Poker Strategy

seven six suited

How to Play Seven-Six Suited in Cash Games

January 27, 2023
keating vs handz

Poker Players Battle for $1,158,000 Pot (Analysis)

January 17, 2023
david yan plays micro stakes

How A Beastly Pro Approaches Micro Stakes Games (Hand Analysis)

January 10, 2023
addamo vs leikkonen

Elite Poker Pros Battle For $70,620 (Analysis)

January 6, 2023
tj jurkiewicz

How Poker Players Can Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2023
best of 2022

The Best Free Upswing Poker Content of 2022

December 28, 2022
nixon hand

The Worst Poker Hand Of His Life (Analysis)

December 23, 2022
the preflop quiz

The Preflop Poker Quiz (Only 20% of Poker Players Will Get 10/10)

December 20, 2022
when to fold pairs

3 Situations to Fold a Pair On The Flop In Poker

December 16, 2022

What is Doug Polk’s “Postflop Playbook” Launching on December 19th?

December 14, 2022
kim vs klein

Savage Billionaire Bluffs All-In For $127,000 (Analysis)

December 13, 2022
hellmuth vs koon

How Phil Hellmuth Lost His $1.6 Million Match Against A Top Pro (Analysis)

December 9, 2022
straddle tips

Stop Bleeding Money in Straddled Pots (3 Tips from Nick Petrangelo)

December 6, 2022
ace-queen suited

How to Play Ace-Queen Suited in Cash Games

December 2, 2022
selbst hand

Should She Fold Aces Full in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event? (Analysis)

November 29, 2022
pocket aces quiz

[Quiz] Do You Play Pocket Aces Like A Pro?

November 22, 2022
top pair top kicker

How to Play Top Pair Top Kicker in Cash Games

November 18, 2022
berri punts vs linus

High Stakes Poker Pro PUNTS $28,038 Pot (Analysis)

November 15, 2022

We’re Cutting Prices for Black Friday & Cyber Monday (25% Off)

November 11, 2022
tiny bet sizes

3 Spots to Use Tiny Bet Sizes in Cash Games

November 11, 2022
double gutshot straight draws

How to Play Double Gutshot Straight Draws

November 9, 2022
nut flush draw

How to Play Nut Flush Draws in Cash Games

November 1, 2022
pocket threes

How to Play Pocket Threes in Cash Games

October 28, 2022
garrett scrunched face

Garrett Adelstein Hates How He Played This $164,000 Hand (Analysis)

October 20, 2022
live poker mistakes

5 Common Mistakes Live Cash Game Players Make

October 18, 2022
keating vs persson

The $150,000 Bluff That Never Should Have Happened (Analysis)

October 14, 2022
smash live cash sneak peek

Sneak Peek Inside Smash Live Cash with Nick Petrangelo (ft Brad Owen)

October 12, 2022
flush turns when you dont have a flush

6 Tips for When The Flush Gets There (And You Don’t Have It)

October 11, 2022
multiway nick review

Doug Polk Flops a Monster at $100/$200/$400/$800 (Multiway Analysis By Top Pro)

October 7, 2022
ace-four suited

How to Play Ace-Four Suited in Cash Games

October 4, 2022
Heads-Up Member Review Featured Image

5 Heads-Up Poker Hands Analyzed By A Pro

September 30, 2022
big pocket pairs

How to Play Big Pocket Pairs in Cash Games

September 28, 2022
patrick antonius hero call

Patrik Antonius Hero Calls Bottom Pair with $825,000 On The Line (Analysis)

September 23, 2022
gary blackwood 10nl

Pro Poker Player Moves Down in Stakes (to Help You Move Up)

September 14, 2022
double barrel tips

What is Double Barreling in Poker? 3 Tips for Profitable Double Barrels In Cash Games

September 9, 2022
linus vs addamo

Two God-Tier Poker Players Clash in $225,800 Pot (Analysis)

September 6, 2022
suited queen hands

How to Play Suited Queens (Q9-Q2) in Cash Games

August 30, 2022
ace-jack suited

How to Play Ace-Jack Suited in Cash Games

August 26, 2022
Tim Jenkins Joins the Upswing Poker Coaching Team

Tim Jenkins Joins the Upswing Poker Coaching Team

August 25, 2022
lush draws as preflop aggressor

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

August 23, 2022
doug polk folds a set

Doug Polk Does The Thing He Said To Never Do (Analysis)

August 19, 2022
queen-ten suited

How to Play Queen-Ten Suited in Cash Games

August 16, 2022

Did Doug Polk Screw Up? Elite Poker Pro Nick Petrangelo Breaks It Down

August 12, 2022
limitless vs linus

Top Poker Pros Battle for Half a Million Dollar Pot (Analysis)

August 9, 2022
andrew neeme vs doug polk

Andrew Neeme Battles Doug Polk in $11,700 Pot (Analysis)

August 5, 2022
live preflop ranges

2 Winning Ways to Adjust Your Preflop Strategy in Low Stakes Live Poker

August 3, 2022
pocket sevens

How to Play Pocket Sevens in Cash Games

July 29, 2022
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] Do You Know When to 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
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