Tag: poker news & history

Jul 22 2021

How Do Poker Tournaments Work?

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

Poker tournaments represent the world's most popular way to play poker. The World Series of Poker is the world's most famous poker event, and revolves exclusively around tournament play. If you've never played in a poker tournament, you...

Jul 16 2021

How to Play Poker Without Chips

Jul 16 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history questions

There's no reason to let a lack of chips stop you from playing a game of poker. Many alternatives are at your disposal if you want to run a live poker game, but don't have traditional poker chips available. As long as you have a deck of cards, you can almost certainly find something to take the place of poker chips. Let's take...

Is Online Poker Rigged? The Facts Revealed

Jul 16 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history questions

The legitimacy of online poker remains a question for some players. The "poker boom" era of the mid-2000s brought online poker to the mainstream, and nearly two decades later many players prefer online poker over its live counterpart. The great "is online poker rigged" debate has persisted throughout the modern era of the...

Jul 14 2021

Is Poker a Sport or a Game?

Jul 14 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history questions

As much as any other pastime, poker straddles the line between "game" and "sport". The "game" part of poker requires no further validation. The status of poker as a "sport", however, can certainly go up for debate. Can poker be rightfully considered a sport? Let's evaluate that question:...

Can You Count Cards in Poker Games?

Jul 14 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Card counting was made famous through books like Bringing Down the House and movies like 21. Tales of card counting often center around players winning huge sums of money, then making a hasty exit from a casino with security in hot pursuit. Card counting generally applies to blackjack, but you might have wondered - does card counting work in poker? Can You...

May 14 2021

5 Places to Practice Texas Hold’em Poker for Free

May 14 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Jumping into the world of poker can be an intimidating task. Online poker games at even the lowest real money stakes still require a decent level of poker skills to beat. Aspiring poker players looking to learn Texas Hold'em can find several ways to do so at play money poker sites. These sites allow beginning players to play poker with...

May 08 2021

Daniel Coleman: “Very High Probability” Sean Perry is a Scammer

May 08 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history

Daniel Coleman called out fellow high stakes poker player Sean Perry as a scammer, stating that Perry took seven figures off Coleman in a case of daily fantasy sports fraud. Coleman dropped that statement in a Friday afternoon tweet, which included a screenshot of a detailed summary of the scam as Coleman suspected it. Coleman accuses Perry...

Mar 19 2021

Mid-States Poker Tour Tournaments in 2021 | MSPT Schedule

Mar 19 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  news poker news & history

What is the MSPT? The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) was born in December 2009 as the Minnesota State Poker Tour. In 2011, the tournament crossed into Iowa, and more expansion led to the tour’s rebranding. Now in its 11th season, the MSPT hosts more than 30 events each year across the United States. Whereas the majority of stops remain in the...

Mid-States Poker Tour Tournaments in 2021 | MSPT Schedule

Mar 19 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  news poker news & history

What is the MSPT? The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) was born in December 2009 as the Minnesota State Poker Tour. In 2011, the tournament crossed into Iowa, and more expansion led to the tour’s rebranding. Now in its 11th season, the MSPT hosts more than 30 events each year across the United States. Whereas the majority of stops remain in the...

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...

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