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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:...

Jul 09 2021

Can You Play Poker with Just Two Players?

Jul 09 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules questions

Poker is a game that can be played with up to 10 players in some formats, but you only need a minimum of two people to play the game. A poker game involving two players is called a heads-up poker game. The positions in a heads-up poker game might be different than they are in a game with three or more players. Other...

Jul 08 2021

Poker vs Texas Hold’em: Is There A Difference?

Jul 08 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules questions

Texas Hold'em is the most popular poker variant in the world. As a result, "Texas Hold'em" and "poker" are often used interchangeably. It's important to note, however, that the term "poker" can include many other different styles of the game. If you've ever wondered is poker the same thing as Texas Hold'em?, read on. Poker vs Texas Hold'em: What is the Difference?...

Jul 07 2021

When to Fold in Poker (Before & After the Flop)

Jul 07 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy questions

The ability to fold marks one of the most important aspects of a winning poker strategy. In Texas Hold'em, playing too many hands preflop, or moving forward with too many marginal hands post-flop, can end up as a major detriment to your win rate. Knowing when to fold in poker is arguably the most critical skill in the game. The...

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