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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...

Poker Hand Rankings: Royal Flush

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

The royal flush represents the best possible five-card you can make according to standard poker hand rankings. A royal flush consists of a ten-to-ace straight, and all five cards must be the same suit. There are only four ways to make a royal flush out of a 52-card poker deck. Here's an...

Oct 08 2020

All-In Poker Rules – When Should You Go All-In?

Oct 08 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews

"All-In" entered the mainstream lexicon thanks to the poker boom of the early 2000s. The term is now regularly used in modern US culture, but the origin of "all-in" stems from the poker glossary. Going all-in means putting all of your chips in the pot during a poker hand. Here's an overview of the rules of going...

Oct 05 2020

How To Play Irish Poker

Irish Poker combines elements of Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and Pineapple, creating a fun and different poker game for any occasion. A game of Irish Poker deals four cards to each player, similar to Omaha. After the...

Sep 23 2020

German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

Sep 23 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews poker players

Over the last decade, German poker players have emerged as a dominant force in the poker world. The nation is considered to be home to some of the best players in the world, including World Series of Poker Main Event Champions Pius Heinz (2011) and Hossein Ensan (2019). The Best German Poker Players (All-Time Money List) The following players are the top tournament...

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