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Poker Strategy

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3 Tips That Will Skyrocket Your Win-Rate Versus C-Bets Out of Position

By Michael Brady | November 20, 2017

Being out-of-position is unfavorable. Being the pre-flop caller is also unfavorable. Put these together and you’ve got a recipe for some tricky post-flop spots. Not only are we at an informational disadvantage versus an in-position pre-flop raiser, but we are (usually) at a range disadvantage as well. And playing against c-bets in such spots is […]

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How to Dominate Weak Tournament Competition Post-flop

By Miikka Anttonen | November 17, 2017

So you’ve read part 1 of this series and learned why maximizing the amount of pots you play against weak players is important, and how to make that happen pre-flop. That only part of the job, though. Post-flop poker against weak players is what we’ll discuss in this article. We’ll get into specifics shortly, but if […]

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Does Studying Poker Tells Make You a Worse Overall Player?

By Zach Elwood | November 15, 2017

My name’s Zachary Elwood, and I’ve written some well-known books on poker tells: Reading Poker Tells, Verbal Poker Tells, and Exploiting Poker Tells. I also have a poker tells video series. I was watching the Cate Hall versus Mike Dentale “grudge match” the other day, and Doug Polk and Shaun Deeb were commentating. Doug and […]

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Improve Your Results with this Proven 3-Step Poker Warm Up Routine

By Ben Ward | November 14, 2017

Have you ever had an ‘off’ day—a day filled with hesitation and second-guessing of every move you make? You probably have. Days like that come naturally with being a successful poker player, and we’re only human, after all, so we can’t expect to operate at peak performance all the time. That said, we can take […]

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Poker News

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We’re Slashing Prices on EVERYTHING for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

By Michael Brady | November 20, 2017

Have you been considering one of Upswing’s training courses recently? It’s time to get off the fence because we’re slashing prices by 20% site-wide for Black Friday! And by site-wide, we mean every thing on this site: the Upswing Lab, the PLO Lab, Tournament Master Class, Advanced Heads-Up Mastery and merchandise! All you need to […]

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5 Ambitious Predictions for the Poker World in 2018

By David Huber | November 17, 2017

The poker world has gone through a number of significant changes in recent years, and 2018 will be no different. Here is a look at 5 poker world predictions for the next calendar year and beyond. #5: PokerStars High Profile Mergers The world’s largest online poker site has beefed up its rhetoric on entering a […]

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6 Reasons Why Online Poker Tournaments Are Popular

By David Huber | November 6, 2017

Tournaments have been a mainstay of the online poker scene for more than a decade. Every weekend, players find their way to marquee final tables with aspirations of adding a significant amount of money to their poker bankroll. And in a few cases, they achieve a life-changing score. Here are 6 reasons why online poker […]

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PLO Lab Sneak Peek – Cutting Edge Pot Limit Omaha Strategy

By Michael Brady | November 4, 2017

There has never been a better time to expand your Pot Limit Omaha skill set with the release of the PLO Lab training course. The cutting edge strategies in this course were discovered by PLO expert Fernando “JNandez87” Habegger while working with MonkerSolver — the most powerful PLO software on the market. The course is […]

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Poker Lifestyle

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Top 5 Places to Hone Your Poker Skills

Top 5 Places to Hone Your Poker Skills

By Ivan Potocki | November 8, 2017

One of the best things about poker is that there is always room for improvement, meaning the game always brings about new challenges, regardless of how experienced a player might be. Poker hall of famer Mike Sexton gave one of my favorite quotes about poker that sums it up best: Poker takes five minutes to […]

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The 21 Best Poker Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier (And More Fun)

By Natalie Faulk | October 4, 2017

Type “Poker Apps” into any browser or mobile device store and you will be inundated with hundreds—if not thousands—of options which let you play or watch poker, get better at poker, and find local poker games. Given the vast number of options, it becomes difficult knowing which ones have some value and which are complete […]

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7 Must-Read Tips to Protect Yourself from Scammers, Cheaters & Hackers

By Rory Corrigan | September 29, 2017

Everyone loves reading a good poker scam story. Well, unless you’re the person being scammed. With scamming and angle shooting always such a hot topic in the poker community, Doug Polk decided to outline some of the issues you should be on the look-out for, before, during, and after sitting down at the poker table. […]

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How to Become a Poker Pro | 3 Concepts Every Pro Needs

By IgniteVisibility | September 27, 2017

Poker No Longer an EZ Game Following the Poker Boom, some patience and a little knowledge went a long way towards making a successful player. Now you need more advanced tools in your arsenal if you want to win consistently.  Be Like the Cool Kids – Overbet! What is an Overbet? An overbet is a […]

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Poker Quizzes

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How Much Do You Actually Know About Tournament Poker Strategy?

By Michael Brady | September 12, 2017

Ready to test your tournament strategy knowledge? Here’s a quiz with 10 questions adapted from Upswing content. When you get a question correct, make a note and share your total score at the end! Question #1. True or False: The impact of ICM when on a final table bubble is significant and you should generally […]

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Upswing Poker Pro Trivia Quiz

By David Huber | August 17, 2017

Fun facts about your favorite poker pros. Test your knowledge by answering the following 20 Multiple Choice Questions related to Team Upswing members Doug Polk, Ryan Fee, Fried Meulders, Fernando Habegger, Pratyush Buddiga and Matt Colletta. How many can you guess correctly? 1. Before getting into poker, Ryan Fee and Doug Polk knew of each […]

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Poker Pop Quiz: Should the Pro Golfer Call This River Raise?

By Michael Brady | May 24, 2017

The new season of Pokerstar’s Shark Cage is underway, with players competing for a spot at the final table with $1,000,000 first prize. It is a very unique table, with professional golfer Sergio Garcia sitting with poker pros Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu and more. In this hand, Sergio Garcia has a tough decision to make […]

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Poker Pop Quiz: Should Tom Dwan Call All-In with Just King-High?

By Jose Aguilar | May 10, 2017

It’s the final table of the 2017 Macau Billionaire Poker Spring Challenge, and we’re down to 2 players. The hero in this hand is Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, who reached the final table after being released/escaping from the nightmarish dungeon in which he resides. Now, he is heads up for $420,000 against Nikita “fish2013” Bodyakovsky, a […]

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Podcast

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Upswing Poker PLO Lab to Launch October 23rd

By David Huber | October 3, 2017

Fernando Habegger joins Doug Polk to discuss new Upswing Poker PLO Lab. Upswing Poker Pot Limit Omaha expert Fernando Habegger appeared on the Doug Polk Podcast Tuesday to discuss the upcoming PLO Lab, which will launch exclusively here at Upswing Poker on Monday, October 23rd. The announcement comes at a time when PLO is evolving […]

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Shaun Deeb Previews King of The Hill II on Doug Polk Podcast

By David Huber | October 1, 2017

Timestamps summary of September 30th, 2017 episode. The Doug Polk Podcast returned Saturday with a one-on-one segment featuring King of The Hill II participant Shaun Deeb. The second installment of Poker Night King of The Hill will be live from Rivers Casino Pittsburgh this weekend starting Friday, October 6th at 6:00pm Eastern Time. Shaun will […]

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Doug Polk Returns to Poker Life Podcast

By David Huber | September 5, 2017

Topic summary of September 4th, 2017 episode. Upswing Poker pro and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Doug Polk returned to the Poker Life Podcast Tuesday to discuss current events with host Joey Ingram. Polk, who is making his Poker After Dark debut this week, “conversated” with Joey about several topics that are in the news as […]

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‘Jungleman’ Dan Cates Disses PokerStars, Promotes Short-Deck Poker

By David Huber | August 10, 2017

High stakes pro scoffs at world’s largest poker site in latest podcast with Doug Polk. Details on short-deck Hold’em, nosebleed Asia games, Tom Dwan and more. The Poker Night King of The Hill Podcast Week continued Wednesday on the DougPolkPoker YouTube channel as professional high stakes player ‘Jungleman’ Dan Cates shared his knowledge with viewers […]

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