RecPoker | Ep 273 – Martin Jacobson

RecPoker | Ep 273 – Martin Jacobson

Martin Jacobson started the November Nine Final Table in 2014 in 8th position, but was able to win the bracelet at $10 million first place prize. In this episode, he recalls the preparation put into that final table, including the support of his poker inner circle.

Martin also talks about his time as a chef on a Swedish battleship and his journey to become a poker superstar.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/4/21): Chris Moneymaker

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/4/21): Chris Moneymaker

The Bernard Lee Poker Show celebrates its 14th anniversary with 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker, who discusses his new ambassador role with America’s Cardroom.

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Daniel Coleman: “Very High Probability” Sean Perry is a Scammer

Daniel Coleman: “Very High Probability” Sean Perry is a Scammer

Daniel Coleman called out fellow high stakes poker player Sean Perry as a scammer, stating that Perry took seven figures off Coleman in a case of daily fantasy sports fraud. Coleman dropped that statement in a Friday afternoon tweet, which included a screenshot of a detailed summary of the scam as Coleman suspected it. Coleman […]

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3 Micro Stakes Players Pick Up Premium Hands in 3-Bet Pots (Analysis)

3 Micro Stakes Players Pick Up Premium Hands in 3-Bet Pots (Analysis)

Improving at poker is easier when you’re surrounded by like-minded people. That’s why those of us at Upswing Poker take great pride in the exclusive Upswing Poker Engage group. In the private Facebook group for members of the Upswing Lab training course, members and coaches interact for thoughtful, high-level poker discussions.  (If you’re not a […]

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Mother’s Day Q&A with Smart Poker Study

Mother’s Day Q&A with Smart Poker Study

To mark Mother’s Day, Smart Poker Study founder Sky Matsuhashi assumes the mantle of “poker mom” to address the weaknesses in your game.

In particular, he addresses the questions sent in by a few of his students and offers practical advice for how to deal with sticky spots and improve your poker performance at the felt.

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RecPoker | Ep 271 – Chat: Chris Jones reviews the April rec.poker Seminar

RecPoker | Ep 271 – Chat: Chris Jones reviews the April rec.poker Seminar

Chris Jones is the Membership Content Director at rec.poker and every month he produces a seminar around a specific topic.

This month the topic was Turns and Rivers and Chris talks about specific factors for later streets and also about a new twist on the seminar format starting next month!

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Poker Tips by George: Don’t Be Predictable

Poker Tips by George: Don’t Be Predictable

Predictability can be a death sentence at the poker table, as your opponents will know precisely how to play back at you. Our Senior contributor George Epstein discusses the pitfalls of predictability – and how to avoid them – in his latest strategy piece.

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Become the WPT Online Series Main Event Champion From Only $0.01

The WPT and partypoker have again joined forces to bring you the 2021 WPT Online Series, which comes with a $3,200 Main Event featuring a $3 million guaranteed prize pool. Every partypoker player has the chance to become a 2021 WPT Online Series champion thanks to the plethora of satellites feeding into the biggest events. […]

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Ask the Poker Experts: What Makes a Good Live Reporter?

Ask the Poker Experts: What Makes a Good Live Reporter?

With live poker and tournament series returning strongly post-pandemic, so is live tournament reporting.

In this latest installment of our ongoing Ask the Poker Experts series, Will Shillibier, Tim Duckworth, Chad Holloway, Yori Epskamp, and Dan Ross share their thoughts on what makes a good live reporter.

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How to Play Pocket Kings Like a Pro in Cash Games (Even When an Ace Flops)

How to Play Pocket Kings Like a Pro in Cash Games (Even When an Ace Flops)

Let’s talk about Pocket Kings. Playing the cowboys is relatively easy most of the time, but every once in a while a dreaded Ace rolls off on the flop, which reminds me of this meme: In this article, we will help you increase your win-rate with Pocket Kings by covering: How to play Kings in […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show Celebrates Its 14th Anniversary

The Bernard Lee Poker Show Celebrates Its 14th Anniversary

The Bernard Lee Poker Show, a proud member of the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, is celebrating its 14th anniversary.

Big name guests like Chris Moneymaker, Jack Binion, Mori Eskandani, and more are slated to make upcoming appearances on the show, which will also offer loads of great giveaways.

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: May 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: May 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of May 2021. These range from new episodes of Poker After Dark to new releases of WSOP Europe episodes from years past as well as High Stakes Duel II featuring a second round of action between Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.

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My European Poker Adventures: Stuck with the Irish – Part 2

My European Poker Adventures: Stuck with the Irish – Part 2

Longtime poker industry veteran Christin Maschmann continues her series of stories recounting her first forays into the poker world.

Her latest article depicts the many fun times she had playing poker in Ireland, specifically at the Irish Poker Open and EPT Dublin.

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Poker Tips by George: The Greatest Tell Concept

Poker Tips by George: The Greatest Tell Concept

Our Senior contributor George Epstein shares what he calls “the greatest tell concept”, namely looking to your left. Getting into that habit at live poker tables is something that’s likely to save you and make you a good amount of money in the long run, and it’s a critical lesson for poker beginners.

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How Would You Play Pocket Aces at This Final Table? (Analysis)

How Would You Play Pocket Aces at This Final Table? (Analysis)

Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall is one of the most fearsome online and live poker players that the UK has ever produced. He is also one of the most ICM-aware opponents you are ever likely to face. That expert knowledge often comes to the fore on final tables, when ICM considerations play a big part in ultimate […]

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The Best Blackjack Betting Strategy (Basic Explanation)

The Best Blackjack Betting Strategy (Basic Explanation)

Blackjack persists as one of the world’s signature casino games. Blackjack games are among the most popular pastimes at land-based and online casinos around the globe. While the house edge makes blackjack nearly impossible to beat in the long term, you can make the most of any blackjack session with a solid betting strategy. The […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/27/21): Bernard Lee discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success with guest host Robbie Strazynski

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/27/21): Bernard Lee discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success with guest host Robbie Strazynski

On this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success, with guest host Robbie Strazynski.

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy an Automatic Shuffler for Your Home Game

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy an Automatic Shuffler for Your Home Game

If you’re looking for a great way to enhance your home poker game and take the action to the next level, you and your buddies ought to consider investing in an automatic shuffler.

In this article we list 10 reasons why purchasing one would be a +EV decision.

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RecPoker | Ep 269 – Bernard Lee

RecPoker | Ep 269 – Bernard Lee

On Episode 269 of the Rec Poker Podcast, the panel welcome professional poker player and media man Bernard Lee to discuss the release of his new book, “Poker Satellite Success”, which came out this month with D&B Publishing.

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This High Stakes Pro Played $0.50/$1.00 — Here Are 5 Tips from His Session

This High Stakes Pro Played $0.50/$1.00 — Here Are 5 Tips from His Session

David “MissOracle” Yan has won a fat chunk of change in poker. Today, we are here to help you replicate some of his success by bringing you five quick tips from the man himself. These were taken from a Play & Explain series in which he demonstrated his skill in a 100NL ($0.50/$1) 6-max Zoom […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/20/21): 2021 Academy Awards preview show with Richard Roeper

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/20/21): 2021 Academy Awards preview show with Richard Roeper

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Richard Roeper, as they have their Annual preview show, this year predicting the 93rd Academy Awards.

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Polarized Ranges vs Linear (Merged) Ranges Explained

Polarized Ranges vs Linear (Merged) Ranges Explained

If you’ve been around poker for a little while, you have probably heard the terms “polarized” and “linear” when referring to ranges. These are key concepts to know for those who want to crush poker. In this article, you will learn the answers to the following questions: What is a “Range”? What is a Polarized […]

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Joe Hachem: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Joe Hachem: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Joe Hachem won the World Series of Poker Main Event at the height of poker’s mainstream popularity in 2005. His poker accomplishments aren’t just limited to that championship run, however. Hachem also holds a WPT Main Tour title, along with 34 cashes and eight final table appearances at the WSOP over the course of his […]

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[QUIZ] Can You Ace These 10 Fundamental Preflop Decisions?

[QUIZ] Can You Ace These 10 Fundamental Preflop Decisions?

Ready to put your preflop fundamentals to the test? This quiz was made with relatively new poker players in mind, but anyone could benefit from a refresher on basic preflop decisions. For each of these questions, imagine that you just sat at a new cash game table with a 100 big blind stack and no […]

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Poker Tips by George: Buy-in Is Important

Poker Tips by George: Buy-in Is Important

You’ll encounter all types at the poker tables, whose who buy in for the minimum, those who buy in for the maximum, and those who fall somewhere in the middle.

In this article our Senior contributor George Epstein discusses the repercussions of buying in for the minimum (and strongly recommends against it).

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FIDF Holding Star-Studded National Charity Poker Event Online on May 2

FIDF Holding Star-Studded National Charity Poker Event Online on May 2

The Friends of the IDF (FIDF) are hosting a national charity poker event online on May 2, on Faded Spade Virtual Poker.

The event, in which all proceeds will be donated to the soldiers, will feature 4-time WSOP bracelet winner and former IDF Golani Brigade officer Eli Elezra, New York Times Bestselling author Maria Konnikova, and more.

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Ryan “pokerwithriske” Riske Joins the Upswing Poker Team

Ryan “pokerwithriske” Riske Joins the Upswing Poker Team

Upswing Poker’s ever-growing roster of world-class coaches just added another cash game crusher. Ryan Riske joins the Upswing team of poker pros with a proven record of success in some of the world’s toughest online cash games. Subscribers to Ryan’s “pokerwithriske” Twitch channel have been watching Riske crush the games on PokerStars for the better […]

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Bizarre Multiway Pot Between 3 High Stakes Regs ($28,350 Pot Analysis)

Bizarre Multiway Pot Between 3 High Stakes Regs ($28,350 Pot Analysis)

Nosebleed online poker has been active in 2021. We’ve been tracking some of the craziest hands, as you can see with our first, second and third installments of this four-part series on the craziest cash game hands of 2021. The final hand of this series is a particularly weird one (definitely not solver approved) between […]

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RecPoker | Ep 264 – Sarah Herring

RecPoker | Ep 264 – Sarah Herring

Sarah Herring is the Head of Video & Podcast with PokerNews and a great friend of RecPoker. In this episode we explore Sarah’s journey into motherhood, the announcement that the WSOP is returning in late 2021, and her thoughts on the Bilzerian/Kade controversy.

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Is PokerBROS Legit or a Scam?

Is PokerBROS Legit or a Scam?

What Is PokerBROS? PokerBROS functions as one of several mobile poker apps available for Apple iOS and Android devices. Downloading the PokerBROS app opens up access to thousands of online “poker clubs,” each operated individually around the world. Virtually anybody can start their own poker club, or join an existing club at PokerBROS. PokerBROS functions […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/13/21): 10th Anniversary of Black Friday with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/13/21): 10th Anniversary of Black Friday with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth

The Bernard Lee Poker Show reminisces about the 10th anniversary of Black Friday shutdown of US online poker with poker journalist BJ Nemeth.

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Preview: The Orbit Episode #10 – Black Friday 10th Anniversary Special

Preview: The Orbit Episode #10 – Black Friday 10th Anniversary Special

This is an exclusive preview of Episode #10 of The Orbit, poker’s premier roundtable discussion show. This episode is themed around the 10th anniversary of what’s come to be known as Black Friday in the poker world.

We give you the details on the panelists you can expect to see and the topics you can expect them to discuss.

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Should He Fold Trips vs An Aggressive Pro? ($25K High Roller Analysis)

Should He Fold Trips vs An Aggressive Pro? ($25K High Roller Analysis)

I’ve got an interesting hand for you today, folks. Three huge factors were at play in this one: A $25,000 buy-in online is just about as tough a game in which you could find yourself. Steve O’Dwyer is just about as tough an opponent with whom you could battle. Defending your big blind with a […]

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Why Landon Tice is Solve For Why’s Biggest Acquisition Ever

Why Landon Tice is Solve For Why’s Biggest Acquisition Ever

The Solve For Why Academy has recently brought on poker phenom Landon Tice to join their roster of coaches.

Geoff Fisk catches up with Tice and Solve For Why founder Matt Berkey in this interview, which clearly illustrates why Tice is a perfect fit for the company.

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My European Poker Adventures: Stuck with the Irish – Part 1

My European Poker Adventures: Stuck with the Irish – Part 1

Longtime poker industry veteran Christin Maschmann continues her series of stories recounting her first forays into the poker world.

Her latest article depicts the fun times she had playing poker in Ireland, at Dublin’s legendary Fitzwilliam Card Club.

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The 5 Best Slow Rolls in Film

The 5 Best Slow Rolls in Film

There’s nothing like a slow roll to infuse tons of emotion into a poker hand. How much more so this occurs when slow rolls are depicted in film.

In this article Dano Arluison lists the five best slow rolls in film, taken from multiple movies featuring lots of poker including Maverick, Casino Royale, Kaleidoscope, and more.

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Pokercode Builds on Community

Pokercode Builds on Community

Pokercode isn’t just about poker training, but also about community. This can be seen in the group’s content creation activities, especially the Grind House streams and YouTube vlogs.

In this article, Christin Maschmann profiles how Pokercode continues to branch out.

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High Stakes Reg Pulls the Trigger on 443 Big Blind Bluff (DEX88 vs uwintakeit Analysis)

High Stakes Reg Pulls the Trigger on 443 Big Blind Bluff (DEX88 vs uwintakeit Analysis)

Have you been following our four-part article series that analyzes some of the craziest nosebleed stakes from early 2021? (If you haven’t, check out parts one and two.) This is part three, in which we will take a look at some super deep stack play that resulted in an enormous 890 big blind pot! Let’s […]

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RecPoker | Ep 262 – Ashley Adams

RecPoker | Ep 262 – Ashley Adams

On Episode #262 of the RecPoker Podcast, the crew speaks with renowned author and longtime poker player Ashley Adams. Ashley has been playing poker since 1963 when he learned it, literally, at his grandfather’s knee, and has hosted the House of Cards podcast since 2007 as well as written more than 1,000 poker articles as well as several books, including his latest, “Winning Poker in 30 Minutes a Day” (D&B Publishing, 2020).

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Veksler Victorious in the Irish Open Main Event

Veksler Victorious in the Irish Open Main Event

Pavel Veksler is the 2021 Irish Open Main Event champion! The Ukrainian outlasted a star-studded field of 1,880 entrants in the €1,100 buy-in tournament and secured a life-changing €265,999. 2021 Irish Open Main Event Final Table Results Place Player Country Prize 1 Pavel Veksler Ukraine €265,999* 2 Stoyan Obreshkov Bulgaria €224,768* 3 Franco Spitale Argentina […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/6/21): David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/6/21): David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2021 Pearl River Poker Open Winner of Event #4, David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix.

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Obreshkov Leads Irish Open Main Event Final Table

Stoyan Obreshkov finds himself in the envious position of being chip leader going into the nine-handed final table of the 2021 Irish Open Main Event. Obreshkov has already locked up €22,480 for his troubles, but is only eight eliminations away from becoming the Irish Open champion, and that title comes with a cool €292,256. Forty […]

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The History of Twitch Poker

The History of Twitch Poker

Watching online poker streams on Twitch is an exceedingly popular pastime these days, but that has humble roots dating back a few years to the pioneering “godfather” Jason Somerville.

In this article, Shaun De Cesare traces Twitch Poker history, with a nod to the more popular streamers of today and how the system works for fans, brands, and the streamers themselves.

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3 River Bluffing Tips That Will Help You Smash Cash Games

3 River Bluffing Tips That Will Help You Smash Cash Games

Bluffing is the most fun part of poker for some people. For others, it’s the most terrifying part. On the river, when the pot is at its biggest, it can be especially hard to pull the trigger. But you can’t let the fear of getting called deter you from bluffing the river altogether. In order […]

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Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Alex Foxen’s poker resume makes him one of the most prolific tournament players in the modern era. Foxen holds the record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in the Global Poker Index, with a 38-week run in 2018-2019. Foxen and Kristen Bicknell form one of the game’s most formidable couples, as both stand as […]

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Marc Macdonnell Claims Irish Open Main Event Day 1B Chip Lead

The Irish Open Main Event smashed through its €1 million guarantee on April 4 thanks to 804 players turning out for Day 1B, the second of three scheduled opening flights. The prize pool stands at €1,626,000 with the turbo-structured Day 1C left to run at 15:05 BST on April 5. Ireland’s Marc Macdonnell is the […]

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PADS on PADS: A Review of Patrick Leonard’s Run It Once Course

PADS on PADS: A Review of Patrick Leonard’s Run It Once Course

High stakes poker keeps getting tougher, and weaving your way through MTTs has become a true test of skill. It takes something special to achieve next level mastery, and that’s what Run It Once’s PADS on PADS course by Patrick Leonard offers you.

At $999, this advanced course isn’t for everyone, but if you’re aiming to break through high stakes tournaments loaded with talent and become a consistent crusher, PADS on PADS is sure to get you there.

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How to Play Flopped Two Pair in Cash Games

How to Play Flopped Two Pair in Cash Games

Finally! You’ve flopped that two pair you’ve been waiting for. You’re already smiling inside, thinking how you’re gonna scoop this pot. But what should you do to win the biggest possible pot? That’s what I’m going to cover in this article because, as you’ll see, it’s not always best to play two pair fast. Not […]

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: April 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: April 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of April 2021. These range from new episodes of Poker After Dark to new releases of WSOP Europe episodes from years past as well as High Stakes Duel featuring Phil Hellmuth vs. Daniel Negreanu.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/30/21): Ethan “RamagePoker” Yau

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/30/21): Ethan “RamagePoker” Yau

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner Ethan Yau about his live-streamed win on YouTube.

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RecPoker | Ep 260 – Chris Jones

RecPoker | Ep 260 – Chris Jones

RecPoker’s Membership Content Director Chris Jones was our guest this week.

Jim Reid and John Somsky discussed with him the recent monthly rec.poker seminar which was all about post-flop betting lines, and how we can combine our knowledge of ranges and board textures to really put our opponents in some tough spots!

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Why You Must Embrace Variance to Succeed in Poker

Why You Must Embrace Variance to Succeed in Poker

Nothing invokes larger emotional response to poker players than the word variance. Defined simply as the expected fluctuation of the average result, variance is meant to quantify the uncertainty around a typical outcome generated by the luck of the draw. Stochastic events (such as expected amount of money won, number of times making the nuts […]

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How Would You Play This 6♦ 5♦? (Pro Analysis)

How Would You Play This 6♦ 5♦? (Pro Analysis)

Have you ever asked yourself something like… Would a top-level pro have played this hand the same way I just did? If you’re like most people, you probably have. Whenever an Upswing Lab member finds themself in a pickle, our Upswing Poker Engage Facebook group is there with like-minded people to help them find the […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/23/21): Kristen Bicknell, Lexy Gavin, and Tyler Patterson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/23/21): Kristen Bicknell, Lexy Gavin, and Tyler Patterson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show revisits the COVID-19 shutdown on its one-year anniversary, as Bernard reminisces on interviews with Kristen Bicknell, Tyler Patterson, and Lexy Gavin.

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Michael Mizrachi: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Michael Mizrachi: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Michael Mizrachi boasts a reputation as one of the greatest players in the history of the World Series of Poker. His WSOP resume includes five bracelet wins, including three victories in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Mizrachi arrived on the live tournament scene in the mid-2000s, and he’s stood the test of time as one […]

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RecPoker | Ep 258 – Elliot Roe

RecPoker | Ep 258 – Elliot Roe

On this episode of the RecPoker podcast, the crew is joined by Elliot Roe, mental game coach to some of poker’s biggest names.

Elliot shares how he helps poker players and his other clients, including actors, Olympians, and more, develop a winning mindset.

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What Forms of Poker Are Legal in California?

What Forms of Poker Are Legal in California?

Californians love poker, but that doesn’t mean that all forms of poker are legal in the Golden State. In this article we briefly outline the different types of poker that Californians can and cannot play, from home games to online, and more.

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Why Was This Pot So Small? (Limitless vs Stefan11222 Analysis)

Why Was This Pot So Small? (Limitless vs Stefan11222 Analysis)

2021 has had some intense high stakes action. This is the second installment of an article series covering the craziest hands since the year began (see part 1 here). Today we’re going to look at another nosebleed hand that took place at the “modest” stake of $50/$100. It’s from a heads-up battle between two high-stakes […]

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RecPoker | Ep 256 – Tommy Angelo

RecPoker | Ep 256 – Tommy Angelo

Tommy Angelo is a poker player, coach, and the author of several books including Painless Poker, Elements of Poker, and Waiting for Straighters.

On this episode of the RecPoker Podcast, Tommy joins the panel to discuss his latest ventures in the poker world, doing commentary, how the pandemic has changed his life, and much more.

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Profitable Poker Thinking: How I Went From Novice To Winner In Only One Year

Profitable Poker Thinking: How I Went From Novice To Winner In Only One Year

Over the past year, J. Tucker Adams has transitioned from being a losing novice poker player to a winning poker player. He’s employed four specific strategies that have helped him boost his game, and in this post he shares them.

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My European Poker Adventures: Dancing with the Stars in Monaco

My European Poker Adventures: Dancing with the Stars in Monaco

Longtime poker industry veteran Christin Maschmann continues her series of stories recounting her first forays into the poker world.

Her latest article depicts the numerous trips she took to work at EPT Monte Carlo, and the numerous celebrities she met along the way.

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How to Print Money on Paired Flops as the Preflop Raiser

How to Print Money on Paired Flops as the Preflop Raiser

Playing well on paired boards is crucial in order to maximize your win-rate. To help with this, cash game pro Fried ‘mynameiskarl’ Meulders launched a learning module in the Upswing Lab course, focusing on how to play paired flops. In this article, you will learn some of the basic principles from this new lesson. I […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/16/21): Craig Varnell and Matt Savage

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/16/21): Craig Varnell and Matt Savage

The Bernard Lee Poker Show speaks with Craig Varnell and Matt Savage on the 1-year anniversary of COVID-19 changing the poker world.

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Heads-Up for €29,620 — Should David Lappin Call with Jack-High?

Heads-Up for €29,620 — Should David Lappin Call with Jack-High?

For my fifth strategy article, I thought I’d put myself on the chopping-block and breakdown a hand from the 2018 Irish Open. I made the final table of the ‘JP Masters’, eventually finding myself heads-up against breakout poker star and WSOP Main Event 8th place finisher Jack Sinclair. The hand is the poker version of […]

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Five Heads-Up Challenges The Poker World Needs To See

Five Heads-Up Challenges The Poker World Needs To See

With heads-up matches all the rage in the poker world these days, Geoff Fisk conjures up a list of five dream matches that poker fans around the world would absolutely love to see in the future.

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This is When (And Why) World-Class Players Overbet the Turn

This is When (And Why) World-Class Players Overbet the Turn

I think we can all agree there isn’t anything sexier in poker than a big overbet. (If there is, let me know what in the comments below.) From the early days of high stakes online poker, the overbet was first popularized by online legends like Tom Dwan and Dan “Jungleman” Cates. The strategy behind overbetting […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/9/21): Daniel Buzgon

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/9/21): Daniel Buzgon

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews six-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Daniel Buzgon, as he discusses capturing 2 WSOP rings in 3 days.

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Hellmuth vs. Negreanu: Time to Place Your Bets on High Stakes Duel II

Hellmuth vs. Negreanu: Time to Place Your Bets on High Stakes Duel II

The much-anticipated heads-up match between Poker Hall of Famers Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu is slated to take place next Tuesday, on March 16, and can be watched on PokerGO.

If you’d like to have a sweat while rooting for your favorite poker legend, StakeStars is giving you the chance to place your bet with Hellmuth currently being listed as the favorite to win.

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RecPoker | Ep 253 – Jonathan Little on exploiting low stakes tournaments

RecPoker | Ep 253 – Jonathan Little on exploiting low stakes tournaments

The Rec Poker crew welcome Jonathan Little, the founder of Pokercoaching.com, for a conversation about how relevant GTO (Game Theory Optimal) play is for recreational poker players, and much more!

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The Two Best Apps to Download to Play Andar Bahar for Real Money

The Two Best Apps to Download to Play Andar Bahar for Real Money

Walking the streets of India, you would probably be laughed at if you said you didn’t know what Andar Bahar was. In the rest of the world, on the other hand, this simple poker game which originated from Bangalore is mostly an unknown phenomenon to the common card player or poker player. Thanks to gambling […]

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Doug Polk Flops a Straight vs Phil Hellmuth — And Lays It Down?!

Doug Polk Flops a Straight vs Phil Hellmuth — And Lays It Down?!

Last week, Doug Polk was the talk of the poker world for making a massive fold in his debut on High Stakes Poker on PokerGo. Squaring off against the legendary Phil Hellmuth, Polk mucked the second nut straight on the flop — a play that many players wouldn’t even consider. The Hand Blinds: $200/$400 Big […]

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Why Does Four of a Kind Beat a Straight or a Flush?

Why Does Four of a Kind Beat a Straight or a Flush?

Holding a strong hand in a game of poker often leads to winning money. The strongest hands in the poker hand rankings don’t often occur in the game, and seeing two monster hands go head-to-head marks an even rarer event. Straights, flushes, and four-of-a-kind all rank as strong hands in poker. When a straight or […]

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Why Does a Straight Flush Beat Four of a Kind?

Why Does a Straight Flush Beat Four of a Kind?

The top hands listed in the standard poker hand rankings occur very rarely in the game. The less likely the probability of making a certain hand, the higher that hand ranks in a game of poker. The straight flush and four-of-a-kind sit near the very top of the poker hand rankings. Both occur extremely rarely, […]

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What does the future hold for online poker in 2021 and beyond?

What does the future hold for online poker in 2021 and beyond?

Online poker is booming like (almost) never before! Shaun De Cesare takes a look at the current state of online poker around the world, its surging popularity, and examines whether it’s likely to continue or wane over the course of 2021.

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My European Poker Adventures: Star-struck at the Côte d’Azur

My European Poker Adventures: Star-struck at the Côte d’Azur

Longtime poker industry veteran Christin Maschmann continues her series of stories recounting her first forays into the poker world.

Her latest stop takes place at 2008 EPT Monte Carlo, where she recalls playing in a poker media event, gaping at superstars like Gus Hansen and Phil Ivey, and the poker magic of Jan Heitmann and Antonio Esfandiari.

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Don’t Miss Jonathan Little’s $5,000 Poker After Dark Giveaway

Don’t Miss Jonathan Little’s $5,000 Poker After Dark Giveaway

Pokercoaching.com founder Jonathan Little is giving away a $5,000 seat to compete against him in a sit-n-go on Season 13 of Poker After Dark.

Details for how to enter can be found in this article, along with more information about the current season of Poker After Dark and the poker training materials available at Pokercoaching.com.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/2/21): Ryan Hagerty

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/2/21): Ryan Hagerty

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Main Event U.S. bracket 4th place finisher, Ryan Hagerty, discussing his recent hot streak.

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You Should Feel Pain While Playing Poker — Here’s Why

You Should Feel Pain While Playing Poker — Here’s Why

If you’re like most poker players, you’ve felt legitimate pain while playing the game. Such pain is usually caused by bad luck, which can come in many forms: Getting the money in as a favorite and losing; Having a long streak of unfavorable results to no fault of our own; or (even more subtly) Running […]

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Poker Tips by George: Beware of Loose-Aggressive (Wild) Games

Poker Tips by George: Beware of Loose-Aggressive (Wild) Games

It can be particularly difficult to maneuver in poker games that feature a maniac with unpredictable tendencies.

In this article, our Senior contributor George Epstein warns of the perils of such loose aggressive games.

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The Craziest High Stakes Online Poker Hands of 2021: Part One

The Craziest High Stakes Online Poker Hands of 2021: Part One

There has been some crazy high-stakes action since the beginning of 2021. No Limit Hold’em end-bosses have been throwing money around, trying to prove who reigns supreme on the felt. And many of these crazy hands have been anything but “standard.” Because relatively few people have seen these hands, we’re going over the wildest ones […]

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The Poker Party is About to Start: Be Prepared with These 7 Tips

The Poker Party is About to Start: Be Prepared with These 7 Tips

Chris Wallace knows that some of the best live poker in a while will be happening in the immediate future in Las Vegas. He offers 7 great tips to players to take advantage of this fortuitous situation and make the most of the opportunities.

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Why Does Four of a Kind Beat a Full House?

Why Does Four of a Kind Beat a Full House?

Most poker games use the standard poker hand rankings to determine each winning hand. The rarer a hand occurs mathematically, the higher it stands in the hand rankings. Full house and four-of-a-kind both represent extremely strong poker hands. Picking up one of these hands in a game of Texas Hold’em gives you a strong chance […]

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Jason Koon Talks High Stakes Poker

Jason Koon Talks High Stakes Poker

Frank Op de Woerd speaks with Jason Koon about a couple of hands that took place during his recent appearances on High Stakes Poker.

Jason also talks a bit about what it’s like to play on the show, and some behind-the-scenes stuff that happens off camera in the PokerGO Studio.

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New Poker Marketing Agency, Above the Felt®, Makes its Debut

New Poker Marketing Agency, Above the Felt®, Makes its Debut

Above the Felt has just launched as a new poker marketing agency dedicated to bringing the excitement of the game to the corporate world. Featuring a stable of accomplished poker pros including Chris Moneymaker, Matt Berkey, Darren Elias, and Jamie Kerstetter, the agency – headed by Tom Wheaton – is all set to make waves.

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: March 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: March 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of March 2021. These range from new episodes of High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark to new releases of WSOP Europe episodes from years past as well as High Stakes Duel featuring Phil Hellmuth vs. Daniel Negreanu.

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Top Pro Plays Pocket Queens Passively with $2.7 Million On the Line

Top Pro Plays Pocket Queens Passively with $2.7 Million On the Line

Dominik Nitsche is considered by many to be one of the best tournament players in the world, and for good reason. In his career, the German native has amassed $18,649,880 in live tournament earnings, including 4 World Series of Poker bracelets. But being one of the greatest players in the world doesn’t mean others won’t […]

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Igor Kurganov: Poker Results and Relationship With Liv Boree

Igor Kurganov: Poker Results and Relationship With Liv Boree

Igor Kurganov emerged as one of poker’s top tournament players in the 2010s. He might best be known for his relationship with fellow poker pro Liv Boeree, but Kurganov boasts an all-time great list of results at the poker table. Kurganov entered 2021 at No. 32 on the Hendon Mob all-time tournament earnings list. With […]

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RecPoker | Ep 249 – Maria Ho

RecPoker | Ep 249 – Maria Ho

Poker legend Maria Ho joins RecPoker to talk about her worlds of playing poker, commentating poker, and doing reality TV.

Maria also shares a bit about growing up in a conservative Chinese family and how that impacted college and how she approached getting into poker.

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Poker Tips by George: The Kicker Can Make The Difference

Poker Tips by George: The Kicker Can Make The Difference

Your kicker matters! Sometimes it matters so much that it could mean a six-figure prize swing! That’s the situation our Senior contributor George Epstein discusses in this latest tips and strategy column.

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RangeTrainerPro Review: The Best App for Memorizing GTO Ranges

RangeTrainerPro Review: The Best App for Memorizing GTO Ranges

The RangeTrainerPro app makes studying and memorizing GTO ranges affordable to the masses.

Developed by K.L. Cleeton and Matt McElligott, this app will allow you to study just like the pros do, at a fraction of the cost.

Check out our review, by Ivan Potocki.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/23/21): Survivor Icon “Boston Rob” Mariano

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/23/21): Survivor Icon “Boston Rob” Mariano

The Bernard Lee Poker Show welcomes Survivor icon Rob Mariano, who discusses his time on the reality TV show, his love for the game of poker, and his new cookbook Boston Rob’s Family Favorites.

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Poker Hand Rankings: Two Pair

Poker Hand Rankings: Two Pair

Making two pair in a game of poker often gives you a strong enough hand to win the pot. To make two pair, you must draw two distinct pairs in the same five-card hand. Two pair beats one pair and also beats high card hands. Three-of-a-kind (along with everything above it in the poker hand […]

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What Is Equity Distribution & Why Does It Matter?

What Is Equity Distribution & Why Does It Matter?

There’s no doubt about it: Poker has gotten tougher over the years. There are many concepts that shape modern strategy that were unheard of during the height of the poker boom. One of those concepts is equity distribution. If you want to play (close to) optimal poker in certain scenarios, understanding equity distribution is crucial. […]

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THE FESTIVAL Launches a New Poker-Casino-Sports Betting Live Gambling Series this June

THE FESTIVAL Launches a New Poker-Casino-Sports Betting Live Gambling Series this June

The Festival is set to launch the first ever live poker-casino-sports betting hybrid event series this summer, from June 7-13, in Tallinn, Estonia.

Founded by Martin Franke von Zweigbergk, The Festival promises to offer tons of great poker and gambling fun along with loads of parties and destination activities making it a vacation for players and their significant others.

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Why Does a Straight Beat Two Pair?

Why Does a Straight Beat Two Pair?

Strong poker hands don’t come around all that often, so it’s crucial to know just where your made hand stacks up in the poker hand rankings. If it’s a hand like two pair or a straight, it probably has a good chance of holding up as the winner when you take it to showdown. Both […]

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9 Poker Skills to Practise While You Homeschool Your Kids

9 Poker Skills to Practise While You Homeschool Your Kids

During lockdown many parents have been pulling double duty as teachers. If you’ve already got to monitor your kids, might as well practice some poker skills, right?

Here are nine timely tips and ideas from Adam Hampton.

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Poker Tips by George: Who Do I Fear the Most at the Poker Table?

Poker Tips by George: Who Do I Fear the Most at the Poker Table?

George Epstein talks about the types of poker players who strike fear into his heart and who he tries to avoid when at the tables. They’re dangerous and could scoop all your chips up if you’re not careful.

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My European Poker Adventures: Arriving in the poker world at EPT San Remo 2008

My European Poker Adventures: Arriving in the poker world at EPT San Remo 2008

Longtime poker industry veteran Christin Maschmann continues her series of stories recounting her first forays into the poker world.

Her latest stop takes place at the 2008 EPT San Remo event, where she worked with numerous poker notables and watched the then-unknown Jason Mercier win his first marquee event.

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Become the 2021 Irish Open Main Event Champion For Only €0.01

The 2021 Irish Open Main Event takes place at partypoker from March 28 and you could be playing in the €1 million guaranteed tournament for the tiny investment of €0.01. Every effort was made to host the 2021 Irish Open Main Event in the live poker arena, but the continuing global pandemic put paid to […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/16/21): Scott Stewart

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/16/21): Scott Stewart

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2021 bestbet Jacksonville Winter Poker Open Main Event Champion, Scott Stewart, who discusses his victory in the event.

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Doug Polk Reveals His Graph vs Negreanu (with Red/Blue/EV Lines)

Doug Polk Reveals His Graph vs Negreanu (with Red/Blue/EV Lines)

Two weeks ago, Doug Polk secured victory in his Heads Up No Limit Grudge Match vs. Daniel Negreanu. He won $1,201,807 over the course of 25,000 hands. The two battled on WSOP.com, which does not allow HUDs or tracking software. However, after the conclusion of the challenge, the site offered up the hand histories to Doug, […]

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How Being Scared Money Can Cost You Big Money (Hand Analysis)

How Being Scared Money Can Cost You Big Money (Hand Analysis)

Have you ever been scared money? It can do funny things to you. Some players adjust too aggressively and fire out loose 3-bets and 4-bets, afraid to trust their postflop skills. Others get too timid and look for reasons not to put chips in the pot. One way a person can be scared money is […]

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Poker on Screen special: Polk guests on The Lock-In to break down Heads-Up victory

Poker on Screen special: Polk guests on The Lock-In to break down Heads-Up victory

Doug Polk looks back at the closing out of a phenomenal heads-up victory against bitter rival Daniel Negreanu with The Lock-In lads.

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Upswing Poker’s PLO Launch Pad: A Thorough Review

Upswing Poker’s PLO Launch Pad: A Thorough Review

As more and more players have begun to take interest in Pot Limit Omaha, it’s never been more important to have the game’s fundamentals down pat. Enter Upswing Poker’s PLO Launch Pad course, by Dylan Weisman.

For just $99, this 10-hour-long PLO course provides excellent value and bang for your buck. Absolutely a worthwhile investment for poker students.

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Poker Hand Rankings: High Card

Poker Hand Rankings: High Card

A high card hand consists of five cards that don’t make a pair or any other kind of made hand. The lowest-ranking hand in the poker hand rankings, high card hands can only beat other high card hands. Ace-high represents the strongest high card hand, while the lowest possible five-card high card hand is six-high. […]

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I Am From Michigan; Help Me Find Real Money Online Poker Sites

I Am From Michigan; Help Me Find Real Money Online Poker Sites

With Michigan just having legalized online poker, it’s important to be able to sort through all the different online poker options available such that you can ensure you’re playing at a reputable site that caters to your preferences as a poker player.

Here’s a primer on what to be on the lookout for when deciding to play real money online poker in Michigan.

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Poker Hand Rankings: One Pair

Poker Hand Rankings: One Pair

A pair represents the lowest-ranking made hand in the standard poker hand rankings. A one pair hand consists of two of the same ranking card, along with three other unpaired cards in a five-card hand. One pair hands beat high card hands, but a pair loses to every other made hand. For example, three-of-a-kind, straights, […]

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How to Play Flopped QUADS (And Other Ultra Strong Hands)

How to Play Flopped QUADS (And Other Ultra Strong Hands)

The flop comes… and you SMASH it — you’ve got the mothereffin’ nuts! Flopping hands like quads and boats doesn’t happen particularly often. But when it does, you should try to make the most of it by extracting as much money as possible. This article will help you do that. Let’s dive in straight away. […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/9/21): Ronnie Bardah

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/9/21): Ronnie Bardah

2012 WSOP bracelet winner Ronnie Bardah joins the Bernard Lee Poker Show to talk about chopping the 2021 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open for his biggest ever win, as well as what it’s like to play live tournament poker under COVID restrictions.

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Poker Hand Rankings: Three of a Kind

Poker Hand Rankings: Three of a Kind

Making three-of-a-kind often gives you a hand that’s strong enough to win the pot in a game of poker. You’ve made three-of-a-kind when you hold three of the same ranking card, along with two other unpaired cards, in a five-card hand. Three-of-a-kind ranks as the seventh-best possible hand in the standard poker hand rankings. This […]

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Poker Tips by George: Politics and Poker – Use Your Imagination

Poker Tips by George: Politics and Poker – Use Your Imagination

Our Senior contributor George Epstein put together a creative story that illustrates how perhaps politics could have a positive influence through poker.

Cast aside your political leanings; this interesting read will likely make you think about poker — and politics — in a different way.

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RecPoker | Ep 244 – Ryan Laplante

RecPoker | Ep 244 – Ryan Laplante

Poker Pro and coach Ryan LaPlante, of Learn Pro Poker, joins the show for a conversation about playing live poker again in the pandemic era.

Ryan also talks about what kind of tells he looks for in villains, and the group goes over a hand in which Ryan soul-reads a foe to make a killer river call!

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5 Ways Online Bingo is Like Online Poker

5 Ways Online Bingo is Like Online Poker

Both online poker and online bingo have devoted followings of fans eager to gamble it up, but the similarities between the two popular games don’t end there.

In this article James Guill lists five of the things that online poker and online bingo have in common.

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5 Dream Poker Trips: My Post-Pandemic List

5 Dream Poker Trips: My Post-Pandemic List

Geoff Fisk has done a good amount of traveling in his work as a poker live reporter, but he still has quite a few destinations to knock off his bucket list.

In this article, Geoff lists his top 5 dream poker trips to venues located both in the U.S. and abroad.

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What is the Probability of Winning in Poker?

What is the Probability of Winning in Poker?

Making the right poker odds calculations can often be the difference maker between a winning and losing session. In this article we briefly outline how beneficial it can be to correctly calculate poker odds, specifically as it’ll help you save more and win more at the tables.

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10 Baddest (& Biggest) Beats from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400

10 Baddest (& Biggest) Beats from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400

Luck was a big topic of conversation in the Doug Polk vs. Daniel Negreanu Grudge Match. Through different points of the challenge, both players felt that they were been victim to worse luck. Today’s article will look at 10 bad beats that went for $108,389.96+. Before you get worked up at the order or contents […]

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10 Bonus Beats from Polk vs Negreanu

10 Bonus Beats from Polk vs Negreanu

This is a continuation of our countdown of the 10 Baddest (& Biggest) Beats from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400. We couldn’t fit all of the worst beats in that article, so we listed the rest here. Enjoy! 10 Bonus Beats: These hands weren’t for as much money as the ones listed above, but they […]

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Polk Wins $1.2 Million in 25,000 Hands vs Negreanu

Polk Wins $1.2 Million in 25,000 Hands vs Negreanu

One of the most fervently followed heads-up matches in poker history came to an end with a seven-figure victory for Upswing Poker founder Doug Polk. Polk came away with $1.2 million in profit in a heads-up match against archrival Daniel Negreanu, with the last of the 25,000-hand match wrapping up Wednesday. Polk and Negreanu battled […]

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Poker Hand Rankings: Straight

Poker Hand Rankings: Straight

True to its name, a straight consists of five sequential cards in a game of poker. Straights are often strong enough to win in a poker showdown and rank sixth in the poker hand rankings.  A straight only loses to a royal flush, straight flush, four-of-a-kind, full house, or flush. Here’s an example of what […]

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Poker Hand Rankings: Flush

Poker Hand Rankings: Flush

Making a flush can often result in winning the pot in a game of poker. One of the stronger hands you can make, the flush ranks fifth in the poker hand rankings, behind the royal flush, straight flush, four-of-a-kind, and full house. A flush consists of any five cards that are all the same suit. […]

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5 Poker Movie Scenes Illustrating Poor Judgement and Etiquette

5 Poker Movie Scenes Illustrating Poor Judgement and Etiquette

While extremely entertaining, the poker depicted in films like Rounders, Molly’s Game, and Maverick often features displays of poor etiquette and judgement.

In this article, Daniel Arluison picks five poker scenes from well-known movies that illustrate behaviour that ought not to be exhibited at the felt in real poker games.

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

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

Ace-Five suited (A5s) is a powerful hand that has generated a lot of conversation in the past few years. If you’ve ever looked at preflop ranges, you’ve likely noticed that A5s gets included in a lot of different ranges, even when some higher suited aces are not. That’s really no surprise given it’s powerful properties: […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/2/21): Joe Hebert (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/2/21): Joe Hebert (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show features the second and final part of Bernard’s interview with Joe Hebert, who won the U.S. Bracket of the 2020 WSOP Main Event, and finished second to Damian Salas in the heads-up battle for ultimate supremacy.

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Benjamin Rolle Goes from Zero to Hero to Win Super MILLION$ Title for $424,581

Benjamin Rolle Goes from Zero to Hero to Win Super MILLION$ Title for $424,581

The British-based player took down the weekly high roller event, triumphing from behind to overcome some stellar names.

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Benjamin Rolle goes from Zero to Hero to win Super MILLION$ Title for $424,581

Benjamin Rolle goes from Zero to Hero to win Super MILLION$ Title for $424,581

The British-based player took down the weekly high roller event, triumphing from behind to overcome some stellar names.

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Tips For Starting Out With Video Poker Games

Tips For Starting Out With Video Poker Games

Video poker remains popular among all games players, even those who prefer opponents at the felt rather than competing against the house. That said, it’s worthwhile to master optimal strategy for video poker gameplay so as to maximize your potential winnings.

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The Range C-Bet: 10 Spots to Continuation Bet 100% of the Time

The Range C-Bet: 10 Spots to Continuation Bet 100% of the Time

Poker strategy changes a lot over time. Before the poker boom, people generally played too passively. Then there was an over-correction by some players, who would continuation bet (c-bet) almost 100% on every flop. This is known by some as a “range c-bet” (shorthand for “c-betting with range”). While c-betting 100% in every situation is […]

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Poker Tips by George: If It’s Good Enough for Bill Gates…

Poker Tips by George: If It’s Good Enough for Bill Gates…

Bill Gates’ success as the Chairman of Microsoft is legend the world over. What’s somewhat lesser known is that Gates loves poker and that the game played quite the role in his life, especially during his collegiate years at Harvard.

In this article, our Senior contributor George Epstein details how poker influenced Gates and thus the rise of his company into a global powerhouse.

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How to Host the Perfect Poker Night

How to Host the Perfect Poker Night

From what food to prepare to what games to play to what equipment to use, there’s a lot to be organized when it comes to planning the perfect home poker game.

Our guide gives you plenty of ideas and tips so you can be ready to host a great poker night in your home.

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: February 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: February 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of February 2021. These range from new episodes of High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark to new releases of WSOP Europe episodes from years past.

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RecPoker | Ep 240 – Duncan Palamourdas

RecPoker | Ep 240 – Duncan Palamourdas

On this episode of the RecPoker Podcast, the crew is joined by poker player, coach, and author Duncan Palamourdas, who specializes in the mathematics of poker and poker education. His poker classes at UCLA always fill up early and have long waiting lists. He is also an author at Upswing Poker, PokerNews, Card Player and the Winning Poker Network.

He is also the author of “Why Alex beats Bobbie at Poker: Developing a Fundamentally Sound Approach to Poker”.

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Poker Hand Rankings: Full House

Poker Hand Rankings: Full House

Making a full house gives one of the strongest hands you can make in a game of poker. The full house ranks as the fourth-best hand in the poker hand rankings, only losing to four-of-a-kind, straight flushes, and royal flushes. A full house combines three-of-a-kind a and a pair in the same hand. An example […]

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Poker Hand Rankings: Four of a Kind

Poker Hand Rankings: Four of a Kind

Four-of-a-kind marks one of the rarest and strongest hands you can possibly make in a poker game. The third-strongest hand in the standard poker hand rankings, four-of-a-kind only loses to straight flushes and royal flushes. A 52-card poker deck features four aces, four kings, four queens, and so on. To make four-of-a-kind, you need to […]

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The 10 Biggest Bluffs from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400

The 10 Biggest Bluffs from Polk vs Negreanu at $200/$400

The Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu Grudge Match has exceeded expectations across the board. With the whole poker world watching, the two poker titans have battled for 19,922 hands of the 25,000 hand challenge. Doug currently leads by $701,948, but there’s no telling how the final sessions will go down. For today’s article, we’re going […]

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Poker Hand Rakings: Straight Flush

Poker Hand Rakings: Straight Flush

The straight flush is one of the best five-card hands you can make in a game of poker. Only the royal flush outranks the straight flush in the poker hand rankings. A royal flush is actually the best possible straight flush you can make, and is made from a ten-to-ace straight of all the same […]

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Book Review: Mastering Small Stakes Pot-Limit Omaha

Book Review: Mastering Small Stakes Pot-Limit Omaha

Calum Grant reviews Mastering Small Stakes Pot-Limit Omaha, written by PLO crusher Fernando “JNandez” Habeggar and published by the venerable D&B Poker publishing house.

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Poker Hand Rankings: Royal Flush

Poker Hand Rankings: Royal Flush

The royal flush represents the best possible five-card you can make according to standard poker hand rankings.  A royal flush consists of a ten-to-ace straight, and all five cards must be the same suit. There are only four ways to make a royal flush out of a 52-card poker deck. Here’s an example of a […]

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What’s New at Run It Once Training? | Winter 2021

What’s New at Run It Once Training? | Winter 2021

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 Winter 2021 keeps you abreast of all the latest developments and promotions, and special events and offers they’ve got going on.

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Jason Mercier: Poker Results & Net Worth

Jason Mercier: Poker Results & Net Worth

Jason Mercier boasts a resume that could very well land him in the Poker Hall of Fame someday. Mercier’s poker accomplishments include five World Series of Poker bracelets and 34 tournament cashes of six figures or better. Mercier holds the all-time record for most weeks atop the Global Poker Index player rankings, topping the charts […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/26/21): Joe Hebert (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/26/21): Joe Hebert (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show welcomes Joe Hebert, who won the U.S. Bracket of the 2020 WSOP Main Event, and finished second to Damian Salas in the heads-up battle for ultimate supremacy.

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Poker Tips by George: Playing Ace-rag

Poker Tips by George: Playing Ace-rag

Ace-rag tends to look like a more powerful hand than it actually is. In heads-up play, it’s relatively strong, but in full ring games it’s a hand that ought to see the muck much more often than the flop, especially in Limit Hold’em.

In this article, our Senior contributor George Epstein explains why this is the case.

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The 100 Most Valuable Poker Strategy Articles for 2021

The 100 Most Valuable Poker Strategy Articles for 2021

Hopefully you’ve taken advantage of all the great strategy content that’s available here at Upswing. But in case you’ve missed something, or want to double back and reinforce what you’ve learned, we’ve compiled our top strategy articles.  Each of them falls under one of the following categories (click to jump to that section): General poker […]

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Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Charity Poker Tournament: February 10 at Fade Spade Virtual Poker

Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Charity Poker Tournament: February 10 at Fade Spade Virtual Poker

Faded Spade Virtual Poker will host a special charity poker tournament to benefit the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation on February 10, 2021 at 7 pm Eastern.

The tournament will be co-hosted by Faded Spade Founder and CEO Tom Wheaton, WSOP commentator and Global Poker Award winner Jamie Kerstetter, and Solve For Why poker training founder Matt Berkey.

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Upswing Poker Lab: A Thorough Review

Upswing Poker Lab: A Thorough Review

Who out there wouldn’t be happy to improve their poker game? Well-known pros and WSOP bracelet winners Doug Polk and Ryan Fee have put together a great poker training site in Upswing Poker. In particular, their Lab is a wonderful learning tool to help you improve your poker game.

In a nutshell, we think that signing up for the course is a no-brainer. Check out our full, thorough review of the Upswing Poker Lab.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/19/21): 2020 Year in Review w/ Chad Holloway & Robbie Strazynski (Part 2) & Matt Waxman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/19/21): 2020 Year in Review w/ Chad Holloway & Robbie Strazynski (Part 2) & Matt Waxman

Part 2 of the Bernard Lee Poker Show’s 2020 Year in Review, with Chad Holloway and Robbie Strazynski.

In the second half of the show, Bernard interviews Pokerithm founder Matt Waxman.

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How to Play a Flopped Straight in Cash Games (4+ Unique Spots)

How to Play a Flopped Straight in Cash Games (4+ Unique Spots)

Boy, oh boy — you flopped a straight! All you can think about is Vegas and the fuckin’ Mirage. But before counting your opponent’s stack, you have some decisions to make. How do you extract max value from your opponent now? In this article, we’ll go over four preflop scenarios (and two “sub-situations”) and cover […]

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Don’t Miss Our SuperbCoverage of WPT Montreal; Starts January 24

Don’t Miss Our SuperbCoverage of WPT Montreal; Starts January 24

Some of the best, most recognisable poker players on the world are heading to partypoker for the WPT Montreal Online festival and you can watch them in action via our Twitch and YouTube channels, plus on Facebook. What better way to kick off our streaming coverage than by broadcasting the action from the $25,500 buy-in […]

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The 3 Best Places to Play Poker in Canada

The 3 Best Places to Play Poker in Canada

Canada is a great destination for poker players, with numerous poker rooms across the country at which to play.

In this article, Calum Grant lists three of the top poker rooms in the country, which ought to be on your must-visit list.

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New Year’s Poker Resolution: I’ll Track My 2021 Progress

New Year’s Poker Resolution: I’ll Track My 2021 Progress

If you’ve resolved to improve your poker game in 2021, know that you’re not alone. That’s said, it’s important to have a plan for how exactly you’re going to do that.

In this article, poker coach Sky Matsuhashi outlines a three-step plan to track your poker progress.

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Rainer Kempe: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Rainer Kempe: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

German-born Rainer Kempe stands among the world’s best high stakes poker tournament players. He emerged as one of an elite class of German players that rose to the top of the game in the mid-2010s. Kempe strikes a ubiquitous presence on the modern-day high-roller tournament scene. He’s also involved in a relationship with poker pro […]

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Top 10 Ways for Poker Players to be Productive During Lockdown

Top 10 Ways for Poker Players to be Productive During Lockdown

With pandemic-induced lockdowns being the norm right now, it’s highly worthwhile to try and make the most of your time.

Bahman Zarghami put together this top 10 list of ways poker players can improve their productivity.

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Jungleman Hits $825,635 Straight Flush vs Phil Ivey’s Quads (Analysis)

Jungleman Hits $825,635 Straight Flush vs Phil Ivey’s Quads (Analysis)

Half-man, half-machine, Steve Austin was the original six-million dollar man. With superhuman strength and speed, he battled evil for the good of mankind. (I feel like I’m showing my age here!) In this hand, Daniel “Jungleman” Cates is a modern-day Steve Austin, his superhuman brain battling poker legend Phil Ivey for over six-million HK dollars […]

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Online Poker – What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

Online Poker – What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

Recreational online poker players often don’t realize what they’re up against. Specifically, the more studious and pro poker players awaiting you at the felt are extremely well equipped to relieve you of your chips.

Professional poker player and coach Chris Wallace details exactly what advantages experienced, pro online poker players have against recreational players. It’s important to know what you don’t know, as it could hurt you!

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Introducing POKERithm: The Debut of Live Streamed Team Duplicate Poker

Introducing POKERithm: The Debut of Live Streamed Team Duplicate Poker

Debuting to much fanfare in the poker community, POKERithm incorporates the concepts of duplicate poker and league play into an entertaining live stream with commentary by expert players.

We interviewed POKERithm founder Matt Waxman to learn more about his new, innovative venture.

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