3 Strategies to Help You Win After Calling a 3-Bet

3 Strategies to Help You Win After Calling a 3-Bet

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 24, 2020 3 Strategies to Help You Win After Calling a 3-Bet 3 Strategies to Help You Win After Calling a 3-Bet Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 24, 2020 Home Your results in 3-bet pots will have a huge impact on your bottom line. In fact, one of the easiest ways to dramatically […]

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Who is Erick Lindgren? The Success & Unpaid Debts of “E-Dog”

Who is Erick Lindgren? The Success & Unpaid Debts of “E-Dog”

Erick Lindgren was at one time one of the biggest names in poker. The man known as “E-Dog” was one of the faces of Full Tilt Poker during the poker boom era of the 2000s, and owns a poker resume with more than $10 million in lifetime tournament earnings. Lindgren was a fan favorite and […]

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Meet John Cynn: Master of the Main Event Deep Run

Meet John Cynn: Master of the Main Event Deep Run

John Cynn is best known as the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. Cynn’s poker accomplishments, however, aren’t limited to just that run, in which he took home the Main Event bracelet. The 34-year-old poker pro started racking up scores in poker tournaments as early as 2010, and his rise to the top […]

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Who is Hossein Ensan? Meet the WSOP Main Event Champion

Who is Hossein Ensan? Meet the WSOP Main Event Champion

Hossein Ensan has built an impressive poker resume in a relatively short poker career. The 55-year-old poker pro won the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event, adding a $10 million payday to his career tournament earnings total. The 2019 Main Event wasn’t the first major championship win for Ensan, however. The well-accomplished poker pro […]

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How to Outsmart Your Opponents in Poker (Levels of Thinking)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Lars Kyhnau Hansen.

In recent years the big buzz word in poker has been “GTO” or Game Theory Optimal. But if you play online micro stakes games or low stakes live games, you should still be aiming at an exploitative strategy, and a lot of older poker concepts are still very helpful.

In this article I will illustrate how to use a concept

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5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes

5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 21, 2020 5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes 5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 21, 2020 Home Every micro stakes player should have one goal: make enough money to move up in stakes. But while many players find it is […]

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5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes

5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 21, 2020 5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes 5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 21, 2020 Home Every micro stakes player should have one goal: make enough money to move up in stakes. But while many players find it is […]

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[QUIZ] Are You a Shark or a Fish at Live Poker Tables?

Ready to put your live poker skills to the test? The following quiz will take you through a variety of both preflop and postflop situations that are specific to live poker. The correct answer is considered either the highest expected value (EV) action or the action that should be taken most frequently. In other words, […]

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[QUIZ] Are You a Shark or a Fish at Live Poker Tables?

Ready to put your live poker skills to the test? The following quiz will take you through a variety of both preflop and postflop situations that are specific to live poker. The correct answer is considered either the highest expected value (EV) action or the action that should be taken most frequently. In other words, […]

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How I Went From $60 in My Bankroll to a Poker Pro Traveling the World

Bangkok, Thailand.

A little over 10 years ago I started blogging about my poker journey on this website. And truth be told, I originally started playing poker with just $60.

What a lot of people don’t know though is that I have never actually deposited a single dime of my own money on any online poker site to this day.

So how did I get my original $60 online poker bankroll? Simple, I sold a

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How the World’s #1 Cash Game Player Has Changed His Strategy

How the World’s #1 Cash Game Player Has Changed His Strategy

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 10, 2020 How the World’s #1 Cash Game Player Has Changed His Strategy How the World’s #1 Cash Game Player Has Changed His Strategy [This post contains video, click to play] Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 10, 2020 Home The text below is based on the video above. How has LLinusLLove been crushing […]

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Take a Tour of the Advanced Cash Game Strategy Course with Kanu7

Take a Tour of the Advanced Cash Game Strategy Course with Kanu7

For the past year, legendary cash game pro Alex “Kanu7” Millar has been hard at work on an advanced course to help you improve your skills. The course is called Advanced Cash Game Strategy, and it’s coming to Upswing Poker on Monday, January 13th. During launch week only you also get his $299 Play Like LLinus course as a free bonus when you […]

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3 Ways You Might Be Bleeding Money in Cash Games

3 Ways You Might Be Bleeding Money in Cash Games

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 7, 2020 3 Ways You Might Be Bleeding Money in Cash Games 3 Ways You Might Be Bleeding Money in Cash Games Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 7, 2020 Home There are so many ways to lose money in poker, but there are only a few ways to win. This is why when […]

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When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing)

When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing)

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 3, 2020 When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing) When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing) Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 3, 2020 Home Being out of position sucks, but it sucks a lot less when your opponent checks back on the flop. […]

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When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing)

When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing)

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 3, 2020 When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing) When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing) Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 3, 2020 Home Being out of position sucks, but it sucks a lot less when your opponent checks back on the flop. […]

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How to Beat Online Poker in 2020 – Step by Step Guide

People often ask me how to beat online poker in 2020. And believe me I get it. Online poker isn’t quite as easy to beat anymore.

These days in order to succeed at online poker you have to be dedicated to putting in the work both at the tables and away from them.

This means consistently working on your game, improving your table selection, bankroll management and your preparation for each

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Online Poker Legend Shares Secrets for Four Flush Boards

Online Poker Legend Shares Secrets for Four Flush Boards

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 20, 2019 Online Poker Legend Shares Secrets for Four Flush Boards Online Poker Legend Shares Secrets for Four Flush Boards [This post contains video, click to play] Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 20, 2019 Home Boards with four cards of the same suit are a special combination of weird and rare… …and many […]

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Mastering 4-Bet Pots with Deliberate Practice (Quiz & New Tool)

Mastering 4-Bet Pots with Deliberate Practice (Quiz & New Tool)

Home Alex Sutherland|Poker Strategy|Dec 17, 2019 Mastering 4-Bet Pots with Deliberate Practice (Quiz & New Tool) Mastering 4-Bet Pots with Deliberate Practice (Quiz & New Tool) Alex Sutherland|Poker Strategy|Dec 17, 2019 Home We’re mixing things up today with a guest post from one of Upswing Poker’s partners (Simple Poker). If you use solvers, the five […]

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Why GTO Poker Strategy is Really Bad Advice

People ask me all the time if they should play a GTO poker strategy at the micro stakes.

GTO poker stands for Game Theory Optimal, and this is basically a poker strategy which aims to make you unexploitable and perfectly balanced in every situation possible by finding the perfect raising, betting, calling and folding frequencies.

Now the main problem with this strategy though is that in

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How to Play Strong Hands on Monotone Flops (Check-Raise vs Slow-Play)

How to Play Strong Hands on Monotone Flops (Check-Raise vs Slow-Play)

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 13, 2019 How to Play Strong Hands on Monotone Flops (Check-Raise vs Slow-Play) How to Play Strong Hands on Monotone Flops (Check-Raise vs Slow-Play) [This post contains video, click to play] Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 13, 2019 Home The text below is based on the video above. Imagine taking a seat at […]

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(Quiz) Let’s Play a Final Table with $173,000 Up Top

(Quiz) Let’s Play a Final Table with $173,000 Up Top

Home Ernest Gorham|Poker Strategy|Dec 10, 2019 (Quiz) Let’s Play a Final Table with $173,000 Up Top (Quiz) Let’s Play a Final Table with $173,000 Up Top Ernest Gorham|Poker Strategy|Dec 10, 2019 Home Fortunes are won and lost at final tables, so it’s crucial you play well when you’re lucky enough to make one. To help […]

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Is Set Mining Profitable? Yes, But You Need to Do This.

People often ask me if set mining is still profitable these days. And the answer is yes but only if you do it correctly.

Many people make the mistake of not set mining with the right odds. Typically, you want your opponent to have at least 15 times the raise amount you need to call in their stack.

So for example, if your opponent raises to $4, then they should have at least $60 in their

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Poker Millionaire Reveals His Strategy on Monotone Flops (♠️ ♠️ ♠️)

Poker Millionaire Reveals His Strategy on Monotone Flops (♠️ ♠️ ♠️)

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 6, 2019 Poker Millionaire Reveals His Strategy on Monotone Flops (♠️ ♠️ ♠️) Poker Millionaire Reveals His Strategy on Monotone Flops (♠️ ♠️ ♠️) [This post contains video, click to play] Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 6, 2019 Home The text below is based on the video above. Most poker players misplay monotone […]

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Poker Millionaire Reveals His Strategy on Monotone Flops (♠️ ♠️ ♠️)

Poker Millionaire Reveals His Strategy on Monotone Flops (♠️ ♠️ ♠️)

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 6, 2019 Poker Millionaire Reveals His Strategy on Monotone Flops (♠️ ♠️ ♠️) Poker Millionaire Reveals His Strategy on Monotone Flops (♠️ ♠️ ♠️) [This post contains video, click to play] Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 6, 2019 Home The text below is based on the video above. Most poker players misplay monotone […]

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Upswing Poker Postflop Game Plan Review [2019]

I get a lot of questions about the Upswing Poker Postflop Game Plan little mini course that they offer.

As many people know I already recommend several other Upswing Poker courses to take your game to the next level in 2019, including the Upswing Poker Lab.

You can find my full review for that right here.

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How a Six-Figure Pro Bluffs with Ace-King (Analysis)

How a Six-Figure Pro Bluffs with Ace-King (Analysis)

What should I do when I have ace-king and miss the flop? This is one of the most common questions asked by poker players who are just starting out. If you’re an experienced player, you know that there’s a big problem with that question: a lack of details. The positions, preflop action, flop, stack sizes…all […]

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How to Handle Downswings Like a Poker Pro

How to Handle Downswings Like a Poker Pro

What’s the only thing worse than losing money in one session of poker? Going on a poker downswing that causes you to lose money an extended period of time. Bad beats can seriously test your mental game. Downswings are an inevitable part of poker. It doesn’t matter whether you are brand new to the game […]

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How to Handle Downswings Like a Poker Pro

How to Handle Downswings Like a Poker Pro

What’s the only thing worse than losing money in one session of poker? Going on a poker downswing that causes you to lose money an extended period of time. Bad beats can seriously test your mental game. Downswings are an inevitable part of poker. It doesn’t matter whether you are brand new to the game […]

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We’re Slashing Prices for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Have you considered upgrading your poker skills with one of Upswing’s training courses? It’s time to get off the fence because we’re slashing prices by 25% site-wide for Black Friday! And by site-wide, we mean every course and tool on the site will be 25% off, including the Upswing Lab, Nick Petrangelo’s tournament courses, Doug […]

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Flopping Top Set in a $1,000,000 Tournament (Analysis)

Flopping Top Set in a $1,000,000 Tournament (Analysis)

Humans are results oriented creatures. When we lose a hand we’ll go over it in our heads numerous times. Yet when we win a hand we often don’t give it a second thought. However, when analyzing your play, it’s extremely important to look back at all of your hands with an analytical eye, regardless of […]

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Flopping Top Set in a $1,000,000 Tournament (Analysis)

Flopping Top Set in a $1,000,000 Tournament (Analysis)

Humans are results oriented creatures. When we lose a hand we’ll go over it in our heads numerous times. Yet when we win a hand we often don’t give it a second thought. However, when analyzing your play, it’s extremely important to look back at all of your hands with an analytical eye, regardless of […]

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Should You Go All In With AK? How the Pros Play AK

People ask me all the time if they should go all in with AK. And believe me, I get it, Ace King is a tricky hand to play.

The answer to this question is unfortunately going to be "sometimes." Sometimes you should go all in with AK either preflop or postflop. But you need to know when you are beat and ditch this hand as well.

In this article I am going to show you exactly when you should go

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8 Live Poker Tips That Will Put More Cash in Your Pocket

8 Live Poker Tips That Will Put More Cash in Your Pocket

Home George Mathias|Poker Strategy|Nov 15, 2019 8 Live Poker Tips That Will Put More Cash in Your Pocket 8 Live Poker Tips That Will Put More Cash in Your Pocket George Mathias|Poker Strategy|Nov 15, 2019 Home Despite sharing the same rules, live poker games are quite a bit different than their online counterparts. Whether it […]

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8 Live Poker Tips That Will Put More Cash in Your Pocket

8 Live Poker Tips That Will Put More Cash in Your Pocket

Home George Mathias|Poker Strategy|Nov 15, 2019 8 Live Poker Tips That Will Put More Cash in Your Pocket 8 Live Poker Tips That Will Put More Cash in Your Pocket George Mathias|Poker Strategy|Nov 15, 2019 Home Despite sharing the same rules, live poker games are quite a bit different than their online counterparts. Whether it […]

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