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Oct 04 2022

How to Play Ace-Four Suited in Cash Games

Like it's brother Ace-Five suited, Ace-Four suited has become a quite trendy hand in recent years. That's because it has so much potential. Ace-Four can hit the strongest top pair, disguised straights, and nut flushes. In this article, I am going to help you get closer to...

Sep 30 2022

5 Heads-Up Poker Hands Analyzed By A Pro

Heads-up No-Limit Hold'em (HUNL) is arguably the purest form of poker. You sit across the table from 1 opponent and your job is to beat 'em. It's that simple. This article/video zooms in on 5 hands that were played by an Upswing Lab member...

Sep 28 2022

How to Play Big Pocket Pairs in Cash Games

Big pocket pairs will usually be your biggest money makers… …but, as you probably know all too well, they can also cost you an entire chip stack. To help you get max value and avoid costly mistakes, you're about to learn some key tips for playing the three biggest pocket pairs in No Limit Hold'em. Let's start at Pocket Queens and work up...

Sep 23 2022

Patrik Antonius Hero Calls Bottom Pair with $825,000 On The Line (Analysis)

Could you make a sick call with bottom pair with 3 players left in a big tournament? It takes guts, the lack of a certain type of fear, and a level of confidence that is often the result of years of experience playing at a high level. Patrik Antonius is no doubt a player with those traits. With an $825,000 first prize on...

Sep 21 2022

What is a Misclick in Poker? Explanation & Examples

Sep 21 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

The term “misclick” can apply to any situation where a user makes a mistake with the click of a computer mouse. Instead of the desired action taking place, a different, undesired action happens. A misclick can happen when you’re playing a video game, or a game involving a computer in any way. You could misclick when trying to download a podcast, or attempting...

Sep 14 2022

Pro Poker Player Moves Down in Stakes (to Help You Move Up)

If you play relatively low stakes (online or live), read on. One of our coaches, Gary “GazzyB123” Blackwood, recently dropped down to 10NL ($0.05/$0.10) at the request of...

Sep 12 2022

How to Play Three-Card Poker (Rules & Basic Strategy)

Sep 12 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

Three-Card Poker sounds like a prison game, doesn’t it? In fact, Three-Card Poker (sometimes stylized as “3-Card Poker”) has become one of the most popular table games in Las Vegas casinos and across the U.S. Not only is the game quite simple to learn and play, but it is relatively slow-paced (so you won’t lose as much as faster-paced games) and also great...

Sep 09 2022

What is Double Barreling in Poker? 3 Tips for Profitable Double Barrels In Cash Games

What is a double barrel in poker? A double barrel is a bet on the turn made by the same player who bet on the flop. For example, suppose I bet on the flop, you call, and I follow through with another bet (a double barrel) on the turn. Why is double barreling important? A great double barreling strategy will have an incredibly...

Sep 06 2022

Two God-Tier Poker Players Clash in $225,800 Pot (Analysis)

Life-changing money has been changing hands in some of the biggest online cash games in recent memory. In this hand, we have online cash game crusher Linus Loeliger facing off against tournament wizard Michael Addamo, who has over $19,000,000 in winnings. The blinds are $500/$1,000 with a $200 ante. Without any further ado, let’s dive into...

Aug 30 2022

How to Play Suited Queens (Q9-Q2) in Cash Games

The medium and low Queen-high suited hands are quite versatile, and they're worth playing occasionally. If you play these hands too often, you'll find yourself spewing money. If you never play them, on the other hand, you're leaving money on the table. In this article, I am going to share:...

Aug 26 2022

How to Play Ace-Jack Suited in Cash Games

Ace-Jack suited is one of the strongest hands you can get dealt in No Limit Hold’em. You should expect to win a good amount of money with it (on average). There are, however, some fundamental mistakes that you should avoid in order to win the maximum amount in cash games with Ace-Jack suited. In this article, I will break down the...

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 23 2022

Aug 19 2022

Doug Polk Does The Thing He Said To Never Do (Analysis)

Doug once said "don't fold sets" in No Limit Hold'em… …but apparently he was being hyperbolic because that's exactly what he did in the hand you're about to see....

Aug 16 2022

How to Play Queen-Ten Suited in Cash Games

Queen-Ten suited is one of those strong and silent types of poker hands. It’s not a premium Rolls Royce like Pocket Aces. Instead, it’s more of a Volvo: fast, reliable, and safe. Nothing wrong with that in my book! In this article, you will learn the following: How to Play Queen-Ten...

Aug 12 2022

Did Doug Polk Screw Up? Elite Poker Pro Nick Petrangelo Breaks It Down

If you want to win as much as possible in live cash games, read on....

Aug 09 2022

Top Poker Pros Battle for Half a Million Dollar Pot (Analysis)

The boys are back at it again. Today's hand is a nasty one between two online juggernauts, Linus Loeliger (LLinusLove) and Wiktor Malinowski (Limitless), battling it out at astronomical stakes. The blinds are $500/$1,000/$2,000 in an online...

Aug 05 2022

Andrew Neeme Battles Doug Polk in $11,700 Pot (Analysis)

Let's examine a nasty hand between Upswing Poker founder Doug Polk and professional poker player/vlogger Andrew Neeme. The two friends clash with big hands in a massive pot while playing in a cash game at The Lodge Card Club in Austin, Texas....

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

[Updated] 2 Winning Ways to Adjust Your Preflop Strategy in Low Stakes Live Poker

If you’re an online player diving into the world of live poker, one of the first things you notice is that the rake is absurdly high compared to what you're used to. This is especially true at the lowest-stakes games ($1/$2 through $2/$5). As you climb the stakes, rake becomes...