Tag: advanced

Jun 28 2022

Play Like a Pro When The Turn Pairs The Middle Card

When the turn card pairs the board in a heads-up pot, the dynamic between the players changes greatly. This article will help you play these spots better than you currently are. The following content focuses on when to continue betting (as the preflop raiser who c-bet on the flop) in single raised pots when the board pairs on the turn. I'll refer to...

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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...

Feb 11 2022

When to Turn Your Low Pocket Pairs into Bluffs

When you hold a low pocket pair, you miss the flop most of the time… …but that doesn't mean you should always check-fold your hand. Instead of waiving the white flag, there are certain scenarios in which you can turn your low pocket pair into a bluff. It's an advanced move, but that shouldn't stop you from trying to implement it into your...

Feb 04 2022

What is Unblocking in Poker & Why Does it Matter?

I'm pretty sure you've heard of blockers, which have been all the rage in poker for a few years now… …but have you heard about unblocking? Unblocking is a relatively fresh poker concept that greatly impacts how you should build your strategy in certain situations. This will be the focus of today's article. Specifically, here is what I'm about to cover:...

Dec 30 2021

The 5 Best Poker Strategy Articles of 2021

If you want to crush your poker games in 2022, read on. These 5 must-read articles published on the poker strategy blog will prepare you to dominate the tables in 2022 and beyond. I included something for everyone, regardless of your skill level (#5 is introductory, #2-4 are intermediate, and #1 is relatively advanced). (I recommend saving or bookmarking this page so you...

Dec 25 2021

The 5 Best Poker Hand Reviews of 2021

If you like expert poker hand analysis, you've come to the right place. The Upswing Poker team is constantly on the lookout for interesting hands to review. When we stumble upon a great one, we analyze and publish it on the poker strategy blog. This is a list of the 5 most notable/interesting/thought- provoking hands reviewed on the blog this year -- the...

Jun 25 2021

5 Questions to Ask Yourself in Every Postflop Poker Hand

Want to play your ranges like a pro after the flop? In this article, I am going to cover 5 questions that professional poker players ask themselves every time they make a decision. To assist with this process, I'll be using a handy new tool called Poker Ranger 2, which has a number of powerful features for analyzing poker hands (as you're about...

Jun 02 2021

What is the Poker Game Tree & Why Does It Matter?

Learning poker is a gradual process. You start by learning about your hand strength and play poker without factoring in much else. Gradually, you start to consider more factors like board texture and ranges. But as you become a more advanced player, you start to look at the game...

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,...

Apr 16 2021

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 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...

Mar 19 2021

How to Print Money on Paired Flops as the Preflop Raiser

Playing well on paired boards is crucial in order to maximize your win-rate. To help with this, cash game pro Fried ‘mynameiskarl’ Meulders launched a learning module in the Upswing Lab course, focusing on how to play paired flops....

Feb 23 2021

What Is Equity Distribution & Why Does It Matter?

There's no doubt about it: Poker has gotten tougher over the years. There are many concepts that shape modern strategy that were unheard of during the height of the poker boom. One of those concepts is equity distribution. If you want to play (close to)...

Jan 27 2021

[Updated] The 100 Most Valuable Poker Strategy Articles for 2021

Hopefully you've taken advantage of all the great strategy content that's available here at Upswing. But in case you've missed something, or want to double back and reinforce what you've learned, we've compiled our top strategy articles. Each of them falls under one of the following categories (click to jump to that section): General poker strategy articles & guides...

Jan 26 2021

The 100 Most Valuable Poker Strategy Articles for 2021

Hopefully you've taken advantage of all the great strategy content that's available here at Upswing. But in case you've missed something, or want to double back and reinforce what you've learned, we've compiled our top strategy articles. Each of them falls under one of the following categories (click to jump to that section): General poker strategy articles & guides...

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...

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...

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