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Aug 25 2022

[Updated] Tim Jenkins Joins the Upswing Poker Coaching Team

The latest addition to the Upswing Poker roster of coaches began his poker journey playing heads-up for match sticks in a New Zealand tramping hut. Then a teenager on a hiking trip, Tim Jenkins didn’t fare well in his first poker game. The match sparked a new interest in poker for the New Zealand native,...

Aug 05 2022

Rounders 2: Will This Movie Sequel Ever Happen?

Aug 05 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Poker players consistently rank Rounders as possibly the best poker film of all time. The 1998 movie, starring Matt Damon as aspiring underground grinder Mike McDermott, holds legendary status in modern poker lore....

Aug 03 2022

Tim Jenkins Joins the Upswing Poker Coaching Team

The latest addition to the Upswing Poker roster of coaches began his poker journey playing heads-up for match sticks in a New Zealand tramping hut. Then a teenager on a hiking trip, Tim Jenkins didn’t fare well in his first poker game. The match sparked a new interest in poker for the New Zealand native,...

Jul 19 2022

What is Global Poker & How Does It Work?

Jul 19 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Global Poker functions as one of the biggest U.S.-facing online poker sites. The platform’s status as a sweepstakes gaming site allows Global Poker to offer games to poker players in the U.S. You can’t directly buy-in to any of the poker games on Global Poker. The site presents its games as “Gold Coins”...

Upswing Lab Member Victoria Livschitz Takes Down $10k Aria High Roller for $162,790

Jul 19 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

One of the hardest-working students from the Upswing Poker Lab community just scored a six-figure tournament win against the world's toughest competition. Victoria Livschitz won the $10,000 buy-in Aria High Roller #13 on July 8, cashing for $162,790 in the process. The win marked a new high for Livschitz, who began venturing into the world of live high stakes multi-table tournaments late last...

Jul 08 2022

What is Sharkscope & Is It Worth The Price?

Jul 08 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Sharkscope functions as one of the longest-running poker databases in the industry. The Sharkscope database includes online poker tournament results that go back nearly 20 years, covering a wide range of poker sites. The database still remains a vital...

May 09 2022

Must-See Strategy Discussions from the Upswing Lab Community (April 2022)

May 09 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker strategy

Upswing Poker Lab subscribers get access toUpswing Poker Engage, a private Facebook group that allows members to post hands and poker questions at any time. As an Upswing member, you can post to the Engage group and get feedback from Upswing’s roster of world-class coaches and top players. Upswing coaches...

Apr 27 2022

What is Overbetting in Poker & When Should You Overbet?

Apr 27 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy

When used correctly, overbetting can represent one of the most powerful moves in a poker player’s arsenal. By definition, an overbet occurs when a player uses a bet sizing that’s bigger than the size of the pot. For example, if the pot is $100, and a player bets $150, that large bet qualifies as an overbet. The overbet marks a staple of modern...

Apr 07 2022

Must-See Strategy Discussions from the Upswing Engage Community: March 2022

Apr 07 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Upswing Poker Lab subscribers get 24/7 access to Upswing Poker Engage, a private Facebook group that makes up one of the most valuable elements of a Lab subsciption. Lab members can post hands and questions for discussion, and get feedback from other lab members and Upswing's roster of world class coaches. Poker crushers like...

Apr 01 2022

What Are The Odds of a Straight Flush?

Apr 01 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

A straight flush represents one of the rarest and strongest hands you can make in a game of poker. The straight flush marks the second-best possible hand according to the standard poker hand rankings. Only a royal flush outranks the straight flush in terms of 5-card poker hands....

Mar 18 2022

10 Best Poker Rooms in Vegas (And Why to Visit Each)

Mar 18 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Las Vegas remains at the epicenter of the live poker economy, with more places to play than any other city in the U.S. With around 20 live poker venues to choose from, tourists and locals alike always enjoy plenty of options when it comes to competing on the live felt. Some poker rooms, like Wynn, Aria, and Bellagio, are widely considered by poker...

Feb 18 2022

The 5 Best Types of Poker for Beginners

Feb 18 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Jumping into the game of poker can present an intimidating task. Sitting in on your first poker game introduces you to a whole new world of poker rules, terms, math, etiquette, and more. Most of the games played in a poker room and on television involve No-Limit...

Feb 04 2022

The Top 10 Casino Card Games (Odds-Wise)

Feb 04 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Step into any casino and you'll be surrounded by ample opportunities to play cards. Not all card games a created equal, however. Most of the games you'll encounter on a casino floor give the house a mathematical edge, making it impossible for the player to turn a profit in the long run. The following list outlines the ten best casino card games you...

Jan 21 2022

Coach Nick Petrangelo CRUSHES the Poker Series for $1.8 Million

Nick Petrangelo absolutely smashed the 2022 Stairway To Millions series. Upswing Poker's resident multi-table tournament expert crushed his way through the high-stakes series, clinching the Stairway...

Jan 13 2022

What is the Suicide King in Card Games?

Jan 13 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

The term "Suicide King" refers to the king of hearts in a standard 52-card deck of playing cards. The Suicide King gets its name from the appearance that the king displayed on the card is stabbing himself in the head with his own dagger. While the Suicide King nickname is a staple in poker, the story behind the modern-day king of hearts goes...

Nov 28 2021

Best Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of playing in a Las Vegas poker tournament. Las Vegas poker rooms offer many options for tournaments, and the biggest challenge for players trying to find a game is sifting through the sheer number of regularly scheduled events, and finding a tournament that suits your preferences. This guide covers the regularly scheduled tournaments offered at the city’s...

Nov 24 2021

What is a Suited Hand & How Should You Play Them?

Nov 24 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history questions

When you play or observe Texas Hold'em or Omaha, you'll eventually hear the term "suited." Hole cards of the same suit are referred to as suited, like A♠K♠ and 9♥ 7...

Nov 18 2021

The Amazing Story of Archie Karas

Nov 18 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Archie Karas is known for putting together the biggest gambling winning streak in recorded history. From 1992-1995, Karas went on a heater that saw the Greek-American gambler win $40 million. Those winnings came from poker, baccarat, craps, blackjack, and pool. Karas' hot streak went down in gambling lore as "The Run," and hasn't been matched since. Here's a look at the incredible ups...

Nov 15 2021

How to Play Various Poker Games

Nov 15 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews poker rules

Texas Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha are the most-played poker games around the globe. Many other poker variants, however, can be found at casinos, online poker rooms, and home games. Let's take a look at how to play some of the most popular forms of poker. Texas Hold’em The most popular poker game in the world,...

Oct 29 2021

What is the Lowest Pair in Poker?

Oct 29 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history questions

A pair is the most commonly seen made hand in poker. Holding a pair often gives you a chance of winning the pot in Texas Hold'em. Whether your dealt a pocket pair or make one on the board, a pair beats any high-card hand in a showdown. What is the lowest pair in poker? What is the highest? Let's take a look:...

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