Geoffrey Fisk

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May 08 2021

Daniel Coleman: “Very High Probability” Sean Perry is a Scammer

May 08 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Daniel Coleman called out fellow high stakes poker player Sean Perry as a scammer, stating that Perry took seven figures off Coleman in a case of daily fantasy sports fraud. Coleman dropped that statement in a Friday afternoon tweet, which included a screenshot of a detailed summary of the scam as Coleman suspected it. Coleman accuses Perry...

Apr 30 2021

The Best Blackjack Betting Strategy (Basic Explanation)

Apr 30 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Blackjack persists as one of the world's signature casino games. Blackjack games are among the most popular pastimes at land-based and online casinos around the globe. While the house edge makes blackjack nearly impossible to beat in the long term, you can make the most of any blackjack session with a solid betting strategy. The fundamentals of a sound blackjack...

Apr 23 2021

Joe Hachem: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Apr 23 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Joe Hachem won the World Series of Poker Main Event at the height of poker's mainstream popularity in 2005. His poker accomplishments aren't just limited to that championship run, however. Hachem also holds a WPT Main Tour title, along with 34 cashes and eight final table appearances at the WSOP over the course...

Apr 16 2021

Ryan “pokerwithriske” Riske Joins the Upswing Poker Team

Apr 16 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Upswing Poker’s ever-growing roster of world-class coaches just added another cash game crusher. Ryan Riske joins the Upswing team of poker pros with a proven record of success in some of the world’s toughest online cash games. Subscribers to Ryan’s “pokerwithriske” Twitch channel have been watching Riske crush the games on PokerStars for the better part of the...

Apr 14 2021

Is PokerBROS Legit or a Scam?

Apr 14 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

What Is PokerBROS? PokerBROS functions as one of several mobile poker apps available for Apple iOS and Android devices. Downloading the PokerBROS app opens up access to thousands of online "poker clubs," each operated individually around the world. Virtually anybody can start their own poker club, or join an existing club at PokerBROS. PokerBROS functions as a social poker app on the surface,...

Apr 05 2021

Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Apr 05 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Alex Foxen's poker resume makes him one of the most prolific tournament players in the modern era. Foxen holds the record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in the Global Poker Index, with a 38-week run in 2018-2019. Foxen and Kristen Bicknell form one of the game's most formidable couples, as both stand as fixtures in the GPI rankings. Foxen sits in...

Apr 01 2021

What is a Poker Module? | List of All 80+ Upswing Lab Modules

Apr 01 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Upswing Poker Lab members have access to the most comprehensive collection of cutting-edge poker training materials ever assembled. This vast and ever- expanding library of knowledge is organized into “modules,” each covering a different aspect of the Upswing Poker's overall approach to strategy. You can think of the modules as classes that you need to pass in order to earn your degree in world-class...

Mar 24 2021

Michael Mizrachi: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Mar 24 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Michael Mizrachi boasts a reputation as one of the greatest players in the history of the World Series of Poker. His WSOP resume includes five bracelet wins, including three victories in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Mizrachi arrived on the live tournament scene in the mid-2000s, and he's stood the test of time as one of...

Mar 09 2021

Why Does Four of a Kind Beat a Straight or a Flush?

Mar 09 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Holding a strong hand in a game of poker often leads to winning money. The strongest hands in the poker hand rankings don't often occur in the game, and seeing two monster hands go head-to-head marks an even rarer event. Straights, flushes, and...

Why Does a Straight Flush Beat Four of a Kind?

Mar 09 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

The top hands listed in the standard poker hand rankings occur very rarely in the game. The less likely the probability of making a certain hand, the higher that hand ranks in a game of poker. The straight flush and...

Mar 03 2021

Why Does Four of a Kind Beat a Full House?

Mar 03 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Most poker games use the standard poker hand rankings to determine each winning hand. The rarer a hand occurs mathematically, the higher it stands in the hand rankings. Full house and...

Feb 26 2021

Igor Kurganov: Poker Results and Relationship With Liv Boree

Feb 26 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Igor Kurganov emerged as one of poker's top tournament players in the 2010s. He might best be known for his relationship with fellow poker pro Liv Boeree, but Kurganov boasts an all-time great list of...

Feb 24 2021

Poker Hand Rankings: Two Pair

Feb 24 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Making two pair in a game of poker often gives you a strong enough hand to win the pot. To make two pair, you must draw two distinct pairs in the same five- card hand. Two pair beats one pair and also beats high card hands. Three-of-a- kind (along with everything above it in the poker hand rankings)...

Feb 22 2021

Why Does a Straight Beat Two Pair?

Feb 22 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Strong poker hands don't come around all that often, so it's crucial to know just where your made hand stacks up in the poker hand rankings. If it's a hand like two pair or a straight, it probably has a good chance of holding up as the winner when you take it to showdown. Both a straight and two pair represent strong...

Feb 12 2021

Poker Hand Rankings: High Card

Feb 12 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

A high card hand consists of five cards that don't make a pair or any other kind of made hand. The lowest-ranking hand in the poker hand rankings, high card hands can only beat other high card hands. Ace-high represents the strongest high card hand, while the lowest possible five-card high card hand is six-high. An example of a high...

Poker Hand Rankings: One Pair

Feb 12 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

A pair represents the lowest-ranking made hand in the standard poker hand rankings. A one pair hand consists of two of the same ranking card, along with three other unpaired cards in a five-card hand. One pair hands beat high card hands, but a pair loses to every other made hand. For example, three-of-a- kind,...

Feb 11 2021

Poker Hand Rankings: Three of a Kind

Feb 11 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Making three-of-a-kind often gives you a hand that's strong enough to win the pot in a game of poker. You've made three-of-a-kind when you hold three of the same ranking card, along with two other unpaired cards, in a five-card hand. Three-of-a-kind ranks as the seventh-best possible hand in the standard poker...

Feb 04 2021

Polk Wins $1.2 Million in 25,000 Hands vs Negreanu

Feb 04 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

One of the most fervently followed heads-up matches in poker history came to an end with a seven-figure victory for Upswing Poker founder Doug Polk. Polk came away with $1.2 million in profit in a heads-up match against archrival Daniel...

Poker Hand Rankings: Straight

Feb 04 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

True to its name, a straight consists of five sequential cards in a game of poker. Straights are often strong enough to win in a poker showdown and rank sixth in the poker hand rankings. A straight only loses to a royal flush,...

Poker Hand Rankings: Flush

Feb 04 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Making a flush can often result in winning the pot in a game of poker. One of the stronger hands you can make, the flush ranks fifth in the poker hand rankings, behind the royal flush,...

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