If facing a turn check-raise has ever made you hate life, this is the article for you. We are about to go over both the theoretical and practical aspects of this situation so you can quickly identify the winningest strategy for your given hand. Table of Contents:General Advice … [Read more...] about How to React to a Check-Raise on the Turn: Theory vs Practice
You're about to improve your final table skills with Nick Petrangelo's third and final free strategy video before the release of his new course High Stakes MTT Sessions. Nick starts the video with a short walkthrough of the course, then moves on to a final table hand review. … [Read more...] about Bluff-Raising the River with $38,381 on the Line (Analysis)
As promised, Nick Petrangelo is back to help you improve your tournament skills. The focus of this hand review video is blind versus blind strategy, but some money bubble-related concepts come up as well. Enjoy! Ready for video #3 covering a big final table bluff? Watch it … [Read more...] about Super High Rollers BATTLE on the Money Bubble (Analysis)
High stakes tournament BOSS Nick Petrangelo is here to bolster your multiway pot game. He's also got a special announcement about a new project he's been working on. Watch below! Ready for video #2? Watch it here! Share This Video with Your Friends: … [Read more...] about Advance Your Multiway Skills with Nick Petrangelo (Free Video)
With 5 players left in the 2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event, Ryan Riess and Manig Loeser played a hand that shocked poker fans around the world. Here's what the stacks looked like before the hand was dealt:And the prize structure:Riess started the hand as by far the shortest … [Read more...] about When a WSOP Champ Called All-in with Ten-High (Analysis)
I was just listening to a podcast with Doug Polk and Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano. This quote from Andres stood out (paraphrased):Solvers are very good for studying the preflop and flop strategy, but not so useful for studying the turn and the river.Andres is basically … [Read more...] about When to Avoid a Solver’s “GTO” Plays
Why do we bet? This question has fascinated the best poker players for decades now. The legendary David Sklansky probably had the biggest contribution to the unraveling of the reasons behind fundamentally sound betting. Until recent years, the consensus was that there are two … [Read more...] about The Only Two Valid Reasons to Bet in Poker (Every Other Reason is Wrong)
Like I said in part 1 of this series, a quick way to increase your win-rate is to improve your c-betting strategy in 3-bet pots. Last time you learned about c-betting in position (IP) as the 3-bettor on two different types of flops (coordinated and uncoordinated). Today you'll … [Read more...] about How to Win More Chips When Out of Position in 3-Bet Pots
A quick way to increase your win-rate is to improve your c-betting strategy in 3-bet pots. This article series will help you get ahead of your competition by improving your understanding of these crucial spots. In this first part, we'll take a look at c-betting in position (IP) … [Read more...] about When Should You Bet on the Flop After 3-Betting?
You're about to learn about a powerful play that was kept secret for years by elite poker pros. It's called "the weak lead", and it entails leading on the turn into a player who just c-bet the flop. If you're thinking "isn’t this called donk-betting?" the answer is yes! A … [Read more...] about This Poker “Cheat Code” Will Help You Win More Hands
Have you considered upgrading your skills with an Upswing Poker training course? Read on! Take this quick quiz to find out which course is best for your poker playing needs, or keep scrolling for a breakdown of each course.Upswing Poker Courses -- FAQs To help you make the … [Read more...] about [QUIZ] Which Upswing Poker Training Course is Made for You?
Poker theory can baffle new players, partly because they have preconceived notions about the game -- they’ll say things like, “look him in the eye and you’ll know if he’s bluffing,” or, “I had a feeling that raising was the right play.” Usually, these players learn the hard way … [Read more...] about 3 Spots You Should Actually Consider Minimum Defense Frequency (And 3 Spots You Shouldn’t)
Ready to bolster your flop c-betting skills? Today you're going to learn the advantages and disadvantages of two common flop c-bet sizes: 66% and 100% pot-sized bets. This is part 2 of The Ultimate Guide to Flop C-Bet Sizing. Check out part 1 here. Here's the example situation … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of 66% & 100% Pot-Sized C-Bets (The Ultimate Guide, Part 2)
Here's a situation you’ve probably faced many times. You are playing a $0.50/$1.00 cash game. The action folds to you on the button, and after raising to $2.50, the big blind calls and you see a flop that looks like this: Q♠ T♦ 5♥ The big blind checks. You have a hand to … [Read more...] about What Flop C-Bet Size Should You Use in Cash Games? (The Ultimate Guide, Part 1)
What's going on, Upswing fam? Today we're mixing things up with a guest post that aims to help you with your mental game. Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas is an award-winning math professor from UCLA who specializes in the mathematics of poker, as well as in poker education. He … [Read more...] about Stop Letting Your Poker Ego Cost You Money & Happiness
When it comes to improving at poker, few things are more effective than discussing strategy with friends. For meaningful discussions about poker from all angles of the game, you need look no further than our Lab members-only group, Upswing Poker Engage. With over 3,100 members … [Read more...] about 10 Must-See Strategy Chats from the Upswing Engage Community