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May 17 2022

How to Play Queen-Jack Suited in Cash Games

Queen-Jack suited is a damn good hand in No Limit Hold’em. It can flop strong pairs, strong open-enders, flush draws, and gutshots. It often has useful blockers on Ace-high and King-high boards (blocking hands like AQ/AJ/KQ/KJ). And if all else goes wrong, Queen-Jack suited still usually has some kind of backdoor draw with 2 overcards....

May 13 2022

How to Play Trips (As the Preflop Raiser and Caller)

Playing trips can be pretty simple in some situations, but there are some small nuances that you might be missing. If you are indeed missing those nuances, you have an opportunity to increase your win-rate by learning them. Lucky for you, that's what this article is for. Let’s dive in! Note: I'll be covering how to play trips on paired boards, such as...

May 11 2022

3 Tips for Playing the Turn After Check-Raise Bluffing Flop

Suppose you call a preflop raise from the Big Blind with a hand like 6♥ 4♥ and the flop comes Q♦ 7♥ 3♠. The preflop raiser c-bets and the action is back on you. You think to yourself and say, “Damn, am I supposed to check-raise here?”...

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...

May 06 2022

Can Linus Make a Sick Hero Call With K♣ Q♣ On Four Heart Board (Analysis)

Linus Loeliger has been arguably the best No Limit Hold'em online cash game player in the world for the past few years. In fact, he was ranked as the 5th greatest poker player of all-time in the Doug Polk Podcast's fan voting. Observing the best players in the world is one of the best ways to learn, so today we are going...

May 03 2022

Should You Ever Play Offsuit Connectors in Cash Games?

Most of the time, low and medium offsuit connectors are pretty worthless and should be folded. However, there are some instances, mostly from the Big Blind, in which they are worthy of being played. For that reason, I am going to cover: How to Play Low and Medium Offsuit Connectors Preflop 3 Tips for When You Miss the Flop (As the Preflop Caller)...

Apr 27 2022

[QUIZ] Do You Know How to Play vs Preflop Raises?

It's extremely tough to become a long-term winning poker player without a good grasp on the fundamentals… …and one of the most important fundamentals is only playing hands that profit when a player raises in front of you. This quiz will put you in 8 different preflop situations in which you face a raise before the flop. Sometimes there will be a...

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 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 18 2022

Doug Polk Chases a Flush Draw in Massive Pot (Analysis)

Since becoming a part-owner of The Lodge Card Club, Doug Polk has been playing poker regularly for the first time since his heads-up challenge vs Daniel Negreanu. Some of his sessions have been played on The Lodge Live stream...

Apr 15 2022

Apr 12 2022

What is Equity in Poker & Why Does it Matter?

Equity is the most fundamental concept in poker. If you're not very familiar with it, then this article is going to be extremely valuable for your poker game. Let's dive into what equity is and why it matters so much. What is Equity? Equity refers to the share of the pot that...

Apr 08 2022

How to Crush the Guy Who Always C-Bets

Have you ever played against a player who seems to continuation bet (c-bet) every hand? This article will help you learn the key adjustments that will allow you...

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 06 2022

Patrik Antonius Takes on the WSOP Champ (Analysis)

High Stakes Poker has returned. The show's 9th season has featured some of the biggest names in poker, including Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan, and many others. One of the most interesting hands happened in the first episode when poker legend Patrik Antonius squared off against 2021 WSOP Main Event Champion...

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 30 2022

3 Tips for Playing Double Board PLO Bomb Pots

Double board PLO bomb pots have taken over the poker scene in Texas and they have spread to other games throughout the world. But despite their rising popularity, little has been shared about the proper strategies to implement. Because of that, Upswing PLO coach Dylan Weisman posted a video to his Twitter account where he gave three tips...

Mar 25 2022

How to Play King-X Suited Hands in Cash Games

Low Suited Kings don't get talked about often, but there are many different situations in which you should play these hands. In this article, I am going to cover: How to Play Suited King-X Hands Preflop 3 Tips for Playing Suited King-X When You Miss the Flop (as the...