Overbet?

What is Overbetting in Poker & When Should You Overbet?

April 27, 2022
uri peleg aggressive players 1100x720-logo

How to Conquer Aggressive Poker Players (5 Exploit Tips)

April 20, 2022
ecge sneak peek

Take a Sneak Peek at Elite Cash Game Exploits with Uri Peleg

April 20, 2022

Doug Polk Chases a Flush Draw in Massive Pot (Analysis)

April 18, 2022
uri four flush

How You Should Play Four Flush Boards (But Probably Don’t)

April 15, 2022
what is equity

What is Equity in Poker & Why Does it Matter?

April 12, 2022
how to crush auto c-bettors

How to Crush the Guy Who Always C-Bets

April 8, 2022
patrik vs koray

Patrik Antonius Takes on the WSOP Champ (Analysis)

April 6, 2022

How to Exploit Loose Poker Players Preflop

April 1, 2022
double board plo bomb pots

3 Tips for Playing Double Board PLO Bomb Pots

March 30, 2022
suited king x hands

How to Play King-X Suited Hands in Cash Games

March 25, 2022
rampage vs garrett

Poker Vlogger Rampage Takes on Garrett Adelstein in $146,250 Pot (Analysis)

March 19, 2022
tourney hand

Should He Call This Jam for His Tournament Life? (Analysis)

March 15, 2022
flush draws flop and turn

How to Play Flush Draws on the Flop & Turn (As the Preflop Caller)

March 11, 2022
jack nine suited

How to Play Jack-Nine Suited in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

March 4, 2022
berri vs llinus

Berri Sweet’s Ambitious Bluff Against LLinusLLove (Analysis)

March 1, 2022
short stack shoving

[QUIZ] Do You Know When to Shove a Short Stack?

February 25, 2022
pocket twos

How to Play Pocket Twos in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

February 18, 2022
bluffing with small pocket pairs

When to Turn Your Low Pocket Pairs into Bluffs

February 11, 2022
what are unblockers in poker

What is Unblocking in Poker & Why Does it Matter?

February 4, 2022
king-ten suited

How to Play King-Ten Suited in Cash Games

February 2, 2022
Upswing Poker coach Nick Petrangelo wins PokerGO Stairway To Millions championship

Coach Nick Petrangelo CRUSHES Poker Series for $1.8 Million

January 21, 2022
garrett vs gal 180k pot

Garrett Flops the Nuts and Plays a $180,000 Pot (Analysis)

January 21, 2022
middling offsuit aces

How to Play Middling Offsuit Aces in Cash Games

January 14, 2022
bluffing missed flush draws

When Should You Bluff with a Missed Flush Draw? (3 Tips for the River)

January 11, 2022
combo draws

How to Play Combo Draws in Cash Games

January 7, 2022
doug polk brad owen and andrew neeme in front of the lodge card club

Doug Polk, Brad Owen, Andrew Neeme Become Co-Owners of The Lodge Card Club

January 3, 2022
best articles of 2021

The 5 Best Poker Strategy Articles of 2021

December 30, 2021
poker chip starting stack top angle photo

The 5 Best Poker Hand Reviews of 2021

December 25, 2021
king jack offsuit in cash games

How to Play King-Jack Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

December 21, 2021
doordash founder bluff

DoorDash Founder Fires $20k Overbet Bluff with Queen-High (Analysis)

December 17, 2021
magic antonio bluff

Magic Antonio Tries to Bluff Aces with 9-5 Offsuit (Analysis)

December 10, 2021
pocket eights

How to Play Pocket Eights in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

December 3, 2021
2021 wsop main event quiz

[QUIZ] Would You Win the WSOP Main Event?

November 30, 2021
koray aldemir vs george holmes

The Final Hand of the 2021 WSOP Main Event (Analysis)

November 24, 2021
reverse implied odds

What are Reverse Implied Odds & Why Do They Matter?

November 19, 2021
black friday blank

We’re Slashing Prices for Black Friday & Cyber Monday [25% Off]

November 18, 2021
how to play open-ended straight draws

How to Play Open-Ended Straight Draws in Cash Games

November 8, 2021
geometric bet sizing

What is Geometric Bet Sizing & How Do You Use It?

November 5, 2021

5 “Poker Boom” Hands That Will Make You Cry Laughing

November 2, 2021
leonard vs petrangelo

Elite Pros Battle for Chip Lead With 0 Pairs Between Them (Analysis)

October 29, 2021
garrett adelstein losses

How a Top Live Poker Crusher Deals with Six-Figure Losses

October 27, 2021
how to play king queen suited

How to Play King-Queen Suited in Cash Games (Preflop and Postflop)

October 15, 2021
how to play trips flops

How to Play Trips Flops Like a Poker Boss

October 12, 2021
aces vs friend

Should He Fold Pocket Aces to a Close Friend? (Analysis)

October 8, 2021
how to play pocket queens

How to Play Pocket Queens in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

October 6, 2021
doug polk vs martin jacobson

Doug Polk Semi-Bluffs All-In With $3.7 Million at Stake (Analysis)

October 1, 2021
what is a solver in poker

What is a Solver in Poker? How Solvers Work & How to Think About Them

September 29, 2021
when to call ace-high

When Should You Call With Just Ace-High?

September 24, 2021
button straddle

What is a Button Straddle & Should You Ever Do It?

September 17, 2021
chris moneymaker vs sammy farha

The $2.5 Million Bluff That Changed The Poker World Forever (Moneymaker vs Farha Analysis)

September 14, 2021
what is board coverage in poker 1200x800-no-read

What is Board Coverage & Why Does It Matter?

September 10, 2021
ace king quiz

[QUIZ] When Should You C-Bet with Ace-King?

September 8, 2021
database software tips

How to Get Max Value from Poker Database Software

September 1, 2021
stoyan madanzhiev joins team upswing

WSOP Main Event Winner Stoyan Madanzhiev Joins Team Upswing

August 27, 2021
cash game poker tips

10 Cash Game Poker Tips for Dominating the Table

August 25, 2021
ace jack offsuit

How to Play Ace-Jack Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

August 24, 2021
knockout bounty poker tournament strategy

Stop Punting Away Your Equity in Knockout Tournaments

August 23, 2021

How Poker Antes Should Change Your Tournament Raising Strategy

August 21, 2021
backdoor flush and straight draw

5 Tips for Playing Backdoor Flush & Straight Draws

August 20, 2021
phil hellmuth on the doug polk podcast 1200x800-no-read

5 Best Moments from Phil Hellmuth on the Doug Polk Podcast

August 19, 2021
gto idiot

How to NOT Sound Like an Idiot When Talking About “GTO”

August 18, 2021
delayed c-bet continuation strategy

How to Win More Pots with Delayed C-Bets

August 17, 2021

Should You Ever Donk-Bet On The Flop?

August 16, 2021
overcards k-q of clubs on j-5-3 with one club

3 Situations to Value Your Overcard Hands in Texas Hold’em

August 15, 2021
how to play draw poker games

How to Play Draw Poker Games

August 15, 2021
hero call factors

4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling

August 14, 2021

10 Things You MUST Know Playing In A Poker Home Game

August 13, 2021
leveling in poker

Leveling: How Overthinking Costs You Money at the Poker Table

August 12, 2021
bluff hand selection quiz

[QUIZ] Do You Know Which Hands to Bluff With?

August 11, 2021
semi-bluff strategy with draws

Which Draws Should You Semi-Bluff With?

August 10, 2021
slow-play poker strategy

When Should You Slow-Play a Strong Hand?

August 10, 2021
doug vs daniel 1.2 million lesson

Doug Polk Reveals How He Won $1.2 Million vs Daniel Negreanu

August 9, 2021
when to check top pair on the flop

Checking Flop With Top Pair: When Should You Do It?

August 6, 2021
casino sign, 5 tips for live poker

How to Play Poker in a Casino (Beginner’s Guide & 5 Pro Tips)

July 29, 2021
what is a block bet in poker and when should you do it

What is a Block Bet & When Should You Do It?

July 28, 2021
hellmuth vs negreanu

Hellmuth Crushes Negreanu’s Soul with 8♣ 3♣ (Analysis by Polk & Negreanu)

July 23, 2021
kenney vs foxen wynn millions

The Filthiest Hand from the $10,000,000 Wynn Millions (Analysis)

July 20, 2021
poker note taking

How to Take Notes on Your Opponents Like a Pro

July 16, 2021
jonathan van fleet michael addamo high roller battle

Two Top Pros Play Perfectly with $450,076 on the Line (Hand Analysis)

July 13, 2021
when to c-bet middle and bottom pairs 1200x800-no-read

When Should You C-Bet with Middle or Bottom Pair in Cash Games?

July 9, 2021
When to Fold in Poker (Before & After the Flop)

When to Fold in Poker (Before & After the Flop)

July 7, 2021
fold equity strategy

What is Fold Equity and Why Does it Matter?

July 7, 2021
two pair on the flop strategy

What is Two Pair & How Should You Play Two Pair?

July 5, 2021
how to play ace king big slick in cash games

How to Play Ace-King (Big Slick) in Cash Games

July 2, 2021
10NL with gary blackwood 1200x800-no-read

How to Win at 10NL on PokerStars ($0.05/$0.10 Play & Explain)

June 30, 2021
5 questions to ask yourself in postflop poker hands

5 Questions to Ask Yourself in Every Postflop Poker Hand

June 25, 2021
hero call with 15 left battle of malta

14 Players Away from €300,000 — Should He Hero Call This Hand?

June 22, 2021
dan smith vs fedor holz

$2 Million Up for Grabs — Can Dan Smith Get Fedor Holz to Fold?

June 18, 2021
phil ivey insights

4 Poker Career-Changing Insights I Learned from Phil Ivey

June 15, 2021
suited gappers in cash games

How to Play Suited Gappers in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

June 11, 2021
4-flush vs 4-straight boards 1200x800-no-read

How to Play 4-Straight & 4-Flush Boards Like a Pro (3 Key Tips for Each)

June 4, 2021
poker game tree

What is the Poker Game Tree & Why Does It Matter?

June 2, 2021
3-bet pots tips

What is a 3-Bet? Why (And How) You Need to 3-Bet More Often

June 1, 2021
david lappin on a 666 board

Should David Lappin Fold a Full House on a Devilish Board? (Analysis)

May 28, 2021
micro stakes holdem foldem quiz

[QUIZ] Do You Know When to Hold’em/Fold’em at Micro Stakes?

May 25, 2021
high stakes MTT hands

Going for Value in Two High Stakes Tournament Hands (Analysis)

May 18, 2021
allinpav mental game tips

4 Tournament Mindset Tips for Poker Success (ft. ALLinPAV)

May 18, 2021
live 2/5 poker quiz

[QUIZ] Do You Have the Skills to Smash Live $2/$5 Games?

May 14, 2021
micro stakes premiums

3 Micro Stakes Players Pick Up Premium Hands in 3-Bet Pots (Analysis)

May 7, 2021
pocket kings

How to Play Pocket Kings Like a Pro in Cash Games (Even When an Ace Flops)

May 4, 2021
tom hall with aces and the text icm in the background

How Would You Play Pocket Aces at This Final Table? (Analysis)

April 30, 2021
100nl david yan tips

This High Stakes Pro Played $0.50/$1.00 — Here Are 5 Tips from His Session

April 29, 2021

Polarized Ranges vs Linear (Merged) Ranges Explained

April 23, 2021
preflop fundamentals quiz

[QUIZ] Can You Ace These 10 Fundamental Preflop Decisions?

April 20, 2021
zas vs luckycps vs stefan11222

Bizarre Multiway Pot Between 3 High Stakes Regs ($28,350 Pot Analysis)

April 16, 2021
o dwyer vs dara

Should He Fold Trips vs An Aggressive Pro? ($25K High Roller Analysis)

April 13, 2021
uwintakeit vs dex88

High Stakes Reg Pulls the Trigger on 443 Big Blind Bluff (DEX88 vs uwintakeit Analysis)

April 9, 2021
river bluff tips

3 River Bluffing Tips That Will Help You Smash Cash Games

April 6, 2021
embrace variance

Why You Must Embrace Variance to Succeed in Poker

March 30, 2021
65s how would you play it

How Would You Play This 6♦ 5♦? (Pro Analysis)

March 26, 2021
limitless vs stefan11222

Why Was This Pot So Small? (Limitless vs Stefan11222 Analysis)

March 23, 2021
paired flop money

How to Print Money on Paired Flops as the Preflop Raiser

March 19, 2021
lappin vs sinclair

Heads-Up for €29,620 — Should David Lappin Call with Jack-High?

March 17, 2021
turn overbetting

This is When (And Why) World-Class Players Overbet the Turn

March 12, 2021

Doug Polk Flops a Straight vs Phil Hellmuth — And Lays It Down?!

March 9, 2021

You Should Feel Pain While Playing Poker — Here’s Why

March 5, 2021
berri sweet vs makeboifin 1200x800-no-read

The Craziest High Stakes Online Poker Hands of 2021: Part One

March 3, 2021
nitsche qq limp and fold

Top Pro Plays Pocket Queens Passively with $2.7 Million On the Line

February 26, 2021
equity distribution in poker

What Is Equity Distribution & Why Does It Matter?

February 23, 2021
jamie kerstetter vs brandon cantu

How Being Scared Money Can Cost You Big Money (Hand Analysis)

February 16, 2021
how to play flopped quads

What is Four-of-a-Kind? And How Should You Play Four-of-a-Kind?

February 11, 2021
range c-bet 100%

The Range Bet: 10 Spots to Continuation Bet 100% of the Time

February 9, 2021
baddest beats polk vs negreanu

10 Baddest (& Biggest) Beats from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400

February 5, 2021
ace five suited cash games

How to Play Ace-Five Suited in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

February 3, 2021
doug vs daniel biggest bluffs

The 10 Biggest Bluffs from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400

January 29, 2021
best poker strategy articles

The 100 Most Valuable Poker Strategy Articles for 2021

January 27, 2021
flopped straight cash games

What is a Straight? And How Should You Play Straights?

January 22, 2021