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Author Dan B., David Lappin, Geoffrey Fisk, Haley Hintze, Jake Godshall, Josh Jones, Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas, Mike Brady, Natalie Faulk, Patrick Harvey, Tomas Molcan,
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May 14 2021

[QUIZ] Do You Have the Skills to Smash Live $2/$5 Games?

There's some serious money to be made in live poker, especially as players rush back to card rooms after a year of mandatory off-time. The following 10 hand scenarios will test how prepared you are to profit from the live poker gold rush of 2021 and beyond. Each question covers typical spots that you may face during your next trip to the casino/card...

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...

May 07 2021

3 Micro Stakes Players Pick Up Premium Hands in 3-Bet Pots (Analysis)

Improving at poker is easier when you're surrounded by like-minded people. That's why those of us at Upswing Poker take great pride in the exclusive Upswing Poker Engage group. In the private Facebook group for members of the Upswing Lab training course,...

Dario Sammartino: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

May 07 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Dario Sammartino's career highlight reel includes a runner-up finish in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event. The 34-year-old native of Naples, Italy took part in one of the most controversial hands in WSOP history on the way to that finish, which lives on in poker lore. Sammartino broke through in the high roller tournament...

May 04 2021

How to Play Pocket Kings Like a Pro in Cash Games (Even When an Ace Flops)

Let's talk about Pocket Kings. Playing the cowboys is relatively easy most of the time, but every once in a while a dreaded Ace rolls off on the flop, which reminds me of this meme:...

Apr 30 2021

How Would You Play Pocket Aces at This Final Table? (Analysis)

Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall is one of the most fearsome online and live poker players that the UK has ever produced. He is also one of the most ICM-aware opponents you are ever likely to face. That expert knowledge often comes to the fore on final tables, when ICM considerations play a big part in ultimate decision making. In 2019,...

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 29 2021

[Updated] This High Stakes Pro Played $0.50/$1.00 — Here Are 5 Tips from His Session

Apr 29 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  cash games online poker poker strategy

David "MissOracle" Yan has won a fat chunk of change in poker....

Apr 27 2021

This High Stakes Pro Played $0.50/$1.00 — Here Are 5 Tips from His Session

Apr 27 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  cash games online poker poker strategy

David "MissOracle" Yan has won a fat chunk of change in poker....

Apr 23 2021

Polarized Ranges vs Linear (Merged) Ranges Explained

If you’ve been around poker for a little while, you have probably heard the terms "polarized" and "linear" when referring to ranges. These are key concepts to know for those who want to crush poker. In this article, you will learn the answers to the following questions: What is a "Range"? What is a Polarized Range? What is a Linear (or Merged) Range?...

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 20 2021

[QUIZ] Can You Ace These 10 Fundamental Preflop Decisions?

Ready to put your preflop fundamentals to the test? This quiz was made with relatively new poker players in mind, but anyone could benefit from a refresher on basic preflop decisions. For each of these questions, imagine that you just sat at a new cash game table with a 100 big blind stack and no reads on your opponents. Keep in mind that...

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...

Bizarre Multiway Pot Between 3 High Stakes Regs ($28,350 Pot Analysis)

Nosebleed online poker has been active in 2021. We've been tracking some of the craziest hands, as you can see with our first, second and third installments of this four-part...

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 13 2021

Should He Fold Trips vs An Aggressive Pro? ($25K High Roller Analysis)

I've got an interesting hand for you today, folks. Three huge factors were at play in this one: A $25,000 buy-in online is just about...

Apr 09 2021

High Stakes Reg Pulls the Trigger on 443 Big Blind Bluff (DEX88 vs uwintakeit Analysis)

Have you been following our four-part article series that analyzes some of the craziest nosebleed stakes from early 2021? (If you haven't, check out parts one and two.) This is part three, in which we will take a look at some super...

Apr 06 2021

3 River Bluffing Tips That Will Help You Smash Cash Games

Bluffing is the most fun part of poker for some people. For others, it’s the most terrifying part. On the river, when the pot is at its biggest, it can be especially hard to pull the trigger. But you can't let the fear of getting called deter you from...

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 02 2021

How to Play Flopped Two Pair in Cash Games

Finally! You've flopped that two pair you’ve been waiting for. You're already smiling inside, thinking how you’re gonna scoop this pot. But what should you do to win the biggest possible pot? That’s what I’m going to cover in this article because, as you’ll see, it’s not always best to play two pair fast. Not All Two Pairs Are Created Equal Some two...

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