Tag: poker news & history

Feb 22 2021

Why Does a Straight Beat Two Pair?

Feb 22 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Strong poker hands don't come around all that often, so it's crucial to know just where your made hand stacks up in the poker hand rankings. If it's a hand like two pair or a straight, it probably has a good chance of holding up as the winner when you take it to showdown. Both a straight and two pair represent strong...

Feb 18 2021

Doug Polk Reveals His Graph vs Negreanu (with Red/Blue/EV Lines)

Feb 18 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Two weeks ago, Doug Polk secured victory in his Heads Up No Limit Grudge Match vs. Daniel Negreanu. He won $1,201,807 over the course of 25,000 hands. The two battled on WSOP.com, which does not allow HUDs or tracking software. However, after the conclusion of the...

Feb 05 2021

10 Bonus Beats from Polk vs Negreanu

Feb 05 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

This is a continuation of our countdown of the 10 Baddest (& Biggest) Beats from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400. We couldn't fit all of the worst beats in that article, so we listed the rest here. Enjoy! 10 Bonus Beats: These hands weren't for as much money as the ones listed above, but they were still some...

Feb 04 2021

Polk Wins $1.2 Million in 25,000 Hands vs Negreanu

Feb 04 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

One of the most fervently followed heads-up matches in poker history came to an end with a seven-figure victory for Upswing Poker founder Doug Polk. Polk came away with $1.2 million in profit in a heads-up match against archrival Daniel...

Jan 28 2021

Jason Mercier: Poker Results & Net Worth

Jan 28 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Jason Mercier boasts a resume that could very well land him in the Poker Hall of Fame someday. Mercier's poker accomplishments include five World Series of Poker bracelets and 34 tournament cashes of six figures or better. Mercier holds the all-time record for most weeks atop the Global Poker Index player...

Jan 13 2021

Sam Trickett: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Jan 13 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Sam Trickett's poker resume details the accomplishments of one of the world's most successful poker players. The high-stakes tournament fixture has amassed more than $21 million in career tournament earnings since taking up the game. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1986, Trickett chose a path as a poker pro while at a crossroads in life in the mid-2000s. That decision has led to...

Dec 28 2020

Sam Greenwood: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dec 28 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Self-titled "poker enthusiast" Sam Greenwood doesn't consider himself a poker pro. With a resume that includes more than $22.5 million in career tournament earnings, however, Greenwood's poker ability puts him among the elite level of poker's top professional players. Greenwood turned 32 years old in 2020 and is currently enjoying the peak of an impressive run on poker's high-stakes tournament circuit. He...

Dec 22 2020

Scott Seiver: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dec 22 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker players

Scott Seiver's poker resume puts him in the elite class of poker's most well- rounded players. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner stands as a good bet to win any tournament he's in, no matter which poker variant is being played. The 35-year-old Ohio native boasts an impressive resume of results spanning the last 15 years. As of the end of 2020, Siever sits at...

Dec 16 2020

John Juanda: Poker Results & Net Worth

Dec 16 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

John Junada's career accomplishments put him among poker's all-time greats. Juanda's resume of big-money tournament finishes spans both the poker-boom era and the modern-day landscape of the game. Juanda's feats in poker include five World Series of Poker bracelet wins and more than $25 million in live tournament earnings. He was a fixture on the...

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 pic.twitter.com/MVi1QAStNA -- 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 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...

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 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....

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...

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 WSOP.com 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 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 30 2020

50 Poker Hand Nicknames – The Complete List

Sep 30 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Sit in a poker game for any significant length of time, and you'll hear some of the game's most recognizable hands referred to by poker hand nicknames. "Pocket Rockets", "Big Slick", "Snowmen", "Ducks", and even "Doyle Brunson" are all common colloquialisms used as poker hand names. The following list outlines 50 of the most commonly-used poker hand nicknames you'll...

Sep 14 2020

Tourney Boss Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic Joins the Upswing Lab Team

One of poker's most prolific Twitch streamers has joined the Upswing Lab. Hristivoje "ALLinPav" Pavlovic is the newest member of the Upswing Team, and he brings his wealth of experience at the online tournament tables to the Lab. The 27-year-old Australia native comes to the Upswing Poker team with a well- known reputation from his AllinPav Twitch channel. Haven't Seen Pav's Stream?...

Aug 24 2020

Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

Aug 24 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker strategy

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s already drawing plenty of interest. While some detractors...

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