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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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #358: Chad McVean

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #358: Chad McVean

Bruce and Robbie welcome Chad McVean to the show to discuss his home game history, what he loves so much about poker podcasts, and all things poker.

Our sound engineer, Jeff, also joins us to report on what’s happening in the poker scene in Las Vegas, as well as the city vibe in general.

Finally, Ben Ludlow ends off the show with some hot takes on the WSOP giving out bracelets for online events.

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Raw deal served up in Event #1 of WSOP Online as Hellmuth & Dunst goes close

Raw deal served up in Event #1 of WSOP Online as Hellmuth & Dunst goes close

Both Phil Hellmuth and Tony Dunst made it close to another WSOP bracelet but ultimately fell short in the opening event of the series. […]

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The Great Poker Reopening: San Diego

The Great Poker Reopening: San Diego

The Great Poker Reopening is a miniseries dedicated to chronicling the reemergence of live poker across the United States after a months-long lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The third installment of this miniseries covers the San Diego region.

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Poker Stack App Review

Poker Stack App Review

For serious poker players, bankroll tracking and management isn’t optional; it’s a must. Thus, a mobile app that makes the process easy and contains numerous value-added features is practically by definition a must-have.

Here’s our review of the Poker Stack app, which enables you to do so much more than just keep accurate records of your poker bankroll.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Anuj Arora

Get to Know the Poker Media: Anuj Arora

Anuj Arora is the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker media series and it was a pleasure to learn more about him. His stellar work for the Fuse Media group of sites has given tremendous assistance and knowledge to all those who follow the happenings in the online poker business niche.

Beyond learning about Anuj’s career, we also get a peek into his day-to-day work, as well as what his life is like away from the (home) office. We hope you’ll enjoy the read as much as we enjoyed conducting the interview.

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WPT World Online Championships Satellites Launched

The launch of the inaugural WPT World Online Championships is just weeks away, and partypoker is giving away $500,000 in tickets through its daily MTT schedule and satellite program. The WPT World Online Championships will run from Friday, July 17, 2020, to Tuesday, September 8, 2020, offering a guaranteed $100,000,000. With the WPT World Online Championships […]

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Poker Tips By George: Poker as We Age

Poker Tips By George: Poker as We Age

As people get older, it’s that much more important to stay active, both physically as well as mentally. Ageing is tough, but playing poker can certainly help keep the brain active in an engaging way. Senior citizens have numerous tools at their disposal to learn poker and become quite proficient at playing the game well.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Hossein Ensan

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Hossein Ensan

2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show for an interview to speak about about his reign as champion during this past year, as well as what he has done to be an ambassador for the game during this time.

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Why Does a Straight Flush Beat a Full House?

Why Does a Straight Flush Beat a Full House?

Certain poker hands can give a player a jolt of adrenaline, including the powerful straight flush and the mighty full house. But which one wins? Does a straight flush beat a full house? The simple answer is: yes, a straight flush does beat a full house. Now that you have an answer, let me explain […]

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Online poker apps and the agent system: Everything you need to know

Online poker apps and the agent system: Everything you need to know

The popularity of online poker apps has boomed in recent months, but there’s a lack of information on how exactly the apps operate, whether real money play is possible, and what the role of agents are in the process.

In this article, longtime industry veteran Alex Scott explains the online poker app ecosystem, how the operators make money, why the apps are so popular, and how agents facilitate real money transactions behind the scenes.

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5 Tips to Stop Bleeding Chips from the Small Blind

5 Tips to Stop Bleeding Chips from the Small Blind

The small blind is arguably the most difficult position to master in No Limit Hold’em. This position is particularly challenging for two main reasons: You are forced to pay half of a big blind without looking at your cards You play every single postflop situation with a positional disadvantage If you take this 5-step professional […]

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Why PKOs Make You Like Phil Hellmuth

Why PKOs Make You Like Phil Hellmuth

Everyone wants to bust Phil Hellmuth from a tournament, right? That’s quite similar to being in the shoes of anyone who has ever played in a progressive knockout tournament (PKO).

In this article, PKO Poker Strategy author Dara O’Kearney shares some great tips about how to best play and navigate through PKOs.

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How to Protect Yourself from Getting Cheated with Marked Cards

How to Protect Yourself from Getting Cheated with Marked Cards

Nobody wants to sit at a poker table and have to worry about getting cheated with marked cards. Cheating in live poker has come a long way from the nail markings of yesteryear. with methods getting much more sophisticated.

Enter Shuffle Tech’s Cheating Detection System. You’ll be able to play with no worries whatsoever with protection like that in place.

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Top 3 Tips for Playing vs. C-bet on the Flop IP and OOP

Top 3 Tips for Playing vs. C-bet on the Flop IP and OOP

How you respond to opponents’ c-bets depends on whether you’re in or out of position, and doing do appropriately will enable you to put the pressure back on them as well as pick your spots well.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares three top tips for playing against c-bets when in and out of position.

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Poker Tips By George: Dreaming About Poker

Poker Tips By George: Dreaming About Poker

It’s not uncommon for people who enjoy playing poker to dream about the game. Our Senior contributor George Epstein shares the details of a recent poker dream he had, which kept him awake wondering if he played a hand correctly in order to maximize value from an opponent.

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Storytime: The Dr. Jerry Buss Go For The Gold Charity Poker Tournament

Storytime: The Dr. Jerry Buss Go For The Gold Charity Poker Tournament

Back in 1993, Robert Turner convinced the now-late owner of the Los Angeles Lakers Dr. Jerry Buss to participate in a charity poker tournament at the Bicycle Casino. Dr. Buss’ only catch: the tournament had to be played using poker chips made of real gold!

Here’s the amazing story of how the tournament came together, including a list of some of the incredible poker legends, like Stu Ungar and Chip Reese, who participated.

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RecPoker | Ep 184 – Bluffing; from the RecPoker July Seminar

RecPoker | Ep 184 – Bluffing; from the RecPoker July Seminar

Every month, members at rec.poker enjoy a seminar put together by the RecPoker Podcast Panel, led by Membership Content Director Chris Jones.

For July, the seminar is all about bluffing and we felt this was a great opportunity to showcase the seminars while providing the podcast audience with some great discussion on the art/science of bluffing.

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Why Does Three of a Kind Beat Two Pair?

Why Does Three of a Kind Beat Two Pair?

Knowing all of the five card poker hands in order is crucial for newcomers to the game, which is probably why the question “does three of a kind beat two pair” is often asked by beginners. Both three-of-a-kind and two pair are often winners in games that use the standard poker hand rankings (such as […]

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Should He Call 3 Expensive Barrels With Middle Pair? (Analysis)

Should He Call 3 Expensive Barrels With Middle Pair? (Analysis)

When you play poker, it can be easy to feel like a one man wolfpack. Even if you get along with the people that you are playing with, at the end of the day, you are still competing against them for money. Table camaraderie only goes so far. That’s why it’s so important to network […]

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7 Types of Bets You Can Make in Poker

7 Types of Bets You Can Make in Poker

Knowing the right amount to bet in poker is critical such that you don’t risk too much on bluffs as well as maximize value from your opponents.

In this article, Ivan Potocki lists 7 different types of bets you can make in poker and briefly explains how these bets will help you boost your bottom line.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Maria Konnikova, accomplished poker player and author of the new book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

Maria talks about her 3.5-year long odyssey in the poker world, which saw her get coached by Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, climb to great heights and big wins, and being a PokerStars sponsored pro.

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Top 3 Tips on Playing Against Calling Stations

Good poker players love playing against calling stations because that almost guarantees you’ll have winning sessions. Still, it’s important to know how to maximize value when they’re at your table.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares his top three tips for playing well against calling stations.

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The Great Poker Reopening: North Florida

The Great Poker Reopening is a miniseries dedicated to chronicling the reemergence of live poker across the United States after a months-long lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second installment of this miniseries covers the North Florida region.

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Faded Spade Card Club to Host Breast Cancer Alliance Charity Poker Tournament

Faded Spade Card Club to Host Breast Cancer Alliance Charity Poker Tournament

The Faded Spade Card Club will host a special charity poker tournament to benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance on June 25, 2020 at 8pm Eastern.

The tournament will be co-hosted by Faded Spade Founder and CEO Tom Wheaton and WSOP commentator and Global Poker Award winner Jamie Kerstetter.

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[QUIZ] Can You Play Famous Poker Hands Like a Top Pro?

[QUIZ] Can You Play Famous Poker Hands Like a Top Pro?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play as one of the world’s most famous poker players?  Today you get that chance. This quiz will take you through 10 real hands that were played by world-class players at some of the world’s highest stakes. Get ready and good luck! If the quiz […]

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5 Players I Miss Watching at the WSOP

5 Players I Miss Watching at the WSOP

Sifting through my photos, I reminisce about watching 5 of my favorite poker players at the World Series of Poker. With no WSOP running this summer, I certainly miss being an engaged railbird and being entertained by some of my favorite poker players.

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Credit Card Roulette: How to Split Bills Like a Poker Player

Credit Card Roulette: How to Split Bills Like a Poker Player

Credit card roulette is a popular way for poker players to simplify the process of splitting a tab, with a heavy dose of gambling mixed in. The game can be played at restaurants, bars, nightclubs, or any situation that calls for a check to be split among multiple people. Instead of everyone in a party […]

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The Great Poker Reopening: New Hampshire

The Great Poker Reopening: New Hampshire

The Great Poker Reopening is a miniseries dedicated to chronicling the reemergence of live poker across the United States after a months-long lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first installment of this miniseries covers the New Hampshire region.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 2

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 2

Bernard Lee interviews World Series of Poker Main Event commentator Jamie Kerstetter. She speaks about what it was like to commentate alongside Lon McEachern and Norman Chad, as well as what it was like to win the 2019 Global Poker Award for Twitter Personality of the Year.

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10 Poker Mindset Mistakes to Avoid

10 Poker Mindset Mistakes to Avoid

Are mental game mistakes costing you money? In this article I’m going to discuss the most common poker mindset mistakes I see being made by online and live poker players. Whether you’re a high stakes, mid stakes, or low stakes player, you will surely recognize some of these mistakes. 1. Neglecting Your Game When Running […]

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PokerStars Game Integrity Exclusive: On Bots, Collusion, and More

PokerStars Game Integrity Exclusive: On Bots, Collusion, and More

Bots and collusion in online poker are an extremely hot topic in the poker community these days. For the first time ever, PokerStars’ Game Integrity Department has publicly released numbers relating to their on-site security efforts.

In addition to an infographic sharing these numbers, we’ve got an exclusive Q&A with representatives of the company’s Gaming Integrity Department. Their answers to our questions are quite eye-opening, indeed!

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Bruce and Robbie welcome home game host Cody back to the show to discuss how online home poker games have become quite different than in-person home games among the same group of friends. The hosts also discuss the reopening of poker rooms across the US.

Plus, George Chao from BBO Poker Tables has a great “al fresco” edition of Table Talk, and Ben Ludlow’s got another great virtual WSOP top 10 list for this week’s One Outer that’ll make you literally laugh out loud.

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RecPoker | Ep 183 – Jerry Yang

RecPoker | Ep 183 – Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang has an amazing personal story of growing up in Laos, escaping to Thailand, and ultimately moving to the slums of Nashville, Tennessee.  He worked hard on his education, which ultimately served to be his path out of poverty. In 2005 he started learning poker and only two years later found himself on top of the poker world having won $8.25 million and the WSOP Main Event Championship.

Jerry’s story is chronicled in his autobiography, entitled All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ.

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What Caused the Poker Boom?

What Caused the Poker Boom?

Many new players are just coming into the game of poker for the first time, and as such are not aware of what the poker boom was.

In this article we briefly recap the period between 2003-2006, known as the poker boom, and list some of the major forces that caused it to happen int he first place.

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Top 5 Must-Play Online Poker Tournament Series for Summer 2020

Top 5 Must-Play Online Poker Tournament Series for Summer 2020

Online poker sites around the world have scheduled a bevy of tournament series to cater to the action-hungry tastes of players around the world.

Here are the top 5 online poker tournament series to check out throughout summer 2020.

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Set Over Set for $561,800 (Tom Dwan vs Patrik Antonius Analysis)

Set Over Set for $561,800 (Tom Dwan vs Patrik Antonius Analysis)

Coolers are inevitable in poker. It doesn’t matter if you are playing micro-stakes or the nosebleeds; every once in awhile, a cold deck will slap you in the face. The following “old school” hand between Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius is an example of that, and unfortunately for one of them, the stakes were anything […]

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WPT announce World Championship schedule, King’s Casino restart tournaments and BSOP heads online

WPT announce World Championship schedule, King’s Casino restart tournaments and BSOP heads online

More online action is coming to partypoker via the World Poker tour and King’s Casino throw open their doors. […]

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Ask the Poker Experts: How to Lock In New Online Poker Players

Ask the Poker Experts: How to Lock In New Online Poker Players

During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, traffic soared at online poker sites. In this latest installment of our ongoing Ask the Poker Experts series, poker pundits Barry Carter, Chad Holloway, Nick Jones, and Alex Scott share their thoughts on how the operators can best retain their new player base for the long-term.

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How to Maximize Your Profit on Paired Flops In Position

How to Maximize Your Profit on Paired Flops In Position

Improving your fundamentals in common spots is one of the easiest ways to improve your win-rate. Here’s the common spot that will be the focus of this article: you raise, the big blind calls, and a paired flop falls. What will be covered? Why You Shouldn’t Play All Paired Boards The Same Way How to […]

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 182 – Carlos Welch on Prius Living

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 182 – Carlos Welch on Prius Living

Carlos Welch has one of the most interesting stories in poker. A player, writer, and coach who decided that to best chase his dreams required living out of his van. Then, the need for overnight A/C moved him to buying a Prius.

Carlos and the RecPoker crew talk strategy, game selection, and then dig into a wonderful hand where we face a difficult river shove.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

Bernard Lee interviews World Series of Poker Main Event commentator Jamie Kerstetter. She speaks about how she got into poker after having studied for a Law degree. She also talks about her day-to-day life prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as her preference or playing online poker tournaments.

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Table Talk: Home Game Poker Traditions

Table Talk: Home Game Poker Traditions

In this article, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, reflects on some great, time honored home poker game traditions. In addition, he suggests some premium show-stopping custom poker tables for your home game to bring your family and friends closer together to have a great time.

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The Girah Scandal: How a Fake Prodigy Cheated the Poker World

The Girah Scandal: How a Fake Prodigy Cheated the Poker World

Cheating scandals are an unavoidable part of poker lore.  A recent tweet from Bill Perkins about a multi-accounting cheating scandal sent the poker community into sleuth mode. The depth of whatever happened to Perkins might never be known, though Dan Bilzerian has accused Dan “Jungleman” Cates as being at the heart of the cheating Perkins […]

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[QUIZ] Can You Pick the “GTO” C-Bet Frequency on 10 Flops?

[QUIZ] Can You Pick the “GTO” C-Bet Frequency on 10 Flops?

This poker quiz is not going to be easy. Each of the following 10 hand scenarios starts the same way: you raise, your opponent in the big blind calls, and then they check on the flop. You will then decide how frequently you should continuation bet (c-bet) given the board and your position/range. The goal […]

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Do Online Poker Players Make Good Live Poker Players?

Do Online Poker Players Make Good Live Poker Players?

Online poker and live poker might feature the same game, but there are certainly big differences between the two and success in one doesn’t guarantee success in the other.

In this article we examine some of the differences between live and online poker and what’s required of players to make a smooth transition from one to the other.

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Top 3 Tips When Considering Hero Calling

Top 3 Tips When Considering Hero Calling

If you make a hero call correctly at the poker table you’ll feel like a million bucks. That’s because it’s often difficult to make such calls correctly, and when you don’t it’ll cost you dearly.

Here are three things to consider when debating whether or not to make a hero call at the felt.

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When The Lights Go Out: Life Off The Strip During COVID-19

When The Lights Go Out: Life Off The Strip During COVID-19

Poker live reporter and Las Vegas local Tim Duckworth reflects on what the city has been like with the casinos closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shares what he has and hasn’t missed. Bottom line: Las Vegas isn’t just all about the Strip, like millions of tourists might think.

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Amir Vahedi’s 3 Bluffing Tips from 2009 Stand the Test of Time

Amir Vahedi’s 3 Bluffing Tips from 2009 Stand the Test of Time

The evolution of poker strategy is fascinating. When I first started my journey into poker a few years ago, I began by reading every old book I could find. As I got more serious about poker, however, I realized that a lot of the strategy taught in these books is outdated. So when I recently […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Advanced Poker Strategies & Tips To Supercharge Your Poker Wins

5 Advanced Poker Strategies & Tips To Supercharge Your Poker Wins

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

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

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

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

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

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Poker Tips By George: On Staying Ahead

Poker Tips By George: On Staying Ahead

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

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

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Red Chip Poker Wraps Up Season 3 of Their Podcast

Red Chip Poker Wraps Up Season 3 of Their Podcast

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

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

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Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UK Self-Exclusion for Poker Players

UK Self-Exclusion for Poker Players

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

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

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An Ode to Live Poker

An Ode to Live Poker

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

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

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Poker Chip Values & Colors That Real Casinos Use

Poker Chip Values & Colors That Real Casinos Use

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

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3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

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

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

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WPT Online Series: Maksim Bukreev Leads WPTDeepStacks Final 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

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

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Phil Hellmuth: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Top BLOWUPS

Phil Hellmuth: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Top BLOWUPS

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

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[QUIZ] Can You Exploit This Hypothetical Poker Table?

[QUIZ] Can You Exploit This Hypothetical Poker Table?

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

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7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

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

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

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Dear Mr. Adelson

Dear Mr. Adelson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Coffee is Hurting Your Poker Results

Why Coffee is Hurting Your Poker Results

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

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Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Teen Patti – An Indian Poker Game Getting International Recognition

Teen Patti – An Indian Poker Game Getting International Recognition

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

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21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity

21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity

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

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

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How to Snowball Your Winnings vs Weak Players

How to Snowball Your Winnings vs Weak Players

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Replay Poker Review: What You Should Know Before Playing

Replay Poker Review: What You Should Know Before Playing

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

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

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

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

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Why Teddy KGB is Actually Bad at Poker

Why Teddy KGB is Actually Bad at Poker

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

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

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

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

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

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

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

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10 Most Famous Poker Players Ever (Male & Female)

10 Most Famous Poker Players Ever (Male & Female)

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

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

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

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

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

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Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

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

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Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

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

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

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Top 3 Reasons Why Online Poker Isn’t Rigged

Top 3 Reasons Why Online Poker Isn’t Rigged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WPT Online Series: Leo Fernandez Wins WPT Opener

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

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

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

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

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Set vs Set vs Flush for (At Least) a $224,000 Pot (Analysis)

Set vs Set vs Flush for (At Least) a $224,000 Pot (Analysis)

After playing for hours, it finally happens: you flop a set. But as you are busy counting all of the money you are about to win, the turn brings a possible flush and multiple opponents start to pile money into the pot. Naturally, the scary board and heavy action make you start to question whether […]

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Linus Loeliger Wins Massive Poker Masters Main Event For $1.1M

Linus Loeliger Wins Massive Poker Masters Main Event For $1.1M

Linus Loeliger is the 2020 Poker Masters Online Main Event champion, an accolade that came with an enormous $1,097,250 prize! It was an incredible result for one of the game’s most highly rated poker tournament players. Here’s how things went down. Poker Masters #29: $2M Gtd NLHE 8-Max Main Event The Poker Masters Main Event […]

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Kanit and Imsirovic Bank Another Poker Masters Title

Kanit and Imsirovic Bank Another Poker Masters Title

Mustapha Kanit and Ali Imsirovic helped themselves to their second Poker Masters Online titles of the series, doing so in style on April 25. Both players are respected and feared in equal measures and it is easy to see why. Let’s check out which events they took down. Poker Masters #28: $500K Gtd NLHE 6-Max […]

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Samuel Vousden Banks $520,000 in the Poker Masters

Samuel Vousden Banks $520,000 in the Poker Masters

There are some exceptional Finnish high stakes poker players. We have one, Joni Jouhkimainen, in our ranks. There’s something about Finnish players that makes them fearless at the tables. Just ask those players who competed in the $25,500 NLHE 8-Max Poker Masters event on April 24. Poker Masters #25 $1M Gtd NLHE 8-Max Event #25 […]

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[QUIZ] Can You Beat the People of Instagram at Poker, Again?

[QUIZ] Can You Beat the People of Instagram at Poker, Again?

We love quizzing our Instagram audience with head-scratching poker scenarios. (If you took the first Instagram quiz last week, you already know this.) The quiz you’re about to take includes 10 hand scenarios we’ve posted on the social platform in the past year or so. Let’s see how your skills stack up versus the scrollers […]

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How to Adjust Your Strategy in Splashy Live Games

How to Adjust Your Strategy in Splashy Live Games

My local $1/$2 game is crazy. People call raises with all sorts of garbage hands and they never seem to fold a pair postflop, but I can’t seem to win! How should I adjust my strategy in this game? We see questions like this all the time in the Upswing Poker Facebook groups. It seems like […]

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Ruslan Maiseenko Goes From Zero to MILLIONS Hero

We’ve had some fantastic MILLIONS Passports stories recently. Mike Hill turned a $22 investment into a $10,000 MILLIONS Passport. John Holmes went one better by turned $11 into a MILLIONS Passport. Both those incredible stories have been trumped by Belarus’ Ruslan Maiseenko. Ruslan’s goal of winning a MILLIONS Passport is nothing new. Hundreds of his […]

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