How This Poker Coach Turned $210 Into $147,411

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Imagine turning a $210 buy-in into $147,411 without even having to leave the house. That’s exactly what Upswing Lab coach and popular Twitch streamer Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic accomplished this week. Despite entering the final table in last place with just 13.1bb, Pav put on a short stack master class, navigating every difficult spot to earn…

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How to Play Ace-Nine Offsuit In Cash Games

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Ace-Nine offsuit (A9o) is a solid hand. It’s certainly not great, but it can feel like Pocket Aces when you’ve been dealt trash for hours. While A9o is playable in many situations, you need to know exactly when and how to play it. That’s what this article will cover. Let’s begin! How to Play Ace-Nine…

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$100,000 Buy-In! Was This All-In Bluff a Good Idea?

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As a good player, sometimes it can be a smart idea to avoid big confrontations against other good players at your table. But when you play $100,000 buy-in tournaments, avoiding good players ain’t happening. Players who register these massive events know that they’re signing up to battle against the best. Let’s run through a hand…

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Does Table Image Matter In Poker Tournaments?

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Playing a strong theoretical poker strategy is essential to mastering poker tournaments. However, there are some soft skills that separate the best players from the rest, especially in large field tournaments with lots of weak players. One of those skills us understanding table image, which is the focus of today’s article. Let’s dive in. Note:…

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The Worst Possible Turn Card With $293,062 On The Line (Analysis)

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Nothing in poker beats the thrill of making a final table in a large-field tournament. Today I am going to show you a hand that Darren Elias played as the chip leader at a final table with $293,062 up top. This hand will showcase the high-level adjustments that a very accomplished tournament professional makes to…

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The 5 Types Of Tournament Poker Players (According to Darren Elias)

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You never know just who will be at your table in a tournament. More likely than not, it will be a mix of professional and recreational players. And while no two opponents play exactly the same, there are some general groupings that you can place them into. Top tournament pro Darren Elias groups players into…

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How to Play vs Limpers in Poker Tournaments (5-Minute Guide)

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If you play large-field and/or low stakes tournaments, you know that there are plenty of players with unorthodox strategies. One common trait amongst weak players, in particular, is that they open-limp. Targeting these weak players and taking their chips will help you build bigger stacks and make more deep runs. How to react to limpers,…

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4 Factors To Consider On The Money Bubble of a Poker Tournament

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Making a deep run in a tournament is unquestionably one of the most thrilling aspects of poker. And whenever you make a deep run, you get to play a unique stage of the tournament: the money bubble. But not every bubble plays the same. This article covers 4 factors you should consider when on the…

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Brutal River In High Stakes Poker Game ($80,000 Pot Analysis)

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I’m back with another high stakes online cash game hand analysis! This one is a showdown between Michael Addamo (high stakes tournament player) and LemonHouse (who has had some major tournament success of his own). The blinds are $200/$400 and the effective stacks are $40,000 (100bb). I’ll recap the action that took place on each…

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Elite Poker Player Sets The Trap In High Stakes Game (Analysis)

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I have a cool hand to share with you today! The stakes are $200/$400 (with a $100 ante). This one took place on the online felt between one of the world’s greatest cash game players (Linus Loeliger) and one of the world’s greatest tournament players (Michael Addamo). Let’s dive into the action. OUT NOW! The…

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Save up to 51% on Best-Selling Poker Training Courses (WSOT Sale)

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Poker tournament season arrives in just a few weeks on the 2024 calendar. Beginning in May, tens of thousands of aspiring poker champions will descend upon Las Vegas, Nevada, dreaming of life-changing money and tournament glory. If you’re planning on playing any tournaments this summer, Upswing Poker has you covered with the best library of…

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How to Play Eight-Six Suited in Cash Games

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Eight-Six suited is a fun hand to peek down at. But many players make the mistake of playing this suited one-gapper either too aggressively or too passively. That’s why, in this article, I will cover how to play Eight-Six suited preflop and on the flop. Let’s dive in! How to Play Eight-Six Suited Before the…

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3 Pro Tips for Overbetting On The Flop (ft. Lucid GTO)

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The overbet (betting more than the size of the pot) is a powerful play. If you use this tactic at the right times, you will win the maximum with your strong hands and run more effective bluffs. In this article, you will find 3 tips for overbetting on the flop that will help you make…

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3 Simple Habits That Helped This Poker Pro Win $1 Million

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Imagine winning over $1,000,000 by playing poker tournaments with an average buy-in of $110. While it might seem improbable, the Upswing Lab tournament coach Aaron Barone (who streams multiple times per week on his Twitch channel) just accomplished this feat. He outlined his story in a recent Twitter thread. This article runs through 3 of…

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Should Xuan Liu Fold Aces With $105,000 On The Line?

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When professional and recreational players get involved in big pots, you often see some unconventional plays. That’s what happens in today’s hand, which is a clash between high-stakes poker pro Xuan Liu and a recreational player named Tesla.  Tesla quickly made a name for himself on Lodge Card Club’s stream as a wildly aggressive player. …

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