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What You Get
62 LEARNING MODULES
Each module breaks down a crucial concept to help you win. This is your chance to learn the methods behind the world's best poker players' successes.
245 HOURS OF TRAINING
Doug and the coaches walk you through fundamental, intermediate, and advanced poker theory and teach you how to put it into practice.
EXTENSIVE HAND CHARTS
259 charts total, all accessible in 1 easy-to-use custom software for Lab members. Live, online and tournament preflop ranges are included.
PRIVATE GROUP ACCESS
Get into the private poker mastermind group with Doug and many professional players, where you can share what’s working and get help with what isn’t.
Professional, Systematic and Duplicable Poker Training That Delivers World-Class Results
Don't know Fried Meulders? He has been crushing the toughest No Limit Hold’em cash games on PokerStars since the start of 2012!
Known as "mynameiskarl" online, Fried is an online pro who has played more than 3.4 million hands, mostly at 500NL. He has destroyed these very tough games, achieving a win-rate of over 3.7bb per 100 hands (see partial graph on the right).
He approaches the game from a GTO (Game Theory Optimal) perspective, while making some exploitative plays to maximize his winnings. His Play & Explain videos in the Lab feature him playing Zoom 500NL or higher on PokerStars.
Immediately Improve Your Poker Strategy and Game Play
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BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION
The first set of modules will lay the foundation for everything else to come. Learn how to use hand matrices, dissect ranges, understand the "Four Categories" and see the core concepts revealed.
Learn the foundations of preflop play and the theory behind winning preflop strategy. Know exactly which hands to play from all positions – and when to deviate from the charts for maximum earnings.
Become a postflop wizard by mastering single raised pots and 3-bet pots when you are either the aggressor or facing action from other players. Discover how we use positional advantage to increase earnings.
The often overlooked, but perhaps the single biggest separating factor between mediocre/losing players and those that crush the game. Game selection strategy, bankroll management, poker software learning, mental game, and mental biases – all taught by Doug Polk.
I wanted to improve my game...so I decided to jump into the Lab. After studying the videos in the Lab, my game has improved a lot. I just came off my biggest win of the year, an $88 tournament which I won for $7,800.
The Lab has been a tremendous resource for me. I had been on [other training sites] and, while they were useful, I think the Upswing approach is far superior. The strategy is very easy to implement and follow.
Coincidence or UPSWING has really helped me develop a much stronger all around game! Results of BOVADA 150K GTD + my cash game results are in the black for the past 2 weeks! Thanks Doug Polk and Ryan Fee. 🙂
Worth it alone to just watch the videos of Doug and Ryan. You guys make it seem so simple! Loving the content so far and thinking this is exactly what i need to improve and move up.
Thank you for the Lab, everything is so easily explained! I love the way you guys teach us poker. Finally a training site where you don't have to look at hundreds of hours of video to get the good stuff.
Just want to say after joining the Lab, I definitely feel more confident in my NL Hold'em game.
Thank you Upswing Poker, Doug Polk, and Ryan Fee. Your course and explanation are definitely something more than a hidden gem.
How It Works
Access a wealth of information including strategies from Doug Polk, one of the top No-Limit Hold’em players in the world. Designed to be consumed in a linear path, you can learn the right way, from A to Z.
Study with the step by step instructions and examples presented in each poker learning module. That means you can stop watching thousands of videos from hundreds of teachers with no real sense of how everything works together.
Master both the fundamental theories and situational exploits to greatly increase your skill and earnings. Our in depth range analysis teaches you how to split your range.