Tag: poker players

Jul 13 2021

Dan Shak: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Jul 13 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Dan Shak is a 62-year-old hedge fund manager and semi-pro poker player. Backed by an almost unlimited bankroll built in gold futures trading, Shak stands as a mainstay on the high-stakes live tournament circuit. Shak's poker accomplishments are impressive enough to warrant "pro" status. He's among the top 100 on the Hendon Mob live tournament database. Here's a look at the poker accomplishments...

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...

Jun 19 2021

What Happened to Peter Eastgate?

Jun 19 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Peter Eastgate won the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, and his life path after that win makes the Danish player one of the more mysterious figures in poker history. Eastgate was 22 years old when he achieved his WSOP win, making him the youngest...

Jun 15 2021

4 Poker Career-Changing Insights I Learned from Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is one of the most mysterious figures in poker. For the past 20 or so years, Ivey has dominated both the live and online poker streets. He racked up 10 World Series of Poker bracelets in addition to $31,377,928 in live tournament earnings. Ivey has also performed well in high-stakes cash games, both live and online. Despite Ivey's...

Jun 11 2021

Greg Merson: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Jun 11 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Greg Merson's place in the poker history books includes one of the all-time greatest runs at the World Series of Poker. Merson took down the 2012 WSOP Main Event and won the Player of the Year award, becoming the only player to ever do both in the same year. Merson's incredible success at the 2012 series came on the heels...

May 28 2021

What Happened to Jamie Gold?

May 28 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Jamie Gold took down the biggest winner's prize in the history of the World Series of Poker Main Event. The 2006 Main Event set WSOP records for both attendance (8,773 players) and first-place prize money ($12 million). Gold's path to the championship included regular displays of speech-play antics, with a signature style that...

May 07 2021

Dario Sammartino: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

May 07 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Dario Sammartino's career highlight reel includes a runner-up finish in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event. The 34-year-old native of Naples, Italy took part in one of the most controversial hands in WSOP history on the way to that finish, which lives on in poker lore. Sammartino broke through in the high roller tournament...

Apr 23 2021

Joe Hachem: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Apr 23 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Joe Hachem won the World Series of Poker Main Event at the height of poker's mainstream popularity in 2005. His poker accomplishments aren't just limited to that championship run, however. Hachem also holds a WPT Main Tour title, along with 34 cashes and eight final table appearances at the WSOP over the course...

Apr 16 2021

Ryan “pokerwithriske” Riske Joins the Upswing Poker Team

Apr 16 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Upswing Poker’s ever-growing roster of world-class coaches just added another cash game crusher. Ryan Riske joins the Upswing team of poker pros with a proven record of success in some of the world’s toughest online cash games. Subscribers to Ryan’s “pokerwithriske” Twitch channel have been watching Riske crush the games on PokerStars for the better part of the...

Apr 05 2021

Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Apr 05 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Alex Foxen's poker resume makes him one of the most prolific tournament players in the modern era. Foxen holds the record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in the Global Poker Index, with a 38-week run in 2018-2019. Foxen and Kristen Bicknell form one of the game's most formidable couples, as both stand as fixtures in the GPI rankings. Foxen sits in...

Mar 24 2021

Michael Mizrachi: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Mar 24 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Michael Mizrachi boasts a reputation as one of the greatest players in the history of the World Series of Poker. His WSOP resume includes five bracelet wins, including three victories in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Mizrachi arrived on the live tournament scene in the mid-2000s, and he's stood the test of time as one of...

Feb 26 2021

Igor Kurganov: Poker Results and Relationship With Liv Boree

Feb 26 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

Igor Kurganov emerged as one of poker's top tournament players in the 2010s. He might best be known for his relationship with fellow poker pro Liv Boeree, but Kurganov boasts an all-time great list of...

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 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 18 2021

Rainer Kempe: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Jan 18 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players

German-born Rainer Kempe stands among the world's best high stakes poker tournament players. He emerged as one of an elite class of German players that rose to the top of the game in the mid-2010s. Kempe strikes a ubiquitous presence on the modern-day high-roller tournament scene. He's also involved in a relationship with poker pro...

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...

Jan 07 2021

Become a Winner at Pot Limit Omaha FAST with the PLO Launch Pad Course

Jan 07 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker players poker strategy

Taking up "The Great Game of Pot-Limit Omaha" can seem like an intimidating task. Even the most seasoned No-Limit Hold'em players might feel out of their depth when they sit down at a PLO table. Dylan "iheartco0kie" Weisman brings a new course to Upswing Poker aimed at giving newcomers to PLO a massive competitive edge....

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...

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