Geoffrey Fisk

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Jan 13 2021

Sam Trickett: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Jan 13 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Sam Trickett's poker resume details the accomplishments of one of the world's most successful poker players. The high-stakes tournament fixture has amassed more than $21 million in career tournament earnings since taking up the game. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1986, Trickett chose a path as a poker pro while at a crossroads in life in the mid-2000s. That decision has led to...

Jan 07 2021

Become a Winner at Pot Limit Omaha FAST with the PLO Launch Pad Course

Jan 07 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players poker strategy

Taking up "The Great Game of Pot-Limit Omaha" can seem like an intimidating task. Even the most seasoned No-Limit Hold'em players might feel out of their depth when they sit down at a PLO table. Dylan "iheartco0kie" Weisman brings a new course to Upswing Poker aimed at giving newcomers to PLO a massive competitive edge....

Dec 28 2020

Sam Greenwood: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dec 28 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Self-titled "poker enthusiast" Sam Greenwood doesn't consider himself a poker pro. With a resume that includes more than $22.5 million in career tournament earnings, however, Greenwood's poker ability puts him among the elite level of poker's top professional players. Greenwood turned 32 years old in 2020 and is currently enjoying the peak of an impressive run on poker's high-stakes tournament circuit. He...

Dec 22 2020

Scott Seiver: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dec 22 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Scott Seiver's poker resume puts him in the elite class of poker's most well- rounded players. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner stands as a good bet to win any tournament he's in, no matter which poker variant is being played. The 35-year-old Ohio native boasts an impressive resume of results spanning the last 15 years. As of the end of 2020, Siever sits at...

Dec 18 2020

Poker Positions 101: Explaining What You MUST Know

Dec 18 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy

Position represents one of poker's most important fundamental concepts. Newcomers to the game might hear terms like "under the gun," "cutoff," and "button," and wonder what's beings described by those words. Each of those terms describes a particular position at the poker table. Games like...

Dec 16 2020

John Juanda: Poker Results & Net Worth

Dec 16 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

John Junada's career accomplishments put him among poker's all-time greats. Juanda's resume of big-money tournament finishes spans both the poker-boom era and the modern-day landscape of the game. Juanda's feats in poker include five World Series of Poker bracelet wins and more than $25 million in live tournament earnings. He was a fixture on the...

Dec 04 2020

Jake Schindler: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

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

Poker's small circle of high-roller tournament regulars includes Jake Schindler. Schindler's poker ability makes him one of the most highly-regarded players in the world among his high-stakes peers. Still just 31 years old, Schindler has amassed more than $25 million in career tournament earnings. He's a regular presence at the final table in poker...

Dec 01 2020

Jason Koon: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dec 01 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Jason Koon stands as one of the top players in the modern era of poker. Few players can claim the resume that Koon has put together over the last decade- plus. Koon is a fixture on the high roller tournament scene, and can often be seen at final tables in high-stakes tournaments both domestic and abroad. Koon serves as an ambassador for Triton...

Nov 25 2020

Kelly Minkin: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Nov 25 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Kelly Minkin's deep runs in the WSOP Main Event have earned her the title of "last woman standing" twice in the world's biggest poker tournament. Minkin's poker accolades include more than $1.5 million in cashes, regular appearances on poker television, and popular...

Oct 13 2020

Gavin Smith: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Lasting Legacy

Oct 13 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Gavin Smith was one of poker's most recognizable figures from the "poker boom" era of the 2000s and early 2010s. One of poker's most beloved figures, Smith forged an unmistakable presence in just about any poker tournament or television show he took part in over his 20-year career in the game. Smith passed away on January 14, 2019, at just 50 years old....

Oct 08 2020

All-In Poker Rules – When Should You Go All-In?

Oct 08 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

"All-In" entered the mainstream lexicon thanks to the poker boom of the early 2000s. The term is now regularly used in modern US culture, but the origin of "all-in" stems from the poker glossary. Going all-in means putting all of your chips in the pot during a poker hand. Here's an overview of the rules of going...

Oct 05 2020

How To Play Irish Poker

Irish Poker combines elements of Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and Pineapple, creating a fun and different poker game for any occasion. A game of Irish Poker deals four cards to each player, similar to Omaha. After the...

Sep 30 2020

50 Poker Hand Nicknames – The Complete List

Sep 30 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Sit in a poker game for any significant length of time, and you'll hear some of the game's most recognizable hands referred to by poker hand nicknames. "Pocket Rockets", "Big Slick", "Snowmen", "Ducks", and even "Doyle Brunson" are all common colloquialisms used as poker hand names. The following list outlines 50 of the most commonly-used poker hand nicknames you'll...

Sep 14 2020

Tourney Boss Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic Joins the Upswing Lab Team

One of poker's most prolific Twitch streamers has joined the Upswing Lab. Hristivoje "ALLinPav" Pavlovic is the newest member of the Upswing Team, and he brings his wealth of experience at the online tournament tables to the Lab. The 27-year-old Australia native comes to the Upswing Poker team with a well- known reputation from his AllinPav Twitch channel. Haven't Seen Pav's Stream?...

Sep 01 2020

Does Three of a Kind Beat a Straight?

Sep 01 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

Judging by how many people search for "does three of a kind beat a straight" on Google, it's clear that many people don't know the answer to this question. In games using standard poker hand rankings, both three-of-a-kind and straights are quite strong hands. But which one is best in a head-to-head showdown? The simple answer is: no, three-of-a-kind does not beat...

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