Patrick Harvey

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Mar 09 2021

Doug Polk Flops a Straight vs Phil Hellmuth — And Lays It Down?!

Last week, Doug Polk was the talk of the poker world for making a massive fold in his debut on High Stakes Poker on PokerGo. Squaring off against the legendary Phil Hellmuth, Polk mucked the second nut straight on the flop -- a play that many players wouldn’t even consider. The Hand Blinds: $200/$400...

Feb 18 2021

Doug Polk Reveals His Graph vs Negreanu (with Red/Blue/EV Lines)

Feb 18 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Two weeks ago, Doug Polk secured victory in his Heads Up No Limit Grudge Match vs. Daniel Negreanu. He won $1,201,807 over the course of 25,000 hands. The two battled on WSOP.com, which does not allow HUDs or tracking software. However, after the conclusion of the...

Feb 05 2021

10 Baddest (& Biggest) Beats from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400

Luck was a big topic of conversation in the Doug Polk vs. Daniel Negreanu Grudge Match. Through different points of the challenge, both players felt that they were been victim to worse luck. Today's article will look at 10 bad beats that went for $108,389.96+. Before you get worked up at the order or contents of this list, keep in mind: The beats...

10 Bonus Beats from Polk vs Negreanu

Feb 05 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

This is a continuation of our countdown of the 10 Baddest (& Biggest) Beats from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400. We couldn't fit all of the worst beats in that article, so we listed the rest here. Enjoy! 10 Bonus Beats: These hands weren't for as much money as the ones listed above, but they were still some...

Jan 29 2021

The 10 Biggest Bluffs from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400

The Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu Grudge Match has exceeded expectations across the board. With the whole poker world watching, the two poker titans have battled for 19,922 hands of the 25,000 hand challenge. Doug currently leads by $701,948, but there's no telling how the final sessions will go down. For today's article, we're going to take a look at the biggest...

Jan 27 2021

[Updated] The 100 Most Valuable Poker Strategy Articles for 2021

Hopefully you've taken advantage of all the great strategy content that's available here at Upswing. But in case you've missed something, or want to double back and reinforce what you've learned, we've compiled our top strategy articles. Each of them falls under one of the following categories (click to jump to that section): General poker strategy articles & guides...

Jan 26 2021

The 100 Most Valuable Poker Strategy Articles for 2021

Hopefully you've taken advantage of all the great strategy content that's available here at Upswing. But in case you've missed something, or want to double back and reinforce what you've learned, we've compiled our top strategy articles. Each of them falls under one of the following categories (click to jump to that section): General poker strategy articles & guides...

Jan 07 2021

5 Paired Board Tips to Help You Win More Chips

Paired flops can be quite tricky to play. All paired boards are different, but there are some general tendencies that you can follow. In this article, I will share 5 tips for playing paired flops. Given that this is one of the most frequent types of flop (roughly 17% of flops are paired), these tips may have an outsized impact on your win-rate....

Dec 18 2020

Top 10 Questions from Doug Polk’s “Ask Me Anything”

Dec 18 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  cash games poker strategy

So far, things have been going well for Doug Polk in his Heads Up Grudge Match versus Daniel Negreanu. Since the $200/$400 Challenge began in early November, Doug has jumped out to an $814,290 lead through the first 10,784 hands. Doug recently posted a...

Dec 04 2020

How Upswing Member Ryan Ko Won $104,202 in WSOP Event

Dec 04 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

The poker dream is alive. Ryan Ko had a summer to remember, highlighted by a second-place finish for $104,202 in an online WSOP event. So… That happened… I am such a luckbox wow pic.twitter.com/MVi1QAStNA -- RYAN K😷 (@ryanko)...

Dec 01 2020

Doug Polk Explains Five $105,976+ Pots He Played vs Daniel Negreanu

Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu have captivated the poker world with their $200/$400 Heads Up Grudge Match. Beginning in early November, the foes have squared off for 6,227 hands out of a planned 25,000, with Doug currently leading with $578,417.57 in profit. In an effort to keep his strategy to himself, Doug has been pretty quiet about specific hands. But that...

Nov 20 2020

We’re Slashing Prices for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Nov 20 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy

Have you considered upgrading your poker skills with one of Upswing's training courses? It's time to get off the fence because we're slashing prices by 25% site-wide for Black Friday! And by site-wide, we mean every course and tool on the site will be 25% off, including the Upswing Lab, Nick Petrangelo's tournament courses, Alex "Kanu7" Millar's advanced cash game course, and more....

Nov 13 2020

The 10 Biggest Pots From The Polk vs Negreanu Challenge (So Far)

The most anticipated poker grudge match in years got underway last week and it hasn't disappointed. Through the first four sessions, the rivals have played 1,372 hands with Doug holding on to a strong $180,865.22 lead. There have already been 12 pots that have crossed the $75,000 threshold, four of which have seen over $100,000 exchange hands. This article will show you the...

Oct 27 2020

Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu: $200/$400 Grudge Match Rules

The most-anticipated heads-up challenge in recent memory will begin on November 4th. After beefing for years, Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu will square off at $200/$400 on WSOP.com for at least 12,500 hands. We've already covered what led to the match in this article, so today we're going over the rules. Table of Contents:...

Oct 07 2020

UK Poker: Best United Kingdom Poker Sites & Players

Oct 07 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

UK Poker has taken off over the last decade. Due to the country’s relaxed online poker laws, it has become an extremely popular place for poker players to inhabit. Some of the game’s greatest players hail from the UK, making it on of the premier poker destinations in the world. Top Poker Sites for UK Players According to...

Sep 24 2020

10 Poker Infographics That Will Help Your Game

Infographics are a fun and effective way to learn, which is why we've created numerous infographics throughout the years. Today's article is an aggregate of 10 of the most bookmark-worthy poker infographics graphics that we have created. Starting with beginner-friendly topics, the infographics get more advanced as you scroll. Be sure to download the ones you find most helpful! Let's jump in....

Sep 23 2020

German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

Sep 23 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews poker players

Over the last decade, German poker players have emerged as a dominant force in the poker world. The nation is considered to be home to some of the best players in the world, including World Series of Poker Main Event Champions Pius Heinz (2011) and Hossein Ensan (2019). The Best German Poker Players (All-Time Money List) The following players are the top tournament...

Sep 15 2020

4 Valuable Pieces of Poker Tournament Advice for Beginners

You’ve played your A-game for hours and you made some hands when you needed to. Now, it has finally happened: you’re at the final table eyeing the biggest score of your life. Whether it's for a pile of bricks or a few Benjamins, there are few sweeter feelings in poker than winning a tournament. Photo: Joe Giron In order to make more moments...

Aug 25 2020

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Facing a Bet

Learning poker in 2020 can feel overwhelming. The poker community is always buzzing about solvers and theoretically optimal play -- and for good reason. In order to reach the highest levels of the game, you need to be familiar with these things. But for most people, especially those who are newer to the game, mastering the fundamentals will be a better use of...

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