Mike Brady

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Apr 20 2022

Take a Sneak Peek at Elite Cash Game Exploits with Uri Peleg

Want to reach the top of the poker mountain so even solid regulars become more like recreational players? The brand new Elite Cash Game Exploits course is made to help you on your climb. Taught by...

Apr 01 2022

Mar 19 2022

Poker Vlogger Rampage Takes on Garrett Adelstein in $146,250 Pot (Analysis)

Poker vlogger 'Rampage' recently took a shot in a high stakes poker game on Hustler Casino Live. Unfortunately for him, he drew a seat with live cash game crusher Garrett Adelstein on his left. The two well-known players clashed in a few hands throughout the night, but this article/video focuses on the most notable one. Watch...

Feb 25 2022

[Updated] Can You ACE This Poker Hands Quiz?

Feb 25 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker quizzes

How well do you really know the poker hand rankings? To win at poker, you obviously need to know what hand you have. Thus, being able to quickly identify poker hands is crucial if you want success on the felt. The following quiz will show you a hand from the game of Texas Hold'em. You goal is to select the correct poker hand...

[QUIZ] Do You Know When to Shove a Short Stack?

Knowing when to shove with a short stack in a tournament has a massive impact on your ROI in tournaments. This quiz will test your ability to do just that. For each question, assume the following: You are playing at an 8-handed table There is a Big Blind ante You are playing a shove or fold strategy (no limps or non-all-in opens) Your...

Feb 08 2022

[Updated] Can You ACE This Poker Hands Quiz?

Feb 08 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker quizzes

How well do you really know the poker hand rankings? To win at poker, you obviously need to know what hand you have. Thus, being able to quickly identify poker hands is crucial if you want success on the felt. The following quiz will show you a hand from the game of Texas Hold'em. You goal is to select the correct poker hand...

Jan 03 2022

Doug Polk, Brad Owen, Andrew Neeme Become Co-Owners of The Lodge Card Club

Jan 03 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker strategy

Poker in Texas has been growing fast over the past few years, and it's about to get a whole lot bigger. Three of poker's biggest names, Doug Polk, Brad Owen, and Andrew Neeme, have become co-owners of The Lodge Card Club -- the biggest room in the Austin area. This video sums up why the guys decided to buy a significant stake in...

Dec 30 2021

The 5 Best Poker Strategy Articles of 2021

If you want to crush your poker games in 2022, read on. These 5 must-read articles published on the poker strategy blog will prepare you to dominate the tables in 2022 and beyond. I included something for everyone, regardless of your skill level (#5 is introductory, #2-4 are intermediate, and #1 is relatively advanced). (I recommend saving or bookmarking this page so you...

Dec 25 2021

The 5 Best Poker Hand Reviews of 2021

If you like expert poker hand analysis, you've come to the right place. The Upswing Poker team is constantly on the lookout for interesting hands to review. When we stumble upon a great one, we analyze and publish it on the poker strategy blog. This is a list of the 5 most notable/interesting/thought- provoking hands reviewed on the blog this year -- the...

Dec 14 2021

Show Notes from Koray Aldemir’s Appearance on the Doug Polk Podcast

Dec 14 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

This article includes the visuals that were on-screen during Doug Polk and Koray Aldemir's discussion from this podcast. At 1:02:55, Doug and Koray discuss this hand with 7 players left:...

Nov 24 2021

The Final Hand of the 2021 WSOP Main Event (Analysis)

Nov 24 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy

High stakes poker pro versus fearless amateur… It's a matchup that happens daily on poker tables around the world. But it usually doesn't happen with the World Series of Poker Main Event title and $8,000,000 on the line. In the final hand of the No Limit Hold'em championship, German pro Koray Aldemir held a slight chip lead over aggressive amateur George Holmes. Then,...

Nov 02 2021

5 “Poker Boom” Hands That Will Make You Cry Laughing

Nov 02 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy

Did you play poker back during the "boom years" of 2003-2006? If you did, I'd bet my bottom dollar you look back on that time period fondly. If you didn't, let me paint a picture. It's 2003. The World Poker Tour just came out on television the year before, triggering an increased interest in poker (especially No Limit Hold'em). Then, an accountant named...

Oct 04 2021

Can You ACE This Poker Hands Quiz?

Oct 04 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker quizzes

How well do you really know the poker hand rankings? To win at poker, you obviously need to know what hand you have. Thus, being able to quickly identify poker hands is crucial if you want success on the felt. The following quiz will show you a hand from the game of Texas Hold'em. You goal is to select the correct poker hand...

Aug 27 2021

WSOP Main Event Winner Stoyan Madanzhiev Joins Team Upswing

The perfect way to hone your skills in preparation for the World Series of Poker is here… Bulgarian tournament poker pro Stoyan Madanzhiev won $4 million and a WSOP Main Event bracelet last year. Now, he's signed on to be a guest coach in the...

Jun 30 2021

How to Win at 10NL on PokerStars ($0.05/$0.10 Play & Explain)

Do you play in low or micro-stakes poker games? Then you're about to get a lot of free value courtesy of cash game pro and streamer Gary "GazzyB" Blackwood. Settle in for the next 10 minutes, click play on the video, and watch GazzyB show off a winning strategy in 10NL ($0.05/$0.10) games on PokerStars....

Nov 19 2020

Polk vs Negreanu Challenge FAQ

Nov 19 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker strategy

We've heard the same questions over…and over…and over again during the Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu heads-up challenge. So, here's a list of frequently asked questions and answers....

Aug 28 2020

[QUIZ] Can You Ace 10 Super Tough Poker Questions?

There are dozens of poker quizzes here on Upswing Poker. Over the past few days, my team and I sifted through each of them to find the 10 questions that were answered incorrectly at the highest frequency. In other words, these are the most challenging Upswing Poker quiz questions ever. All were answered correctly by less than 40% of quiz-takers. Good luck! If...

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