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Author Dan B., Geoffrey Fisk, Haley Hintze, Mike Brady, Patrick Harvey, Tomas Molcan,
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Sep 24 2020

10 Poker Infographics That Will Help Your Game

Infographics are a fun and effective way to learn, which is why we've created numerous infographics throughout the years. Today's article is an aggregate of 10 of the most bookmark-worthy poker infographics graphics that we have created. Starting with beginner-friendly topics, the infographics get more advanced as you scroll. Be sure to download the ones you find most helpful! Let's jump in....

Sep 23 2020

German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

Sep 23 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews poker players

Over the last decade, German poker players have emerged as a dominant force in the poker world. The nation is considered to be home to some of the best players in the world, including World Series of Poker Main Event Champions Pius Heinz (2011) and Hossein Ensan (2019). The Best German Poker Players (All-Time Money List) The following players are the top tournament...

Sep 22 2020

How to Play Ace-Queen Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

Some hate it, some love it. Ace-Queen offsuit is one of the most polarizing hands in poker. While it is one of the best starting hands in the deck, it can also be relatively difficult to play compared to strong starting hands. In this article, we will be covering: How to Play Ace-Queen in Common Preflop Situations 3 Tips for Playing Ace-Queen When...

Sep 18 2020

How I Won €151 From Fedor Holz (Hand Analysis)

Fedor Holz, at the age of 27, is already one of the biggest legends of the game. The German native ranks eighth on the all-time money list with $32,556,377 in career live tournament earnings in addition to two World Series of Poker bracelets....

Sep 15 2020

4 Valuable Pieces of Poker Tournament Advice for Beginners

You’ve played your A-game for hours and you made some hands when you needed to. Now, it has finally happened: you’re at the final table eyeing the biggest score of your life. Whether it's for a pile of bricks or a few Benjamins, there are few sweeter feelings in poker than winning a tournament. Photo: Joe Giron In order to make more moments...

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 11 2020

How To Play Ace-King On A Middling Flop After 3-Betting

Raise your hand if you feel like every time you 3-bet with AK, the flop brings three undercards. 3-bet pots are common, but the amount of money involved from the get-go makes things a bit more tense. Today we will try to ease that tension by explaining how to proceed on a pretty common board texture once your 3-bet gets called. The focus...

Sep 09 2020

[QUIZ] Can You Play These 10 Flush Draws Optimally?

Your skills with flush draws are about to be put to the test with ten example scenarios. You will play as the aggressor in the first six hands, then as the defender in the final four hands. Keep in mind that in close situations, the correct answer is the action PioSolver chooses most often. Take a moment to focus your mind, and...

Sep 04 2020

Single-Raised Pots vs 3-Bet Pots: How Should Your Strategy Differ?

If you want to make as much money in poker as possible, you need to be well versed in the most common spots. In this article, we are going to take a look at the differences between the two most common types of pots in poker: single raised pots and 3-bet pots. Based on the differences that I will expose, we will see...

Sep 01 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Squeezing in No Limit Hold’em

The "squeeze" play -- 3-betting preflop versus a raise and one or more callers -- was once a staple of TV poker. Players used to be much more likely to just call raises before the flop, which presented many squeezing opportunities for aggressive players. Squeezing is a less frequent part of the game nowadays, especially online, but it is nonetheless important to understand...

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...

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...

Aug 25 2020

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Facing a Bet

Learning poker in 2020 can feel overwhelming. The poker community is always buzzing about solvers and theoretically optimal play -- and for good reason. In order to reach the highest levels of the game, you need to be familiar with these things. But for most people, especially those who are newer to the game, mastering the fundamentals will be a better use of...

Aug 24 2020

Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

Aug 24 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker strategy

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s already drawing plenty of interest. While some detractors...

Aug 21 2020

3 Crucial Types of Poker Software for Serious Players in 2020

If you're serious about poker, there are a few must-have types of poker software / poker tools. Whether you play online or live, these tools can help take your game to the next level so you can maximize your winnings and rise up in stakes. In this article, I am going to review the three most important types of poker tools and poker...

Aug 18 2020

[QUIZ] Do You Bluff (& Semi-Bluff) Like A Pro?

As Doug Polk likes to say, bluffing is life in poker. 10 years ago you could be a wimpy bluffer and still win in most games. These days, however, you need to have a good handle on this foundation of the game. In this quiz you will be presented with 10 hand scenarios. Your goal is to choose the most effective bluffing hand...

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