Tag: online poker

Oct 04 2022

How to Play Ace-Four Suited in Cash Games

Like it's brother Ace-Five suited, Ace-Four suited has become a quite trendy hand in recent years. That's because it has so much potential. Ace-Four can hit the strongest top pair, disguised straights, and nut flushes. In this article, I am going to help you get closer to...

Sep 30 2022

5 Heads-Up Poker Hands Analyzed By A Pro

Heads-up No-Limit Hold'em (HUNL) is arguably the purest form of poker. You sit across the table from 1 opponent and your job is to beat 'em. It's that simple. This article/video zooms in on 5 hands that were played by an Upswing Lab member...

Sep 28 2022

How to Play Big Pocket Pairs in Cash Games

Big pocket pairs will usually be your biggest money makers… …but, as you probably know all too well, they can also cost you an entire chip stack. To help you get max value and avoid costly mistakes, you're about to learn some key tips for playing the three biggest pocket pairs in No Limit Hold'em. Let's start at Pocket Queens and work up...

Sep 14 2022

Pro Poker Player Moves Down in Stakes (to Help You Move Up)

If you play relatively low stakes (online or live), read on. One of our coaches, Gary “GazzyB123” Blackwood, recently dropped down to 10NL ($0.05/$0.10) at the request of...

Sep 09 2022

What is Double Barreling in Poker? 3 Tips for Profitable Double Barrels In Cash Games

What is a double barrel in poker? A double barrel is a bet on the turn made by the same player who bet on the flop. For example, suppose I bet on the flop, you call, and I follow through with another bet (a double barrel) on the turn. Why is double barreling important? A great double barreling strategy will have an incredibly...

Sep 06 2022

Two God-Tier Poker Players Clash in $225,800 Pot (Analysis)

Life-changing money has been changing hands in some of the biggest online cash games in recent memory. In this hand, we have online cash game crusher Linus Loeliger facing off against tournament wizard Michael Addamo, who has over $19,000,000 in winnings. The blinds are $500/$1,000 with a $200 ante. Without any further ado, let’s dive into...

Aug 30 2022

How to Play Suited Queens (Q9-Q2) in Cash Games

The medium and low Queen-high suited hands are quite versatile, and they're worth playing occasionally. If you play these hands too often, you'll find yourself spewing money. If you never play them, on the other hand, you're leaving money on the table. In this article, I am going to share:...

Aug 26 2022

How to Play Ace-Jack Suited in Cash Games

Ace-Jack suited is one of the strongest hands you can get dealt in No Limit Hold’em. You should expect to win a good amount of money with it (on average). There are, however, some fundamental mistakes that you should avoid in order to win the maximum amount in cash games with Ace-Jack suited. In this article, I will break down the...

Aug 23 2022

Aug 17 2022

Is Online Poker a Level Playing Field?

A student of mine emailed me recently: I don't like that online play is not a level playing field, since people with tracking software have an advantage over those who don't. Well, I would say that those who use tracking software have a potential advantage, but that doesn’t mean online poker is an unlevel playing field....

Aug 16 2022

How to Play Queen-Ten Suited in Cash Games

Queen-Ten suited is one of those strong and silent types of poker hands. It’s not a premium Rolls Royce like Pocket Aces. Instead, it’s more of a Volvo: fast, reliable, and safe. Nothing wrong with that in my book! In this article, you will learn the following: How to Play Queen-Ten...

Aug 12 2022

Perfect GTO Bluffing

What does a perfect GTO bluffing strategy actually look like in today's games? How often should you bluff according to the GTO solver? Let's discuss how to correctly craft your bluff range in a given situation to create a winning betting strategy in all NLHE games. Even before the days of GTO … Perfect...

Aug 09 2022

Top Poker Pros Battle for Half a Million Dollar Pot (Analysis)

The boys are back at it again. Today's hand is a nasty one between two online juggernauts, Linus Loeliger (LLinusLove) and Wiktor Malinowski (Limitless), battling it out at astronomical stakes. The blinds are $500/$1,000/$2,000 in an online...

Jul 29 2022

How to Play Pocket Sevens in Cash Games

Let’s talk about the hockey sticks! Pocket Sevens is one of those "good, but not easy to play" hands. Middling pairs are strong hands that are very frequently worth playing preflop, but most flops will have at least one overcard. Misplaying the Sevens regularly will make them feel less like hockey sticks and more like walking canes (another nickname for Pocket Sevens that...

Jul 22 2022

Why You Should NOT Chop When Deep In A Tournament

If you have ever made a deep run in a tournament, you may have been asked “Do you want to chop?” It's no wonder why. Especially in bigger tournaments, the pay jumps at final tables can be steep. You are playing for massive stakes with no idea what the future holds. But while...

Jul 20 2022

Poker Basics – Different Poker Chips Colors and Their Values

Poker chips are the currency of a poker game, and you make efforts to win these chips in the game. You have a certain amount of chips in a poker game, which you bet, and whoever has the best hand wins the chips. These poker chips are used in cash games, home games, tournaments, card rooms, and casino events. Poker chips are equivalent...

Jul 15 2022

[Updated] Should He Try To Bluff The Recreational Player? (Analysis)

I've analyzed a lot of high stakes tournament hands here on the Upswing Poker blog, so I figured some readers might appreciate a dip into a low stakes hand. After all, tournaments in the $10-50 buy-in range online and the $100-500 buy- in range live are what the majority of poker players prefer to play. That's why this article zooms in on a hand...

Jul 12 2022

7 Strategies to Find the Lowest Poker Rake – A Comprehensive Guide

The most entertaining character in the greatest poker movie of all time once said, “in the poker game of life, women are the rake.” Despite loving Rounders, especially Worm, I couldn’t disagree more with this memorable line. If anything, taxes are the rake in the poker game of life. Taxes are unavoidable, annoying as hell, and they burn a serious hole in...

[Updated] How to Play Double-Paired Boards in Cash Games

When the turn brings a card that puts two pairs on the board -- K♠ K♥ 8♥ 8♠, for example -- you may find yourself in a tough situation to navigate. Is your bottom full house good? Will Ace-high be strong enough to win at showdown? Should you turn an underpair (like Pocket Fours) into a bluff? These tricky double-paired boards...

Jul 09 2022

5 Tips to Get Prolific Results in Poker Tournaments

Poker tournaments are well-structured events of different sizes and shapes. For example, it depends on buy-ins, the number of chips, antes time limits, and blinds. These tournaments are fast-paced, exciting, and intense, but they can also be ‘too much for beginners, especially if they don’t know where to start. If you are a professional player, you might know that the technique used...

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