Former Arsenal Ace Ray Parlour Takes Down PKO Event at partypoker

Ray Parlour’s trophy cabinet is brimming with silverware following his hugely successful 15-year football career. Parlour is a man who’s accustomed to winning, which is what he did last week at the partypoker tables. Parlour was invited to play in the FootyAccums Night League Game on May 25. The £5.50 buy-in tournament attracted 2,265-entrants who […]

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #356: James “Splitsuit” Sweeney

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #356: James “Splitsuit” Sweeney

Bruce and Robbie welcome James “Splitsuit” Sweeney to the show to discuss his personal poker story and the great poker training products available at Red Chip Poker.

Robbie and a longtime listener also share their experiences returning to the home game felt.

Finally, Ben Ludlow ends off with a hilarious list of the top 10 things he misses about the first week of the WSOP.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/2/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 2

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/2/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 2

Part 2 of Bernard Lee’s interview with longtime World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin, who reflects on bringing the WPT to Australia for the first time as well as raising $100,000 AUD for wildlife during the Australian bushfires.

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Inaugural WPT Online Series Pays Out Almost $53 Million

Inaugural WPT Online Series Pays Out Almost $53 Million

Saying the WPT Online Series was a roaring success is one of the understatements of the year. The inaugural festival drew in poker players from around the world, each aiming to become a World Poker Tour champion. A total of 94-events took place across 29 days of intense poker action. Those tournaments attracted 111,183 entries […]

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Justin Bonomo Wins SHRB Online For $1,775,000

Justin Bonomo Wins SHRB Online For $1,775,000

Justin Bonomo has added the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Online title to his already quite ridiculous poker CV. This victory is the latest in a long line of triumphs for Bonomo and saw him add another $1,775,000 to his lifetime winnings. Super High Roller Bowl Final Table Results Place Player Country Prize 1 Justin […]

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5 Advanced Poker Strategies & Tips To Supercharge Your Poker Wins

5 Advanced Poker Strategies & Tips To Supercharge Your Poker Wins

Ready for some advanced nuggets of poker wisdom that will help your game? For today’s article, I dug through Upswing’s extensive library of strategy articles and extracted five of the most important tips that have been covered over the years. While these tips cover vastly different topics, they should all play a part in your […]

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 181 – Andrew Brokos on “Play Optimal Poker” and Impact of COVID-19

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 181 – Andrew Brokos on “Play Optimal Poker” and Impact of COVID-19

Andrew Brokos is a great friend of the RecPoker podcast and he joins the show again to talk about the release of his new book, Play Optimal Poker 2 with a focus on constructing ranges.

In addition to discussing the book, we talk a bit about the impact of the pandemic on Andrew’s personal approach to poker, as well as poker overall.

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Ali Imsirovic Leads Final 13 of Super High Roller Bowl

The $3 million guaranteed Super High Roller Bowl kicked off at partypoker on June 1 and it surpassed all expectations. Some 50 players bought in for $102,000 by the time late registration closed, resulting in a $5 million prize pool! Only 13 of those starters made it through to Day 2 on June 2 and […]

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How to Count Your Outs in Poker (The Easy Way)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Frank Reese.

Learning  how to count your outs in poker is especially important for micro stakes beginners. Even many experienced players don’t know how to count their outs properly though.

The reason why this is so important is because knowing how many outs you have to make your draw for example, helps you tremendously in knowing when to

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Poker Tips By George: On Staying Ahead

Poker Tips By George: On Staying Ahead

Staying ahead in poker is tough, as bad beats happen. While any and every poker player would love to always watch their stacks of chips grow, sustaining some losses is inevitable.

Our Senior Contributor George Epstein discusses how to stay on top of your mental game when the cards aren’t falling in your favor and you’re unable to stay ahead.

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Red Chip Poker Wraps Up Season 3 of Their Podcast

Red Chip Poker Wraps Up Season 3 of Their Podcast

The Red Chip Poker Podcast co-hosted by Zac Shaw and James “Splitsuit” Sweeney, has just completed production on its third season.

In this article we recap the highlights of the final four episodes or the popular poker strategy audio show.

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Late Surge Sees Martirosian Win SHRB Leaderboard

Everyone thought Viktor Blom would win the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series Leaderboard and gain a free $102,000 seat to the final event. And why wouldn’t you? The Swede won three events and cashed in four others. A late surge by Artur Martirosian of Russia resulted in him being pipped at the post and […]

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Bicknell Hits Form In Time for $102K Super High Roller Bowl

Bicknell Hits Form In Time for $102K Super High Roller Bowl

Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell looks to be hitting form at the perfect time with the $102,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl kicking off later this evening. The world’s number one female poker player, that’s official from Global Poker Index not just our thoughts, won more than $300,000 this weekend! SHRB #26 – Super High Roller: […]

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Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

With people quarantined and in self-isolation the world over during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re turning online for everything; this includes poker. Luckily it’s not only possible to play poker online, but to do so with friends via a private home game.

Private home games are flourishing these days, so here’s our guide for how to make them happen (they’re free and can be played from anywhere in the world) as well as how to get the most out of the experience.

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Viktor Blom Wins Again! Secures Third SHRB Title

Is there a poker player in better form than Viktor Blom anywhere in the world? We don’t think so. The talented Swede took down his third Super High Roller Bowl event on May 30, taking his earnings for the series to an incredible $1,527,000! SHRB #21 – High Roller: $500K Gtd [8-Max, 2-Day Event] Blom’s […]

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What Other Poker Variants Will Help you Improve at Hold’em?

What Other Poker Variants Will Help you Improve at Hold’em?

There are plenty of ways to improve at Texas Hold’em. Among the more unconventional ones are playing non-Hold’em variants of poker. Beyond poker, plenty of other games also offer players the opportunity to practice strategic thinking, which is a great general skill set that’s transferable to Hold’em analysis.

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Bluff-Raising to $302,000 vs Patrik Antonius (Analysis)

Bluff-Raising to $302,000 vs Patrik Antonius (Analysis)

Let’s take a look at what is perhaps the most interesting TV poker hand Doug Polk ever played. The blinds are $1,000/$2,000 with $2,000 in total antes. Both Doug and his opponent, the famous Patrik Antonius, are very deep, with an effective stack depth of $470,000 (235 big blinds). Let’s dig into the action! Preflop […]

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Blom Does It Again! Swede Wins Another SHRB Event

Viktor Blom’s incredible run of form in the Super High Roller Bowl Online series continued on May 28th with his second victory. The popular Swedish superstar has now won almost $990,000 in the space of three days. Blom won the eighth SHRB event for $213,750 and then finished as the runner-up to Dan Smith in […]

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Jareth East Wins WPTDeepStacks For a Massive $557K

Jareth East Wins WPTDeepStacks For a Massive $557K

Jareth East secured the largest score of his career so far when he became the WPT Online Series WPTDeepStacks champion on May 28. It took three days of intense poker action to reduce the 3,554-strong field to the last man standing and that man was British star East. WPT #40 – WPTDeepStacks: $3M Gtd Eighteen […]

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UK Self-Exclusion for Poker Players

UK Self-Exclusion for Poker Players

Poker players and casino gamers need to protect themselves from taking things too far. In the UK and other countries, you can set yourself up on a self-exclusion list such that online poker rooms and casinos won’t be accessible to you.

This article notes the organizations trying to provide responsible gaming and ways for gamlers and poker players to self-exclude.

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Ludovic Geilich Becomes a SHRB Champion!

Team partypoker’s Ludovic Gelich will wake up a happy man today thanks to becoming a Super High Roller Bowl Online champion on May 27. Geilich got his hands on almost $240,000 for his impressive victory, one of the largest scores of his career to date. SHRB #12 – High Roller: $500K Gtd [6-Max, 2-Day Event] […]

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An Ode to Live Poker

An Ode to Live Poker

When you love live poker and play it as much as Calum Grant, you can develop withdrawal after not having it be part of your life for a couple months.

In this article, Calum shares how badly he misses live poker, while also telling the story of a friend whose long-awaited Las Vegas poker trip was also put on indefinite hiatus.

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Poker Chip Values & Colors That Real Casinos Use

Poker Chip Values & Colors That Real Casinos Use

Many live poker rooms use a similar system of assigning colors to chip value, especially in cash games. Red chips, for example, are worth $5 in most live poker rooms and casinos. Tournament chip sets tend to vary colors more than cash games, but some common themes can still be found across many poker rooms. […]

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3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

Brick and mortar poker rooms are slowly reopening around the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn’t necessarily mean some people are ready to return to playing live poker.

If you’re one of those people there are plenty of worthwhile gaming alternatives you can engage in until the time comes that you’re comfortable returning to poker.

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Super High Roller Bowl: Massive Day for Viktor Blom

Super High Roller Bowl: Massive Day for Viktor Blom

The Super High Roller Bowl online continued on May 26 and saw three of the game’s legitimate superstars get their hands on six-figure prizes and SHRB title. Viktor Blom was one such player, topping a field of 75 entrants in the SHRB #09 – High Roller: $500K Gtd 8-max event. This tournament had a $500,000 […]

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WPT Online Series: Maksim Bukreev Leads WPTDeepStacks Final 18

The focus of the WPT Online Series has been on the massive WPTDeepStacks for the past couple days with attempts made to reach the final table. A bumper crowd of 3,554 players have been whittled to a more manageable 18 and it’s Russia’s Maksim Bukreev who is the chip leader right now. Bukreev returns to […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/26/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 1

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/26/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 1

Bernard Lee interviews longtime World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin, who reflects on what it was like being inducted into the Australian Poker Hall of Fame.

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The Differences Between Micro Stakes and Small Stakes Poker Games

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Ryan Lewis.

Ever wondered how poker stakes differ in difficulty? As someone who has grinded part time from tiny micro stakes NL2 up to small stakes NL50 (6max) over the past year I have gained my fair share of knowledge on how the stakes differ.

Are the higher stakes filled with GTO math wizards that suddenly check raise bluff the river

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Reviewing CORE 2.0: The A-Z Course From Red Chip Poker

Reviewing CORE 2.0: The A-Z Course From Red Chip Poker

With so many high-quality poker courses out there, it’s sometimes tough to know what distinguishes one training product from another. Red Chip Poker has taken a fascinating approach with their CORE 2.0 offering, namely that they modeled it after the instruction style given by higher education institutions.

Costing just $5 a week, signing up for Red Chip Poker’s CORE 2.0 program is practically a no-brainer for any poker player looking to improve their game and enhance their skills at the felt.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

On RecPoker Podcast episode #180, the panel discusses how to handle the situation that comes up often in long re-entry, big field, small buy-in tournaments online; and that situation is having those players that frequently are shoving 30, 40, even 70 big blind stacks over an open raise. It can be frustrating to face, but what do we do?

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Phil Hellmuth: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Top BLOWUPS

Phil Hellmuth: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Top BLOWUPS

No matter what you think of Phil Hellmuth, there’s no denying his success and longevity in the poker world. The legend known as the Poker Brat is the all-time leader in wins at the World Series of Poker, adding a 15th bracelet to his collection in 2018. What’s more, he’s in the top 25 in […]

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[QUIZ] Can You Exploit This Hypothetical Poker Table?

[QUIZ] Can You Exploit This Hypothetical Poker Table?

Time to test you exploitative prowess!  The following quiz will challenge you with 10 hand scenarios at a live $2/$5 table. Before diving into the hands, click “See Player Reads” below to get valuable information about each of the other players at the table.  Your goal is to figure out the best play given the […]

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7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

While the cessation of live poker during the coronavirus pandemic was unquestionably a bad thing, there are nonetheless silver linings to be found.

Now that live poker is coming back, here are seven positive outcomes and upshots of the temporary hiatus live poker took.

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Check Out These Awesome New partypoker Features

The latest update of our software has been deployed and its brought with it a raft of new features. A previous update saw the release of the super-exciting SPINS Ultra that thousands of you have already been putting through their paces. SPINS Ultra have shallower starting stacks and the blinds increase faster than standard SPINS, […]

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Daniel Dvoress Bags a Massive $614K Prize!

Daniel Dvoress Bags a Massive $614K Prize!

The inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Online Series continues at partypoker on May 25 and saw another three champions crowned. One of those champions, Daniel Dvoress, got his hands on the biggest prize of the series so far, one that weighed in at almost $614,000! SHRB #05 – Super High Roller: $1M Gtd [6-Max, 2-Day […]

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Dear Mr. Adelson

Dear Mr. Adelson

Sheldon Adelson has long been opposed to legalizing online poker in the United States on a federal level. As his opposition is perhaps the biggest obstacle to that occurring, this letter is an open invitation asking that he reconsider his position and instead work together with poker industry experts to help facilitate legislation in favor.

Moving forward from the status quo must begin with an open and honest discussion. This letter represents a true olive branch, acknowledging Mr. Adelson’s concerns, and earnestly hoping to achieve the start of genuine engagement.

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Super High Roller Bowl Gets Off to a Flying Start

Super High Roller Bowl Gets Off to a Flying Start

The massive Super High Roller Bowl is underway with three champions crowned and another three huge events set to crown their champions on May 25. Jans Arends, Chris Hunichen, and Sergi Reixach won the first trio of events, let’s see how they all went down. SHRB #01 – High Roller: $500K Gtd The $10,300 buy-in […]

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WSOP Gold: The importance of Moneymaker’s Riverboat against Phil Ivey in 2003

WSOP Gold: The importance of Moneymaker’s Riverboat against Phil Ivey in 2003

It made everybody feel like they had a chance to win. Phil Ivey’s words in a 2013 interview with All-In Magazine are as true to this day as they ever have been. Ivey’s recollection of Chris Moneymaker’s incredible WSOP Main Event victory in 2003 are as important as anyone’s. After all, it was the WSOP […]

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WPT Online Championship Victory Is Jeppsson’s Career Highlight

Christian Jeppsson has won dozens and dozens of online poker tournaments during his long and illustrious career. Better-known as “eisenhower1”, his famous online moniker, Jeppsson has terrorised the game’s elite for more than a decade. Last week, Jeppsson walked away with a massive $923,785 prize and the title of WPT Online Championship champion. Winning close […]

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The ‘Challenge’ Card Game: Rules of a New Heads-Up Poker Game

The ‘Challenge’ Card Game: Rules of a New Heads-Up Poker Game

It’s always great to get feedback from our readers. It’s even more fulfilling when they reach out to share the object and rules of a new card game with you. With thanks to David and Neida Donohoe, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about “Challenge.”

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WPT Online Series: Jason Mericer Wins PLO High Roller Event

Several huge events crowned their champions in the WPT Online Series on May 22 with a legitimate superstar of poker taking down the $10,300 PLO High Roller event for $279,265. Let’s check out all the latest from this incredible online poke tournament festival. WPT #46 – PLO High Roller: $1M Gtd [2-Day Event] Some 101 […]

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Why Coffee is Hurting Your Poker Results

Why Coffee is Hurting Your Poker Results

Hey there, Upswing fam! Today we’re mixing things up with a guest article by “Coach” Bahman Zarghami that will help you with your mental game. Even if you don’t want to give up your daily coffee, this short article is worth a read so you can better understand stress and anxiety as they relate to […]

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Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Europe is littered with numerous poker rooms, but some destinations stand out among the rest.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares his top three picks for poker destinations in Europe, as well as what makes each of them special.

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Croatia’s Jure Kvartuc Is Dreaming Of Las Vegas

Almost every poker player you talk to has either visited Las Vegas or has a trip to Sin City as part of their bucket list. This is true of Croatia’s Jure “ProJK” Kvartuc who hopes to win enough from playing online poker to head to Nevada with his girlfriend next summer. “I want to achieve […]

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #355: Tadas Peckaitis

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #355: Tadas Peckaitis

Bruce and Robbie interview poker coach and strategist Tadas Peckaitis who joins the show from Lithuania to share some fun home game stories and tips. Plus, George Chao of BBO Poker Tables explains how his company is developing products for home game players post-coronavirus to assist with social distancing and sanitary requirements.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 179 – Post Flop Poker – Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 179 – Post Flop Poker – Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey

Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey are the co-hosts of the Postflop Poker Podcast and generally great guys! Ben “gamb64” Hayles is a poker player, coach, author and content provider. At postfloppoker.com you will find the Postflop Poker Podcast (PPP), 13 poker books, the PTP video series, blogs, and information on Ben’s 1 to 1 coaching services.

They join the Rec Poker panel for a fun conversation on this episode.

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Christian Jeppsson Wins WPT Online Championship

Christian Jeppsson Wins WPT Online Championship

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States and is a legendary figure. Eisenhower is also the alias Christian Jeppsson is known as in online poker circles. Jeppsson took another step forward to legend status on May 20 when he was crowned the WPT Online Championship champion, an accolade that came with […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews poker pro and coach Lexy Gavin, who describes her experiences during the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event, which ended in a 10-way chop with Gavin finishing in 10th place.

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Poker Tips by George: Alzheimer’s – Can Poker Beat It?

Poker Tips by George: Alzheimer’s – Can Poker Beat It?

Wouldn’t it be something if it could be scientifically proven that playing poker prevents Alzheimer’s disease from taking hold? That’s the hypothesis from our Senior contributor George Epstein based on his anecdotal evidence, but he is looking for concrete proof.

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Poker Tips By George: Keeping Track of Your Poker Wins and Losses

Poker Tips By George: Keeping Track of Your Poker Wins and Losses

Our Senior Contributor, George Epstein, is a big limit hold’em fan, and is always thinking of new strategies relating to all aspects of the game.

Recently he wondered how to best keep tracks of winnings and losses while in the midst of a session, and conjured up a unique and interesting method. He reveals all in this article.

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Christian Jeppsson Leads WPT Online Championship Final Table

The $5 million guaranteed WPT Online Championship has reached its eight-handed final table and what a final table it’s turned out to be. On May 20, those eight players return to the partypoker virtual felt and compete for a gargantuan top prize worth $1,048,087. WPT Online Championship Final Table Place Player Country Chips 1 Christian […]

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Patrick Leonard is runner-up as ‘800-522-4700’ wins GG Poker WSOP Super Circuit High Roller Championship for $2.1 million

Patrick Leonard is runner-up as ‘800-522-4700’ wins GG Poker WSOP Super Circuit High Roller Championship for $2.1 million

With over 500 entries, the $10 million guaranteed high roller event pulled in even more players than expected. […]

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Hungariy’s Balazs Szabo Loves the Cash Game Leaderboards

We love hearing about our players’ success stories. It doesn’t matter if they’ve triumphed in a $0.50 tournament, or have crushed $2/$5 PLO cash games. Every victory is a reason to celebrate. One partypoker player whose success we’re celebrating right now is Balazs “TheNitor” Szabo. The Hungarian student recently won the $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold’em Cash […]

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BONKERS Bluff With $992,500 On The Line (Analysis of PokerGO’s Record-Breaking Pot)

BONKERS Bluff With $992,500 On The Line (Analysis of PokerGO’s Record-Breaking Pot)

Let’s take a look at the biggest pot in PokerGO history. This hand comes from Rob Yong’s Home Game streamed on PokerGO and features Rick Salomon and Lazaro Hernandez colliding in a $993,000 pot. The game is played at nosebleed stakes, with blinds set at $1,000/$2,000 with a $4,000 straddle. Hernandez is $580,000 deep (~145 […]

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WPT Online Series: Sam Greenwood Leads $5M Gtd Championship

WPT Online Series: Sam Greenwood Leads $5M Gtd Championship

There are few poker titles that Sam Greenwood hasn’t managed to get hold of yet in his glistening career. He’s triumphed in major tournaments around the world, including partypoker LIVE events. Now he’s on course to add the WPT Online Championship to his already ridiculous poker resume. Only 34 opponents stand between Greenwood and the […]

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Teen Patti – An Indian Poker Game Getting International Recognition

Teen Patti – An Indian Poker Game Getting International Recognition

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Teen Patti being offered at your favorite online casino establishment in the near future. In this article, we explain how the Indian poker card game is played and how you can win big.

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Can You Make $5,000 Per Month Playing Online Poker?

People often ask me if it is still possible to make good money these days form poker, and specifically a solid amount like $5000 per month.

Because let’s be honest, for most people, even in wealthy Western countries, this is often equivalent to the amount that they make at their full time job.

In some cases, it is actually more.

And who wants to work a boring 9-5 office job when you can play

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Jeff Gross Finishes Third in the Big Game For $129K

Jeff Gross Finishes Third in the Big Game For $129K

Team Online’s Jeff “JeffGross” Gross streamed his big Sunday session on Twitch on May 17 and his legion of followers received a real treat. Gross managed to navigate his way to the final table of the Big Game Phase Final Final Table where the least he could take home was $25,656. With $255,280 up top, […]

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WPT Online Series: Leo Fernandez Tops Championship Day 1B

Argentina’s Leo Fernandez won the WPT Online Series Opening Event at the start of the festival and last night topped the Day 1B chip counts in the $5 million guaranteed WPT Online Championship. The tournament has attracted 1,590 players across two of its four flights, and $4,770,000 of the $5 million guarantee has been collected. […]

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21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity

21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity

Twitter is where it’s at if you’re looking to be a part of the poker community on social media. That said, finding sources of positivity within the community can sometimes be a challenge.

We’ve put together our list of the top 21 accounts you need to follow for positivity in poker. Let us know who else ought to have made the list.

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WPT Online Series: Elio Fox Takes Down Super High Roller

Elio Fox has $565,500 reasons to be happy this morning thanks to him coming out on top of a star-studded field in the huge $25,500 Super High Roller event. It’s the Canada-based New Yorker’s largest-ever online cash! WPT #32 – Super High Roller: $2M Gtd There were 87 entries in the $25,500 Super High Roller, […]

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How to Snowball Your Winnings vs Weak Players

How to Snowball Your Winnings vs Weak Players

When you’re up against weak players, you have the opportunity to snowball your winnings. These players make much larger mistakes than regulars, and taking maximum advantage of those mistakes allows you to achieve a higher win-rate with less variance in your results. In this short article, I am going to show you how to extract […]

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WPT Online Series: Malinowski Wins Latest High Roller

It was business as usual for the WPT Online Series on May 14 with massive prizes awarded to some of the game’s elite players. Poland’s Wiktor Malinowski got his hands on the biggest prize of the day, let’s check out what he won and how. WPT #29 – High Roller: $1M Gtd A field of […]

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Steve O’Dwyer wins PokerStars SCOOP High Roller for $521,598

The popular American pro has locked up an online title that goes well with his many other achievements in poker.

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Nick Petrangelo Wins $201,250 in WPT Online High Roller

Nick Petrangelo Wins $201,250 in WPT Online High Roller

High-stakes tournament crusher Nick Petrangelo took his skills to the online streets this week. Upswing’s lead tournament coach took second place in the $10,300 buy-in World Poker Tour Online Series High Rolle on partypoker.  In a field of 115 of the world’s best players, Petrangelo earned a $201,250 payday for the second-place finish. The American […]

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Replay Poker Review: What You Should Know Before Playing

Replay Poker Review: What You Should Know Before Playing

If you’re looking for a fun way to sharpen your poker skills, Replay Poker might be for you. Replay Poker is a play money poker site with an enthusiastic community. The site offers a variety of games with no cash deposit necessary. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the features Replay […]

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WPT Online Series: High Roller Sees Hungarian One-Two

The WPT Online Series continued at partypoker on May 13 and saw another handful of champions crowned. It also saw dozens of partypoker players pad their bankrolls with impressive scores, including a brace of Hungarian pros in the $5,200 buy-in High Roller. WPT #27 – High Roller: $1M Gtd [2-Day Event] Some 202 players parted […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who discusses his StarCraft career, years in poker, being an ambassador for GG Poker, recently testing positive for COVID-19, and how people have been handling it in Prague, Czech Republic, where he lives.

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Why Teddy KGB is Actually Bad at Poker

Why Teddy KGB is Actually Bad at Poker

Teddy KGB is a feared character in Rounders, the most iconic poker movie of all time. Teddy’s scary traits include his status as a Russian mob boss and deep ties into the New York City underworld. Those traits do not include his skill at the poker table, which (spoiler alert) lead to Mike McDermott taking […]

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

Nate Meyvis is the co-host of the Thinking Poker Podcast with Andrew Brooks, a student of ancient philosophy, and an all-around great dude. He joins the RecPoker panel and talks about a number of things including breaking down an AQ hand in early position.

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25 Las Vegas Poker Rooms and What I Miss Most About Each of Them

25 Las Vegas Poker Rooms and What I Miss Most About Each of Them

With Las Vegas poker rooms shuttered down for the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike Patrick couldn’t help but put together an ode to what he misses most about them.

This beautiful expression of poker love will surely resonate with any visitor to Las Vegas who loves playing in the city.

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WPT Online Series: Fabio Sperling Wins WPT500!

What an incredible day May 12 was for the WPT Online Series. The WPT500 crowned its champion, as did the PLO High Roller and a handful of other tournaments. Fabio Sperling won the WPT500 after a four-handed deal that saw more than $900,000 distributed! Let’s take a closer look at how things went down. WPT […]

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10 Most Famous Poker Players Ever (Male & Female)

10 Most Famous Poker Players Ever (Male & Female)

Who are the most famous poker players of all time? The “poker boom” era of the 2000s made mainstream celebrities out of some of poker’s most prolific personalities. Some of those names are still prominent in the game today, while others aren’t active in the modern era of poker. Other big-name poker players rose to […]

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Here’s What It’s Like to Do Live Reporting on Online Poker

Here’s What It’s Like to Do Live Reporting on Online Poker

Live poker events are littered with poker reporters standing at the ready to capture the action. In the coronavirus era, with all poker having temporarily moved online, there’s now live reporting of online poker events for the first time.

Christian Zetzsche describes how this new experience working from home is different from the regular gig that has him traversing the globe.

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WPT Online Series Round-Up: Treccarich Leads WPT500 Final 9

WPT Online Series Round-Up: Treccarich Leads WPT500 Final 9

The 2020 WPT Online Series is preparing to payout its biggest prize yet thanks to the WPT500 the final nine players. A massive $371,321 stands to be won, but who will get their hands on this life-changing prize? WPT #03 – WPT500: $2M Gtd The massive 4,828-strong field in the WPT500 has been reduced to […]

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Why You Should Check Call Top Pair in a 3Bet Pot

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Ryan Lewis.

In this article I will go through some recent hands I played that illustrate some of the finer aspects of no limit Texas Hold’em poker.

More specifically, they include what line of action would yield the highest amount of profit. You would be surprised how checking instead of betting, and vice versa, can have a significant

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WPT Online Series: Niklas Astedt Wins Weekender for $175K

WPT Online Series: Niklas Astedt Wins Weekender for $175K

There was plenty of action in the WPT Online Series over the weekend with some massive prizes won. The $5 million guaranteed WPT Online Series Championship also kicked off with the first of four starting flights. WPT #15 – Weekender Final Day: $500K Gtd The $1,050 Weekender’s final day took place on May 10 and […]

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Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

If you want to start playing online casino games, be sure you do so responsibly. Only seek out trustworthy platforms and be sure to set yourself a loss limit, so that you can properly have a good and enjoyable time playing the games you like.

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Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

In this article, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, talks about the different types of poker chip sets typically used in home games.

George also illustrates the failure points of each type of chips set and shares which types are his favorites and why.

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Charlie Carrel Wins the WPT Online Series Super High Roller

Charlie Carrel Wins the WPT Online Series Super High Roller

Charlie Carrel is one of the world’s best poker tournament players and he really shone in the 14th event of the WPT Online Series, the $25,500 buy-in Super High Roller. WPT #14 – Super High Roller: $2M Gtd A cool $2 million was guaranteed but a 98-strong field create a guarantee-busting $2,450,000 prize pool. This […]

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Top 3 Reasons Why Online Poker Isn’t Rigged

Top 3 Reasons Why Online Poker Isn’t Rigged

After experiencing a downswing, or a perhaps disproportionate amount of bad beats online, a player may tend to start thinking that the games are rigged. While such thoughts are understandable, they are factually incorrect, as no licensed online poker site’s games are rigged. Tadas Peckaitis explains further in this article.

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What is Slow Rolling in Poker? Plus The 5 Sickest Slow Rolls Ever

What is Slow Rolling in Poker? Plus The 5 Sickest Slow Rolls Ever

Slow rolling is one of the most despised moves in poker.  This article will explain what a slow roll is, then you’ll see a countdown of the top five grossest slow rolls ever. What is a Slow Roll in Poker? A slow roll is when a player purposefully pauses before calling a (usually all-in) bet […]

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Interview with John Hesp about COVID-19 vis a vis Live Poker

Interview with John Hesp about COVID-19 vis a vis Live Poker

An interview with John Hesp, who remains a very popular poker player among fans of the game years after his memorable run to 4th place in the WSOP Main Event.

Over the course of two hours, we discussed the COVID-19 epidemic, learned of John’s highly opinionated political views on the matter, and discussed how the poker world ought to be adjusting in the coronavirus era.

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WPT Online. Данчев и Хартманн поделили в хедз-апе “пятёрки”

WPT Online. Данчев и Хартманн поделили в хедз-апе “пятёрки”

Состоялся один из самых насыщенных дней на серии WPT Online, ведь закончилось сразу семь турниров, причём четыре из них были однодневными. В прямом эфире на Twitch всё внимание было сосредоточено на хайроллерах – развязке $5,200 и первом дне $10,300. В 21:00 по московскому времени начнётся новый эфир со схожей программой – развязка $10,300 и старт […]

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WPT Online Series: Pascal Hartmann Wins $1M Gtd High Roller

It was another bumper day of action in the WPT Online Series events with several massive scores awarded to players from all corners of the world. Two members of Team partypoker came agonisingly close to securing titles in the High Roller event, who were they? WPT #09 – High Roller: $1M Gtd Pascal Hartmann helped […]

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Now Is The Time to Join The Party: It’s the $2M Defection Party

Are you fed up of your online poker operator only caring about the rake you generate? Tired of feeling like you’re just a number on a database somewhere? Sick of never having your feedback heard? Well now is the time to change all that. Now is the time to join the party and experience poker […]

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What is a Poker Straddle? And Should You Ever Do It?

What is a Poker Straddle? And Should You Ever Do It?

Straddles can be a confusing situation for newcomers to live poker. This article will shed light on what poker straddles are, and if you should ever straddle yourself. What is a Straddle in Poker? A poker straddle is a voluntary blind bet put out by a player at the table before the cards are dealt. […]

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WPT Online Series Day 3: PLO High Roller Title for Amundsgaard

Day 3 of the WPT Online Series saw another partypoker players become World Poker Tour champions. Players from around the world continue to support this superb festival, resulting in guarantees being exceeded. Let’s see who got their hands on titles and bankroll-boosting sums of money on Day 3 of the WPT Online Series. WPT #06 […]

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River Probing: How to Play Rivers When Your Foe C-Bets, Then Checks Back

River Probing: How to Play Rivers When Your Foe C-Bets, Then Checks Back

Your river probing strategy in 2020 is more important than ever before. Most players c-bet over 60% of the time on the flop these days. This means you will frequently find yourself calling a flop bet, then having to decide whether to bet or check on the river after the action checked through on the […]

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WATCH: Staples, Guilbert, and Paris Reach MILLION Final Table While Streaming!

WATCH: Staples, Guilbert, and Paris Reach MILLION Final Table While Streaming!

The partypoker MILLION is a special tournament, but the most recent edition had even more pizazz. Three of the talented players who navigated their way to the final table did so while streaming on their Twitch channels, including our very own Matthew Staples. Twitch continues to be an extremely popular platform for poker players to […]

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WPT Online Series: Leo Fernandez Wins WPT Opener

The WPT Online Series crowned its first champions on May 4 as the Opener, Mini Opener and Knockout concluded. That quartet of winners walked away with almost $750,000 between them! WPT #01 – Opener: $2M Gtd Argentina’s Leo Fernandez got his hands on the massive $409,638 first-place prize in the $2 million guaranteed Opener. The […]

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You Need to Slow-Play In These 5 Common Situations

People often ask me when they should slow-play and when they should just make a bet in poker.

And I get it, believe me. It can be confusing!

A lot of newer players in particular tend to slow play too much because they are afraid of "scaring off" their opponent when they have a big hand.

This is usually an incorrect line of thinking for a number of reasons which I will explain below.

But

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Healthy Betting Habits Are Vitally Important

It is vitally important to have a healthy relationship with all forms of gambling, bet that sports betting, online casino games, or playing online poker. Now, more than ever, in these unprecedented times, you need to keep your betting in control. You Are In Control Many of our customers are stuck indoors right now and […]

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Matthew Staples Wins $93,000 From the partypoker MILLION!

What a weekend Team Online’s Matthew “MatthewStaples” Staples had. One minutes he’s sitting down to play in the final of the $1 million guaranteed partypoker MILLION, the next he’s getting his hands on his largest online score yet. Staples was one of the 1,015 players who made it through to the final day’s action. The […]

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Your $1/$2 Hands Analyzed By A Live Cash Crusher

Your $1/$2 Hands Analyzed By A Live Cash Crusher

Featured Photo: Joe Giron & PokerNews (Edited from Original) You posted the hands. Now, we break ‘em down. With the help of live poker specialist (and crusher) Mike Finstein, I am going to analyze two $1/$2 live hands that were played by members of the Upswing Lab. Each member posted their hand in the private […]

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