Review: The Postflop Poker Workbook

Review: The Postflop Poker Workbook

With all of the hi-tech, interactive poker study tools out there nowadays, it might seem like working with pencil and paper is old fashioned and outdated. The Postflop Poker Workbook, by James “SplitSuit” Sweeney proves that idea to be completely untrue.

Enabling a player to study and work out all of the many calculations poker requires, if you’re serious about studying and improving your mathematical skills at the tables, the Postflop Poker Workbook is an excellent resource to utilize and train with.

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RecPoker | Ep 218 – David Lappin

RecPoker | Ep 218 – David Lappin

David Lappin is the co-host of the Chip Race, ambassador for Unibet Poker, and a great player and ambassador for the game.

Steve, Jim & Rob sit down with David to chat poker, podcasting, philosophy, and take as many shots as we can at David’s co-host Dara O’Kearney. Great conversation and a lot of fun was had by all!

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We’re Slashing Prices for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

We’re Slashing Prices for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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

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Poker Tips By George: Know How to Use Your Outs

Poker Tips By George: Know How to Use Your Outs

In this article our Senior contributor George Epstein discusses the difference between good and questionable outs. He gives the example of a hand in which knowing your outs can assist you in properly “knowing where you’re at” and further navigating how to play the remainder of said hand.

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EPT Online main event won by Swedish player ‘WhatIfGod’ for $1 million

EPT Online main event won by Swedish player ‘WhatIfGod’ for $1 million

Canadian professional Timothy Adams missed out heads-up as the first-ever EPT Online Main Event was won by ‘WhatIfGod’.

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5 Burning Cash Game Questions Answered By Pros

5 Burning Cash Game Questions Answered By Pros

Poker is a very complex game. Thankfully, there is a place for players who are trying to improve where they can have direct contact with fellow grinders and experienced professionals. As a member of the Upswing Lab training course, you gain access to the Upswing Engage Facebook group, where interactions between members and pros are […]

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Poker Headlines | Everything we know about the winter 2020 WSOP Main Event

Poker Headlines | Everything we know about the winter 2020 WSOP Main Event

The World Series of Poker has just announced an online/live hybrid Main Event to be held at the end of 2020, which will allow domestic (US) and international players to compete in a $10,000 freezeout on WSOP.com and GGPoker, respectively. The live final tables will be held at King’s Casino, Czech Republic, and at the Rio in Las Vegas.

This topic, and much more on the latest episode of Poker Headlines, with Gillian Epp and Maureen Bloechlinger.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/17/20): Garry Gates

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/17/20): Garry Gates

Bernard Lee interviews longtime poker industry stalwart Garry Gates, who had a once-in-a-lifetime run in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event, eventually making the final table and finishing in fourth place.

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[QUIZ] Do You Know Which Hands to Bluff-Catch?

[QUIZ] Do You Know Which Hands to Bluff-Catch?

Get your thinking cap on because you are about to embark on a quiz about bluff-catching. A bluff-catcher is a hand that can beat the bluffs in your opponent’s range, but none of the value hands. You will be presented with 10 hand scenarios. Your goal is to choose the best bluff-catching hand out of […]

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Pokercode: A Comprehensive Poker Training Course Review

Pokercode: A Comprehensive Poker Training Course Review

Reviewing the Pokercode training course, taught by superstar poker pro Fedor Holz.

This course is best for players who’ve already got a solid grasp on the basics, as it focuses on higher-level concepts. Though pricey, it’s a worthwhile investment that’s practically guaranteed to pay off.

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RecPoker | Ep 216 – Robbie Strazynski & Bruce Briggs

RecPoker | Ep 216 – Robbie Strazynski & Bruce Briggs

Robbie Strazynski and Bruce Briggs join the crew to chat about the end of an era. After 365 episodes, their Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast has come to an end.

We chat about their favorite memories and what is next for these two fantastic poker ambassadors.

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The 10 Biggest Pots From The Polk vs Negreanu Challenge (So Far)

The 10 Biggest Pots From The Polk vs Negreanu Challenge (So Far)

The most anticipated poker grudge match in years got underway last week and it hasn’t disappointed. Through the first four sessions, the rivals have played 1,372 hands with Doug holding on to a strong $180,865.22 lead. There have already been 12 pots that have crossed the $75,000 threshold, four of which have seen over $100,000 […]

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Poker Headlines | Poker in Cambodia

Poker Headlines | Poker in Cambodia

On this week’s episode of Poker Headlines, Gillian is joined once again by Maureen Bloechlinger as well as Poker Triad, to discuss poker in Cambodia and the whole scene there. They also talk about the ongoing Negreanu/Polk grudge match and the closing of poker rooms in Las Vegas.

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The EPT Moves Online | Looking Back, Looking Forward

The EPT Moves Online | Looking Back, Looking Forward

In this feature we look back at the storied history of the European Poker Tour, which after 16 years will be holding its first tournament series online.

Longtime PokerStars stalwarts and company ambassadors chime in with their favorite and most memorable moments, and we preview what to expect from the first ever EPT Online in the coming days.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/10/20): Dario Sammartino

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/10/20): Dario Sammartino

The Bernard Lee Poker Show features an interview with 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event runner up Dario Sammartino, who discusses his second place finish and competing heads up versus his good friend and the eventual champion Hossein Ensan.

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Behind the Scenes of Barry Greenstein’s Conversation with Phil Ivey

Behind the Scenes of Barry Greenstein’s Conversation with Phil Ivey

A four-part video series debuted over the last few weeks on the Poker King YouTube channel to the delight of poker fans the world over. The videos featured Poker Hall of Famers Barry Greenstein and Phil Ivey having a riveting conversation in which Ivey reveals more about his life and views on the poker world than ever before.

In this article, we get a special behind-the-scenes look at how the videos were produced.

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3 Ways That Simple Card Games Help You Be A Better Poker Player

3 Ways That Simple Card Games Help You Be A Better Poker Player

There are plenty of other simple card games that people can enjoy playing besides poker. Often, these simple card games can nonetheless offer a way for you to hone some skills that prove useful at the poker tables.

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$22 Becomes $100,061 in Unbelievably Huge Tournament (Hand Analysis)

$22 Becomes $100,061 in Unbelievably Huge Tournament (Hand Analysis)

Who hasn’t dreamed of turning a small tournament buy-in into a fortune? Upswing coach Daniel “Daniel” McAulay actually pulled off this impressive feat last year. After outlasting over 59,000 players (!!!) in the MicroMillions Main Event on PokerStars, his $22 buy-in had grown to over $100,000. That’s over 5,000 buy-ins! In this article, we are […]

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What Makes a Good Poker Brand Ambassador?

What Makes a Good Poker Brand Ambassador?

This op-ed by Christian Zetzsche examines the role of online poker room ambassadors.

From celebrities to female players to established poker pros to Twitch streamers to WSOP Main Event winners, ambassadors play a variety of roles. We dive deeper to better understand what makes a good poker brand ambassador.

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Check Out The Full 2020 Caribbean Poker Party Schedule

Check Out The Full 2020 Caribbean Poker Party Schedule

The 2020 Caribbean Poker Party isn’t taking place in The Bahamas this year but at partypoker instead and you can tell from the bustling schedule it is going to be a fantastic experience. Running from November 13 through to November 25, the 2020 Caribbean Poker Party (CPP) features 10 numbered events and more than $10 […]

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Reflecting on 6 Memorable Poker Moments from 2020

Reflecting on 6 Memorable Poker Moments from 2020

The poker world saw plenty of memorable moments in 2020. From the WSOP Online Summer Series temporarily replacing the in-person WSOP at the Rio in Las Vegas to grudge matches, big name returns and more, here’s a rundown of 6 of the most memorable things that happened in poker this year.

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Live and online poker in Japan: Entertainment or something else?

Live and online poker in Japan: Entertainment or something else?

The Japanese do enjoy a good game of poker, bot live and online, but nonetheless the law isn’t exactly so permissive when it comes to allowing such games to be played by citizens in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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RecPoker | Ep 214 – Jonathan Little

RecPoker | Ep 214 – Jonathan Little

Jonathan Little is a poker player, coach, author, WPT title winner and owner of pokercoaching.com. In this discussion, we get caught up on everything Jonathan has going on, what he enjoys the most, and how in the heck he can multi-table 14 games at the same time.

We wonder if he gets bored playing live after spending so much time with the action of multi-tabling online.

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How to Play Jack-Ten Suited in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

How to Play Jack-Ten Suited in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

Jack-Ten suited has to be one of the prettiest hands in poker. It’s not just a looker. Jack-Ten suited is considered to be a very strong hand because it has a ton of playability and solid blocker effects. This article covers: How to Play Jack-Ten Suited Preflop 3 Tips for When You Miss the Flop […]

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Poker Headlines | Negreanu/Polk Grudge Match & a WSOP champion’s legal battle with Tax Agency | Ep 20

Poker Headlines | Negreanu/Polk Grudge Match & a WSOP champion’s legal battle with Tax Agency | Ep 20

On this week’s episode of Poker Headlines, Gillian is joined once again by Maureen Bloechlinger to discuss changes made to the Doug Polk/Daniel Negreanu grudge match, Jonathan Duhamel’s legal issues with the Canada Revenue Agency, the new 888poker mobile app, and the upcoming season of High Stakes Poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/3/20): Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/3/20): Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews longtime veteran poker pro, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons.

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Win Your $2M Gtd WPT Montreal Main Event Seat For Only $0.01

Win Your $2M Gtd WPT Montreal Main Event Seat For Only $0.01

Those of you who dream of becoming a World Poker Tour (WPT) champion have the chance to realise those dreams for a mere $0.01 this weekend. partypoker and the WPT have joined forces again to bring you the $2 million guaranteed WPT Montreal Main Event. This $3,200 buy-in event shuffles up and deals for the […]

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What’s new at Run It Once Training? | Fall 2020

What’s new at Run It Once Training? | Fall 2020

As one of the more popular poker training sites, there’s always something new and interesting happening at Run It Once Training.

This quarterly update for Fall 2020 keeps you abreast of all the latest developments and promotions, and special events and offers they’ve got going on.

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Can Tony G Make a Heroic Call for €1.2 Million? (Hand Analysis)

Can Tony G Make a Heroic Call for €1.2 Million? (Hand Analysis)

Million dollar pots don’t happen often. But in today’s hand, a player gets put to the test on the river with over €1,000,000 on the line. Online poker legend Mikita Badziakouski (aka fish2013) clashes with live poker legend Antanas Guoga (aka Tony G). The two players’ aggressive styles caused the pot to balloon to over […]

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Poker Trends: Welcoming More Women to the Tables

Poker Trends: Welcoming More Women to the Tables

Ever so slowly, we are seeing more and more women take up poker and show up at the tables. Following the paths of trailblazers like Maria Ho and Kristen Bicknell, it’s great to see the tide slowly turning and a boosted demographic representation for women at the felt.

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How “Game Flow” Should Impact Your Decisions in Poker

How “Game Flow” Should Impact Your Decisions in Poker

People aren’t robots. Poker can be a very emotional game, which can cause even experienced players to lose control of their strategy as their stack rises and falls. A tight player with well-memorized ranges might start spewing chips after losing a few big pots. A maniacal 3-bettor might take his foot off the gas if […]

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MTT Poker School and Game Changer: A Review

MTT Poker School and Game Changer: A Review

Ivan Potocki reviews Gareth James’ MTT Poker School and Game Changer, both the course materials as well as the interactive group coaching experience designed for low- to mid-stakes players and bankrolls.

Using the latest software tools and techniques, each month a new topic is broken down into four easy to digest webinars, focusing on theory, practical application, real member hand histories and optimum strategies and exploits.

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Interview with Fernando “JNandez” Habegger

Interview with Fernando “JNandez” Habegger

An interview with PLO expert Fernando “JNandez” Habegger to mark the release of his new book Mastering Small Stakes Pot Limit Omaha.

The book was just released, along with an accompanying 4-hour video pack, by the venerable D&B Poker publishing house.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/27/20): Matt Affleck

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/27/20): Matt Affleck

The Bernard Lee Poker Show welcomes Matt Affleck, who shares his opinions re: staying away from live poker until after the pandemic, and who reflects on the unforgettable hand vs. Jonathan Duhamel in the 2010 WSOP Main Event.

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RecPoker | Ep 212 – Dara O’Kearney

RecPoker | Ep 212 – Dara O’Kearney

Dara O’Kearney is an Irish author, poker player, coach, and podcast host. With David Lappin, he hosts the popular Chip Race podcast and The Lock In YouTube channel.

He wrote Poker Satellite Strategy and recently released PKO Poker Strategy, which we spend a good amount of time discussing.

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Imagine Turning $0.01 Into a CPP Online Main Event Ticket

You probably won’t be familiar with the partypoker player Aleksandr Slobodianik but it’s a name you should try remember. The Ukrainian has the chance to write himself into partypoker’s history books by turning a single cent into a huge prize and a major online title. Aleksandr has managed to turn a $0.01 centroll entry into […]

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5 Poker Predictions for 2021

5 Poker Predictions for 2021

From online poker developments to live poker developments, it would seem that 2021 is primed to be another interesting year in the poker world.

Calum Grant takes a look into his crystal ball to make five predictions for what the poker world can expect to happen next year.

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Texas Hold’em Questions C-Betting Course: Full Review

Texas Hold’em Questions C-Betting Course: Full Review

In this post we review Texas Hold’em Questions’ continuation betting course. Offering good value for the £299 sticker price (10% discount using code CPL), this course makes for a good investment for serious poker players currently playing NL $25 and up.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/20/20): David Williams

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/20/20): David Williams

Bernard Lee welcomes poker pro David Williams to the show to discuss the latter’s decision to compete on Season 7 of the popular television show MasterChef.

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Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu: Grudge Match Rules

Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu: Grudge Match Rules

The most-anticipated heads-up challenge in recent memory will begin in early November. After beefing for years, Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu will square off at $200/$400 on WSOP.com for at least 12,500 hands. We’ve already covered what led to the match in this article, so today we’re going over the rules. Table of Contents: The […]

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Poker Headlines | Ep. 18 | Mike Postle Sues Poker Heroes | Guest Co-host Paul Smith

Poker Headlines | Ep. 18 | Mike Postle Sues Poker Heroes | Guest Co-host Paul Smith

On this week’s episode of Poker Headlines, Gillian is joined by lawyer-turned-poker pro Paul Smith. They discuss the upcoming Daniel Negreanu vs Doug Polk Grudge Match and Doug Polk’s latest Twitter Rampage.

Other topics include, Mike Postle vs Veronica Brill: Mike Postle filed a $330 Million Defamation Lawsuit against whistleblower Veronica Brill and others, plus Germany creates new online poker rules, and more!

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RecPoker | Ep 210 – Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace

RecPoker | Ep 210 – Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace

The guest on this week’s episode is Chris “Fox” Wallace, a WSOP Bracelet winner, Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor, and great friend of RecPoker. He has authored No Limits, The Fundamentals of No-Limit Hold’em and more recently, Short Stack Ninja: Tournament Strategy From A Professional Poker Coach which is the book for the next RecPoker book study.

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3 Ways You Can Be Cheated In Online Poker

3 Ways You Can Be Cheated In Online Poker

While online poker operator game integrity teams are always on the lookout for potential cheaters, it’s important that you — as a player — keep your wits about you and be wary of suspicious behavior. Three forms of cheating in particular, bots, ghosting, and collusion, are something you should be cognizant of.

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Transferrable skills – how to use your poker talent to succeed at blackjack

Transferrable skills – how to use your poker talent to succeed at blackjack

Many poker players also enjoy other casino table games, such as blackjack and baccarat. It’s thus nice that a number of poker skills are transferrable, such that you can have a better chance of succeeding at the casino gaming felt.

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3 Hand Examples That Will Help You Overbet Better

3 Hand Examples That Will Help You Overbet Better

No-limit holdem: Hours of boredom followed by moments of sheer terror. –Tom McEvoy A great way to strike terror into your opponents is by having a well thought out overbetting strategy. Even though overbetting has become prevalent in modern day poker games, I have found that not enough people work the tactic into their game. […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why Red Chip Poker PRO Membership Is Worth It

Top 10 Reasons Why Red Chip Poker PRO Membership Is Worth It

In this article, Ivan Potocki lists the top 10 reasons why it’s worth signing up for Red Chip Poker’s PRO membership.

Red Chip Poker has long been a premier poker training site, and at $50 a month (or just $495 a year) their PRO offering gives tremendous value for those looking to improve their poker game,

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How to Play Pocket Tens in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 5 Postflop Tips)

How to Play Pocket Tens in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 5 Postflop Tips)

Pocket tens is one of those hands that troubles poker players, especially beginners. When you have pocket tens, you will often have to navigate the flop and beyond with at least one overcard on the board. It can be hard to tell where you stand. The goal of this article is to help you feel […]

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Turn $0.01 Into a Share of €1M Gtd in the Irish Poker Masters Main Event

Turn $0.01 Into a Share of €1M Gtd in the Irish Poker Masters Main Event

The 2020 partypoker LIVE Irish Poker Masters was meant to take place at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, but has now moved to the online realm. We can’t wait for the massive €1 million guaranteed Irish Poker Masters Main Event to kick off on December 6. We’re equally as excited to see some of […]

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RecPoker | Ep 208 – Lynn Gilmartin

RecPoker | Ep 208 – Lynn Gilmartin

Lynn Gilmartin is an Australian actress, poker player, and host of the World Poker Tour (WPT). We last hand Lynn on in January of 2020 to talk about her efforts in responding to the Australian fires.

While only 9 months ago, it feels like a decade, so it was time to catch up with Lynn on her life (including successful acting auditions) and her reflections on Mike Sexton. We also get to hear a bit of Lynn’s back story growing up and her journey into hosting a poker tour.

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5 Reasons You Should Try 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

5 Reasons You Should Try 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

While Texas Hold’em and Omaha will remain the most popular poker variants for a long time to come, 2-7 Triple Draw can offer plenty of enjoyment, too.

In this article I list five reasons why you ought to give 2-7 Triple Draw a try next time you sit down to play a session of poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/13/20): Jeff Platt and David Williams

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/13/20): Jeff Platt and David Williams

Bernard Lee interviews Jeff Platt and David Williams, who were the commentators on the 2020 WSOP Online Poker Summer Series Main Event held on GGpoker.

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Caribbean Poker Party Moves Online; $5M Gtd Main Event Scheduled

partypoker will move this year’s Caribbean Poker Party online, where players can join the action for as little as $0.01. The Caribbean Poker Party Online Main Event will run from Sunday, November 15, 2020, to Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The Main Event has a buy-in of $5,300 and will pay out a guaranteed $5,000,000. There […]

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How ICM Should Impact Your Play at Final Tables

How ICM Should Impact Your Play at Final Tables

You don’t want to be the person who blows a huge opportunity because of one avoidable decision at a final table. Because of the drastic pay jumps at final tables, your decisions in these spots will greatly impact your ROI. One of the most important factors to consider at a final table is ICM, which […]

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Gavin Smith: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Lasting Legacy

Gavin Smith was one of poker’s most recognizable figures from the “poker boom” era of the 2000s and early 2010s. One of poker’s most beloved figures, Smith forged an unmistakable presence in just about any poker tournament or television show he took part in over his 20-year career in the game. Smith passed away on […]

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #365: Our Final Show

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #365: Our Final Show

After 11 years on the air, the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast has recorded its final episode, #365. Co-hosts Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take an hour to reminisce about all the highlights, favorite moments, and top tier interviewees, and to thank guests, contributors, and listeners.

Bruce shares the story of how the show began, with then-co-host Eric Nelson. Robbie talks about how he joined as the new co-host in 2014. This episode is the first ever time Robbie and Bruce are actually seeing one another (virtually), after having been exclusively an audio podcast.

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There Are Only 3 Reasons To Try Play Money Poker Games

There Are Only 3 Reasons To Try Play Money Poker Games

Tadas Peckaitis believes that for the most part you’d be wasting your time trying play money poker games online. He can only think of three legitimate reasons why you should try such a thing, and he lists them in this article.

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When Should You Slow-Play A Flopped Flush?

When Should You Slow-Play A Flopped Flush?

Up there with flopping a set, there aren’t many feelings more thrilling in poker than flopping a flush. Just imagine it for a moment. You raise with a hand like A♦ 5♦ and the flop comes… Doesn’t that feel good? But monotone flops like this present an interesting challenge… If you always bet, raise, and […]

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All-In Poker Rules – When Should You Go All-In?

All-In Poker Rules – When Should You Go All-In?

“All-In” entered the mainstream lexicon thanks to the poker boom of the early 2000s. The term is now regularly used in modern US culture, but the origin of “all-in” stems from the poker glossary. Going all-in means putting all of your chips in the pot during a poker hand. Here’s an overview of the rules […]

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UK Poker: Best United Kingdom Poker Sites & Players

UK Poker: Best United Kingdom Poker Sites & Players

UK Poker has taken off over the last decade. Due to the country’s relaxed online poker laws, it has become an extremely popular place for poker players to inhabit. Some of the game’s greatest players hail from the UK, making it on of the premier poker destinations in the world. Top Poker Sites for UK […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/6/20): Joe Cada

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/6/20): Joe Cada

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard speaks with 2009 World Series of Poker Main Even champion Joe Cada, who remembers his friend, runner up Darvin Moon, who recently passed away.

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High Stakes Players Collide in Record-Breaking $974,631 Pot (Analysis)

High Stakes Players Collide in Record-Breaking $974,631 Pot (Analysis)

2020 has already produced some of the biggest pots in online poker history. The hand in question today features Tan Xuan facing off against rising star Ali Imsirovic. Ali has been crushing the high stakes tournament scene for a few years now, racking up $8,912,717 in tournament earnings. Interestingly, Ali was the second member ever […]

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How To Play Irish Poker

How To Play Irish Poker

Irish Poker combines elements of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Pineapple, creating a fun and different poker game for any occasion. A game of Irish Poker deals four cards to each player, similar to Omaha. After the flop betting round, however, each player in the hand discards two cards, and the action proceeds from there. Here’s […]

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2021 WSOP Poker Hall of Fame Predictions: Who’s Next?

2021 WSOP Poker Hall of Fame Predictions: Who’s Next?

Never failing to generate controversy, the Poker Hall of Fame has not inducted any new members in 2020, making 2021 a year in which there are numerous suitable candidates.

This article lists 7 potential nominees to the Poker Hall of Fame.

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Poker Rooms Around in the World: Four of the Best

Poker Rooms Around in the World: Four of the Best

In this article we list four of the top poker rooms that can be found across the world. These include the Wynn in Las Vegas, the Portomaso Casino in Malta, Dusk Till Dawn in the UK, and Holland Casino in Amsterdam.

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Push Fold Strategy in Poker Tournaments: Beginner’s Guide with Charts!

Push Fold Strategy in Poker Tournaments: Beginner’s Guide with Charts!

It happens in most poker tournaments. Your stack gets short and your preflop options are reduced to two: push all-in or fold. Playing optimally in these push-or-fold situations is one thing that separates tournament crushers from average joes. In this article, we’ll cover: What is Push/Fold Strategy? ICMIZER and Chip EV Explained 10bb Push/Fold Charts […]

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RecPoker | Ep 204 – Dutch Boyd

RecPoker | Ep 204 – Dutch Boyd

On this episode of the RecPoker Podcast, the panel speaks with 3-time WSOP bracelet winner Dutch Boyd. After receiving substantial media attention during his deep run on the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event, where he finished in 12th place, Dutch went on to found a group of young poker players called The Crew that achieved notable success.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #364: Short and Sweet

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #364: Short and Sweet

On Episode #364 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker podcast, Robbie discusses his final in-person home game before lockdown while Bruce reflects on the beauty of off-felt friendships created by home games.

Plus, Ben Ludlow’s final One Outer, as he wishes the podcast audience farewell.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/29/20): Darvin Moon Tribute

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/29/20): Darvin Moon Tribute

To honor the passing of the late Darvin Moon, Bernard Lee relives his two interviews with the beloved Maryland logger, which took place back in 2009 and 2010.

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50 Poker Hand Nicknames – The Complete List

50 Poker Hand Nicknames – The Complete List

Sit in a poker game for any significant length of time, and you’ll hear some of the game’s most recognizable hands referred to by poker hand nicknames. “Pocket Rockets”, “Big Slick”, “Snowmen”, “Ducks”, and even “Doyle Brunson” are all common colloquialisms used as poker hand names. The following list outlines 50 of the most commonly-used […]

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5 Great Poker Magazines Worth Reading

5 Great Poker Magazines Worth Reading

Extra, extra read all about it… not online, but in a poker magazine. There are a few great poker magazines out there these days and they contain fantastic articles, strategy pieces, and in-depth poker content. You should certainly flip through a few when you’ve got the time but we encourage you to pick one and subscribe. Which one? Take your pick…

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TrueTeller Clashes With Tan Xuan’s Pocket Kings for $122,880 (Hand Analysis)

TrueTeller Clashes With Tan Xuan’s Pocket Kings for $122,880 (Hand Analysis)

Nosebleed online poker has made a comeback in 2020. With people stuck inside, we’ve seen a spike in online poker traffic. This has taken place at every level, from the micros to stakes as high as $1,000/$2,000. That brings us to our subject today: a hand played by Tan Xuan (tan4321) and Timofey “TrueTeller” Kuznetsov […]

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An In-Depth Interview with Fedor Holz about Pokercode and Impacting the Future

An In-Depth Interview with Fedor Holz about Pokercode and Impacting the Future

On the cusp of launching Pokercode, a first-of-its kind poker training community, Fedor Holz joins us for an interview. Beyond telling us all about the new product, he shares what fuels him now that he’s reached the pinnacle of poker.

Some inspiring answers from a 20-something who on the one hand has already accomplished so much, but on the other hand has big dreams left to fulfill with his whole life still ahead of him.

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10 Poker Infographics That Will Help Your Game

10 Poker Infographics That Will Help Your Game

Infographics are a fun and effective way to learn, which is why we’ve created numerous infographics throughout the years. Today’s article is an aggregate of 10 of the most bookmark-worthy poker infographics graphics that we have created. Starting with beginner-friendly topics, the infographics get more advanced as you scroll. Be sure to download the ones […]

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German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

Over the last decade, German poker players have emerged as a dominant force in the poker world. The nation is considered to be home to some of the best players in the world, including World Series of Poker Main Event Champions Pius Heinz (2011) and Hossein Ensan (2019). The Best German Poker Players (All-Time Money […]

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Poker Tips By George: Be More Aggressive Post-flop

Poker Tips By George: Be More Aggressive Post-flop

Aggression is important in limit hold’em, but sometimes it’s so critical post-flop that it can make the difference between just breaking even versus having a profitable session.

We recommend that you heed the advice of our Senior contributor George Epstein on this matter, as his years of experience playing limit hold’em have taught him plenty.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/22/20): AJ Kelsall

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/22/20): AJ Kelsall

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship Winner, AJ Kelsall.

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How to Play Ace-Queen Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

How to Play Ace-Queen Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

Some hate it, some love it. Ace-Queen offsuit is one of the most polarizing hands in poker. While it is one of the best starting hands in the deck, it can also be relatively difficult to play compared to strong starting hands. In this article, we will be covering: How to Play Ace-Queen in Common […]

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Hartmann & Fitzgerald lead Day 1s of WPT Super High Roller as legends chase million dollar top prize

Hartmann & Fitzgerald lead Day 1s of WPT Super High Roller as legends chase million dollar top prize

Christopher Fitzgerald is the man to catch in the World Poker Tour’s highest buy-in event of the series.

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Top 5 Canadian Poker Players under the Age of 35

Top 5 Canadian Poker Players under the Age of 35

Listing five of the top professional Canadian poker players under age 35. In this article we’ll get to know a little bit of background info about Jaime Staples, Kristen Bicknell, Timothy Adams, Jonathan Duhamel, and Mike McDonald.

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How I Won €151 From Fedor Holz (Hand Analysis)

How I Won €151 From Fedor Holz (Hand Analysis)

Fedor Holz, at the age of 27, is already one of the biggest legends of the game.  The German native ranks eighth on the all-time money list with $32,556,377 in career live tournament earnings in addition to two World Series of Poker bracelets. But not many do know that his early career was propelled by […]

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Solvers: The Death of Online Poker?

Solvers: The Death of Online Poker?

As cases emerge of professional poker players using solvers in real time while playing poker online, longtime pro Chris Wallace worries that situations like these may be the death knell for the game as we know it.

In this op-ed, Wallace explains the online poker ecology and how solvers are bad for it in multiple ways.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #363: The Tilt Boys

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #363: The Tilt Boys

Robbie and Bruce interview Dave Lambert and Paul Swiencicki, two members of the legendary Tiltboys poker group, who tell amazing stories of the groups 25+ years of home game hi-jinks.

Well known members of the group include Phil Gordon, Rafe Furst, and Perry Friedman.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/15/20): Linda Johnson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/15/20): Linda Johnson

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews the First Lady of Poker, Linda Johnson, as she remembers he dear friend and fellow Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton.

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Salas and Mighall lead WPT World Online Championships Main Event into Final Day

Salas and Mighall lead WPT World Online Championships Main Event into Final Day

Just nine players remain, and it is Damian Salas who leads the way from Phil Mighall in the race to win the $1.7 million top prize.

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Interview with Stoyan Madanzhiev, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Main Event Champion

Interview with Stoyan Madanzhiev, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Main Event Champion

Stoyan Madanzhiev just took down the richest ever prize in the history of online poker, with a win in the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Main Event.

In this interview, we get to know the Bulgarian poker champion a little bit better.

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Interview with PokerStars Head of Game Integrity Baard Dahl

Interview with PokerStars Head of Game Integrity Baard Dahl

In this exclusive interview with Baard Dahl, Head of PokerStars’ Game Integrity Department, we discuss the nature of his team’s investigations against bots and collusion.

Baard also tells us about his professional background, shares his thoughts about the continuous progress in artificial intelligence, and reveals some fascinating insights about how his team works to ensure the security of online poker gameplay.

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4 Valuable Pieces of Poker Tournament Advice for Beginners

4 Valuable Pieces of Poker Tournament Advice for Beginners

You’ve played your A-game for hours and you made some hands when you needed to. Now, it has finally happened: you’re at the final table eyeing the biggest score of your life. In order to make more moments like this happen for you, I dug through Upswing Poker’s library of tournament articles to pull out […]

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Negreanu goes close as Kelsall seals final WSOP bracelet of the summer

Canadian poker legend Daniel Negreanu got oh so close to a seventh WSOP bracelet only to bubble the final table of the final WSOP event to take place this summer.

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3 Top Tips for Switching from Physical Card Rooms to Online Poker

3 Top Tips for Switching from Physical Card Rooms to Online Poker

Many people who’ve exclusively stuck to playing poker in a live setting are beginning to transition to online poker play. This brief guide offers some tips for how to make the transition successfully.

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Tourney Boss Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic Joins the Upswing Lab Team

Tourney Boss Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic Joins the Upswing Lab Team

One of poker’s most prolific Twitch streamers has joined the Upswing Lab. Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic is the newest member of the Upswing Team, and he brings his wealth of experience at the online tournament tables to the Lab. The 27-year-old Australia native comes to the Upswing Poker team with a well-known reputation from his AllinPav […]

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PokerBros RNG Review: Ensuring Fair and Random Online Poker Games

PokerBros RNG Review: Ensuring Fair and Random Online Poker Games

In this editorial, Ivan Potocki explains why the PokerBros Random Number Generator is legitimate. He does so by detailing how RNGs work at online poker sites, as well as how they’re independently tested by reputable organizations.

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Pot Committed Or Not? Top 3 Things To Consider

Pot Committed Or Not? Top 3 Things To Consider

While being mathematically pot committed makes decision making simple at the poker table, it’s important to know how you got to that stage and recognize if the maths truly work out.

Tadas Peckaitis gives some good advice in this article with regard to what being pot committed in poker truly means.

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How To Play Ace-King On A Middling Flop After 3-Betting

How To Play Ace-King On A Middling Flop After 3-Betting

Raise your hand if you feel like every time you 3-bet with AK, the flop brings three undercards. 3-bet pots are common, but the amount of money involved from the get-go makes things a bit more tense. Today we will try to ease that tension by explaining how to proceed on a pretty common board […]

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From Russia With Love: Kozhina Freerolls to a PP LIVE Passport

From Russia With Love: Kozhina Freerolls to a PP LIVE Passport

Imagine winning a $10,000 PP LIVE Passport and being able to use it for a poker trip of a lifetime or for our massive online festivals. It’d be great, wouldn’t it? Now imagine you won a $10,000 PP LIVE Passport for free, nada, zilch. That’s exactly what Russian starlet Anastasia Kozhina did last weekend. Anastasia […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/8/20): Tribute to Mike Sexton

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/8/20): Tribute to Mike Sexton

Bernard Lee relives his 2016 interview with Mike Sexton, in tribute to Mike’s recent passing on September 6, 2020. The interview took place just after Mike won his World Poker Tour title in Montreal.

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Interview with Westgate Las Vegas Poker Room Manager Mark Selby

Interview with Westgate Las Vegas Poker Room Manager Mark Selby

With the Westgate Las Vegas poker room finally set to reopen after being shuttered for half a year, we speak with the poker room manager Mark Selby to get a more detailed look at what to expect.

Mark gives us the exclusive and shares his thoughts on what it’s like for him and his staff to be back to work after all this time.

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[QUIZ] Can You Play These 10 Flush Draws Optimally?

[QUIZ] Can You Play These 10 Flush Draws Optimally?

Your skills with flush draws are about to be put to the test with ten example scenarios. You will play as the aggressor in the first six hands, then as the defender in the final four hands. Keep in mind that in close situations, the correct answer is the action PioSolver chooses most often. Take […]

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RecPoker | Ep 198 – Jack Laskey & Zach Resnick

RecPoker | Ep 198 – Jack Laskey & Zach Resnick

Jackson Laskey and Zachary Resnick, the founding team of the Just Hands Podcast, join the Rec Poker crew for a great discussion about learning and studying poker, transitioning from live to online poker play, and a hand breakdown.

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Committing Confused Chips Is Costly in Poker

Committing Confused Chips Is Costly in Poker

In poker, you’ll sometimes be so blinded by the strength of your own holdings that you won’t be thinking clearly about why you’re committing chips to the pot. This often comes at a price, writes Sky Matsuhashi.

Sky advocates that you cannot allow yourself to become confused with regard to why you’re committing chips to the pot and continuing on in the hand until its conclusion.

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Poker Tips By George: Be More Aggressive Pre-flop

Poker Tips By George: Be More Aggressive Pre-flop

Aggression is important in limit hold’em, but sometimes it’s so critical that it can make the difference between just breaking even versus having a profitable session.

We recommend that you heed the advice of our Senior contributor George Epstein on this matter, as his years of experience playing limit hold’em have taught him plenty.

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RecPoker | Ep 196 Matt Hunt (part 2)

RecPoker | Ep 196 Matt Hunt (part 2)

This is part two of a two-part conversation with Matt Hunt. Matt is a professional poker player and coach from the UK, currently living in Las Vegas.

As a poker coach, he specializes in MTT math and ICM concepts, short-stacked play, exploration of the No-Limit Hold’em game tree through GTO solver research, and the cognitive role of language in poker decision-making.

Recently Matt has been active on social media discussing his own journey with depression and anxiety, and helping for a community for those also struggling with mental health issues.

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Top 3 Beginner Tips for 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

Top 3 Beginner Tips for 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

Tadas Peckaitis shares three solid tips for beginners who are giving 2-7 Triple Draw a try. While it isn’t the most popular poker variant, it’s still fun and enjoyable, so it never hurts to have the fundamentals down to ensure you can be a profitable player when opportunities arise to give the game a try.

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Where’s the best place to play casino poker in the UK?

Where’s the best place to play casino poker in the UK?

Calum Grant shares his top picks for casinos in which to play poker throughout the UK. With great venues in London, Cardiff, Nottingham, and Glasgow, there are plenty of great places in the UK in which to get your gamble on and have a grand time playing poker.

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How to Change Gears against Four Different Poker Player Types

How to Change Gears against Four Different Poker Player Types

Knowing how to change gears effectively is a skill that successful poker players absolutely must have in their arsenal. In this article, contributed by BeastsofPoker.com, we teach you how to change gears and play the best type of poker style against four of the most common types of players you’ll find at the tables.

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5 Important Poker Tips for Beginners

5 Important Poker Tips for Beginners

Poker can be an intimidating game for beginners. So much to learn and be aware of at the tables, so many more experienced opponents. But never fear, we’ve got five great tips for you to help you start out on the right foot.

To be sure, you’re not going to master the game in an instant; it takes time, patience, and experience. But our tips will help you get your foot in the door and enjoying poker play on solid ground.

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Single-Raised Pots vs 3-Bet Pots: How Should Your Strategy Differ?

Single-Raised Pots vs 3-Bet Pots: How Should Your Strategy Differ?

If you want to make as much money in poker as possible, you need to be well versed in the most common spots. In this article, we are going to take a look at the differences between the two most common types of pots in poker: single raised pots and 3-bet pots. Based on the […]

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #362: The Home Game Call of the Century

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #362: The Home Game Call of the Century

Home game recaps featuring the “home game poker call of the century” as Maurice and Moe squared off in badeucey; it’s a story you HAVE to hear.

Plus, George Chao of BBO Poker Tables talks about the future of live poker in the U.S., and Ben Ludlow brings the laughs and the heat in this episode’s One Outer as he recaps the 2020 summer of online poker, and what he misses from “real world poker.”

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Are Poker Players Still Shunning Physical Casinos?

Are Poker Players Still Shunning Physical Casinos?

Physical casinos may be open around the world, but are poker players returning? While the demand to play live poker is certainly there, the question is whether they’re ready to head back to land-based casinos to scratch their itch to play.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/1/20): Norman Chad

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/1/20): Norman Chad

Bernard Lee speaks with the longtime beloved World Series of Poker commentator, Norman Chad. The pair discuss the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series and Norman’s deep run in Event #28, from a hotel room in Stateline, Nevada.

They also discuss Norman’s depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, as he’s been away from his wife for many months and lost his beloved dog Daisy.

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The Ultimate Guide to Squeezing in No Limit Hold’em

The Ultimate Guide to Squeezing in No Limit Hold’em

The “squeeze” play — 3-betting preflop versus a raise and one or more callers — was once a staple of TV poker. Players used to be much more likely to just call raises before the flop, which presented many squeezing opportunities for aggressive players. Squeezing is a less frequent part of the game nowadays, especially […]

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Why Does Three of a Kind Beat a Straight?

Why Does Three of a Kind Beat a Straight?

Judging by how many people search for “does three of a kind beat a straight” on Google, it’s clear that many people don’t know the answer to this question. In games using standard poker hand rankings, both three-of-a-kind and straights are quite strong hands. But which one is best in a head-to-head showdown? The simple […]

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Poker Tips by George: Walk More; Win More

Poker Tips by George: Walk More; Win More

Our Senior contributor George Epstein has some great advice for improving at poker: walk more!

Not only will the physical activity be good for your body and your brain, but that will in turn likely lead to increased profits at the tables.

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Poker Tips By George: The Squeeze Play and the Esther Bluff

Poker Tips By George: The Squeeze Play and the Esther Bluff

Our Senior contributor George Epstein explains the squeeze play and Esther Bluff concepts with a little help from Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson. He then specifically details how the concepts can be used to win while playing his favorite variant, limit hold’em.

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What Qualities Define a Great Poker Player?

What Qualities Define a Great Poker Player?

A number of qualities are common among poker’s great players, but there are a select few that are critical for someone to have to truly be considered a successful player over the long term. These include: discipline, unbiased thinking, and knowing when to call it quits.

We go into more detail in this article.

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3 Tips for Razz Poker – How to Get Started

3 Tips for Razz Poker – How to Get Started

Tadas Peckaitis lists three great tips to help you boost your basic poker strategy in razz. A stud game with only niche popularity, it’s critical to have a grasp of the fundamentals in this poker variant, otherwise you’ll get fleeced at the tables!

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How online poker helped pave the way for the success of esports

How online poker helped pave the way for the success of esports

The growth and development of online poker is one of the contributing factors to the success of esports in recent years. In this article we take a look at how online poker has positively influenced esports.

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