Lowball Poker Rules & Hand Rankings Explained (Ace-to-Five & Deuce-to-Seven)

Lowball Poker Rules & Hand Rankings Explained (Ace-to-Five & Deuce-to-Seven)

Lowball is a type of poker in which the lowest hand wins the pot. There are two types of lowball hand rankings: Ace-to-Five Lowball  Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Some games reward the whole pot to the lowest hand, while others reward half of the pot to the lowest hand and the other half to the highest hand (according […]

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Mid-States Poker Tour Tournaments in 2019 | MSPT Schedule

Mid-States Poker Tour Tournaments in 2019 | MSPT Schedule

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 tenth season, the MSPT hosts more than 30 events each year across the United States. Whereas the […]

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When Shana Hiatt Took on the World Poker Tour

When Shana Hiatt Took on the World Poker Tour

Model, actress, and television spokesperson Shana Hiatt is best known for hosting the first three seasons of the Travel Channel’s World Poker Tour from 2002 to 2005. Her fun and insightful commentary introduced many viewers to the exciting world of high stakes poker, the exotic locations, poker personalities, and interesting tidbits about the game. Hiatt’s […]

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Commerce Poker Room: A Player’s Guide and More

Commerce Poker Room: A Player’s Guide and More

Opened in 1983, the privately-owned Commerce Casino and Resort sits a mere five miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles in the city of Commerce. The Commerce poker room is the largest— based on number of tables—in the world. With 243 tables—and plans for 100 more in the near future—the Commerce is internationally renowned, largely due […]

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Commerce Poker Room: A Player’s Guide and More

Commerce Poker Room: A Player’s Guide and More

Opened in 1983, the privately-owned Commerce Casino and Resort sits a mere five miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles in the city of Commerce. The Commerce poker room is the largest— based on number of tables—in the world. With 243 tables—and plans for 100 more in the near future—the Commerce is internationally renowned, largely due […]

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Gus Hansen: 7 Hands that Epitomize “The Great Dane”

Gus Hansen: 7 Hands that Epitomize “The Great Dane”

There are just some poker players who seem to have a sixth sense, Gus Hansen is one of them. Known as “The Great Dane” and “The Madman” to everyone in the poker world, this 44-year-old poker pro has one World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and was the first player to win three World Poker […]

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Venetian Poker Room: Boycott and Sheldon Adelson

Venetian Poker Room: Boycott and Sheldon Adelson

Since the whole Black Friday debacle, debate over the future of online poker has occupied many poker discussions across the U.S. The Venetian Poker Room has landed right in the middle of the debate as numerous poker pros are boycotting this well known property. Why the boycott? Despite growing support for legalizing online poker domestically, […]

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Rick Salomon to Famous Poker Pro: You Called the Cops on Me!

Rick Salomon to Famous Poker Pro: You Called the Cops on Me!

What do you get when you cross a Cassanova poker pro with a YouTube sensation high-stakes pro? In this hilarious tale from the always entertaining Doug Polk, we have a high-stakes cash game at a high-end poker room, ladies’ man Rick Salomon, a few rather large egos, Polk’s unique storytelling prowess, dick jokes, and the […]

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Rick Salomon to Famous Poker Pro: You Called the Cops on Me!

Rick Salomon to Famous Poker Pro: You Called the Cops on Me!

What do you get when you cross a Cassanova poker pro with a YouTube sensation high-stakes pro? In this hilarious tale from the always entertaining Doug Polk, we have a high-stakes cash game at a high-end poker room, ladies’ man Rick Salomon, a few rather large egos, Polk’s unique storytelling prowess, dick jokes, and the […]

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Ray Bitar: Full Tilt Poker Ponzi Scandal and happy ever after?

Ray Bitar: Full Tilt Poker Ponzi Scandal and happy ever after?

Ray Bitar was one of the founders and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Full Tilt Poker. He was indicted in 2011 on numerous charges in connection with a nearly $400 million Ponzi scheme the site was accused of running. Yet Bitar managed to escape serious punishment. At the heart of the scandal were allegations […]

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Paul Phua: Bookmaking, Organized Crime and Poker

Paul Phua: Bookmaking, Organized Crime and Poker

On 5 August 2014, international bookie and high-stakes gambler Paul Phua (pronounced “Pwa”) appeared in a Las Vegas federal court to answer to charges of running an illegal sports betting enterprise—a “wire room”—out of a Caesars Palace villa during the 2014 World Cup and 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Phua pled not guilty and […]

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Chino Rheem: Poker and a Mountain of Debt

Chino Rheem: Poker and a Mountain of Debt

Los Angeles native Chino Rheem is a professional poker player best known for finishing seventh in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event. For his efforts Rheem earned a hefty $1.77 million. The 38-year-old’s poker successes include being only the fourth person in World Poker Tour history (along with Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, and […]

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Gaelle Baumann: How She Climbed the Ranks to Poker Success

Gaelle Baumann: How She Climbed the Ranks to Poker Success

The poker world is chock full of talented female players: Annette Obrestad, Liv Boeree, Melanie Weisner, Vanessa Rouso, and Vanessa Selbst, to name a few—each of whom have enjoyed considerable success both online and in live arenas. Add to that list French poker pro Gaelle Baumann who is, perhaps, best known as the final table […]

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Gaelle Baumann: How She Climbed the Ranks to Poker Success

Gaelle Baumann: How She Climbed the Ranks to Poker Success

The poker world is chock full of talented female players: Annette Obrestad, Liv Boeree, Melanie Weisner, Vanessa Rouso, and Vanessa Selbst, to name a few—each of whom have enjoyed considerable success both online and in live arenas. Add to that list French poker pro Gaelle Baumann who is, perhaps, best known as the final table […]

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Andrew Robl: Profile of a “Holla Balla”

Andrew Robl: Profile of a “Holla Balla”

Andrew Robl is a 31-year-old poker pro who has experienced considerable success both online under his moniker, “good2cu” and on the live felt. The young internet phenom has made a successful migration from online to live play and continues to make a name for himself in the poker world. We’ll take a look at Robl’s […]

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Mandalay Bay Poker Room: Small but Chock Full of Action

Mandalay Bay Poker Room: Small but Chock Full of Action

Located at the far south end of the Las Vegas Strip is the MGM-owned Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Opened in 1999, the Mandalay Bay Poker Room is a nice little room . Adjacent to the sportsbook in its own elevated area stands the Mandalay Bay Poker room. With Roman-style pillars and ornate railings this […]

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Joe McKeehen: A Tale of Two Bracelets—And Twitter

Joe McKeehen: A Tale of Two Bracelets—And Twitter

26-year-old poker pro Joe McKeehen hails from North Wales, Pennsylvania. He is, perhaps, best known as the 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion. In the beginning  McKeehen won the Risk (board game) world championship in 2010 (I did not realize this was a thing.) He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan: Eagles, Flyers, and the 76ers. In […]

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Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Poker Room: is it out of this world?

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Poker Room: is it out of this world?

For a casual, fun poker room on the Strip that offers numerous promotions and tournaments look no further than the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas poker room. Overview Planet Hollywood Las Vegas sits atop the space formerly occupied by the Aladdin Hotel and Casino on the Vegas Strip. It officially opened in April 2017 and  has […]

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Sam Grizzle: The Poker Brat’s Arch-Nemesis

Sam Grizzle: The Poker Brat’s Arch-Nemesis

While oftentimes regarded as quite funny at the poker table—due, largely, to his thick southern drawl—and is able to make others laugh, Sam Grizzle has a reputation for being an addictive gambler, a deadbeat dad, and, well, an asshole. Trying to find a Sam Grizzle biography online is like trying to find a needle in […]

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William Kassouf: “King of Speech Play”

William Kassouf: “King of Speech Play”

If you thought Mike Matusow had a mouth, please allow me to introduce William Kassouf. Have you ever been at a table where someone just talks and talks and drives you crazy? William “Will” Kassouf—also known as “The King of Speech Play”—is that person. William Kassouf finds poker The 35-year-old Londoner and former lawyer turned poker […]

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What is a Capped Range? How to Take Advantage of (And Protect Your Own) Capped Ranges

What is a Capped Range? How to Take Advantage of (And Protect Your Own) Capped Ranges

You probably already know that a range is the totality of hands that a player can have in a situation. You also probably know that focusing on ranges, not specific hands, is the professional way to approach poker. But are you familiar with the concept of capped ranges? Learning what a capped range is and […]

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David Williams: Master Poker Chef

David Williams: Master Poker Chef

There are professional poker players and then there are poker pros with additional impressive talents. In the same vein as Alex Jacob, poker and Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions champion, there is David Williams. In addition to being a talented and prolific poker pro, Williams was the runner up on Season 7 of the popular show […]

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Bicycle Casino Poker Room Review

Bicycle Casino Poker Room Review

The world-famous Bicycle Casino—lovingly nicknamed “the Bike”—is a Los Angeles staple. At first glance, the 100,000-square-foot Bicycle Casino poker room is, indeed, the gold standard when it comes to poker rooms. However, when you read some reviews, people either love the Bike or truly despise it. Located in Bell Gardens, this world-renowned and popular casino offers […]

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Who is Marle Coirdero? Meet the Polarizing Poker Player & Vlogger

Who is Marle Coirdero? Meet the Polarizing Poker Player & Vlogger

Marle Cordeiro’s poker vlog is a polarizing mix of dark humor, poker lifestyle commentary, and hand analysis.  The 27-year-old cash game player has undeniably grabbed the attention of the poker community since launching the vlog in September, finding both fans and detractors of her satirical style. The vlog takes us through Marle’s adventures on the […]

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Huck Seed: The King of Prop Bets

Huck Seed: The King of Prop Bets

A former high school and college basketball player turned American poker pro, Huck Seed is also an insane prop better. Early life Seed—born Huckleberry Seed in Santa Clara, California—was, incidentally, featured in the 2006 documentary Quantum Hoops that chronicled Cal Tech’s quest to end a 21-year losing streak. This makes sense since Seed is six-foot-six—or […]

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Foxwoods Poker room: What you need to know

Foxwoods Poker room: What you need to know

Located in the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, the Foxwoods poker room is the largest poker room on the East Coast and the largest casino-based poker room in the world. Foxwoods hosts World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit events, WPT tournaments, and the Foxwoods World Poker Finals. A brief history of Foxwoods Situated on Mashantucket Pequot […]

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Foxwoods Poker room: What you need to know

Foxwoods Poker room: What you need to know

Located in the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, the Foxwoods poker room is the largest poker room on the East Coast and the largest casino-based poker room in the world. Foxwoods hosts World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit events, WPT tournaments, and the Foxwoods World Poker Finals. A brief history of Foxwoods Situated on Mashantucket Pequot […]

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Nick Schulman Makes it all Look Easy

Nick Schulman Makes it all Look Easy

Manhattan, New York native Nick Schulman is a professional poker player who is known for winning Season 4 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Poker Finals NL Hold’Em event in 2005 at Foxwoods. For his efforts, Schulman pocketed a hefty $2,167,500—the single-season record for a regular WPT event. Adding to this impressive feat, Schulman […]

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Nick Schulman Makes it all Look Easy

Nick Schulman Makes it all Look Easy

Manhattan, New York native Nick Schulman is a professional poker player who is known for winning Season 4 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Poker Finals NL Hold’Em event in 2005 at Foxwoods. For his efforts, Schulman pocketed a hefty $2,167,500—the single-season record for a regular WPT event. Adding to this impressive feat, Schulman […]

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Sammy Farha: Fashion, Finesse, and Felt

Sammy Farha: Fashion, Finesse, and Felt

Poker pro Sammy Farha is a prolific tournament player with three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets who is quite well known as the runner up to “every man” Chris Moneymaker in the 2003 WSOP Main Event. He is also a familiar face on GSN’s popular program High Stakes Poker. Farha is truly one-of-a-kind. His expensive […]

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Lacey Jones: Poker Barbie and so Much More

Lacey Jones: Poker Barbie and so Much More

Known as “Poker Barbie,” Lacey Jones is among the most popular poker players in the world. In addition to her beauty, Jones is quite fascinating, having been a fashion model, international television host, poker commentator, and social network phenomenon. In the beginning Jones was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1979 where—even though she enjoyed […]

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The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

My name is Katie Stone and I play online poker in New Jersey for a living. I started playing poker casually in 2005 and by the end of 2009, I was a full-time online MTT grinder. Since I was born and raised in NJ, the majority of my live poker experience has taken place at Borgata Hotel […]

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The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

My name is Katie Stone and I play online poker in New Jersey for a living. I started playing poker casually in 2005 and by the end of 2009, I was a full-time online MTT grinder. Since I was born and raised in NJ, the majority of my live poker experience has taken place at Borgata Hotel […]

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Kevin Martin: Big Brother Canada Winner and Twitch Sensation

Kevin Martin: Big Brother Canada Winner and Twitch Sensation

Kevin Martin is a Canadian professional poker player, Big Brother Canada champion, and prominent Twitch live-streaming personality. The 25-year-old former radio DJ from Calgary, Alberta, has been playing his way up the online poker ranks. He now does so full-time thanks to tens of thousands of subscribers on Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube. While Martin occasionally […]

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This PLO Solver Gives You the Perfect Preflop Strategy with Two Clicks

This PLO Solver Gives You the Perfect Preflop Strategy with Two Clicks

If you play Pot Limit Omaha, this tool will blow your mind. It’s called the PLO Matrix. This easy-to-use PLO solver shows you exactly how to play any hand in any preflop situation. All it takes is two clicks (other than the initial setup). Let me show you how it works. Prefer watching to reading? […]

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Who is Jared Bleznick, and Why is He Controversial?

Who is Jared Bleznick, and Why is He Controversial?

Jared Bleznick is a fixture at the Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars high-stakes tables, particularly PLO. He started playing high-stakes online poker under the name “Harrington25” on Full Tilt site and “Harrington10” on PokerStars. According to High Stakes Database, Harrington25 is currently ranked 34th with total cash game profits of nearly $2 million, and Harrington10 has won […]

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Who is Jared Bleznick, and Why is He Controversial?

Who is Jared Bleznick, and Why is He Controversial?

Jared Bleznick is a fixture at the Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars high-stakes tables, particularly PLO. He started playing high-stakes online poker under the name “Harrington25” on Full Tilt site and “Harrington10” on PokerStars. According to High Stakes Database, Harrington25 is currently ranked 34th with total cash game profits of nearly $2 million, and Harrington10 has won […]

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Jeff Gross: Poker Pro and Social Media Sensation

Jeff Gross: Poker Pro and Social Media Sensation

If you’re looking for a guy who does it all, look no further than Jeff Gross. Gross is known as “Kidwhowon” online. According to PocketFives, Kidwhowon’s online total winnings are nearly $1.13 million, and he is ranked 376th in the world. Gross is also becoming a social media icon. Early life Gross’ first dream was […]

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What is “Pot Committed,” Exactly?

What is “Pot Committed,” Exactly?

Anyone who has ever played poker—or watched it—will almost always hear someone justify a bad call because he was pot committed.  But what does this actually mean, and how do you protect yourself from making this common mistake when playing games such as No-Limit Hold’Em or Pot Limit Omaha in which you can lose a […]

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How is Brandon Adams so Successful?

How is Brandon Adams so Successful?

How is Brandon Adams so successful? Wait, who is Brandon Adams? He is certainly not a name that arises frequently in poker conversations, but given his recent success at the table, he, undoubtedly, will be. Let’s take a look at this intriguing man: Harvard Business School graduate and lecturer, author, entrepreneur, and poker pro. Books […]

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Haralobos Voulgaris: Poker Pro, NBA Bettor, Future GM?

Haralobos Voulgaris: Poker Pro, NBA Bettor, Future GM?

The uniquely named Greek-Canadian Haralobos Voulgaris, who goes by Bob or H-Bob, is a professional gambler who is considered to be one of the top NBA sports bettors in the entire world. He is also a talented and successful professional poker player to boot. Today Voulgaris boasts an incredible statistical database, a network of trusted […]

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Haralobos Voulgaris: Poker Pro, NBA Bettor, Future GM?

Haralobos Voulgaris: Poker Pro, NBA Bettor, Future GM?

The uniquely named Greek-Canadian Haralobos Voulgaris, who goes by Bob or H-Bob, is a professional gambler who is considered to be one of the top NBA sports bettors in the entire world. He is also a talented and successful professional poker player to boot. Today Voulgaris boasts an incredible statistical database, a network of trusted […]

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David Peters: The Silent Assassin

David Peters: The Silent Assassin

Poker pro David Peters has certainly been making quite the name for himself. The 31-year-old high-stakes tournament pro from Toledo, Ohio, nicknamed the “silent assassin” recently won the 2018 Poker Masters $100,000 NLHE Main Event and a hefty $1.15 million. David Peters decided to start playing poker after watching Chris Moneymaker emerge victorious in the […]

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What is Bravo Poker Live and the Bravo Poker App?

What is Bravo Poker Live and the Bravo Poker App?

Bravo Poker is a convenient, secure, and free poker information source available on the web and via a mobile app. Created by Genesis Gaming Solutions, Bravo Poker Live acts as a liaison between poker room managers and poker players all over the world. The Bravo Poker App provides players with a wealth of information right […]

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What is Bravo Poker Live and the Bravo Poker App?

What is Bravo Poker Live and the Bravo Poker App?

Bravo Poker is a convenient, secure, and free poker information source available on the web and via a mobile app. Created by Genesis Gaming Solutions, Bravo Poker Live acts as a liaison between poker room managers and poker players all over the world. The Bravo Poker App provides players with a wealth of information right […]

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Gabe Kaplan: Mr. Kotter, Financial Investor, and Poker Player

Gabe Kaplan: Mr. Kotter, Financial Investor, and Poker Player

73-year-old Gabe Kaplan has had quite the storied life. From baseball to comedy and acting to financial investing to playing poker to commentating, is there anything this man can’t do? The early years As a child in Brooklyn, NY, Gabe Kaplan aspired to be a professional baseball player. He was even invited to the San Francisco […]

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Jennifer Tilly: Life and Times of the Unabombshell

Jennifer Tilly: Life and Times of the Unabombshell

From acclaimed actress to successful poker pro, Jennifer Tilly has accomplished much in her life. The (hard-to-believe) 59-year old bombshell with a truly distinctive voice and a flair for comedy is an Academy Award nominee and World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner whose presence graces every poker table at which she plays. Jennifer Tilly: […]

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Jennifer Tilly: Life and Times of the Unabombshell

Jennifer Tilly: Life and Times of the Unabombshell

From acclaimed actress to successful poker pro, Jennifer Tilly has accomplished much in her life. The (hard-to-believe) 59-year old bombshell with a truly distinctive voice and a flair for comedy is an Academy Award nominee and World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner whose presence graces every poker table at which she plays. Jennifer Tilly: […]

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Who Won the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event? (2018 WSOPE)

Who Won the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event? (2018 WSOPE)

The 2018 World Series of Poker Europe has wrapped up! Let’s recap the events that unfolded, starting with the Main Event. Jack Sinclair (@jacksincredible) wins the 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,122,239, defeating Laszlo Bujtas heads-up. Bujtas earns €693,573 on finishing second. The final table recap will be posted shortly. pic.twitter.com/2m6YOk7tiN — WSOP (@WSOP) […]

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Justin Bonomo the Biggest Winner in Poker History

Justin Bonomo the Biggest Winner in Poker History

Poker pro Justin Bonomo, known as ZeeJustin online, is probably best known (at the moment) for winning the 2018 World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) Big One for One Drop and a handsome $10 million. With this win, Bonomo surpassed former top earner Daniel Negreanu and now sits atop poker’s All Time Money List with total […]

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Moritz Dietrich Joins Team Upswing – Meet “Mo”

Moritz Dietrich Joins Team Upswing – Meet “Mo”

Meet your new tournament coach in the Upswing Lab: Moritz “Mo” Dietrich. Mo is a German-born poker pro currently living in Vienna, Austria. He’s been playing professionally for about 5 years and he’s cashed for over $1.5 million in his online career. He mainly plays on PokerStars (muckcallok), PartyPoker (chenlingseng), and Winamax (XiaoNiAhn). He’s also […]

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Shannon Elizabeth: Acting, Poker, and Saving the Planet

Shannon Elizabeth: Acting, Poker, and Saving the Planet

Model, actress and poker player Shannon Elizabeth is a multi-talented, beautiful woman with a big heart and incredibly positive attitude. Born Shannon Elizabeth Fadal in Houston, Texas, she is an exotic mix of Syrian, Lebanese, French, English, and Cherokee. Raised in Waco, Elizabeth was a cheerleader and played tennis in high school. During this time, […]

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Shannon Elizabeth: Acting, Poker, and Saving the Planet

Shannon Elizabeth: Acting, Poker, and Saving the Planet

Model, actress and poker player Shannon Elizabeth is a multi-talented, beautiful woman with a big heart and incredibly positive attitude. Born Shannon Elizabeth Fadal in Houston, Texas, she is an exotic mix of Syrian, Lebanese, French, English, and Cherokee. Raised in Waco, Elizabeth was a cheerleader and played tennis in high school. During this time, […]

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Antonio Esfandiari: Ten Best Hands

Antonio Esfandiari: Ten Best Hands

Anyone familiar with professional poker players should know about Antonio Esfandiari. Antonio “The Magician” does some awesome and elaborate chip tricks, and above all he is a world class poker player too! In this article we’ll take a look at: Antonio Esfandiari’s life before poker The Magician’s professional success Antonio Esfandiari’s top 10 hands  Also, […]

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Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly: A Poker Love Story

Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly: A Poker Love Story

Everyone knows Virginia is for lovers thanks to television advertising, but poker? Sure, why not? Just ask Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly. Once upon a time, there was a handsome Irish poker pro and a gorgeous Hollywood actress who bonded at the poker table and have since been inseparable. Here is their tale. Phil Laak […]

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Take a Sneak Peek at Winning Poker Tournaments with Nick Petrangelo

Take a Sneak Peek at Winning Poker Tournaments with Nick Petrangelo

Wouldn’t it be nice to steal a super high roller’s strategy to use in poker tournaments you play? Nick Petrangelo has teamed up with Upswing to bring you Winning Poker Tournaments, an in-depth training course that is available right here, right now! Nick is widely regarded as one of the best live and online tournament […]

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Americas Cardroom DDoS Attacks Continue

Americas Cardroom DDoS Attacks Continue

Between 27 April and 5 May, Americas Cardroom (ACR) informed its subscribers multiple times that it was undergoing a sustained series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. These attacks caused the site to cancel tournaments, refund entry fees, and divert resources toward addressing and mitigating the problem. These Americas Cardroom DDoS attacks date back […]

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7 Quick Short Stack Poker Tips To Crush The Competition

Are you ready to improve your short stack game? Read on! Being short stacked can happen in any game type. In formats like Hyper-Turbos and Spin-and-Go’s you start with a short stack, and in tournaments you’ll very often find yourself short-stacked. So let’s dive in! Tip #1: Learn your preflop ranges. Every decision you make […]

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7 Quick Short Stack Poker Tips To Crush The Competition

Are you ready to improve your short stack game? Read on! Being short stacked can happen in any game type. In formats like Hyper-Turbos and Spin-and-Go’s you start with a short stack, and in tournaments you’ll very often find yourself short-stacked. So let’s dive in! Tip #1: Learn your preflop ranges. Every decision you make […]

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Best Poker Players of All Time, 1-10

Best Poker Players of All Time, 1-10

There is lots of money to be made playing poker. Many of poker’s best players have climbed the ladder and made millions on the live and virtual felt. Here are the top ten best poker players of all time based on tournament winnings. Honorable mentions How about a shout-out to numbers 11-20! 20. Jason Mercier […]

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Top 5 Biggest Tournament Poker Wins

Top 5 Biggest Tournament Poker Wins

To many people, winning a million dollars playing poker is merely a dream; however, there have been some sick poker tournaments over the years with top prizes that were much, much bigger. Imagine winning $5 million or $10 million—or even $18 million in a single poker tournament win. In the poker world, these huge poker wins […]

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So, You Want to Know How to Play Omaha Poker

So, You Want to Know How to Play Omaha Poker

Omaha poker was derived from Texas Hold’Em with the main difference being each player getting four cards instead of two. Additionally, in Omaha you must use two cards from your hand regardless of the board.   Omaha poker isn’t difficult to understand, but as with everything, it takes practice and study to become elite. In this […]

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Here’s Something That Impacts Every Hand You’ll Ever Play

Here’s Something That Impacts Every Hand You’ll Ever Play

You’ve probably heard the term “equity realization” a few times – it’s been used in many articles here at Upswing. But if you don’t know what equity realization means, or how to use it, it’s time to learn. We’re about to cover this crucial poker concept, one that impacts every hand you’ll ever play. But […]

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The Top 7 Sickest Poker Coolers in the Biggest Games

The Top 7 Sickest Poker Coolers in the Biggest Games

We have all been there. We make a great hand and play it well, only to lose to a stronger hand. This is the dreaded poker cooler. A poker cooler refers to a situation in which a strong hand, played correctly, loses to an even stronger holding. Your gut may tell you to pass but you […]

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Did Will Kassouf Drunkenly Steal £100 Chips from His Friend’s Stack?

Did Will Kassouf Drunkenly Steal £100 Chips from His Friend’s Stack?

Will Kassouf has lost his Grosvenor Poker sponsorship after allegedly stealing £100 roulette chips from a friend during a stop on the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour. Kassouf and friends were drinking and playing roulette at the Grosvenor Leeds Watergate Casino when the incident took place, with Kassouf apparently palming and pocketing the chips after a […]

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Why Does Shaun Deeb Like to Slowroll his Opponents?

Why Does Shaun Deeb Like to Slowroll his Opponents?

Shaun Deeb is an American poker pro from Troy, New York, who boasts four World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets, 17 WSOP money finishes, and five World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) titles. Despite his performance on the felt, he is particularly well-known for his love of—and success with—the infamous slowroll. Who is Shaun Deeb? […]

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What is a Hero Call in Poker? (Top 3 Hero Calls Ever)

What is a Hero Call in Poker? (Top 3 Hero Calls Ever)

You have probably heard the words “hero call” multiple times while playing or watching poker. But what, exactly, is a hero call? A hero call is a risky call oftentimes with a marginal hand. Because such calls are difficult and particularly brave—or heroic—the moniker “hero call” was born. Hero calls in Hold’Em and Omaha are […]

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What is a Hero Call in Poker? (Top 3 Hero Calls Ever)

What is a Hero Call in Poker? (Top 3 Hero Calls Ever)

You have probably heard the words “hero call” multiple times while playing or watching poker. But what, exactly, is a hero call? A hero call is a risky call oftentimes with a marginal hand. Because such calls are difficult and particularly brave—or heroic—the moniker “hero call” was born. Hero calls in Hold’Em and Omaha are […]

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The Poker Brat’s 12 Brattiest Moments at the Table

The Poker Brat’s 12 Brattiest Moments at the Table

Just say “Poker Brat” to anyone even remotely familiar with poker and they will immediately know who you’re talking about: the legendary Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth is notorious for smack talking and being a sore loser, hence his derogatory nickname. In this article we will cover: Phil Hellmuth’s rise to become one of the most talented […]

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What Has Jerry Yang Been Up to Since His WSOP Win?

What Has Jerry Yang Been Up to Since His WSOP Win?

2007 WSOP Main Event Champion Jerry Yang has been through a lot in his life. He fled Communist-occupied Laos, lived in a refugee camp in Thailand, won the WSOP Main Event for an epic $8.25 million, opened two restaurants, suffered the loss of his father, and had to deal with the IRS. Through it all, […]

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Ali Imsirovic: Profile of a Rising Poker Star

Ali Imsirovic: Profile of a Rising Poker Star

Even though Ali Imsirovic has only been playing poker professionally for a year and a half, he has, quite impressively, already built himself quite the resume. Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic credits Upswing Poker’s Lab with his impressive and rather quick journey from micro stakes to high rollers. He says the Lab made him realize some his […]

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Ali Imsirovic: Profile of a Rising Poker Star

Ali Imsirovic: Profile of a Rising Poker Star

Even though Ali Imsirovic has only been playing poker professionally for a year and a half, he has, quite impressively, already built himself quite the resume. Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic credits Upswing Poker’s Lab with his impressive and rather quick journey from micro stakes to high rollers. He says the Lab made him realize some his […]

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The 101 Best Quotes about Poker: Inspirational, True, and Funny Poker Quotes

The 101 Best Quotes about Poker: Inspirational, True, and Funny Poker Quotes

Everybody has something to say. And, apparently, many people have something to say about poker. From inspirational to true to obscure to funny poker quotes, and everything in between, take a look at these best quotes about poker. To make it a bit easier to navigate, I’ve divided these quotes about poker into these categories: […]

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Texas Hold’Em Betting Rules: No-Limit and Limit

Texas Hold’Em Betting Rules: No-Limit and Limit

Big blind, small blind, under the gun, ante, bet, raise, check, fixed limit—there is much terminology inherent to Texas Hold’Em that can make the novice player’s head spin. In reality, Texas Hold’Em betting rules are really not that complicated. In this article we’ll examine Texas Hold’Em betting rules for no-limit and limit games. But first, […]

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Doug Polk Wins the Bankroll Challenge – $100 to $10,000 in 58 Days

Doug Polk Wins the Bankroll Challenge – $100 to $10,000 in 58 Days

At the end of the 57th session of the Bankroll Challenge, Doug Polk was still $6,882 away from his goal of $10,000. (He started with $100.)    The challenge has taken place on and off over the past 2 years, and many people expected the finish line to be months away, if Doug ever completed […]

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Who is Mike Sexton? 10 Can’t-Miss Stories from the Poker Legend’s Life

Who is Mike Sexton? 10 Can’t-Miss Stories from the Poker Legend’s Life

Mike Sexton is widely known as the voice of World Poker Tour (WPT) along with Vince Van Patten. But there is far more to this poker legend than his colorful commentary. In addition to being a successful poker player, he very adeptly takes his gift for gab and entertains the masses with some fun, colorful, […]

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Fedor Holz’s Legendary Tournament Run – How Did a 22 Year Old Kid Win $21 Million?

Fedor Holz’s Legendary Tournament Run – How Did a 22 Year Old Kid Win $21 Million?

Fedor Holz’s sick run during 2016 and 2017 will likely go down in poker history as one of the best ever. Here’s what you’ll find in this article (click to jump straight to that section): Who is Fedor Holz? Fedor Holz’s poker career summarized A recap of Fedor’s sick tournament run (including video highlights) Who […]

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Poker Pro and Media Darling Jamie Kerstetter: Tournaments, Sarcasm, and Twitter

Poker Pro and Media Darling Jamie Kerstetter: Tournaments, Sarcasm, and Twitter

Jamie Kerstetter may not be a widely recognized name, but you should really familiarize yourself with one of the poker world’s most beloved members. Not only is Kerstetter one smart cookie—she graduated Rutgers University and obtained her J.D. from the University of Michigan—she is also quite an adept poker pro as well as a rising […]

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TwoPlusTwo: News, Views, Gossip, and Beyond

TwoPlusTwo: News, Views, Gossip, and Beyond

TwoPlusTwo Publishing is a private company created and owned by poker player and statistician Mason Malmuth. The company publishes various books on poker—theory, strategy, history, and more—written by renowned professionals in the field such as David Sklansky, Dan Harrington, and Malmuth himself. TwoPlusTwo poker has sold more than two million of its 40 titles, all […]

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TwoPlusTwo: News, Views, Gossip, and Beyond

TwoPlusTwo: News, Views, Gossip, and Beyond

TwoPlusTwo Publishing is a private company created and owned by poker player and statistician Mason Malmuth. The company publishes various books on poker—theory, strategy, history, and more—written by renowned professionals in the field such as David Sklansky, Dan Harrington, and Malmuth himself. TwoPlusTwo poker has sold more than two million of its 40 titles, all […]

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The Wild, Crazy, and Unconventional David Peat, a.k.a. Viffer

The Wild, Crazy, and Unconventional David Peat, a.k.a. Viffer

David Peat, better known as Viffer in the poker world, is a now-retired, high-stakes, predominantly cash player known for his skill and unorthodox play but may be even better known for his off-felt antics. In fact, just Google “Viffer stories” and you’ll have enough bathroom reading—and viewing material—for quite some time. Let’s just say he […]

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Isaac Haxton: On Poker and Refusing PokerStars’ Olive Branch

Isaac Haxton: On Poker and Refusing PokerStars’ Olive Branch

American poker pro Isaac Haxton is best known for his vast accomplishments in high-stakes online cash poker games and high-roller live tournaments. Born in New York City, the young-looking 32-year-old Haxton (who bears a slight resemblance to Harry Potter) was raised in Syracuse by his psychiatrist mother and English professor father. His father introduced Haxton […]

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Prahlad Friedman: From Poker Pro to Rapper/Music Producer

Prahlad Friedman: From Poker Pro to Rapper/Music Producer

American poker pro Prahlad Friedman hails from Los Angeles, California. The 40-year-old has logged considerable online hours under the names “Spirit Rock”, “Zweig”, “Pragress”, “Prefontaine”, and “Mahatma” on various well-known poker sites Such as PokerStars, Ultimate Bet, and Full Tilt. As a teenager, Friedman became interested in poker after his father won a local Lowball […]

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Who is Lex Veldhuis?

Who is Lex Veldhuis?

Hailing from Vlissingen, Netherlands, and quite possibly having the coolest name ever, Dutch Poker pro Lex Veldhuis has made quite the name for himself across the globe. He is, perhaps, best known for Twitch streaming under his online moniker RaSZi, his PokerStars ambassadorship, and his strong social media presence. In the beginning Like many professional […]

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Kelly Winterhalter: Beauty and the Brat

Kelly Winterhalter: Beauty and the Brat

American businesswoman and poker player Kelly Winterhalter is a truly interesting woman. Not only did she fall in love with poker a mere three years ago and has already played—and cashed multiple times—on the world’s biggest stage, but she is also the founder of a highly successful all-natural skincare company called Ellovi, a company she […]

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Who is Dan Colman?

Who is Dan Colman?

Dan Colman is an American professional poker player who hails from Holden, Massachusetts. He is best known for winning the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014 Big One for One Drop tournament at the age of 23, beating Daniel Negreanu heads-up. At the time, Colman took home the second-largest single payout in poker tournament history. […]

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Who is Poker Pro (and MMA Fighter?) Olivier Busquet?

Who is Poker Pro (and MMA Fighter?) Olivier Busquet?

Native New Yorker Olivier Busquet is a unique, eclectic, and talented poker player, heralded as among the best heads-up, sit-and-go players in the world. Having gotten his start with online low-stakes games, Olivier Busquet has quickly progressed to high-stakes match-ups both online and live while building quite the bankroll along with impressive fame and fortune. His […]

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Red Rock Poker Room Review: Should You Play Here?

Red Rock Poker Room Review: Should You Play Here?

Las Vegas is chock full of poker rooms, and there really is one for everyone. In the category of off-the-beaten-path rooms is the awesome Red Rock poker room. Red Rock Casino opened in 2006 and sits on a roomy 70 acres near downtown Summerlin just off West Charleston Boulevard and the I-215. The resort has […]

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Heartland Poker Tour Tournaments in 2018 | HPT Schedule (& History)

Heartland Poker Tour Tournaments in 2018 | HPT Schedule (& History)

Since its creation in 2005 by friends Greg Land and Todd Anderson, the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) has established itself as among the premier professional poker tours in the US with numerous annual events held from coast to coast. With a tagline of “Real People, Unreal Money,” the HPT has awarded more than $90 million […]

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The Bankroll Challenge Returns — Doug Polk Sets His Sights on $10,000

The Bankroll Challenge Returns — Doug Polk Sets His Sights on $10,000

Doug Polk returns to prove the poker dream is still alive with his Bankroll Challenge to turn $100 to $10,000. The poker world has seen a lot since this bankroll challenge started: scams being exposed, angle shooters being accused, and hashbrown kings rising and falling while pigeons fly by ignored. The challenge, however, remains. Doug […]

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What Can’t Vanessa Rousso Do? For One, She Can Shut Tony G. Up

What Can’t Vanessa Rousso Do? For One, She Can Shut Tony G. Up

Vanessa Rousso is an American poker pro, television personality, and DJ/music producer. In addition to her extensive education, Rousso has enjoyed many sponsorship deals, appeared on numerous television shows, has advocated for changes in gambling laws, and is a top-ten female poker player. Early life and education The 35-year-old poker pro hails from White Plains, […]

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The Top 20 Female Poker Players of All Time

The Top 20 Female Poker Players of All Time

Gone are the days when poker was strictly “for the guys.” The ladies have arrived, and these female poker players are amazing! Take, for example, Barbara Enright. Enright was the first woman inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, in 2007, right alongside “Poker Brat” Phil Hellmuth. Impressively, Enright is the only woman to have […]

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The Top 20 Female Poker Players of All Time

The Top 20 Female Poker Players of All Time

Gone are the days when poker was strictly “for the guys.” The ladies have arrived, and these female poker players are amazing! Take, for example, Barbara Enright. Enright was the first woman inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, in 2007, right alongside “Poker Brat” Phil Hellmuth. Impressively, Enright is the only woman to have […]

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PokerGO, PokerGO.com and the Top 5 Poker Central Shows

PokerGO, PokerGO.com and the Top 5 Poker Central Shows

When Poker Central stopped its television channel after only a year of operation back in 2016, many people viewed this as a failed experiment; however, all it needed was a bit of reworking. The first thing Poker Central did was acquire the rights to broadcast WSOP final tables along with Twitch. These rights were formerly […]

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How Did Jungleman Daniel Cates Become So Successful?

How Did Jungleman Daniel Cates Become So Successful?

Daniel Cates, also known as jungleman 12 or w00ki3z, is an American poker professional who was once considered to be one of the absolute best heads-up No-Limit Hold’Em players in the world. Born and raised in Bowie, Maryland, Cates started playing poker at age 15 with some high school friends during lunch where they used […]

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The Charismatic Scotty Nguyen Defined in 6 Hands: That’s Poker Baby!

The Charismatic Scotty Nguyen Defined in 6 Hands: That’s Poker Baby!

Thuận Scotty Nguyen is a well-known, lucky, adept, and oftentimes contentious Vietnamese American poker pro who currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nicknamed the “Prince of Poker,” the 55-year-old Nguyen has earned an impressive five WSOP bracelets. Additionally, he is the only player to have won both the Main Event and $50,000 Player’s Championship. In […]

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The Charismatic Scotty Nguyen Defined in 6 Hands: That’s Poker Baby!

The Charismatic Scotty Nguyen Defined in 6 Hands: That’s Poker Baby!

Thuận Scotty Nguyen is a well-known, lucky, adept, and oftentimes contentious Vietnamese American poker pro who currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nicknamed the “Prince of Poker,” the 55-year-old Nguyen has earned an impressive five WSOP bracelets. Additionally, he is the only player to have won both the Main Event and $50,000 Player’s Championship. In […]

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The Cliff Josephy Poker Phenomenon: Player, Trainer, and Staker

The Cliff Josephy Poker Phenomenon: Player, Trainer, and Staker

The Cliff Josephy poker phenomenon includes having made quite a name for himself—and a nifty living to boot—playing both live and online poker, producing poker training videos, and staking a “stable” of up-and-coming players. Cliff Josephy hails from Syosset, New York. The 44-year-old poker pro has been a fixture in both live and online poker […]

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Why was Justin Schwartz, aka Stealthmunk, Banned from the WSOP?

Why was Justin Schwartz, aka Stealthmunk, Banned from the WSOP?

Once considered among the top online players in the world, Justin Schwartz, a.k.a. “StealthMunk,” has certainly earned a reputation in the live poker world as well. His most recent, shall we say, adventure involved his banishment by the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bigwigs. Justin Schwartz is best remembered for his WSOP exit on day […]

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Poker Hobbyist Turns $7.50 into $94,901 on PokerStars

Poker Hobbyist Turns $7.50 into $94,901 on PokerStars

As any tournament grinder can tell you, it’s the occasional ‘big scores’ that propel a career forward. And it’s every aspiring professional’s dream to parlay a small buy-in into a massive sum of money. Last week, Upswing Lab member Shaun ‘shaundmaster’ Densmore did exactly that. With an outstanding run in the Pokerstars Sunday Million, Shaun […]

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Who is Annette Obrestad? | 7 Best Poker Moments of Annette_15

Who is Annette Obrestad? | 7 Best Poker Moments of Annette_15

Norwegian poker pro Annette Obrestad is the youngest person to ever win a WSOP bracelet—a feat she accomplished at the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event the day before her 19th birthday. The 29-year-old—also known as Annette_15 online and The Huntress—currently ranks second on Norway’s All-Time Money List and 285th on the […]

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Brady Returns for Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event

LAS VEGAS, NV—Today is moving day at the Rio, with less than 310 players remaining in this year’s WSOP Main Event. Among them is Mike Brady, Upswing Poker’s content manager par excellence, with a very respectable 686,000 chips. Heading into today’s play Mike reports that he feels “pretty good,” and that he’s “gonna get a […]

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This Guy is Ready to Escape His 9 to 5 (with the Upswing Lab’s Help)

This Guy is Ready to Escape His 9 to 5 (with the Upswing Lab’s Help)

Most of you are familiar with Doug, Ryan, Fried, and the other strategy wizards here at Upswing poker. They’ve built hugely successful poker careers, each in their own unique way, and some of them fairly recently. (Fried, for example, only began playing professionally in 2012—a year after Black Friday.) Their levels of success, though inspiring, […]

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Chris Ferguson Issues Black Friday Statement: Too Little, Too Late?

Chris Ferguson Issues Black Friday Statement: Too Little, Too Late?

On 23 May, Chris Ferguson issued a statement via Vimeo in regards to Black Friday. As we previously reported, Ferguson and Howard Lederer were partially responsible for the Full Tilt Poker fiasco seven years ago. In his 42-second address, Ferguson stated, “I deeply regret not being able to prevent Black Friday from happening.” While this […]

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Chris Ferguson Issues Black Friday Statement: Too Little, Too Late?

Chris Ferguson Issues Black Friday Statement: Too Little, Too Late?

On 23 May, Chris Ferguson issued a statement via Vimeo in regards to Black Friday. As we previously reported, Ferguson and Howard Lederer were partially responsible for the Full Tilt Poker fiasco seven years ago. In his 42-second address, Ferguson stated, “I deeply regret not being able to prevent Black Friday from happening.” While this […]

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Baffling ‘More Rake Is Better’ Billboard Paints Las Vegas Sky

LAS VEGAS, NV—Typically overlaid with advertisements for personal injury lawyers and “intimate product” retailers, a billboard adjacent to the Rio Hotel and Casino now bears a more intriguing message: More Rake is Better. Apparently aimed at poker players, and particularly those who plan to compete in this year’s World Series of Poker, the billboard’s message […]

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Poker Angle Shooting: The String Bet and String Raise

Poker Angle Shooting: The String Bet and String Raise

We’ve all seen a player place chips in the pot with multiple motions, or appear to call, puts chips in the pot, and then announce a raise and adds more chips. As our eyes roll in unison, the offender is likely unaware that they have committed a major poker transgression: a string bet or string […]

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2018 World Series of Poker Schedule – Highlights and Breakdown

2018 World Series of Poker Schedule – Highlights and Breakdown

SCOOP and Power Fest have come to a close online, which means it’s time once again to forget your sweatshirt (because it’s 115 degrees outside) only to shell out $40 for a new one once you sit down and think to yourself… “Are we playing poker on top of an ice rink?”   No, friend. […]

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Give the Gift of Poker Strategy and Save 25% (Christmas Sale)

Give the Gift of Poker Strategy and Save 25% (Christmas Sale)

Christmas is a time for giving and saving on upswingpoker.com! Everything on the site is 25% off from now until December 28th, including all premium training courses. Take this quick quiz to find out which course is best for your poker playing needs, or keep scrolling for a breakdown of each course. What game do […]

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Aria Poker Room Review: Is It Worth Your Rake?

Aria Poker Room Review: Is It Worth Your Rake?

For a taste of true Las Vegas high-roller poker, the Aria poker room is the place to play! Owned by MGM Resorts International, the Aria opened in 2009 and has since become quite popular with tourists and locals alike. A number of poker pros also favor this opulent, state-of-the-art poker room, including Phil Hellmuth, who […]

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Stu Ungar: A Legendary Poker Player and His Demons

Stu Ungar: A Legendary Poker Player and His Demons

Who is Stu Unger? Many consider Stu Ungar to be the greatest Texas Hold’Em and gin rummy player of all time. What Bobby Fischer was to chess, Ungar was to gin and poker. Known for a genius-level IQ and eidetic memory, Ungar’s story is as impressive as it is tragic. Stu, a.k.a. “Stuey” Ungar and […]

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Eli Elezra: Family Man, Businessman, Poker Pro

Eli Elezra: Family Man, Businessman, Poker Pro

Who is Eli Elezra? Eli Elezra, an Israeli poker professional and businessman, has made quite a name for himself in both pusuits. Also known as “Mr. Vegas” and “Wizard”, 57-year-old Elezra was born and raised in Jerusalem, and he currently resides in Henderson, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas. In addition to starting several successful […]

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Poker Industry Update – United States

Poker Industry Update – United States

The United States poker industry has been in a transition stage since Black Friday 2011, with online card rooms and casinos jockeying for position in what has become an extremely competitive marketplace due to sporadic statewide regulation. Although the game of poker has experienced a steady downtrend in recent years, there are numerous current events […]

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Poker Industry Update – United States

Poker Industry Update – United States

The United States poker industry has been in a transition stage since Black Friday 2011, with online card rooms and casinos jockeying for position in what has become an extremely competitive marketplace due to sporadic statewide regulation. Although the game of poker has experienced a steady downtrend in recent years, there are numerous current events […]

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CoinPoker: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

CoinPoker: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

 The increased popularity of cryptocurrency has led to its expanded use in many spaces, and online poker is one of them. Among the myriad of cryptocurrency-based online poker sites is CoinPoker. Like other sites that rely on sponsorship by well-known poker pros, CoinPoker is heavily backed by Antanas Guoga—better known as Tony G. Some cryptocurrencies have […]

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Golden Nugget Poker Room Review: A Taste of Old Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Poker Room Review: A Taste of Old Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget poker room is located in the famed Golden Nugget in the heart of downtown Las Vegas across Fremont Street from the legendary Binion’s Gambling Hall. This room’s High Roller Suite is the home of the legendary television show High Stakes Poker for seasons one, five, and six, and several episodes of NBC’s […]

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Golden Nugget Poker Room Review: A Taste of Old Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Poker Room Review: A Taste of Old Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget poker room is located in the famed Golden Nugget in the heart of downtown Las Vegas across Fremont Street from the legendary Binion’s Gambling Hall. This room’s High Roller Suite is the home of the legendary television show High Stakes Poker for seasons one, five, and six, and several episodes of NBC’s […]

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Golden Nugget Poker Room Review: A Taste of Old Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Poker Room Review: A Taste of Old Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget poker room is located in the famed Golden Nugget in the heart of downtown Las Vegas across Fremont Street from the legendary Binion’s Gambling Hall. This room’s High Roller Suite is the home of the legendary television show High Stakes Poker for seasons one, five, and six, and several episodes of NBC’s […]

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Poker’s Black Friday: 7 Years Later

Poker’s Black Friday: 7 Years Later

Seven years ago, today, the online poker world was thrust into the spotlight with what is now known as poker’s Black Friday. This fateful day virtually destroyed a once vibrant aspect of the U.S. online gaming industry when the U.S. government took legal action against several online poker sites due to the Unlawful Internet Gaming […]

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Big One for One Drop at the WSOP | History of the $1,000,000 Buy-In Tournament

Big One for One Drop at the WSOP | History of the $1,000,000 Buy-In Tournament

The 49th annual World Series of Poker will host the $1,000,000 USD buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament starting Sunday, July 15th at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This summer’s charity event is capped at 48 players. The tournament has historically attracted supporters of former fire-eating street performer and Cirque du […]

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Mirage Poker Room Review: Are the New Digs Worth the Trip?

Mirage Poker Room Review: Are the New Digs Worth the Trip?

Once one of the longest continuously running poker rooms in Las Vegas prior to 25 January 2015, the Mirage poker room closed for nearly four months after a remodel. Despite the update, the Mirage poker room touts itself as where the past meets the present and where history repeats itself. Whereas the old Mirage poker […]

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John Hennigan: From Pool Shark to Poker Pro

John Hennigan: From Pool Shark to Poker Pro

John Hennigan the poker player (not to be confused with John Hennigan wrestler) is an American pro who hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His claim to fame is his impressive four World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and a World Poker Tour (WPT) title. Thus far, anyway. Before his impressive poker career, Hennigan was a professional […]

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