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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RecPoker | Ep 194 Matt Hunt (past 1)

RecPoker | Ep 194 Matt Hunt (past 1)

This is part one 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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Can You Ace Our 10 Toughest Quiz Questions?

Can You Ace Our 10 Toughest Quiz Questions?

There are dozens of poker quizzes here on Upswing Poker. Over the past few days, my team and I sifted through each of them to find the 10 questions that were answered incorrectly at the highest frequency. In other words, these are the most challenging Upswing Poker quiz questions ever. All were answered correctly by less […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/25/20): Nick “samadhi” Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/25/20): Nick “samadhi” Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Nick Binger, discussing his second WSOP bracelet win. Nick also discusses his role as lead instructor for LearnWPT.

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15 Upswing Poker Coaches and the Skills They’ll Help You Master

15 Upswing Poker Coaches and the Skills They’ll Help You Master

Upswing Poker is home to a 15-person roster of incredibly well-regarded poker coaches, from site founders Doug Polk and Ryan Fee on down the line. As a whole, the Upswing Poker coaching roster teaches a variety of different poker skills across multiple game variants.

Geoff Fisk dives deep to break down exactly what you can expect from each exceptional poker coach in Upswing Poker’s suite of offerings.

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The Poker Forge Training Course: A Review

The Poker Forge is a poker training site set up by Sky Matsuhashi. While he may not be the biggest name, Matsuhashi has been a successful online poker player for over a decade and a half. He’s also a phenomenal instructor and this is apparent via the excellent poker training materials he has developed and constructed on offer in The Poker Forge.

The pricing point is excellent, making The Poker Forge a very worthwhile investment for those looking to become serious about the poker play and take the study process seriously.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Facing a Bet

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Facing a Bet

Learning poker in 2020 can feel overwhelming. The poker community is always buzzing about solvers and theoretically optimal play — and for good reason. In order to reach the highest levels of the game, you need to be familiar with these things. But for most people, especially those who are newer to the game, mastering […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Polk vs Negreanu: What Is Happening & How Did We Get Here?

by Haley Hintze The upcoming $200/$400 heads-up match between prominent poker pros Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu promises to be one of the most watched events of the poker year, whenever it gets underway. Whether it serves as the culmination of the long-running online feud or is just another flashpoint along a heated trail, it’s […]

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Top 3 Tips for Choosing Best Poker Chips for Your Home Games

Top 3 Tips for Choosing Best Poker Chips for Your Home Games

Home game poker chip selection might not be something you put too much thought into, but as Tadas Peckaitis explains, there’s certainly value to doing so.

Here are his top three tips for choosing the best poker chips with which to play in your home games.

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PokerCoaching.com Master the Fundamentals Review

PokerCoaching.com Master the Fundamentals Review

Used by thousands of poker players to boost their performance at the tables, there’s a reason that Pokercoaching.com has proven to be one of the world’s premiere poker training sites.

If you’re just starting out on your poker journey, you’ve first got to Master the Fundamentals. Mike Patrick has put together this review of Jonathan Little’s popular FREE 19-module course explaining poker basics and a winning thinking process to have as a student of the game.

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3 Crucial Types of Poker Software for Serious Players in 2020

3 Crucial Types of Poker Software for Serious Players in 2020

If you’re serious about poker, there are a few must-have types of poker software / poker tools. Whether you play online or live, these tools can also help take your game to the next level so you can maximize your winnings and rise up in stakes. In this article, I am going to review the […]

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Making The Most Out Of Your Online Casino Gaming

Making The Most Out Of Your Online Casino Gaming

Many people enjoy online casino gaming, but it’s important to bear a few rules in mind to ensure you have a great time and don’t lose big. Don’t play while drunk, for instance, is one piece of advice you ought to follow. Plus, read up on strategies and practice with fake money before delving into real money gameplay.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #361: Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #361: Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid

Bruce and Robbie have a great conversation with RecPoker owners Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid about the importance of community in poker as well as breaking down the numerous varied activities and initiatives of their organization.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/18/20): Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard speaks with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet Winner Michael Lech. Michael talks about his poker career, his current setup for the online summer poker grind, and how meaningful the bracelet win was to him after having previously won eight WSOP Circuit rings.

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RecPoker | Ep 192 Blake Bohn

RecPoker | Ep 192 Blake Bohn

Blake Bohn is a professional poker player and the all-time leading tournament money leader from Minnesota. He is in the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame as well as the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Hall of Fame. His $3.1 million in tournament earnings includes a 23rd place finish at the WSOP Main Event.

In this episode we cover a lot of ground with Blake, including hearing his insights for recreational players wanting to improve their game.

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[QUIZ] Do You Bluff (& Semi-Bluff) Like A Pro?

[QUIZ] Do You Bluff (& Semi-Bluff) Like A Pro?

As Doug Polk likes to say, bluffing is life in poker. 10 years ago you could be a wimpy bluffer and still win in most games. These days, however, you need to have a good handle on this foundation of the game. In this quiz you will be presented with 10 hand scenarios. Your goal […]

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A Poker Community Introspective: 5 Things That Have to Stop

A Poker Community Introspective: 5 Things That Have to Stop

In this op-ed, I list a handful of attitudes and behaviors that have taken hold over time within the poker community that I’ve found to be quite bothersome, negative, and counterproductive. I also list suggestions for how these behaviors and attitudes could improve for the greater benefit of the individuals and organizations that comprise the poker community.

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Nick Petrangelo Wins WPT Six-Max Championship for $494,500

Nick Petrangelo Wins WPT Six-Max Championship for $494,500

999 players entered the $3,200 buy-in WPT Six-Max Championship, but when the dust settled only one remained. Upswing coach Nick Petrangelo outlasted everyone in the massive World Poker Tour event, taking down the grand prize of $494,500. The event was played on partypoker.com and reached a massive $3,000,000 prize pool. After ending day 1B with […]

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7 Must-Read Articles That Will Help Your Poker Game

7 Must-Read Articles That Will Help Your Poker Game

I’ve been running the Upswing Poker blog for over four years. In that time I have commissioned, read, and published nearly 1,000 articles to help you, my dear reader, improve your poker skills. Today I’ve gathered seven of the most valuable/fundamental Upswing Poker articles ever published. These articles will help you improve your strategy, mental […]

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RecPoker | Ep 191 Clayton Fletcher

RecPoker | Ep 191 Clayton Fletcher

Clayton Fletcher is a poker player, comedian, and host of the Tournament Poker Edge podcast. Currently living in New York, Clayton shares about his journeys as a stand-up comedian (they love him in Sweden) and experiences making a deep Main Event run.

He chats with the RecPoker crew about a number of things including his epic response during some verbal banter at the WSOP Main Event.

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Bet Size Matters

Bet Size Matters

In this article, noted poker coach Sky Matsuhashi explains the importance of bet sizing, and the implications of getting it right or wrong at the poker tables.

He also encourages detailed note taking, such that you can remember if you’ve seen certain tendencies in specific opponents and adjust bet sizing properly to maximize value.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/11/20): Chad Holloway

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/11/20): Chad Holloway

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Chad Holloway, Pokernews’ Head of Live Reporting North America, to discuss what it was like for Chad to report on all 31 days of the Nevada/New Jersey portion of the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series.

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Top 3 Poker Games That You Can Find In The Casino

Top 3 Poker Games That You Can Find In The Casino

When you need a break from traditional poker, there are numerous casino-themed variants of the game that are also quite enjoyable.

Give Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud poker, and Pai Gow poker a try next time you’ve got the itch to do some gambling outside the conventional poker felt.

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How to Destroy Your Opponent After Seeing One Showdown (Part 2)

How to Destroy Your Opponent After Seeing One Showdown (Part 2)

Sometimes it takes just one showdown for a great poker player to change their game plan and start crushing opponents. If you want to maximize your win-rate, you need to be able to identify and exploit the leaks in your opponents’ games. One of the best ways to do this is by paying attention to […]

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Getting to Know Ethan ‘Rampage Poker’ Yau

Getting to Know Ethan ‘Rampage Poker’ Yau

An interview in which we get to know Ethan Yau a little better. Calum Grant speaks with the newly-minted 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, who live-streamed the tournament right until his big winning moment. The 22-year-old poker YouTuber is drawing comparisons to Chris Moneymaker and it’s easy to understand why.

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StakeKings Review: Bringing Poker Staking to the Masses

StakeKings Review: Bringing Poker Staking to the Masses

This is a comprehensive review of the StakeKings.com and StakeKings.bet poker staking platforms that you can use to stake your favorite poker players and bet on them to win.

This guide explains how to sign up for an account, available payment methods, who can use the platform, and numerous other features available to both basic and premium StakeKings account holders.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Playing Pocket Aces

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Playing Pocket Aces

After hours of looking down at hands like T♠ 5♣, it finally happens. You get dealt the beautiful pocket aces. But getting dealt the best hand in poker doesn’t entitle you to win a big pot — or even a small pot. To extract max value with your pocket aces, you have to avoid the […]

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PokerCoaching.com 30-Day Tournament Preparation Challenge Review

PokerCoaching.com 30-Day Tournament Preparation Challenge Review

Pokercoaching.com has proven to be one of the world’s premiere poker training sites, used by thousands of poker players to boost their performance at the tables.

Having just completed “30-Day Tournament Preparation Challenge” series, Mike Patrick put together this comprehensive review explaining how the numerous concepts taught have helped improve his game tremendously. Plainly put, this course is almost certain to pay for itself many times over!

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/4/20): Jeff Platt and David Tuchman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/4/20): Jeff Platt and David Tuchman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show sits down with 2020 World Series of Poker Online Summer Series commentators Jeff Platt and David Tuchman to discuss the nuances and unique things about commentating on an online poker series as opposed to a live one.

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RecPoker | Ep 190 Maria Konnikova

RecPoker | Ep 190 Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Confidence Game, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, and her newest book The Biggest Bluff.

While researching her newest book, she racked up hundreds of thousands in winnings and inadvertently became a great poker player. She joins the RecPoker panel to offer some tips for recreational poker players.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #360: Back to Our Roots

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #360: Back to Our Roots

Bruce out-homegamed Robbie for the first time in ages. Also the hosts discuss the debut of The Orbit, an innovative new concept in poker media showcasing a panel discussion of poker experts.

They then review an excellent article about home games from the PokerStars blog, and Ben Ludlow wraps up the show with another must-listen One Outer on the imminent Polk vs. Negreanu grudge match!

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Poker Tips by George: Playing Against a Maniac

Poker Tips by George: Playing Against a Maniac

Our Senior contributor, George Epstein, has played poker against quite a few maniacs over the years. Effectively competing against them at the felt requires that you make all sorts of adjustments.

In this article, George shares some great advice on how to play against maniacs, and what sort of spots you ought to be prepared for if you’ve got maniac players at your table.

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Papi at 35: What Lies Ahead for Joey Ingram?

Papi at 35: What Lies Ahead for Joey Ingram?

Having just turned 35 years old, uber-popular poker content creator Joey Ingram takes the time to reflect on the past few years of his poker journey.

In this exclusive Q&A, Joey also describes how he sees the poker landscape evolving and shares some of his ideas for how he can positively influence the poker industry in the years ahead.

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Upswing Pro Daniel McAulay Takes Down $118,432 WPT Prize

Upswing Pro Daniel McAulay Takes Down $118,432 WPT Prize

Upswing Poker pro Daniel McAulay continues to turn small and mid-size buy-is into big tournament paydays. McAulay’s latest six-figure cash came in the WPT World Online Championships on partypoker. McAulay took down the WPT #3 8-Max Mini Championship Wednesday morning, converting a $320 buy-in to a $118,432 winner’s prize. The final remaining players in the […]

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Run It Once Training Introduces Monthly Q&A Elite Calls

Run It Once Training Introduces Monthly Q&A Elite Calls

Run It Once Training has just introduced a new exclusive benefit for Elite Members, namely Monthly Q&A Elite Calls with its top poker coaches.

The first call, with Sam Greenwood, took place in mid-July and call #2 with Daniel Dvoress, is scheduled for August 10th. It’s a chance to get to know the top tier pros better as well as pick their brains for the best poker advice and tips.

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Collecting Poker Debts – Florida Poker Debt Collection Lawyer

Do your poker loans to other players remain unpaid? Has your backing agreement been breached by a player you staked? You do have legal recourse against these players. This article explains some of your options to get your money back from these players. The first thing that you can do is to send a demand […]

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Moss Poker: How to Play The Funnest Poker Game You’ve Never Played

Moss Poker: How to Play The Funnest Poker Game You’ve Never Played

I have been obsessed with a poker game recently. It’s not No Limit Hold’em, nor is it the great game of Pot Limit Omaha. But, like those games, it does involve both hole cards and community cards. The name of the game? Moss Poker. Since high stakes regular Henrik Hecklen tweeted the rules early last […]

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WSOP Round-Up: Short Deck, Millionaire Maker final table and the Seniors Event

WSOP Round-Up: Short Deck, Millionaire Maker final table and the Seniors Event

Mike Watson fell just short yet again, Daniel Dvoress reached a final table in the lead and Seniors battled it out for the bracelet.

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Top 3 Tips for New 7 Card Stud Players

Top 3 Tips for New 7 Card Stud Players

Most poker players stick almost exclusively to No Limit Hold’em, with perhaps some occasional Pot Limit Omaha sprinkled in. 7 Card Stud, therefore, is a departure from the norm.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares three top tips that will help you when making the transition from flop games to stud for the first time.

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3 Situations to Value Your Overcard Hands in Texas Hold’em

3 Situations to Value Your Overcard Hands in Texas Hold’em

You look down at your cards. You see a nice high card hand, like KQ, QJ or even AK. Your raise picks up a caller or two. Then, you completely whiff on the flop, which is pretty sad. But wait, it might not be over yet! As you will see in this article, there are […]

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RecPoker | Ep 189 Gareth James

RecPoker | Ep 189 Gareth James

Gareth James, known as Gazellig online, has been a tournament poker coach since 2012, teaching the strategies to be successful at multi-table tournaments both live and online.

Gareth has worked with all manner of players, from those getting their feet wet in the wonderful world of tournament poker for the first time right up to the high stakes cash game players wanting a tournament poker primer before one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

Find out more at mttpokerschool.com.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/28/20): Tony “Panoramic” Dunst

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/28/20): Tony “Panoramic” Dunst

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 World Series of Poker Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner and World Poker Tour commentator, Tony Dunst, discussing his second bracelet win.

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7 Poker Tells You Should Look Out For

7 Poker Tells You Should Look Out For

Poker tells are a tricky topic. Most beginners put way too much credence into tells early in their poker journey. Eating an Oreo cookie could mean someone has a strong hand in the movies, but in real life…not so much. But many experienced pros focus solely on playing a good strategy, completely ignoring live poker […]

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Beluga Poker Mobile App Set To Debut, Offering Millions in Daily Freerolls

Beluga Poker Mobile App Set To Debut, Offering Millions in Daily Freerolls

A profile of the new Beluga Poker mobile app that’s set to debut in mid-August and begin offering daily freeroll tournaments with millions of dollars worth of cash giveaways.

We speak with the app’s developer Andrew Shore about what inspired him to create Beluga Poker and why he feels it will succeed.

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Exploiting an Opponent

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Exploiting an Opponent

As you’ve probably heard before: everything you do at the poker table conveys information. Anyone that has played live poker for a long time understands that humans are oftentimes bad at hiding what they are thinking. That’s why it’s so important to pay close attention to what your opponents are doing, especially in a live […]

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New Poker Media Show – The Orbit – To Debut as Twitch.tv/Poker Launches

New Poker Media Show – The Orbit – To Debut as Twitch.tv/Poker Launches

Announcing the debut of an all-new poker media show, The Orbit, set to premiere on www.twitch.tv/poker on Thursday July 31.

Hosted by Robbie Strazynski, the pilot episode of the roundtable discussion show will feature four panelists: Chad Holloway, Hermance Blum, Ari Engel, and Jonathan Little.

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Top 5 Reasons Why the 2020 WSOP Online Has Been a Success Thus Far

Top 5 Reasons Why the 2020 WSOP Online Has Been a Success Thus Far

The 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series is unlike any previous World Series of Poker and while it has certainly had its challenges, there have been a lot of positives going for it, too.

In this op-ed, Calum Grant lists his top five reasons why the 2020 WSOP Online has been a success, including increased accessibility, Ryan Depaulo, and more.

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Your Travel Checklist for Visiting Atlantic City

Your Travel Checklist for Visiting Atlantic City

Atlantic City remains a popular destination for poker players and travelers alike.

Casino gaming expert Steve Bourie has put together this comprehensive travel checklist for visiting Atlantic City, useful for whether you’re heading there for poker or vacation.

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Top 3 Five Card Draw Tips You Need to Know

Top 3 Five Card Draw Tips You Need to Know

Five card draw is no longer too popular as a poker variant, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t play it correctly when the opportunity arises.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis gives three top tips for how to best play five card draw poker.

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RecPoker | Ep 188 – Jason Su

RecPoker | Ep 188 – Jason Su

Jason Su, author of “Poker With Presence: Unlocking the Final 15%” joins the panel. Also joining the panel is special guest Woody Adams, the newest member of the RECing Crew.

Jason talks about the importance of the mental game of poker, shares some easy exercises, and shares his own personal experiences. He also gives insight into an actual example from Chris Jones of how we can get thrown off our optimal game.

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Patrick Leonard’s 4-Part Recipe for Poker Success

Patrick Leonard’s 4-Part Recipe for Poker Success

Patrick Leonard certainly knows a few things about success. The English poker pro and partypoker ambassador boasts a poker resume that speaks for itself, with nearly $14 million in career earnings. Leonard recently authored a blog post on Medium, detailing what he calls his “Four Underrated Ingredients to Success”. Inspired by his recent career-high tournament […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/21/20): Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/21/20): Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Ryan “JoeIsAMush” Depaulo, who discusses winning in a mall parking lot just outside of Whole Foods. He also explains his screen name and Bernard talks with Ryan about being named King of Degenerate Gamblers by Bryan Micon and Norman Chad.

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Leave Matusow Alone

Leave Matusow Alone

In this op-ed, Chris Wallace shares the details of his years-long experiences facing Mike Matusow at both the online and physical felt.

This is a detailed look at who the real Mike Matusow is from someone intimately familiar with him, as well as a strongly worded, personal plea to the poker community to leave Mike alone rather than amass to root against him and watch him struggle.

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Poker and the Pandemic: New England

Poker and the Pandemic: New England

Longtime New England resident Ashley Adams reports on the status of poker rooms in casinos throughout the region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outside of New Hampshire, all poker rooms in casinos remain shuttered as of July 2020, but there’s still plenty of poker happening online and in home games.

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Virtual Reality Poker | Finding a Love of the Game Digitally

Virtual Reality Poker | Finding a Love of the Game Digitally

A guest contributor shares how it took PokerStars VR to get him to begin enjoying the game of poker. He was never a fan of of the game and found the gaming slow and the returns minimal. Then he played poker as a virtual reality game and now he loves it.

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Pat Lyons Wins First Gold Bracelet at 2020 World Series Poker

Pat Lyons Wins First Gold Bracelet at 2020 World Series Poker

Recapping the first ever bracelet victory for accomplished pro poker player Pat Lyons, who took down a $777 No-limit Texas Hold ‘Em event online to win $173,551 at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #359: Simon says, Bruce returns to poker, Jeff’s Vegas report, Gutterball and a Kenny-ism

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #359: Simon says, Bruce returns to poker, Jeff’s Vegas report, Gutterball and a Kenny-ism

Robbie welcomed a special visitor, Simon, to his latest home game. Bruce is finally back playing in a(n online) home game after a four-month break. Jeff has a Vegas trip report, and we take a moment to think about the at-risk folks not playing poker during the pandemic.

George talks about poker players transitioning to board games, and we’ve got a great Kenny-ism you’ll absolutely love.

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How to Dominate Ace-High Flops in 3-Bet Pots (Deep Analysis)

How to Dominate Ace-High Flops in 3-Bet Pots (Deep Analysis)

You need to be well-versed in 3-bet pots if you want to win in 2020. 3-bets are much more common than they used to be, which is why it’s more important than ever to know how to play well in 3-bet pots. This article will zoom in on one specific, but relatively common situation: playing […]

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RecPoker | Ep 187 – New Rec.Poker Website

RecPoker | Ep 187 – New Rec.Poker Website

Rec.Poker has relaunched with an amazing new website. On this episode, the crew discusses the website with a focus on how it is just a tool to create a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community.

We love poker; and we love playing and learning in the context of relationship… and now, finally, we have the tool to help us do that effectively.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Ron “MacDaddy15” McMillen

Bernard Lee interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ron “MacDaddy15” McMillen. He captured Event #9, the $1,000 no-limit hold’em 6-max, earning $188,214 by emerging victorious in a field of 1,026 entries.

Ron explains how he got started in poker and how he enjoys coming to Las Vegas, NV, every summer to play in the WSOP. Having never played poker online before, he gave it a shot at the encouragement of his friends, and 12 hours later, Ron became a WSOP bracelet winner with the celebratory moments captured on film.

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RecPoker | Ep186 – Adam Friedman

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist chat with Adam Friedman, three-time WSOP bracelet winner, all in mixed games, including back to back in 2018-2019 in the $10,000 Dealers Choice event.

We talk mixed games, WSOP, and advice for recreational players.

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How to Simplify Your Poker Strategy Without Sacrificing Value

How to Simplify Your Poker Strategy Without Sacrificing Value

We all strive for simplicity in our life, but is it something to strive for in poker too? Short answer: Yes. In this article, I am going to cover some pros and cons of simplifying your poker strategy so it’s easier for you to execute in-game. Then, I’ll demonstrate the (very low) cost of simplifying […]

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Table Talk: Home Game Poker Shufflers

Table Talk: Home Game Poker Shufflers

In this edition of Table Talk, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, discusses different types of shufflers that can be used in home poker games. These include automated shufflers that can be mounted and built-in to the poker table itself.

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WPA Celebrates Women in Poker with Virtual Ladies Week, Excellence Awards

WPA Celebrates Women in Poker with Virtual Ladies Week, Excellence Awards

Ruth Hall was honored as the 2019 Women’s Poker Association Player of the Year, and close two two dozen honorees received awards of merit during the WPA virtual gala, held last month.

Here’s a recap of the ceremony’s highlights, as well as the other goings-on during the WPA’s virtual Ladies Week celebrations.

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Kristen Bicknell Talks Online vs. Live Poker and the WPT World Online Championships

Kristen Bicknell Talks Online vs. Live Poker and the WPT World Online Championships

Kristen Bicknell joins us for a short interview to discuss online vs. live poker play, the upcoming World Poker Tour World Online Championships, and her feelings about being a poker ambassador in general and for partypoker specifically.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Soula Tsoumbaras

Get to Know the Poker Media: Soula Tsoumbaras

We welcome Soula Tsoumbaras as the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series. Learn all about her passion for poker, her pokerbuzz media site, and her dedication to promoting the game of poker in Australia.

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No Deposit Bonuses Summed Up and Are They for You?

No Deposit Bonuses Summed Up and Are They for You?

Often, poker players enjoy casino games, too. Thus, from time to time here at Cardplayer Lifestyle we publish articles to inform and educate players about casino games and the relevant aspects of online casino gameplay.

So, if you’re looking for an online casino to play at, be sure to find the best no deposit bonus offer available so you can maximize your amount of potential winnings.

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The $100M Gtd WPTWOC: A Poker Festival How It Should Be

The $100M Gtd WPTWOC: A Poker Festival How It Should Be

The wait for the WPT World Online Championships is almost over with the first of 12 massive Championship Events shuffling up and dealing on July 18. partypoker players will have won at least $100 million between them by the time the curtain comes down on the festival on September 17. While the $100 million worth […]

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Hand Reading is the Most Important Poker Skill

Hand Reading is the Most Important Poker Skill

Sky Matsuhashi takes us through a hand to demonstrate the concept of hand reading and how doing so and following through on that read with appropriate action will lead to making the right decisions at the poker tables in the long run.

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Phil Hellmuth Loses It Over Liv Boeree’s Very Standard Play (Analysis)

Phil Hellmuth Loses It Over Liv Boeree’s Very Standard Play (Analysis)

Few things in poker are more entertaining than a Phil Hellmuth rant. The ‘Poker Brat’ is an old school legend of the game. He has over $23,000,000 in live tournament winnings and leads all-time with 15 WSOP bracelets. But despite his success on the felt, many people know him better for his tirades after losing […]

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

What’s new at Run It Once Training? | Summer 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 Summer 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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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

Bernard interviews four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eli Elezra. Eli speaks about his time in the Israel Defense Forces, specifically his tour of duty during the first Lebanon War, in which he almost got killed twice.

Eli also talks about how he got into poker while working in Alaska, and his time playing with some of the game’s true legends, including Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, and more.

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Top 10 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Tilt at the Poker Table

Top 10 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Tilt at the Poker Table

Nobody wants to experience tilt at the poker tables, as it could be exceptionally destructive. Here’s our list of the top 10 ways to make sure tilt doesn’t happen to you in the first place. Adhere to them and your bankroll will be better off.

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3 Facts about Poker Bots That You Should Know

3 Facts about Poker Bots That You Should Know

There’s no denying the existence of bots on online poker sites. While the reputable sites make every effort to track and eliminate them, players still need to be aware of what dangers they are (or may not) be in when it comes to all things bot-related.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares three important fact about poker bots that are worthwhile keeping in mind when you play poker online.

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An Incredible $100K Will Be Won In The WPT Online Leaderboards

An Incredible $100K Will Be Won In The WPT Online Leaderboards

Being able to play for a share of $100 million worth of guaranteed prize pools should be enough to have you clambering for your mouse and buying into the WPT World Online Championships. If not, perhaps playing for a share of $100,000 worth of cash in our brace of WPT leaderboards will be enough to […]

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[QUIZ] Poker 101 Quiz for Beginners

[QUIZ] Poker 101 Quiz for Beginners

Ready to test yourself on some of the most fundamental skills in poker? Today’s quiz will take you through 11 questions that cover some basic poker concepts, including pot odds, ranges, c-betting, and bet sizing. Good luck! (Note: If you are unfamiliar with the 9 positions at a poker table, click here to review them. […]

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Good for Poker: Bernard Lee Gets New Gig as Columnist for Metrowest Daily News

Good for Poker: Bernard Lee Gets New Gig as Columnist for Metrowest Daily News

Poker will be getting some more good mainstream media attention, as Bernard Lee has just scored a new column in the Metrowest Daily News. The bi-monthly column will see him discuss poker strategy as well as share top news in the poker world with audiences in the Milford, Massachusetts region, as well as worldwide via the outlet’s website.

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3 Tips for Playing Flushes in Poker

3 Tips for Playing Flushes in Poker

Tadas Peckaitis shares his top three tips for how to play made flushes and flush draws. Being in these spots can be very profitable, if you play your hand properly. Get too loose, though, and you might be the one getting squeezed out of chips at the tables.

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Shooting Star Charity Event announced for partypoker / WPT World Online Championships

Shooting Star Charity Event announced for partypoker / WPT World Online Championships

partypoker, in conjunction with the World Poker Tour, will be holding a special $500,000 guaranteed charity poker event to benefit 1Day Sooner, as part of the WPT World Online Championships.

We’ve got all the pertinent details, plus more about satellites, which celebrities and poker player ambassadors will be bounties in the charity poker event, a Poker Industry Invitational Event, and more.

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The Pokercode Academy – WSOP 2020 – is Now Open! 🎓

The Pokercode Academy – WSOP 2020 – is Now Open! 🎓

With the 2020 WSOP being held online, the team at Pokercode, including founders Fedor Holz and Matthias Eibinger, as well as top players like Steffen Sontheimer and mental game experts like Elliot Roe, are ready to coach you to success!

For just €199 you’ll get full access to the coaching staff, community, and a wealth of poker knowledge that could propel you to a WSOP bracelet this summer.

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RecPoker | Ep 185 – Chris Moneymaker

RecPoker | Ep 185 – Chris Moneymaker

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist chat with Chris Moneymaker, winner of the WSOP Main Event in 2003 resulting in the “Moneymaker Effect” that included a tripling of the Main Event field the very next year.

We talk WSOP, recreational player strategy, and the importance of learning in the context of community.

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10 Crucial Stats To Include On Your HUD In 2020

10 Crucial Stats To Include On Your HUD In 2020

Want to maximize your win-rate? Then you always need to be on the lookout for ways to exploit your opponents. One of the best ways to do that is by using a HUD. What is a HUD in poker? Short for Heads-Up Display, a HUD is a tool used in online poker games to track […]

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