|Poker Strategy|Oct 15, 2019 |Poker Strategy|Oct 15, 2019 A "calling station" is a player who calls often regardless of their hand strength. These fold-averse players are most commonly found in live and low stakes online games. Calling stations are relatively … [Read more...] about Beat Calling Stations with These 3 Stupid-Simple Tricks [2nd Edition]
|Poker Strategy|Oct 10, 2019 |Poker Strategy|Oct 10, 2019 As I said in part 1 and part 2 of the series, blind vs blind battles are happening way more often than they used to. This means there is more money to be won in these increasingly common spots. The focus of this … [Read more...] about How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser)
|Poker Strategy|Oct 8, 2019 |Poker Strategy|Oct 8, 2019 Facing a bet with a marginal hand is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in poker. If you’ve ever felt lost in spots like this, you aren’t alone. Making correct "hero calls" with "bluff-catchers” is not … [Read more...] about 4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling
|Poker Strategy|Oct 4, 2019 |Poker Strategy|Oct 4, 2019 Feel like improving your poker strategy? You're about to learn 4 lessons from a live mid-high stakes cash game session that online beast and Upswing Lab coach, Daniel Merrilees aka DANMERR, recorded on … [Read more...] about 4 Key Lessons from an Elite Pro’s First Coaching Session
|Poker Strategy|Oct 1, 2019 |Poker Strategy|Oct 1, 2019 There’s no doubt that Phil Hellmuth has had a very successful poker career. He tops the all-time WSOP bracelet list with fifteen, a whopping five more than those tied for second (Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and … [Read more...] about Phil Hellmuth BLOWS UP After Semi-Bluff (Analysis)
|Poker Strategy|Sep 27, 2019 |Poker Strategy|Sep 27, 2019 Imagine you’re playing $1/$2. You raise preflop with 8♥ 7♥ and get called by the player in the big blind. The flop comes… ...and your opponent checks. Now, you know you want to bet with your low flush draw, but … [Read more...] about How to Choose Between Small vs Big Bet Sizes
|Poker Strategy|Sep 27, 2019 |Poker Strategy|Sep 27, 2019 If you had to choose one, would you use a game theory or exploit based strategy at the table? This has been one of the hottest topics in poker for years. Almost all modern high stake crushers have spent … [Read more...] about What Your Poker Strategy Should Look Like in 2020
You’re about to get schooled on check-raising strategy. A member of the Upswing Lab posted this hand history in our private group and asked how he should play his range: Online $1/$2. 6-Handed. Effective Stacks $200. Hero is dealt two cards in the big blind 3 folds. Button … [Read more...] about 5 Lucrative Check-Raising Strategies You Should Try Today
If you want to improve your results in pots with three or more players, keep reading. You're about to learn seven tactical adjustments that will help you play better in multiway pots. This one is going to be especially helpful for the live players out there! Each section below … [Read more...] about 7 Multiway Tactics You Should Know Going Into 2020
Backdoor draws play a significant role in the range construction process. If you don't regularly consider backdoor draws when making decisions at the table, this short list of tips is for you. As you're about to learn, backdoor draws aren't valuable just because of their … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Playing Backdoor Flush & Straight Draws
Perhaps the most infamous young poker player of the modern era, Tom Dwan blew away casual poker fans with his loose-aggressive strategy on televised high stakes cash games from 2008-2011. Then he went from hero to villain in the eyes of many as he has neglected to finish his … [Read more...] about Tom Dwan’s Aces Up vs a Chinese Billionaire (Analysis)
It’s fish frying time! You are about to learn how absolutely crush a recreational player who frequently limps. This article covers both preflop and postflop play versus a single limper, focusing mainly on flop strategy. Preflop Strategy Every player approaches limping … [Read more...] about Win More Money vs a Single Limper NOW!
If there’s one online poker tournament that everyone wants to final table, it’s the PokerStars Sunday Million. Tournament crusher Moritz 'Mo' Dietrich recently did just that, taking home $145,084 after making a deal with two players left. In this article, Mo reveals the strategy … [Read more...] about How to Set Up a $145,084 Run in the Sunday Million (Analysis)
If you frequent live poker games with a $2, $3, or $5 big blind, this quiz is for you. Your goal is to choose the most profitable play based on the situation and reads provided. At the end of the quiz, you'll get assigned with a live poker player based on your score. Good … [Read more...] about (QUIZ) Can You Dominate Live Poker Games?
If you've ever wanted to pick the brain of an experienced high stakes poker player, keep reading. In a recently added learning module in the Upswing Poker Lab, Doug Polk and Ryan Fee analyzed cash game hand samples that were submitted by Lab members. These hands have a … [Read more...] about 3 Small Stakes Hands Analyzed by High Stakes Veterans
Today we’re going to discuss expected value — what it means, why it’s important, and how to apply it. Expected value is one of the most fundamental concepts in poker, and one of the most important to understand. Table of Contents: What is Expected Value (EV)? Real World … [Read more...] about What is Expected Value (EV) in Poker? This Basketball Analogy Will Make it Clear