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Dec 04 2020

How Upswing Member Ryan Ko Won $104,202 in WSOP Event

Dec 04 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

The poker dream is alive. Ryan Ko had a summer to remember, highlighted by a second-place finish for $104,202 in an online WSOP event. So… That happened… I am such a luckbox wow -- RYAN K😷 (@ryanko)...

Jake Schindler: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dec 04 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Poker's small circle of high-roller tournament regulars includes Jake Schindler. Schindler's poker ability makes him one of the most highly-regarded players in the world among his high-stakes peers. Still just 31 years old, Schindler has amassed more than $25 million in career tournament earnings. He's a regular presence at the final table in poker...

Dec 03 2020

How to Play Flopped Sets in 8 Common Situations

Who doesn't love the feeling you get when you flop a set? When it happens, all you can think about is Vegas and the f-in Mirage. But not every flopped set is the same. There are different factors that shape the way you should play your sets. In this article, I'll explain how to approach playing sets in 8 specific situations (assuming 100...

Dec 01 2020

Jason Koon: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dec 01 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Jason Koon stands as one of the top players in the modern era of poker. Few players can claim the resume that Koon has put together over the last decade- plus. Koon is a fixture on the high roller tournament scene, and can often be seen at final tables in high-stakes tournaments both domestic and abroad. Koon serves as an ambassador for Triton...

Doug Polk Explains Five $105,976+ Pots He Played vs Daniel Negreanu

Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu have captivated the poker world with their $200/$400 Heads Up Grudge Match. Beginning in early November, the foes have squared off for 6,227 hands out of a planned 25,000, with Doug currently leading with $578,417.57 in profit. In an effort to keep his strategy to himself, Doug has been pretty quiet about specific hands. But that...

Nov 25 2020

Kelly Minkin: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Nov 25 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Kelly Minkin's deep runs in the WSOP Main Event have earned her the title of "last woman standing" twice in the world's biggest poker tournament. Minkin's poker accolades include more than $1.5 million in cashes, regular appearances on poker television, and popular...

Nov 23 2020

Late Registering Online Tournaments: How Late Is Too Late?

You’re starting to take tournaments seriously. You put a decent amount of time into studying theory / analyzing hands. But you keep finding yourself asking the same question: When should I buy into a tournament? Should I always pre- register, register as late as possible, or something in between? The world of online tournament poker can be pretty daunting these days. There are so...

Nov 20 2020

We’re Slashing Prices for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Nov 20 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy

Have you considered upgrading your poker skills with one of Upswing's training courses? It's time to get off the fence because we're slashing prices by 25% site-wide for Black Friday! And by site-wide, we mean every course and tool on the site will be 25% off, including the Upswing Lab, Nick Petrangelo's tournament courses, Alex "Kanu7" Millar's advanced cash game course, and more....

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....

5 Burning Cash Game Questions Answered By Pros

Poker is a very complex game. Thankfully, there is a place for players who are trying to improve where they can have direct contact with fellow grinders and experienced professionals. As a member of the Upswing Lab training course, you gain access to the Upswing Engage Facebook group, where interactions between members and pros are commonplace. In today's article, we have selected...

Nov 18 2020

[QUIZ] Do You Know Which Hands to Bluff-Catch?

Get your thinking cap on because you are about to embark on a quiz about bluff-catching. A bluff-catcher is a hand that can beat the bluffs in your opponent’s range, but none of the value hands. You will be presented with 10 hand scenarios. Your goal is to choose the best bluff-catching hand out of 3 possible options....

Nov 13 2020

The 10 Biggest Pots From The Polk vs Negreanu Challenge (So Far)

The most anticipated poker grudge match in years got underway last week and it hasn't disappointed. Through the first four sessions, the rivals have played 1,372 hands with Doug holding on to a strong $180,865.22 lead. There have already been 12 pots that have crossed the $75,000 threshold, four of which have seen over $100,000 exchange hands. This article will show you the...

Nov 10 2020

$22 Becomes $100,061 in Unbelievably Huge Tournament (Hand Analysis)

Who hasn't dreamed of turning a small tournament buy-in into a fortune? Upswing coach Daniel "Daniel" McAulay actually pulled off this impressive feat last year. After outlasting over 59,000 players (!!!) in the MicroMillions Main Event on PokerStars, his $22 buy-in had grown to over $100,000. That's over 5,000 buy-ins! In this article, we are going to have an analytical look at 4...

Nov 06 2020

How to Play Jack-Ten Suited in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

Jack-Ten suited has to be one of the prettiest hands in poker. It's not just a looker. Jack-Ten suited is considered to be a very strong hand because it has a ton of playability and solid blocker effects. This article covers: How to Play Jack-Ten Suited Preflop 3 Tips for When You Miss the Flop (As the Preflop Raiser) 3 Tips for When...

Nov 03 2020

Can Tony G Make a Heroic Call for €1.2 Million? (Hand Analysis)

Million dollar pots don't happen often. But in today's hand, a player gets put to the test on the river with over €1,000,000 on the line. Online poker legend Mikita Badziakouski (aka fish2013) clashes with live poker legend Antanas Guoga (aka Tony G). The two players' aggressive styles caused the pot to balloon to over €1,000,000 and become one of the largest hands...

Oct 30 2020

How “Game Flow” Should Impact Your Decisions in Poker

People aren't robots. Poker can be a very emotional game, which can cause even experienced players to lose control of their strategy as their stack rises and falls. A tight player with well-memorized ranges might start spewing chips after losing a few big pots. A maniacal 3-bettor might take his foot off the gas if he feels like no one is folding anymore....

Oct 27 2020

Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu: $200/$400 Grudge Match Rules

The most-anticipated heads-up challenge in recent memory will begin on November 4th. After beefing for years, Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu will square off at $200/$400 on for at least 12,500 hands. We've already covered what led to the match in this article, so today we're going over the rules. Table of Contents:...

Oct 20 2020

3 Hand Examples That Will Help You Overbet Better

No-limit holdem: Hours of boredom followed by moments of sheer terror. -Tom McEvoy A great way to strike terror into your opponents is by having a well thought out overbetting strategy. Even though overbetting has become prevalent in modern day poker games, I have found that not enough people work the tactic into their game. Or, they overbet in the wrong situations, costing...

What Does it Mean to Bet, Check, Call, Raise, and Fold?

Oct 20 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

Do you need some help with the basics of poker? This article will help you understand folding, betting, checking, calling, and raising. We'll also touch on some more complex actions, including check-raising, check-calling, check- folding, and bet-folding. What does fold mean in poker? Folding ends your participation in the hand and...

Oct 16 2020

How to Play Pocket Tens in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 5 Postflop Tips)

Pocket tens is one of those hands that troubles poker players, especially beginners. When you have pocket tens, you will often have to navigate the flop and beyond with at least one overcard on the board. It can be hard to tell where you stand. The goal of this article is to help you feel more comfortable with pocket tens. Here's what's covered:...

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