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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What is Fold Equity and Why Does it Matter?

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If you’ve played poker for a while, you’ve probably heard the term fold equity. In this article, I am going to explain what fold equity is and why it’s important to understand if you want to maximize your winnings at the tables. What is Fold Equity? Fold equity is the probability that a player will…

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Great Poker Players Will 10/10 This Cash Game Quiz

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Ready to put your poker skills to the test? This quiz will present you with 10 hypothetical cash game situations. Your goal is to choose the best action* in each situation. *When playing poker, sometimes you will have information on your opponents that will sway your decisions. In this quiz, assume you have no such…

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The Wild Tactic Poker Pros Use to Make More Money in Cash Games

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New poker strategies are always emerging. One wild tactic that has risen in prominence is 4-betting all-in in cash games (with 100 big blind stacks). Suppose you raise before the flop to 3 big blinds (bb) and another player re-raises to 9bb. When the action is back on you, you shove your entire 100bb stack…

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Dylan Weisman Wins $10K PGT PLO Series Event #6 for $229,500

Upswing Poker students know Dylan Weisman as Upswing’s resident expert on Pot-Limit Omaha. Over the past year, Dylan has put his skills on full display in some of the toughest high-stakes PLO tournaments in the world. (You can learn PLO strategy from Dylan for a low price in his introductory course the PLO Launch Pad.)…

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How to Play Ace-Two Suited in Cash Games

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Ace-Two suited is a fun hand to look down at preflop. It is bursting with possibilities to make a strong hand. What more can you ask for? I want to help you maximize this hand’s potential. This is why, in this article, I am going to share with you: How to Play Ace-Two Suited Preflop…

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Aaron Barone Won $1 Million in 5 Years. Now He Joins the Upswing Poker Team

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The newest member of the Upswing Poker coaching team brings 15+ years of experience from the online poker grind. You might know Aaron ‘abarone68’ Barone from his Twitch channel, where the poker pro regularly streams mid-stakes tournaments to his 16,000 followers. Aaron has traveled the world and played on every imaginable poker site, building a…

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7 Poker Tournament Tips for Running Deep More Often

Poker tournament tips is, apparently, a pretty common search term on Google. I assume the searchers are looking for a quick checklist to go over before playing a tournament, and not advice on how much to tip the dealers after a big win. When I searched “poker tournament tips” for myself, none of the results…

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