Tag: guides & reviews

Nov 28 2021

Best Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of playing in a Las Vegas poker tournament. Las Vegas poker rooms offer many options for tournaments, and the biggest challenge for players trying to find a game is sifting through the sheer number of regularly scheduled events, and finding a tournament that suits your preferences. This guide covers the regularly scheduled tournaments offered at the city’s...

Nov 15 2021

How to Play Various Poker Games

Nov 15 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews poker rules

Texas Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha are the most-played poker games around the globe. Many other poker variants, however, can be found at casinos, online poker rooms, and home games. Let's take a look at how to play some of the most popular forms of poker. Texas Hold’em The most popular poker game in the world,...

Jul 16 2021

6 Reasons to Try Unshuffled.io for Your Next Home Game

Jul 16 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Wait… What is Unshuffled? It all started back in March of 2020 – COVID had forced us into quarantine and our weekly poker games all came to a sudden end. We searched the web for an option to play our rather untraditional mixed games online but could not find anything that truly met our needs. So, we decided to build our own platform...

Jun 24 2021

The 10 Best Poker Players of All Time (Earnings-Wise)

There is a lot of money to be made playing poker. Many of the game's best players have climbed the ladder and made millions on the live and virtual felt in the world of poker tournaments. Let's take a look at the top ten best poker players of all time, based on tournament earnings. Honorable mentions...

May 26 2021

How to Play PokerStars in the USA

May 26 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Players all over the world can play online poker at PokerStars in some form. The PokerStars main client offers poker games around the globe, but players in some areas of the world can’t legally access the platform. The United States sits on the list of countries that can’t legally play on the PokerStars main client. PokerStars does operate a family of US-facing sites,...

Apr 30 2021

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 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 01 2021

What is a Poker Module? | List of All 80+ Upswing Lab Modules

Apr 01 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Upswing Poker Lab members have access to the most comprehensive collection of cutting-edge poker training materials ever assembled. This vast and ever- expanding library of knowledge is organized into “modules,” each covering a different aspect of the Upswing Poker's overall approach to strategy. You can think of the modules as classes that you need to pass in order to earn your degree in world-class...

Mar 09 2021

Why Does Four of a Kind Beat a Straight or a Flush?

Mar 09 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Holding a strong hand in a game of poker often leads to winning money. The strongest hands in the poker hand rankings don't often occur in the game, and seeing two monster hands go head-to-head marks an even rarer event. Straights, flushes, and...

Why Does a Straight Flush Beat Four of a Kind?

Mar 09 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

The top hands listed in the standard poker hand rankings occur very rarely in the game. The less likely the probability of making a certain hand, the higher that hand ranks in a game of poker. The straight flush and...

Mar 03 2021

Why Does Four of a Kind Beat a Full House?

Mar 03 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Most poker games use the standard poker hand rankings to determine each winning hand. The rarer a hand occurs mathematically, the higher it stands in the hand rankings. Full house and...

Feb 24 2021

Poker Hand Rankings: Two Pair

Feb 24 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Making two pair in a game of poker often gives you a strong enough hand to win the pot. To make two pair, you must draw two distinct pairs in the same five- card hand. Two pair beats one pair and also beats high card hands. Three-of-a- kind (along with everything above it in the poker hand rankings)...

Feb 12 2021

Poker Hand Rankings: High Card

Feb 12 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

A high card hand consists of five cards that don't make a pair or any other kind of made hand. The lowest-ranking hand in the poker hand rankings, high card hands can only beat other high card hands. Ace-high represents the strongest high card hand, while the lowest possible five-card high card hand is six-high. An example of a high...

Poker Hand Rankings: One Pair

Feb 12 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

A pair represents the lowest-ranking made hand in the standard poker hand rankings. A one pair hand consists of two of the same ranking card, along with three other unpaired cards in a five-card hand. One pair hands beat high card hands, but a pair loses to every other made hand. For example, three-of-a- kind,...

Feb 11 2021

Poker Hand Rankings: Three of a Kind

Feb 11 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Making three-of-a-kind often gives you a hand that's strong enough to win the pot in a game of poker. You've made three-of-a-kind when you hold three of the same ranking card, along with two other unpaired cards, in a five-card hand. Three-of-a-kind ranks as the seventh-best possible hand in the standard poker...

Feb 04 2021

Poker Hand Rankings: Straight

Feb 04 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

True to its name, a straight consists of five sequential cards in a game of poker. Straights are often strong enough to win in a poker showdown and rank sixth in the poker hand rankings. A straight only loses to a royal flush,...

Poker Hand Rankings: Flush

Feb 04 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Making a flush can often result in winning the pot in a game of poker. One of the stronger hands you can make, the flush ranks fifth in the poker hand rankings, behind the royal flush,...

Jan 29 2021

Poker Hand Rankings: Full House

Jan 29 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Making a full house gives one of the strongest hands you can make in a game of poker. The full house ranks as the fourth-best hand in the poker hand rankings, only losing to four-of-a-kind,...

Poker Hand Rankings: Four of a Kind

Jan 29 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

Four-of-a-kind marks one of the rarest and strongest hands you can possibly make in a poker game. The third-strongest hand in the standard poker hand rankings, four-of-a-kind only loses to straight flushes and...

Poker Hand Rakings: Straight Flush

Jan 29 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

The straight flush is one of the best five-card hands you can make in a game of poker. Only the royal flush outranks the straight flush in the poker hand rankings. A royal flush is actually the best possible straight flush you can...

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