POWERFEST Round-Up: Wins For Geilich and Nomura

POWERFEST Round-Up: Wins For Geilich and Nomura

April 5 was an incredible day at the partypoker tables with POWERFEST creating some massive prize pools. Several members of Team partypoker reached final tables, with two of our heroes managing to walk away with POWERFEST titles. Here are some highlights of the day. POWERFEST #223-HR: $200K Gtd PLO 6-Max Some 127 players exchanged $2,100 […]

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How to Avoid Getting Crushed After Defending with a Weak Hand

How to Avoid Getting Crushed After Defending with a Weak Hand

Most of you already know that you should defend your big blind a lot in tournaments, but do you know what to do next? Specifically, how should you approach postflop play after defending with a weak hand? It’s easy to get lost and make mistakes when playing a hand out of position that you aren’t […]

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POWERFEST Round-Up: Near Misses For Bicknell

Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell is the number one ranked live poker tournament player in the world, but she’s no slouch in the online arena either. Only last week, Bicknell won $46,000 from a POWERFEST event, yesterday she twice came close to winning another title. POWERFEST #185-HR: $200K Gtd 8-Max PKO Bicknell was one of 129 players […]

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Myshelov35 Wins NLHE High Leaderboard Two Weeks Running!

Topping any of our Cash Game Leaderboards is a fantastic achievement in its own right. The leaderboards are such exceptional value that players from around the world dedicate their entire week to trying to secure the top prizes. One man did more than that. Finnish pro “Myshelov35” has won the $2.50/$5 No-Limit Hold’em leaderboard twice […]

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POWERFEST Round-Up: Another Big PLO FT for Jouhkimainen

Team partypoker’s flying Finn Joni “JJouhki” Jouhkimainen is in red hot form and has just helped himself to yet another five-figure prize. Jouhkimainen banked a $92,000 score last week and triumphed in another POWERFEST event too. Now he’s got another final table appearance under his belt. Surely another victory is just around the corner? POWERFEST […]

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New Left-Handed Online Mobile App Set To Launch

partypoker continues to level the playing field and improve the poker ecology by making a new, ground-breaking version of their app exclusively for left-handed people, available from today. Our tech team has been working around the clock to create the patented “digit recognition technology” now employed by our mobile app. Hundreds of hours of manpower […]

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Cash Game Pro Misses a Draw and Overbets Twice (Analysis)

Cash Game Pro Misses a Draw and Overbets Twice (Analysis)

Deciding what to do with a missed draw can be tricky. Sometimes you should bluff, and sometimes your stack will be better off if you wave the white flag. Choosing the wrong option will either cost you the pot or your stack. To help you better understand when to bluff with missed draws, we’re about […]

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Daily Cash BOOM 2: The Return of the BOOM!

Everyone was delighted to learn our Cash Game Leaderboards will pay out $1 million in April just as they did in March. They were also overjoyed to discover SPINS and SNG players now have their own value-packed leaderboards to complete in. The value keeps on coming with the revamped Daily Cash BOOM 2. This latest […]

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Leaderboard Promotions and Updates on Game Integrity

Juha, our Head of Game Integrity, has penned a very interesting blog about the current leaderboard promotions and game integrity. make yourself a drink, kick back, and check it out. Leaderboards – Huge Value for Players Since the beginning of March, the leaderboards have been advertised as our headline promotion with them paying out $1 […]

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POWERFEST Round-Up: Another Final Table For Trickett and Gross

POWERFEST Round-Up: Another Final Table For Trickett and Gross

Team partypoker members Sam Trickett and Jeff Gross enjoyed their POWERFEST sessions on March 29 as they both reached final tables of big buy-in events. There was also a massive event that saw the top four finishers all walk away with six-figure prizes! Let’s take a look at what went down. POWERFEST #136-SHR: $250K Gtd […]

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SPINS and SNG Your Way To a Share of Almost $20K Daily!

SPINS and SNG Your Way To a Share of Almost $20K Daily!

Great news! Our SPINS and SNG tournaments have even more value thanks to the launch our our SPINS and SNG Leaderboards. Our commitment to give more back to you, our valued players, continues with the launch of our SPINS Leaderboards and SNG Leaderboards. Both kick off at midnight CET on Sunday 29th March and run […]

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Checking Flops with Overpairs: When Should You Do It?

Checking Flops with Overpairs: When Should You Do It?

You look down at the beautiful Q♦ Q♥. You raise preflop and get called by two players. The flop is all undercards, so you still have an overpair. You start to reach for chips, but then you remember this article. What did it say about scenarios like this? You’re about to gain insight into when […]

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Nicholas Steiner Mixes Work With Poker and Banks $1K Top Prize

Winning one of our Cash Game Leaderboards takes plenty of time and effort. Players from around the world get their grind on and play long sessions in an attempt to scoop a share of the $1 million on offer during March. One man, Nicholas “Nicholas” Steiner recently topped the $0.05/$0.10 No-Limit Hold’em leaderboard and padded […]

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POWERFEST Round-Up: $104K Score and Title For Sam Trickett

Sam Trickett may prefer high stakes cash games but he still knows his way around a poker tournament. He recently won a $25,000 buy-in event at the partypoker LIVE Super High Roller Series Sochi for $435,000. Now he has banked himself a POWERFEST title and $104,000 in prize money. POWERFEST #112-SHR: $150K Gtd PLO 6-Max […]

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POWERFEST Round-Up: Kristen Bicknell Bags $46K!

POWERFEST Round-Up: Kristen Bicknell Bags $46K!

POWERFEST continues to crown champions from all four corners of the planet and Team partypoker members are getting closer and closer to securing a coveted title. Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell and Jordan “The Undecided” Drummond are the latest stars to almost bank a top prize. Let’s check out what their near misses were. POWERFEST #91-SHR: $500K […]

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The Importance of Poker Bankroll Management

The Importance of Poker Bankroll Management

The biggest reason poker players go broke, a lack of skill aside is because of poor bankroll management. They don’t keep enough money to one side to see them through downswings. This or they play stakes too high for the funds they have available. Practising good bankroll management is like budgeting in your everyday life. […]

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8 Rules to Help You Choose the Perfect Bet Size

8 Rules to Help You Choose the Perfect Bet Size

Choosing the best bet size is a tricky task in No Limit Hold’em. There is no one ‘perfect’ bet size that can be used in all spots. The optimal bet size will depend on a number of factors, including: Preflop action Board texture Stack depth Who has the range advantage …and many more! In this […]

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Take Your Poker Skills to the Next Level with MyGame

Our amazing chairman Mike Sexton once famously said about Texas Hold’em that “it takes five minutes to learn but a lifetime to master” and he was correct. Texas Hold’em is a great game, one you can learn the basics quickly, but also a game full of intricacies that separate recreational players from the very best […]

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Cash Games Now Available on the Revolutionary partypoker Mobile App

Cash Games Now Available on the Revolutionary partypoker Mobile App

New main lobby and redesigned cash game lobby also feature among improvements We brought SPINS to the new mobile app, followed by the exhilarating fastforward cash games, now we have extended our revolutionary portrait table mode to cash games, among various other changes designed to enhance your experience while playing on mobile devices. The ground-breaking […]

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POWERFEST Round-Up: It Really Was A Super Sunday!

Sunday 22 March was a massive day for POWERFEST with more than $7 million awarded to our players. Seven million dollars! How amazing is that? Thousands of players padded their partypoker bankrolls. These are the biggest winners of the weekend. POWERFEST #70-SHR: $1M Gtd Phase Final If you ever needed proof out phased tournaments are […]

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POWERFEST Round-Up: Massive Win For Jouhkimainen

There have been some excellent POWERFEST results over the past couple of days, although the victory by Team partypoker’s Joni Jouhkimainen is one that stands out from the crowd. Our flying Finn turned a $5,200 buy-in into an incredible $92,000 by taking on the world’s best PLO players. POWERFEST #42-SHR: $100K Gtd PLO 6-Max A […]

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Stuck Inside? Watch a Free Poker Training Video from a Premium Course

Stuck Inside? Watch a Free Poker Training Video from a Premium Course

Crazy times. We know a lot of you are stuck inside at the moment, battling boredom and (hopefully not too much) stress on a daily basis. To help you pass the time and improve your poker skills, we’re giving you a full Play & Explain video from the Upswing Lab training course (for free). So, […]

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partypoker and Poker Central Partner to Create Poker Masters Online Series

partypoker and Poker Central today announced the debut of Poker Masters Online, with partypoker posting $15,250,000 in guarantees. Poker Masters Online will consist of 30 high-roller events taking place from Sunday, April 12, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020. The Poker Masters Online champion will receive $50,000 and will be awarded a coveted Poker Masters […]

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Equal1zer Aims High and Wins Cash Game Leaderboard

The Cash Game Leaderboards continue to pay out vast sums of money as we approach our target of $1 million in March. Grinders from around the world are literally cashing in by playing their favourite cash games online at partypoker. We caught up with two recent Cash Game Leaderboard champions and quizzed them about their […]

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POWERFEST Round-Up: Jeff Gross With Three PLO Final Tables

POWERFEST Round-Up: Jeff Gross With Three PLO Final Tables

The latest edition of the POWERFEST is thriving with guarantees being blown out of the water. Joao Simao headlined our last round-up thanks to reaching two final tables. Jeff Gross is the man under the spotlight this time around thanks to a trio of PLO final table appearances! What a guy! POWERFEST #18-HR: $20K Gtd […]

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10 Fundamental Tips for The Most Common Types of Flops

You’re about to learn about one of the most important factors in poker. Board texture is one of the most important pieces of information in any given hand. The optimal bet sizing, bet frequency, and overall postflop strategy hinges on the specific three cards that come on the flop. In this article, I will shed […]

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partypoker announces Irish Open Online Festival

€1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event will crown its first ever online champion on 12th April partypoker is delighted to announce that the Irish Poker Open will now run its festival online from 6-12th April. A revised schedule will run over a seven-day period from 6th to 12th April. JP McCann from the Irish Poker Open said: “Since our announcement last […]

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$20M Gtd POWERFEST: Two Final Tables For Simao

$20M Gtd POWERFEST: Two Final Tables For Simao

The latest edition of the POWERFEST kicked off on March 15 and did so in style. More than 30 partypoker claimed titles and although no members of Team partypoker triumphed in an event, Joao Simao came agonisingly close. POWERFEST #02-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max $100,000 was guaranteed in the POWERFEST #02-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max but a […]

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Oopsman and ICMasta Claim Micro Cash Game Leaderboard Titles

Oopsman and ICMasta Claim Micro Cash Game Leaderboard Titles

We thought about everyone when we created the Cash Game Leaderboards. Promotions are often geared towards high stakes players because some poker sites, not us, think poker is all about winning massive sums of money. The smaller stakes players often get forgotten about, even if they win a prize that is huge compared to the […]

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The Starting Hands That Make the Most Money in Multiway Pots

The Starting Hands That Make the Most Money in Multiway Pots

If you play in games with a lot of loose, passive opponents, read on. You’re about to get some valuable advice for playing preflop in multiway pots. After finishing this article, you will understand the answer to two important questions: Which hands perform best multiway pots? When should you enter a multiway pot? Let’s dive […]

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Get Ready For The Inuagural $30M Gtd WPT Online Series

Get Ready For The Inuagural $30M Gtd WPT Online Series

The World Poker Tour (WPT) and partypoker have come together to create the inaugural WPT Online Series. Keep your diaries free between May 10-26 because you really don’t want to miss this festival. A staggering $30 million in combined guarantees are waiting for you. This includes $5 million guaranteed for the first-ever WPT Online Championship. […]

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Mike Hill Turns $22 Into $10K MILLIONS Passport

Everyone has the chance to win big at partypoker. Our satellites and Passports make it possible to turn a small investment into a massive prize. Mike Hill, affectionately known as “DaBookie” in British poker circles is living proof of these claims. Just last week, Hill turned a $22 satellite into a MILLIONS Passport worth at […]

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PLO Study Pays Off For LuckMyDuck8D

Dedicating your spare time to learning a new skill can reap the rewards. Don’t believe us? Then ask Russian grinder “LuckMyDuck8” who was a big Cash Game Leaderboard winner last week. LuckMyDuck8D hails from St. Petersburg and has been playing poker for the past 10-years. He’s played plenty of different formats and variants during that […]

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partypoker Is The Site For Your Omaha Needs!

Omaha players have plenty of reasons to be cheerful because even more PLO and PLO8 tournaments are coming to partypoker. The game with four hole cards has a hardcore following and they’ve recently been asking for more Omaha action. All the feedback has been collated and we’re delighted to reveal you’ll see plenty more Omaha […]

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Who Were The Cash Game Leaderboard Winners Last Week?

Who Were The Cash Game Leaderboard Winners Last Week?

Join us in congratulating some of our cash game leaderboard winners from last week. They all took time from their busy schedules to let us know how their grind went, some even providing tips for budding cash game players. Reach out to us on social media if you would like to feature on these pages! […]

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Rabbit Hunt and Showdown Equity Comes to Your Desktop

Out latest partypoker software update was deployed on March 5th and brought with it a raft of changes and improvements. We’re always looking to improve our software and your playing experience and this latest update ticks both boxes. Open the partypoker desktop client and the software update will automatically download. You won’t see some of […]

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Where Will You Use Your MILLIONS Passport?

Where Will You Use Your MILLIONS Passport?

MILLIONS Passport is the flexible satellite package that gives you the choice of playing any MILLIONS event in the world. Where will you use you MILLIONS Passport? $10,000 MILLIONS Passports are available to win every week in the Sunday Final. There’s no direct buy-in for this final, you must play your way in via $109 […]

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$20 Million Gtd POWERFEST Returns From March 15th

Our biggest tournament series of the year so far hits the partypoker tables from March 15. POWERFEST returns and brings with it $20 million worth of guaranteed prize pools across two weeks of action. March 15-29th are the dates to commit to memory because that’s when you’ll be playing a choice of 488 tournaments! Those […]

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[QUIZ] What is Your Poker IQ Score?

[QUIZ] What is Your Poker IQ Score?

How knowledgeable are you when it comes to the most popular “big bet” poker games? This 8-question quiz includes questions about No Limit Hold’em (cash games and tournaments), Pot Limit Omaha, and “big bet” poker theory […]

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Doulas12 and TheLoraxMan Win High Cash Game Leaderboards

You’ll have noticed by now that we’re giving tons of extra value to our cash games players. Indeed, today marks the start of the revamped Cash Game Leaderboards where $1 million will be won in March. Hundreds of our players have already won substantial cash prizes just for playing their favourite games. “doulas12” is one […]

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Cash Game Leaderboards Now Pay Out $1 Million a Month!

Cash Game Leaderboards Now Pay Out $1 Million a Month!

partypoker gives more to its community than anyone else and ensures everyone has a chance of winning prizes regardless of the size of their bankroll. Here’s what we’re doing to continue that trend. Tell your friends, neighbours, even your grandma that partypoker is the only place they should be playing cash games because we’ve done […]

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Cash Games Spring Giveaway: $1M in Leaderboards; $250K in Daily Cash Boom!

One million in cash game leaderboard prizes per month The $1M guaranteed partypoker MILLION every Sunday And BOOM – $56,000 a week in daily cash prizes Our goal is 2020 is to be more generous, more transparent and commit to giving back more per player than any other poker site out there. We are relentless […]

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$8,000 Must Be Won Every Day in the Daily Cash Boom!

You’re already enjoying some incredible value in our Cash Game Leaderboards, now it’s time to get involved in the Daily Cash Boom. This exciting promotion pays out $8,000 in tournament prizes every day, adding more value to your play at partypoker. Two special “All-In or Fold” tournaments run every day and have combined prize pools […]

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Jeff Gross Misses Misses Out On KO Super Sunday Glory

Jeff Gross Misses Misses Out On KO Super Sunday Glory

The KO Super Sunday series saw 20 PKO events take place on February 23rd. Combined guarantees of $1,600,000 were advertised, but your incredible support saw the total prize money awarded break through the $2 million barrier. One of our own, Jeff Gross, came close to sampling the sweet taste of victory in one of the […]

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More Than $1.6M Gtd In This Weekend’s KO Super Sunday

The song goes that Saturday night’s alright for fighting but you need to get ready to rumble this Sunday (February 21st) because KO Super Sunday is coming to partypoker. Twenty action-packed PKO tournaments hit partypoker between 16:30 CET and midnight that have combined guaranteed prize pools in excess of $1.6 million! A trio of Mix-Max […]

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“OdwaznyKot” becomes newest partypoker SPINS millionaire

“OdwaznyKot” becomes newest partypoker SPINS millionaire

partypoker player “OdwaznyKot” became the newest SPINS millionaire after literally hitting the jackpot on February 18th. OdwaznyKot is a professional poker player who has played for a living for the past 10-years. It’s fair to assume he’s seen it all at the poker tables, but he couldn’t believe his eyes when triggered the jackpot multiplier […]

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“OdwaznyKot” becomes newest partypoker SPINS millionaire

“OdwaznyKot” becomes newest partypoker SPINS millionaire

partypoker player “OdwaznyKot” became the newest SPINS millionaire after literally hitting the jackpot on February 18th. OdwaznyKot is a professional poker player who has played for a living for the past 10-years. It’s fair to assume he’s seen it all at the poker tables, but he couldn’t believe his eyes when triggered the jackpot multiplier […]

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Five Cash Game Tips From Kristen Bicknell

Five Cash Game Tips From Kristen Bicknell

Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell is an immense all-round poker player, one who has crushed online cash games and tournaments in equal measure. When Kristen talks cash game, people’s ears prick up and take note because she certainly knows the score when it comes to being a winning player. Kristen has been so kind to take […]

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Fast Playing Vs Slow Playing Revealed

Fast Playing Vs Slow Playing Revealed

Home Ryan Fee|Poker Strategy|Feb 18, 2020 Fast Playing Vs Slow Playing Revealed Fast Playing Vs Slow Playing Revealed Ryan Fee|Poker Strategy|Feb 18, 2020 Home You flop a set… Your opponent bets into you and you have a decision to make. Will you fast-play with a raise, hoping to get all-in as soon as possible? Or […]

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Massive Weekend of KO Series Action; Over $2.6M Gtd!

They say all good things must come to an end and that is true of the current KO Series which concludes this weekend. The series has been a major hit with players of all levels and we’re making sure we go out with a bang by guaranteeing more than $2.6 million will be won on […]

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Massive Weekend of KO Series Action; Over $2.6M Gtd!

They say all good things must come to an end and that is true of the current KO Series which concludes this weekend. The series has been a major hit with players of all levels and we’re making sure we go out with a bang by guaranteeing more than $2.6 million will be won on […]

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Flexible player Passports added for selected WPT® Main Events

$1K added value if Passport used for debut event, WPT Barcelona Following the introduction of player Passports for partypoker LIVE MILLIONS events, partypoker LIVE is pleased to roll out a similar product for selected World Poker Tour® festivals. Like the MILLIONS Passport, the WPT® Passport is a flexible satellite package that allows the holder to […]

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James Romero Crowned MILLIONS South America SHR Champion

James Romero Crowned MILLIONS South America SHR Champion

James Romero is a partypoker LIVE MILLIONS champion! Romero bossed his way through the $25,500 Super High Roller event at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America festival. MILLIONS South America Super High Roller Results: Romero Wins Place Player Country Prize 1 James Romero United States $325,000 2 Marty Mathis United States $213,750 3 Jacob Daniels […]

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Why 5♠ 4♠ is Better Than 9♠ 8♠ (And How That Fact Impacts Optimal Strategy)

Why 5♠ 4♠ is Better Than 9♠ 8♠ (And How That Fact Impacts Optimal Strategy)

Since the advent of preflop solvers, poker players have discovered some very interesting things about preflop strategy. One particularly interesting and useful discovery has to do with suited connectors. In certain scenarios, low suited connectors (like 54s) are preferable to higher ones (like 98s). You’re about to learn why, and how you should adjust your […]

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Nomura Wins First Title For Team partypoker

Nomura Wins First Title For Team partypoker

Brazilian superstar and Team partypoker Pro Renato “renato_nomura” Nomura is a 2020 KO Series winner. Nomura excels in our KO Series events and is the first Team partypoker player to win an event this festival. Teammate Patrick Leonard enjoyed two final tables during the festival’s opening week. Nomura, however, is the first Team partypoker member […]

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Online Poker Legend Jordan Drummond Joins partypoker Team Online

Our Team Online has grown ever stronger with the addition of the amazing talent that is Jordan Drummond. Drummond embarked on his poker journey with a meagre $7 bankroll and has now enjoyed a multimillion-dollar career. The Canadian started his career in 2009 and has since become one of the most feared and respected no-limit […]

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Our Cash Game Leaderboards Payout $100K Weekly!

Listen up, we’ve some exciting news for you if you’re a cash game player. We’ve launched our Cash Game Leaderboards and are giving away more than $100,000 each and every single week! The Cash Game Leaderboards are split into Hold’em and Omaha with all formats, except heads-up, eligible to earn leaderboard points. These leaderboards are […]

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Our Cash Game Leaderboards Payout $180K Weekly!

Listen up, we’ve some exciting news for you if you’re a cash game player. Our revamped Cash Game Leaderboards and are giving away $180,000 each and every single week! The Cash Game Leaderboards are split into Hold’em and Omaha with all formats, except heads-up and Short Deck, eligible to earn leaderboard points. These leaderboards (seven […]

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2020 KO Series: Two Final Tables For Patrick Leonard

2020 KO Series: Two Final Tables For Patrick Leonard

The 2020 KO Series has got off to a flying start with almost $2.8 million paid out across the first 29 events. Players have helped themselves to massive scores and some Team partypoker players have been fast out of the blocks. Events completed: 29 Prize money awarded: $2,793,837 2020 KO Series #03-SHR: $300K Gtd 8-Max […]

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2020 KO Series: Two Final Tables For Patrick Leonard

2020 KO Series: Two Final Tables For Patrick Leonard

The 2020 KO Series has got off to a flying start with almost $2.8 million paid out across the first 29 events. Players have helped themselves to massive scores and some Team partypoker players have been fast out of the blocks. Events completed: 29 Prize money awarded: $2,793,837 2020 KO Series #03-SHR: $300K Gtd 8-Max […]

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Want Your Bluffs to Work More Often? Try “Delaying” Them

Want Your Bluffs to Work More Often? Try “Delaying” Them

You’re about to learn a tactic that will help you steal pots from right under you opponent’s nose…and they won’t even know it happened. The tactic involves checking back on the flop as the preflop aggressor, only to bet on the turn. This is referred to as a delayed […]

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3 Key Hands from a Sunday Million Final Table

3 Key Hands from a Sunday Million Final Table

Home Ernest Gorham|Poker Strategy|Jan 28, 2020 3 Key Hands from a Sunday Million Final Table 3 Key Hands from a Sunday Million Final Table Ernest Gorham|Poker Strategy|Jan 28, 2020 Home Ready to improve your strategy by getting inside the head of a truly great tournament pro? Keep reading. One of the best parts of the […]

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3 Strategies to Help You Win After Calling a 3-Bet

3 Strategies to Help You Win After Calling a 3-Bet

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 24, 2020 3 Strategies to Help You Win After Calling a 3-Bet 3 Strategies to Help You Win After Calling a 3-Bet Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 24, 2020 Home Your results in 3-bet pots will have a huge impact on your bottom line. In fact, one of the easiest ways to dramatically […]

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$10M Guaranteed KO Series Returns From February 2

KO Series brings over $10,000,000 in combined guarantees partypoker has announced the dates for its next online KO Series. Running from Sunday, February 2, 2020 to Sunday, February 16, 2020, the series returns with over $10,000,000 in guaranteed prize money spread across 230 separate tournaments, in buy-ins ranging from $2.20 – $2,100. Played entirely in […]

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5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes

5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 21, 2020 5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes 5 Tips To Help You Break Out of Micro Stakes Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 21, 2020 Home Every micro stakes player should have one goal: make enough money to move up in stakes. But while many players find it is […]

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We’re introducing ‘King of the Hill’ for heads-up online cash games

partypoker has introduced ‘King of the Hill’ for heads-up cash games across its global dotcom market. The introduction is designed to help improve the operator’s cash game ecology and optimise the playing experience for heads-up cash game players, with the overall goal of making partypoker a fairer, more enjoyable site to play online poker. As […]

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You Can Now Qualify For The partypoker MILLION For Free!

You Can Now Qualify For The partypoker MILLION For Free!

The $1 million guaranteed partypoker MILLION is our flagship online tournament. This $215 buy-in event has a several Day 1s and a special blind structure designed to make it finish at a reasonable hour. We want as many of you to be able to play in this massive tournament and have a shot at a […]

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partypoker launches new fastforward mobile experience

partypoker launches new fastforward mobile experience

partypoker has today launched the revolutionary new mobile experience for its quickfire ‘fastforward’ cash games, as part of ongoing efforts to deliver a best-in-class experience for all players on mobile. The release represents the next phase in partypoker’s commitment to delivering an engaging and improved mobile experience following the release of SPINS in November last […]

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MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi Runs March 6-15

Poker Central and Triton Poker partnerships bring top high stakes poker events to Russia partypoker LIVE today announced the debut of a new high stakes poker event, the MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi, that will run at Casino Sochi, Russia, from March 6 – 15, 2020. The series will take place in conjunction with […]

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How the World’s #1 Cash Game Player Has Changed His Strategy

How the World’s #1 Cash Game Player Has Changed His Strategy

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 10, 2020 How the World’s #1 Cash Game Player Has Changed His Strategy How the World’s #1 Cash Game Player Has Changed His Strategy [This post contains video, click to play] Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 10, 2020 Home The text below is based on the video above. How has LLinusLLove been crushing […]

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3 Ways You Might Be Bleeding Money in Cash Games

3 Ways You Might Be Bleeding Money in Cash Games

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 7, 2020 3 Ways You Might Be Bleeding Money in Cash Games 3 Ways You Might Be Bleeding Money in Cash Games Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Jan 7, 2020 Home There are so many ways to lose money in poker, but there are only a few ways to win. This is why when […]

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Kick 2020 off in Style with the New Year Rush Promotion

We are kicking 2020 off in style with the launch of the month-long New Year Rush promotion that sees us give away $200,000 in prizes every week. The New Year Rush is split into four separate weeks, each awarding $200,000 worth of prizes. Prizes can be won each and every day until February 2nd and […]

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When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing)

When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing)

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 3, 2020 When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing) When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing) Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 3, 2020 Home Being out of position sucks, but it sucks a lot less when your opponent checks back on the flop. […]

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When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing)

When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing)

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 3, 2020 When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing) When to Attack After Your Opponent Checks Back (4 Tips for Probing) Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Jan 3, 2020 Home Being out of position sucks, but it sucks a lot less when your opponent checks back on the flop. […]

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Online Poker Legend Shares Secrets for Four Flush Boards

Online Poker Legend Shares Secrets for Four Flush Boards

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 20, 2019 Online Poker Legend Shares Secrets for Four Flush Boards Online Poker Legend Shares Secrets for Four Flush Boards [This post contains video, click to play] Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 20, 2019 Home Boards with four cards of the same suit are a special combination of weird and rare… …and many […]

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Rob Yong Speaks Candidly to Jaime Staples

Rob Yong Speaks Candidly to Jaime Staples

Team Online’s Jaime Staples recently sat down with Dusk Till Dawn supremo and key partner to partypoker, the one and only Rob Yong. Yong speaks openly and candidly about his partnership with partypoker, the continual developments of partypoker, overlaying tournaments, and much more besides. Everyone knows Yong has a solid relationship with partypoker and our […]

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December Software Update Includes Run It Twice

It’s that time again, when our tech team rolls out another update to the partypoker software, bringing a raft of new features to make your playing experience even better. Let’s take a quick look at some of the new features you can expect after today’s update. Run It Twice Run It Twice is a new […]

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partypoker – the safe place to play online poker

The purpose of this blog post is to inform you, the poker enthusiast out there, about the game integrity team working for the partypoker players and about any game integrity-related changes in the network in the recent past. Background and the important numbers for the past 12 months I discovered poker in 2004 while serving […]

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Mastering 4-Bet Pots with Deliberate Practice (Quiz & New Tool)

Mastering 4-Bet Pots with Deliberate Practice (Quiz & New Tool)

Home Alex Sutherland|Poker Strategy|Dec 17, 2019 Mastering 4-Bet Pots with Deliberate Practice (Quiz & New Tool) Mastering 4-Bet Pots with Deliberate Practice (Quiz & New Tool) Alex Sutherland|Poker Strategy|Dec 17, 2019 Home We’re mixing things up today with a guest post from one of Upswing Poker’s partners (Simple Poker). If you use solvers, the five […]

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Get ready for the $500K Tournament Special promotion

We recently launched our new tournament schedule and are celebrating with 15 days of incredible tournament value in what we’re calling the $500K Tournament Special. Taking place between December 14-28th, the $500K Tournament Special consists of a trio of $100,000 freerolls, leaderboards and some special tournaments. $500K Tournament Special: Three $100,000 Freerolls The bulk of […]

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How to Play Strong Hands on Monotone Flops (Check-Raise vs Slow-Play)

How to Play Strong Hands on Monotone Flops (Check-Raise vs Slow-Play)

Home Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 13, 2019 How to Play Strong Hands on Monotone Flops (Check-Raise vs Slow-Play) How to Play Strong Hands on Monotone Flops (Check-Raise vs Slow-Play) [This post contains video, click to play] Mike Brady|Poker Strategy|Dec 13, 2019 Home The text below is based on the video above. Imagine taking a seat at […]

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Benjamin “frenchsniperrr” Chalot Crowned 2019 MILLIONS Online Champion

Benjamin “frenchsniperrr” Chalot Crowned 2019 MILLIONS Online Champion

The 2019 MILLIONS Online has crowned its champion and player is none other than Benjamin “frenchsniperrr” Chalot. Our champion takes home more than $2.2 million for their $10,300 investment. 2019 MILLIONS Online Final Table Results Place Player Prize 1 frenchsniperrr $2,259,113* 2 Lucio $2,222,511* 3 nomeansyes $1,370,850 4 Rank 1 Global $1,107,225 5 John_Duthie $869,962 […]

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(Quiz) Let’s Play a Final Table with $173,000 Up Top

(Quiz) Let’s Play a Final Table with $173,000 Up Top

Home Ernest Gorham|Poker Strategy|Dec 10, 2019 (Quiz) Let’s Play a Final Table with $173,000 Up Top (Quiz) Let’s Play a Final Table with $173,000 Up Top Ernest Gorham|Poker Strategy|Dec 10, 2019 Home Fortunes are won and lost at final tables, so it’s crucial you play well when you’re lucky enough to make one. To help […]

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MILLIONS Online: Duthie and Haxton Among Final 27

MILLIONS Online: Duthie and Haxton Among Final 27

We did it! The 2019 MILLIONS Online not only hit its $20 million guarantee but surpassed it by $1,090,000 making it the second-largest prize pool in online poker history, trailing only the 2018 edition of MILLIONS Online. This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without your incredible support s a heart-felt thank you to […]

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MILLIONS Online Day 1B: Tuti_Frutti Leads Overall; Leonard Progresses

Day 1B of the 2019 MILLIONS Online is in the bag after and we’ve drawn a little close to discovering who our latest champion will be. Topping the counts at the end of Day 1B was “Tuti_Frutti” who was the only Day 1B player to finish with more than 20 million chips. MILLIONS Online Day […]

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Introducing Our Daily Specials and Annual Series: Relaunched MTT Schedule

Today we have relaunched our MTT schedule with all tournaments falling under either Daily Specials or Annual Series categories, making matters much simpler and tournaments easier to navigate through and find. We have done away with the Power Series tag and put everything under the banner of Daily Specials. You’ll still be able to play […]

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Win a Share of $23,500 Every Week in the SNG Leaderboards

Sit & Go (SNG) players now have the chance to win a share of $23,500 every week just for playing their favourite games thanks to our exciting SNG Leaderboards. SNG Leaderboards run from 00:00 CET on Monday through to 23:59 CET the following Sunday and are split into four separate leaderboards based on the SNG […]

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MILLIONS Online Day 1A: jiggidyigjohn Bags The Chip Lead

MILLIONS Online Day 1A:  jiggidyigjohn Bags The Chip Lead

The 2019 MILLIONS Online event kicked off on December 1st and saw 709 players exchange $10,300 for 1 million chips and the chance to write themselves into online poker’s history books. By the time the curtain came down on the MILLIONS Day 1A, after 18 20-minute levels, only 115 players remained in the hunt for […]

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Win a Share of Team Online’s MILLIONS Online Action

The $20 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online is online poker’s richest single poker tournament, a tournament that is attracting the attention of some of the best poker players in the business. Some of those elite grinders are proud members of partypoker’s Team Online and you can get your hands on a share of their MILLIONS Online […]

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“iceberg32” is playing MILLIONS Online for Free!

Online poker’s richest single tournament, the partypoker MILLIONS Online, costs $10,300 to enter but for one Canadian partypoker player, it is free. You see, “iceberg32” of Tornoto, Canada won their $10,300 seat for free in the MILLIONforMILLIONS promotion and is now vying for a slice of the $20 million guaranteed prize pool plus the additional […]

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partypoker announces $1M chip leader bonus for $20M GTD MILLIONS Online

partypoker announces $1M chip leader bonus for $20M GTD MILLIONS Online

partypoker’s MILLIONS Online tournament returns this Sunday, December 1, 2019. Running up until Tuesday, December 10th, the flagship annual online event once again carries a $20,000,000 guaranteed prize pool that was debuted last year, with the buy-in raised to $10,300 to bring the MTT in line with all 2019 MILLIONS events – making it the […]

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Junglemandan Wins partypoker MILLION and Big Game on the Same Day!

Junglemandan Wins partypoker MILLION and Big Game on the Same Day!

Sunday 25th November saw a remarkable feat achieved at the partypoker tournament tables. The player known as “Junglemandan” did the unthinkable and won both the partypoker MILLION and The Big Game, padding their bankroll with a combined $258,450. Winning two major online poker tournaments in a single day is a fantastic achievement in its own […]

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Sam Trickett previews partypoker’s SPINS mobile update

Sam Trickett previews partypoker’s SPINS mobile update

Over the past few months, partypoker has been busy behind the scenes working on an overhaul to its mobile poker app, and as a member of Team partypoker I was among the players asked to try out and provide feedback on the exciting product development. Initially SPINS is the first to receive the upgraded treatment, […]

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2019 CPP Day 7: Geilich Leads Main Event; 24 Players Remain

Team partypoker’s Ludovich Geilich enjoyed a fruitful day at the tables and finished Day 3 of the $10 million guaranteed partypoker LIVE MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event as the overall chip leader. Only 23 opponents stand between Geilich and the $1,350,000 first-place prize, which would dwarf his current best score of $313,428. 2019 CPP Main […]

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How to Handle Downswings Like a Poker Pro

How to Handle Downswings Like a Poker Pro

What’s the only thing worse than losing money in one session of poker? Going on a poker downswing that causes you to lose money an extended period of time. Bad beats can seriously test your mental game. Downswings are an inevitable part of poker. It doesn’t matter whether you are brand new to the game […]

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How to Handle Downswings Like a Poker Pro

How to Handle Downswings Like a Poker Pro

What’s the only thing worse than losing money in one session of poker? Going on a poker downswing that causes you to lose money an extended period of time. Bad beats can seriously test your mental game. Downswings are an inevitable part of poker. It doesn’t matter whether you are brand new to the game […]

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Flopping Top Set in a $1,000,000 Tournament (Analysis)

Flopping Top Set in a $1,000,000 Tournament (Analysis)

Humans are results oriented creatures. When we lose a hand we’ll go over it in our heads numerous times. Yet when we win a hand we often don’t give it a second thought. However, when analyzing your play, it’s extremely important to look back at all of your hands with an analytical eye, regardless of […]

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Flopping Top Set in a $1,000,000 Tournament (Analysis)

Flopping Top Set in a $1,000,000 Tournament (Analysis)

Humans are results oriented creatures. When we lose a hand we’ll go over it in our heads numerous times. Yet when we win a hand we often don’t give it a second thought. However, when analyzing your play, it’s extremely important to look back at all of your hands with an analytical eye, regardless of […]

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Firing a Triple Barrel Bluff with 6♣️ 5♣️ on K-7-4 (Analysis)

Firing a Triple Barrel Bluff with 6♣️ 5♣️ on K-7-4 (Analysis)

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Nov 8, 2019 Firing a Triple Barrel Bluff with 6♣️ 5♣️ on K-7-4 (Analysis) Firing a Triple Barrel Bluff with 6♣️ 5♣️ on K-7-4 (Analysis) Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Nov 8, 2019 Home All of the world’s top poker players have something in common: they play extremely aggressively. Playing aggressively allows you to put […]

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(Quiz) Can You Size Your Bets Like a Poker Boss?

Get ready to test your bet sizing skills. You are about to be presented with ten different spots and two bet sizing options for each. Your goal is to choose the size with the highest expected value. If you would usually check with one of the hands in question, answer with the bet size you […]

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How to Win More Pots with Delayed C-Bets

How to Win More Pots with Delayed C-Bets

Every skilled poker player has the c-bet (short for “continuation bet”) in their arsenal. C-betting capitalizes on two crucial facts: The preflop aggressor usually has the strongest range of any player in the hand. It’s hard to connect with the flop. (The chance of flopping a pair with any non-paired hand in Texas Hold’em is […]

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How to Get Max Value with Ace-Jack on Jack-Jack-Five (Analysis)

How to Get Max Value with Ace-Jack on Jack-Jack-Five (Analysis)

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 18, 2019 How to Get Max Value with Ace-Jack on Jack-Jack-Five (Analysis) How to Get Max Value with Ace-Jack on Jack-Jack-Five (Analysis) Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 18, 2019 Winning big pots is crucial for your bottom line. Whoever wins the big pots during a session is very likely to be the biggest […]

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How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser)

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 11, 2019 How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser) How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser) Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 11, 2019 As I said in part 1 and part 2 of the series, blind vs blind battles are happening way more […]

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How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser)

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 11, 2019 How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser) How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser) Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 11, 2019 As I said in part 1 and part 2 of the series, blind vs blind battles are happening way more […]

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How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser)

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 11, 2019 How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser) How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser) Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 11, 2019 As I said in part 1 and part 2 of the series, blind vs blind battles are happening way more […]

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How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser)

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 11, 2019 How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser) How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Raiser) Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 11, 2019 As I said in part 1 and part 2 of the series, blind vs blind battles are happening way more […]

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4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling

4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling

Home Patrick Harvey|Poker Strategy|Oct 8, 2019 4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling 4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling Patrick Harvey|Poker Strategy|Oct 8, 2019 Facing a bet with a marginal hand is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in poker. If you’ve ever felt lost in spots like this, you aren’t alone. […]

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4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling

4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling

Home Patrick Harvey|Poker Strategy|Oct 8, 2019 4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling 4 Factors to Think About Before Hero Calling Patrick Harvey|Poker Strategy|Oct 8, 2019 Facing a bet with a marginal hand is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in poker. If you’ve ever felt lost in spots like this, you aren’t alone. […]

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4 Lessons from an Elite Pro’s First Coaching Session

4 Lessons from an Elite Pro’s First Coaching Session

Home Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 4, 2019 4 Lessons from an Elite Pro’s First Coaching Session 4 Lessons from an Elite Pro’s First Coaching Session Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Oct 4, 2019 Feel like improving your poker strategy? You’re about to learn 4 lessons from a live mid-high stakes cash game session that online beast and Upswing Lab […]

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How to Choose Between Small vs Big Bet Sizes

How to Choose Between Small vs Big Bet Sizes

[breadcrumbs] Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Sep 27, 2019 How to Choose Between Small vs Big Bet Sizes How to Choose Between Small vs Big Bet Sizes Dan B.|Poker Strategy|Sep 27, 2019 Imagine you’re playing $1/$2. You raise preflop with 8♥ 7♥ and get called by the player in the big blind. The flop comes… …and your opponent […]

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5 Lucrative Check-Raising Strategies You Should Try Today

5 Lucrative Check-Raising Strategies You Should Try Today

You’re about to get schooled on check-raising strategy. A member of the Upswing Lab posted this hand history in our private group and asked how he should play his range: Online $1/$2. 6-Handed. Effective Stacks $200. Hero is dealt two cards in the big blind 3 folds. Button raises to $5. sb folds. Hero calls. […]

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5 Lucrative Check-Raising Strategies You Should Try Today

5 Lucrative Check-Raising Strategies You Should Try Today

You’re about to get schooled on check-raising strategy. A member of the Upswing Lab posted this hand history in our private group and asked how he should play his range: Online $1/$2. 6-Handed. Effective Stacks $200. Hero is dealt two cards in the big blind 3 folds. Button raises to $5. sb folds. Hero calls. […]

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5 Tips for Playing Backdoor Flush & Straight Draws

5 Tips for Playing Backdoor Flush & Straight Draws

Backdoor draws play a significant role in the range construction process. If you aren’t don’t regularly consider backdoor draws when making decisions at the table, this short list of tips is for you. As you’re about to learn, backdoor draws aren’t valuable just because of their additional equity to hit a strong hand. Backdoor draws […]

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How to Set Up a $145,084 Run in the Sunday Million (Analysis)

How to Set Up a $145,084 Run in the Sunday Million (Analysis)

If there’s one online poker tournament that everyone wants to final table, it’s the PokerStars Sunday Million. Tournament crusher Moritz ‘Mo’ Dietrich recently did just that, taking home $145,084 after making a deal with two players left. In this article, Mo reveals the strategy behind the first hand he played in the tournament — a […]

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3 Small Stakes Hands Analyzed by High Stakes Veterans

3 Small Stakes Hands Analyzed by High Stakes Veterans

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of an experienced high stakes poker player? In a recent module available in the Upswing Poker Lab, Doug Polk and Ryan Fees analyzed cash game hand samples that were submitted by Lab members. These hands have a micro-small stakes theme, with stakes ranging from $0.02/$0.05 to $0.25/$0.50. […]

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What is Expected Value (EV) in Poker? This Basketball Analogy Will Make it Clear

What is Expected Value (EV) in Poker? This Basketball Analogy Will Make it Clear

Today we’re going to discuss expected value — what it means, why it’s important, and how to apply it. It’s one of the most basic concepts in poker, and one of the most important to understand. Table of Contents: What is Expected Value (EV)? Real World Example: The Steph Curry Bet How to Calculate Expected […]

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What is Expected Value (EV) in Poker? This Basketball Analogy Will Make it Clear

What is Expected Value (EV) in Poker? This Basketball Analogy Will Make it Clear

Today we’re going to discuss expected value — what it means, why it’s important, and how to apply it. It’s one of the most basic concepts in poker, and one of the most important to understand. Table of Contents: What is Expected Value (EV)? Real World Example: The Steph Curry Bet How to Calculate Expected […]

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How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Wars (When Facing a Limp)

How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Wars (When Facing a Limp)

Last time we talked about blind vs blind battles, the focus was on playing as the big blind versus a raise. This time, we’ll be talking about how to approach playing as the big blind versus an open-limp by the small blind. Considering how often a player in the small blind should limp (in theory) […]

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What an Elite Player Thinks During a Big Final Table (Analysis)

What an Elite Player Thinks During a Big Final Table (Analysis)

Many tournament players love to talk about their bust out hands. They might play dozens of interesting hands over a 10-hour span, yet that final one is usually all you’ll hear about. We’ve all done it, but this really misses the bigger picture. What separates the tournament crushers from the bad regs isn’t just how […]

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How to React to a Check-Raise on the Turn: Theory vs Practice

How to React to a Check-Raise on the Turn: Theory vs Practice

If facing a turn check-raise has ever made you hate life, this is the article for you. We are about to go over both the theoretical and practical aspects of this situation so you can quickly identify the winningest strategy for your given hand. Table of Contents: General Advice for Playing vs Turn Check-Raise Practice […]

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How to React to a Check-Raise on the Turn: Theory vs Practice

How to React to a Check-Raise on the Turn: Theory vs Practice

If facing a turn check-raise has ever made you hate life, this is the article for you. We are about to go over both the theoretical and practical aspects of this situation so you can quickly identify the winningest strategy for your given hand. Table of Contents: General Advice for Playing vs Turn Check-Raise Practice […]

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(Quiz) Are You a Double Barrelin’ Cowboy at the Poker Table?

(Quiz) Are You a Double Barrelin’ Cowboy at the Poker Table?

Are you a double barrelin’ cowboy or a city slicker when it comes to c-betting on the turn? We’re about to find out! You’re about to “play” 10 hands that reach the turn after you’ve c-bet on the flop. You’ll have two simple options in each hand: bet or check. Keep in mind that a […]

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(Quiz) Are You a Double Barrelin’ Cowboy at the Poker Table?

(Quiz) Are You a Double Barrelin’ Cowboy at the Poker Table?

Are you a double barrelin’ cowboy or a city slicker when it comes to c-betting on the turn? We’re about to find out! You’re about to “play” 10 hands that reach the turn after you’ve c-bet on the flop. You’ll have two simple options in each hand: bet or check. Keep in mind that a […]

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4 Quick Hands That Will Help You Conquer Tournaments

4 Quick Hands That Will Help You Conquer Tournaments

Tournament poker can be the most glorious form of the game, or the most brutal. When variance is on your side and you win one, it feels like you’re the best player on the planet. On the other hand, when you are running bad and busting tournament after tournament, it feels like you can’t do […]

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4 Quick Hands That Will Help You Conquer Tournaments

4 Quick Hands That Will Help You Conquer Tournaments

Tournament poker can be the most glorious form of the game, or the most brutal. When variance is on your side and you win one, it feels like you’re the best player on the planet. On the other hand, when you are running bad and busting tournament after tournament, it feels like you can’t do […]

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How to Get Max Value from Poker Database Software

How to Get Max Value from Poker Database Software

Whether you play online poker seriously or just for practice, the following tips will help you improve your skills and win-rate with database software (like PokerTracker, Hold’em Manager, or DriveHUD). 1. Build yourself an effective HUD An effective HUD is one that contains only the most important and frequently used stats. These crucial stats will […]

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The #1 Mistake Players Make When Playing Higher Stakes

The #1 Mistake Players Make When Playing Higher Stakes

At some point in every poker player’s career it happens. You finally build up the courage and bankroll to take a shot at a bigger game, but the moment it starts going poorly you begin to question every decision.  That’s just what happened to Tanner, a member of the Upswing Lab training course. Luckily he […]

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The #1 Mistake Players Make When Playing Higher Stakes

The #1 Mistake Players Make When Playing Higher Stakes

At some point in every poker player’s career it happens. You finally build up the courage and bankroll to take a shot at a bigger game, but the moment it starts going poorly you begin to question every decision.  That’s just what happened to Tanner, a member of the Upswing Lab training course. Luckily he […]

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Blind vs Blind Play Explained by a Super High Roller

Blind vs Blind Play Explained by a Super High Roller

As promised, Nick Petrangelo is back to help you improve your poker skills. The focus of this hand review video is blind versus blind strategy, but some money bubble-related concepts come up as well. Enjoy! [This post contains video, click to play] Check back for video #3 next Friday! It will cover a big spot […]

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If You Can’t Ace This Cash Game Quiz, You Need to Join the Lab

The Upswing Lab training course has helped poker players of all levels exceed their goals. The Lab’s greatest success story is probably high stakes regular Ali Imsirovic, but many more have seen dramatic improvements as well. If you can’t get all 10 questions correct on this quiz, you really need to get the Lab (unless […]

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If You Can’t Ace This Cash Game Quiz, You Need to Join the Lab

The Upswing Lab training course has helped poker players of all levels exceed their goals. The Lab’s greatest success story is probably high stakes regular Ali Imsirovic, but many more have seen dramatic improvements as well. If you can’t get all 10 questions correct on this quiz, you really need to get the Lab (unless […]

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Advance Your Multiway Skills with Nick Petrangelo (Free Video)

Advance Your Multiway Skills with Nick Petrangelo (Free Video)

High stakes tournament BOSS Nick Petrangelo is here to bolster your multiway pot game. He’s also got a special announcement about a new project he’s been working on. Watch below! [This post contains video, click to play] Want to win a free shirt, hat, or hoodie from the Upswing shop? For a chance to win, […]

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Advance Your Multiway Skills with Nick Petrangelo (Free Video)

Advance Your Multiway Skills with Nick Petrangelo (Free Video)

High stakes tournament BOSS Nick Petrangelo is here to bolster your multiway pot game. He’s also got a special announcement about a new project he’s been working on. Watch below! [This post contains video, click to play] Want to win a free shirt, hat, or hoodie from the Upswing shop? For a chance to win, […]

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What Top Poker Pros Already Know About 4-Betting

What Top Poker Pros Already Know About 4-Betting

You’re about to learn how professional poker players approach 4-betting. You’ll find the answers to these key questions in this article: Why do we 4-bet? With which hands should we 4-bet? What 4-bet size should we use? How should we adjust our 4-bet sizes in tournaments? The answers are actually quite simple and you can […]

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What Top Poker Pros Already Know About 4-Betting

What Top Poker Pros Already Know About 4-Betting

You’re about to learn how professional poker players approach 4-betting. You’ll find the answers to these key questions in this article: Why do we 4-bet? With which hands should we 4-bet? What 4-bet size should we use? How should we adjust our 4-bet sizes in tournaments? The answers are actually quite simple and you can […]

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Big Blind Defense Strategy 101: Tournaments vs Cash Games

Big Blind Defense Strategy 101: Tournaments vs Cash Games

Did you know that it is basically impossible to win money from the big blind in the long run? The big blind has to pay a full blind without looking at their cards (a massive disadvantage) and will be out of position against most opponents postflop. It’s an unforgiving position with many opportunities for mistakes. […]

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Playing with Deep Stacks: Tips, Tricks, & Adjustments to Help You Win

Playing with Deep Stacks: Tips, Tricks, & Adjustments to Help You Win

If playing with deep stacks (150bb+) makes you feel anxious or confused, this article will make your life easier. You’re about to learn how to: Adjust your preflop bet sizing when deep stacked. Choose the correct hands to 3-bet and 4-bet when deep stacked. Adjust your postflop game plan when deep stacked. Let’s dive in! […]

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How to Win on Low Flops When You’re Out of Position

How to Win on Low Flops When You’re Out of Position

If you’ve ever looked down at a low flop and been unsure how to proceed, this is the article for you. Today we’re going to focus on how to play on low boards out of position after raising before the flop. This can be an intimidating spot because the stack-to-pot ratio is high (making it […]

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(QUIZ) Can You Face Down a Double Barrel on the Turn?

(QUIZ) Can You Face Down a Double Barrel on the Turn?

Do you know when to fold, call, and raise against a double barrel on the turn? Let’s find out! Answer the following 10 questions in which you are the big blind versus a player who raised on the button, bet on the flop, and bet again on the turn, then you’ll get an online poker […]

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When a WSOP Champ Called All-in with Ten-High (Analysis)

When a WSOP Champ Called All-in with Ten-High (Analysis)

With 5 players left in the 2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event, Ryan Riess and Manig Loeser played a hand that shocked poker fans around the world. Here’s what the stacks looked like before the hand was dealt: And the prize structure: Riess started the hand as by far the shortest stack — even shorter […]

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When a WSOP Champ Called All-in with Ten-High (Analysis)

When a WSOP Champ Called All-in with Ten-High (Analysis)

With 5 players left in the 2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event, Ryan Riess and Manig Loeser played a hand that shocked poker fans around the world. Here’s what the stacks looked like before the hand was dealt: And the prize structure: Riess started the hand as by far the shortest stack — even shorter […]

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7 Poker Tournament Tips for Running Deep More Often

7 Poker Tournament Tips for Running Deep More Often

Poker tournament tips is, apparently, a pretty common search term on Google. I assume the searchers are looking for a quick checklist to go over before playing a tournament, and not advice on how much to tip the dealers after a big win. When I searched “poker tournament tips” for myself, none of the results […]

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Why Are Most Poker Players Wimpy Bluffers?

Why Are Most Poker Players Wimpy Bluffers?

(Photo: PartyPoker) In part 1 of this article series, I told you about the Honesty Principle. The Honesty Principle: As a whole, the poker community bluffs much less than it should. In part 2, you read about the poker artificial intelligence Libratus and its uncanny ability to bluff at balanced frequencies. It should be fairly […]

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When a Poker A.I. Went Crazy with Five-Three Suited (Analysis)

When a Poker A.I. Went Crazy with Five-Three Suited (Analysis)

In part 1 of this article series, we talked about the fact that the vast majority of poker players do not bluff often enough. As a result, their betting actions generally represent “honesty” (value hands) rather than “dishonesty” (bluffs). This led me to introduce what I call the Honesty Principle. The Honesty Principle: As a […]

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When to Avoid Playing Theoretically Sound

When to Avoid Playing Theoretically Sound

I was just listening to a podcast with Doug Polk and Andres “Educa-p0ker” Artinano. This quote from Andres stood out (paraphrased): Solvers are very good for studying the preflop and flop strategy, but not so useful for studying the turn and the river. Andres is basically saying that it’s less important to play theoretically sound […]

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Why Do Random & Silly Bluffs Work?

Why Do Random & Silly Bluffs Work?

Have you ever wondered why pure bluffs work when they do? By pure, I mean situations where the player who is betting has absolutely nothing (not even a draw) while the player who ends up folding has something decent, say at least a pair. Let’s consider the following situation in a live $5/$10 cash game […]

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Why Do Random & Silly Bluffs Work?

Why Do Random & Silly Bluffs Work?

Have you ever wondered why pure bluffs work when they do? By pure, I mean situations where the player who is betting has absolutely nothing (not even a draw) while the player who ends up folding has something decent, say at least a pair. Let’s consider the following situation in a live $5/$10 cash game […]

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3 Hands That Will Help You Bluff-Catch with More Success

3 Hands That Will Help You Bluff-Catch with More Success

Is there a more satisfying feeling in poker than calling a bluff? I really don’t think there is. I’m sure you want to experience feeling as much as possible, so you’re about to see 3 hand breakdowns that will help you sniff out more bluffs and fold at the right time. Each hand will include […]

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3 Tips for Winning with Gutshot Straight Draws

3 Tips for Winning with Gutshot Straight Draws

If you’ve ever been unsure of what to do with a gutshot straight draw, you’ve found the right article. Today you’ll learn 3 tips that will help you decide when to bet and when to check so that you start earning more money when you hold this type of draw. But first… What is a […]

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Introduction to Pot Odds | How and When to Use Pot Odds in Poker

Introduction to Pot Odds | How and When to Use Pot Odds in Poker

If you aren’t familiar with pot odds in poker or if you just want a refresher, you’re reading the right article. You are about to learn what pot odds are and how to calculate them step-by-step. After that, we will go over 3 examples of using pot odds in different situations (preflop and postflop). Finally, […]

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The Only Two Valid Reasons to Bet in Poker (Every Other Reason is Wrong)

The Only Two Valid Reasons to Bet in Poker (Every Other Reason is Wrong)

Why do we bet? This question has fascinated the best poker players for decades now. The legendary David Sklansky probably had the biggest contribution to the unraveling of the reasons behind fundamentally sound betting. Until recent years, the consensus was that there are two reasons to bet: To get value with our strong hands from […]

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Hand Reading 101: How to Read Hands Better Than a TV Pro

Hand Reading 101: How to Read Hands Better Than a TV Pro

Hand reading is one of the most misunderstood concepts among casual poker players. The mistake these casual players make is trying to put their opponent on one specific hand. That may make for good TV, but it’s not a practical or effective way to approach hand reading. You’re about to learn the right way to […]

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Hand Reading 101: How to Read Hands Better Than a TV Pro

Hand Reading 101: How to Read Hands Better Than a TV Pro

Hand reading is one of the most misunderstood concepts among casual poker players. The mistake these casual players make is trying to put their opponent on one specific hand. That may make for good TV, but it’s not a practical or effective way to approach hand reading. You’re about to learn the right way to […]

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How to Win More Chips When Out of Position in 3-Bet Pots

How to Win More Chips When Out of Position in 3-Bet Pots

Like I said in part 1 of this series, a quick way to increase your win-rate is to improve your c-betting strategy in 3-bet pots. Last time you learned about c-betting in position (IP) as the 3-bettor on two different types of flops (coordinated and uncoordinated). Today you’ll learn about c-betting out of position (OOP) as the […]

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What the Best Poker Pros Already Know About Playing vs. Double Barrels

What the Best Poker Pros Already Know About Playing vs. Double Barrels

I know something about you without having met you: you love strategy games. (If you didn’t, you probably wouldn’t have clicked on an article about poker strategy.) Whether its chess, Magic: The Gathering, or League of Legends, you’ve probably spent a lot of time playing these games. So, you must already know that there are […]

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When Should You Bet on the Flop After 3-Betting?

When Should You Bet on the Flop After 3-Betting?

A quick way to increase your win-rate is to improve your c-betting strategy in 3-bet pots. This article series will help you get ahead of your competition by improving your understanding of these crucial spots. In this first part, we’ll take a look at c-betting in position (IP) as the 3-bettor on two different types of […]

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5 Strategic Mistakes Poker Players Make (And How to Exploit Them)

5 Strategic Mistakes Poker Players Make (And How to Exploit Them)

Exploiting your opponents’ leaks is how you really take your win-rate to the next level.  What is a Leak in Poker? A leak is a consistent strategic mistake made by a poker player. This article is written so you don’t need to understand poker game theory to use these specific tactics to crush your opposition. That […]

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These 4 Poker Cheat Sheets Will Make Your Life Easier

These 4 Poker Cheat Sheets Will Make Your Life Easier

Poker cheat sheets can be great tools for improving your skills. To help you crush your competition this year, we’re giving you 3 sheets that will help you avoid costly and embarrassing mistakes at the table. The sheets we’re giving you today include (click to jump to that sheet): Poker Hand Rankings Cheat Sheet Table […]

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3 Late Position Battles Analyzed by a Cash Game Expert

3 Late Position Battles Analyzed by a Cash Game Expert

Hey guys! In this article, we are going to take a close look at 3 hands in which we 3-bet on the button against a cutoff open. Upswing Lab coach Fried “mynameiskarl” Meulders played these hands at 500NL Zoom on PokerStars (a game he crushes). Then, he analyzed each one for his last Lab video […]

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3 Late Position Battles Analyzed by a Cash Game Expert

3 Late Position Battles Analyzed by a Cash Game Expert

Hey guys! In this article, we are going to take a close look at 3 hands in which we 3-bet on the button against a cutoff open. Upswing Lab coach Fried “mynameiskarl” Meulders played these hands at 500NL Zoom on PokerStars (a game he crushes). Then, he analyzed each one for his last Lab video […]

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Why Bad Beats are a Poker Player’s Greatest Gift

Why Bad Beats are a Poker Player’s Greatest Gift

A smart friend once suggested to me that perhaps poker would be better if every time players were all-in, the dealer split the pot according to their equity, instead of running it out and pushing everything to the winner of the hand. For instance, if Alice had AA and Bob had KK and both went […]

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This Poker “Cheat Code” Will Help You Win More Hands

This Poker “Cheat Code” Will Help You Win More Hands

You’re about to learn about a powerful play that was kept secret for years by elite poker pros. It’s called “the weak lead”, and it entails leading on the turn into a player who just c-bet the flop. If you’re thinking “isn’t this called donk-betting?” the answer is yes! A decade or so ago, donk-betting […]

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5 Quick Guidelines for Playing Versus C-Bets on the Flop

5 Quick Guidelines for Playing Versus C-Bets on the Flop

Poker is a bit like American football. It’s important to have a solid offense (playing as the aggressor), but if your defense (playing vs. the aggressor) sucks, you’re going to have a tough time winning. Perhaps the most crucial defensive situation in poker is playing vs. a flop c-bet after defending your big blind. This […]

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Stop Bleeding Money in 3-Bet Pots (Playing Vs Missed Turn C-Bet)

Stop Bleeding Money in 3-Bet Pots (Playing Vs Missed Turn C-Bet)

The fastest way to improve at poker is to study the most consequential and frequent spots, such as 3-bet pots. In this article, you will find some tips and tactics for 3-bet pots that will help you win more consistently. More specifically, we are going to analyze 3 hands which have the following in common: […]

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3 Concepts That Should Shape Your Postflop Strategy in 2019 (Positional, Range, and Nut Advantage)

3 Concepts That Should Shape Your Postflop Strategy in 2019 (Positional, Range, and Nut Advantage)

Are you familiar with positional, range, and nut advantages in poker? Using these concepts to shape your postflop strategy will help you make more money in advantageous situations and limit your losses in disadvantageous ones. In this article, you will learn about each of these concepts and how exactly they should impact your strategy. Let’s […]

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3 Theoretically Winning Calls That Lose in Practice

3 Theoretically Winning Calls That Lose in Practice

Should you favor a theoretically sound strategy or play exploitative poker? This question has been a hot debate in the poker world for the past several years. Some are fierce supporters of theory (sometimes to their stack’s detriment), while others insist that theoretically sound poker has no value and should be disregarded (an absurd proposition). […]

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3 Theoretically Winning Calls That Lose in Practice

3 Theoretically Winning Calls That Lose in Practice

Should you favor a theoretically sound strategy or play exploitative poker? This question has been a hot debate in the poker world for the past several years. Some are fierce supporters of theory (sometimes to their stack’s detriment), while others insist that theoretically sound poker has no value and should be disregarded (an absurd proposition). […]

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How a Strategy Mastermind Adjusts in Smaller Games (3 Hands)

How a Strategy Mastermind Adjusts in Smaller Games (3 Hands)

Adjusting your strategy to exploit weak players is one of the most valuable skills you can have as a poker player. Today we’ll take an in-depth look at 3 hands played by strategy mastermind Ryan Fee during a 50NL session he recorded for Upswing Lab members.  While analyzing each hand, we’ll focus on Fee’s read-based […]

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How a Strategy Mastermind Adjusts in Smaller Games (3 Hands)

How a Strategy Mastermind Adjusts in Smaller Games (3 Hands)

Adjusting your strategy to exploit weak players is one of the most valuable skills you can have as a poker player. Today we’ll take an in-depth look at 3 hands played by strategy mastermind Ryan Fee during a 50NL session he recorded for Upswing Lab members.  While analyzing each hand, we’ll focus on Fee’s read-based […]

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When Should You Slow-Play a Strong Hand?

When Should You Slow-Play a Strong Hand?

It’s generally not a good idea to slow-play strong hands — you’ll usually win more money by fast-playing — but there is a time and a place for every move in poker. In this article, you’ll learn how to identify spots in which a tricky slow-play is more profitable than playing straightforward, and spots where […]

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When Should You Slow-Play a Strong Hand?

When Should You Slow-Play a Strong Hand?

It’s generally not a good idea to slow-play strong hands — you’ll usually win more money by fast-playing — but there is a time and a place for every move in poker. In this article, you’ll learn how to identify spots in which a tricky slow-play is more profitable than playing straightforward, and spots where […]

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How Should You React to Check-Raises on the Flop?

How Should You React to Check-Raises on the Flop?

It sucks to get check-raised, especially if you’re not sure how to react to them. It’s easy if your opponent is a tight player who rarely bluffs — against whom you should fold all but your strongest hands. But what about when a tough player — a guy who is capable of bluffing — check-raises […]

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The Ultimate Guide to 6-Handed Poker | 6-Max Cash Game Strategy

The Ultimate Guide to 6-Handed Poker | 6-Max Cash Game Strategy

6-max (or 6-handed) poker is by far the most popular online cash game format. 6-max games are so popular that they’ve almost completely replaced full-ring (or 9-handed) games on most online poker sites. If you want to become a successful online cash game player, having a strong 6-max game is mandatory. If you’re a tournament […]

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What is a Capped Range? How to Take Advantage of (And Protect Your Own) Capped Ranges

What is a Capped Range? How to Take Advantage of (And Protect Your Own) Capped Ranges

You probably already know that a range is the totality of hands that a player can have in a situation. You also probably know that focusing on ranges, not specific hands, is the professional way to approach poker. But are you familiar with the concept of capped ranges? Learning what a capped range is and […]

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3 Spots You Should Actually Consider Theory (And 3 Spots You Shouldn’t)

3 Spots You Should Actually Consider Theory (And 3 Spots You Shouldn’t)

Poker theory can baffle new players, partly because they have preconceived notions about the game — they’ll say things like, “look him in the eye and you’ll know if he’s bluffing,” or, “I had a feeling that raising was the right play.” Usually, these players learn the hard way that there is much more to […]

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What Are Implied Odds? How to Use Implied Odds Like a Veteran Pro

What Are Implied Odds? How to Use Implied Odds Like a Veteran Pro

Implied odds aren’t difficult to understand, but many players misapply them while playing. This leads to easily avoidable but costly mistakes. To help you avoid such mistakes, you’re about to learn what implied odds are, how they work, and how they should help shape your strategy. We will cover: What are implied odds? How do […]

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Pros and Cons of 66% & 100% Pot-Sized C-Bets (The Ultimate Guide, Part 2)

Pros and Cons of 66% & 100% Pot-Sized C-Bets (The Ultimate Guide, Part 2)

Ready to bolster your flop c-betting skills? Today you’re going to learn the advantages and disadvantages of two common flop c-bet sizes: 66% and 100% pot-sized bets. This is part 2 of The Ultimate Guide to Flop C-Bet Sizing. Check out part 1 here. Here’s the example situation we’ll use throughout this article: You are playing […]

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tonkaaaap Reveals 3 Insights On His Way To A 2000% ROI

tonkaaaap Reveals 3 Insights On His Way To A 2000% ROI

“Do as I say, not as I do” -Parker “tonkaaaap” Talbot as he analyzes a hand from a $530 multi-table tournament (MTT) on PartyPoker, which he went on to win for about $10k. In this 1.5 hour hand review for Upswing Lab members, tonkaaaap walks you through every hand he played in this MTT. I […]

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tonkaaaap Reveals 3 Insights On His Way To A 2000% ROI

tonkaaaap Reveals 3 Insights On His Way To A 2000% ROI

“Do as I say, not as I do” -Parker “tonkaaaap” Talbot as he analyzes a hand from a $530 multi-table tournament (MTT) on PartyPoker, which he went on to win for about $10k. In this 1.5 hour hand review for Upswing Lab members, tonkaaaap walks you through every hand he played in this MTT. I […]

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What Flop C-Bet Size Should You Use in Cash Games? (The Ultimate Guide, Part 1)

What Flop C-Bet Size Should You Use in Cash Games? (The Ultimate Guide, Part 1)

Here’s a situation you’ve probably faced many times. You are playing a $0.50/$1.00 cash game. The action folds to you on the button, and after raising to $2.50, the big blind calls and you see a flop that looks like this: Q♠ T♦ 5♥ The big blind checks. You have a hand to continuation bet […]

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Suited Connectors: 5 Strategic Mistakes Poker Players Should Avoid

Suited Connectors: 5 Strategic Mistakes Poker Players Should Avoid

It can be tough to know when (and how) to play a suited connector in Texas Hold’em. If you neglect to consider important factors — such as stack sizes and your opponent’s tendencies — you will likely make a costly mistake with these hands. You’re about to read 5 tips that will help you understand […]

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Suited Connectors: 5 Strategic Mistakes Poker Players Should Avoid

Suited Connectors: 5 Strategic Mistakes Poker Players Should Avoid

It can be tough to know when (and how) to play a suited connector in Texas Hold’em. If you neglect to consider important factors — such as stack sizes and your opponent’s tendencies — you will likely make a costly mistake with these hands. You’re about to read 5 tips that will help you understand […]

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Why Win $2.5 Million When You Can Win $5 Million From the MILLIONS Online Event?

partypoker players can land a bumper $5,000,000 payday this winter with the MILLIONS Online Sit & Go Jackpot $2.5M Booster promotion. Any player that secures their MILLIONS Online seat through special edition Sit & Go Jackpots running from October 8 until November 4, 2018 and then conquers the $20 million guaranteed event using that same […]

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[QUIZ] Phil Hellmuth Sees Poker Players as Animals. Which One Are You?

[QUIZ] Phil Hellmuth Sees Poker Players as Animals. Which One Are You?

When Phil Hellmuth sees a poker player, he sees an animal (according to his book Play Poker Like the Pros). The specific animal he sees — whether it be a mouse, an eagle, or something else — is based on that player’s style. Ready to find out which animal Phil thinks you are? Take this […]

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PKO fans rejoice as massive value BIG Bounty Hunters launched

Bounty Hunter tournaments are some of the most-exciting and potentially lucrative multi-table tournaments found at partypoker, a fact that grows truer with the launch of the value-packed BIG Bounty Hunters. The new BIG Bounty Hunters shuffle up and deal for the first time at 19:00 CET on Monday 24th September and they are sure to […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 20: More Than $60 Million Paid Out!

The total prize money awarded during the current POWERFEST broke through the $60 million barrier on Day 20 when another $1,531,867 was paid out across 29 events. Let’s check out who won big on Day 20. $60 million POWERFEST: The story so far Days remaining: 2 Events played: 609 Events remaining: 61 Prize money awarded: […]

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partypoker beefs up MILLIONS Online satellites, guaranteeing over $10m in seats

Over $90K in seats added every week as part of bumper satellite roster partypoker has enhanced its MILLIONS Online satellite offering, guaranteeing a combined $10 million and adding thousands more in seats to the landmark event. With a huge $20 million guaranteed between 25 November and 5 December 2018, MILLIONS Online is set become the […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 18: Emma Fullerton Banks $68.4K

Emma “cr3zyem34” Fullarton enjoyed a profitable session on Day 18 of the $60 million guaranteed POWERFEST after she won the $300,000 guaranteed six-max event for more than $68,000. More than $1.5 million was awarded on September 19th and more than $4.6 million is guaranteed today thanks in part to the $3 million guaranteed $25,500 buy-in […]

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$57K worth of MILLIONS Online tickets must be won, come grab yours!

Keep your schedules free from September 20-30th because that’s when you have the chance to win a share of $57,000 worth of MILLIONS Online tickets just for playing in our fastforward cash games. The MILLIONS Online fastforward Rake Race runs for 11 days from September 20-30th and is split into three leaderboards to help as […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 17: Jason Koon and Ike Haxton Win Big

A staggering $5,065,816 was paid out on Day 17 of the $60 million guaranteed POWERFEST, including a massive $424,112 to the winner of the $2 million guaranteed Championship Event. Let’s find out who got their hands on that gargantuan prize. $60 million POWERFEST: The story so far Days remaining: 5 Events played: 521 Events remaining: […]

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POWERFEST Week 2: Brazilians Take Stranglehold Into Week 3

Brazil have extended their overall lead in the POWERFEST standings into the third and final week of partypoker’s flagship online series. With 75 wins as of the start of week 3, the South Americans continue to lead the UK (61) who remain in second place, over Russia (55 wins), Germany (32 wins) and Canada (26 […]

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POWERFEST Week 2: Brazilians Take Stranglehold Into Week 3

Brazil have extended their overall lead in the POWERFEST standings into the third and final week of partypoker’s flagship online series. With 75 wins as of the start of week 3, the South Americans continue to lead the UK (61) who remain in second place, over Russia (55 wins), Germany (32 wins) and Canada (26 […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 16: lincownz Banks a $77K Score

Day 16 of the $60 million POWERFEST saw another $1,655,317 paid out with “lincownz” banking the largest score of the night courtesy of taking down a $300K guaranteed PKO event. Today is going to be absolutely massive thanks to a $2 million guaranteed Championship Event with a $10,300 buy-in and a $10,300 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 15: Ben Tollerene Wins a Championship Event

What a day the 15t day of the $60 million POWERFEST was. Thirty-five champions were crowned and a massive $6,872,414 was distributed among those finishing in the money, taking the total prize money awarded to $45,389,319. POWERFEST runs all this week and you can bet your bottom dollar that Ben “CowEyed” Tollerene will be at […]

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POWERFEST Week 3 Guarantees $27M Across 247 Events

There’s $27m in prize money still to be fought for as partypoker gets set to host the third and final week of its latest POWERFEST tournament series. That figure is almost half the amount guaranteed across the entire three-week schedule. 247 tournaments make up week 3 including Event #122 – $3M Gtd Super High Roller, […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 14: IEatBears Excels

Day 14 of the $60 million POWERFEST saw another $1,487,393 awarded to those partypoker players who made it into the money places of the 29 events that took place. One of the biggest scores went to “IEatBears”, who shone on Day 14.. At this rate, we’re going to smash the $60 million of combined guarantees […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 12: ElkY Bags a $72,000 Score

POWERFEST reached Day 12 on September 13th and saw another $3,207,435 awarded to those who reached the money place, taking the total prize money paid out to $35,387,261. At this rate, we’re going to smash the $60 million of combined guarantees as there are still 10 days of POWERFEST remaining, during which time another 10 […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 11: $74K Score For Joshua “slayerv1fan” Hoesel

The 12th day of POWERFEST saw another 29 champions crowned and more than $1.9 million in prize money paid out, taking the total for the series, as it reaches the halfway point, to a cool $32,17,826! Joshua “slayerv1fan” Hoesel won the biggest prize on Day 11, let’s see how much he got his hands on […]

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POWERFEST Week 1: Brazilian Players Are Leading The Way

We have entered the second of three weeks of the $60 million guaranteed POWERFEST and it appears that players from Brazil are showing the rest of our customers how to enjoy themselves at partypoker. Through the first 246 of 670 scheduled events, players calling Brazil home lead the way in terms of number of cashes, […]

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POWERFEST Week 1: Brazilian Players Are Leading The Way

We have entered the second of three weeks of the $60 million guaranteed POWERFEST and it appears that players from Brazil are showing the rest of our customers how to enjoy themselves at partypoker. Through the first 246 of 670 scheduled events, players calling Brazil home lead the way in terms of number of cashes, […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 10: Sweden’s Niklas Astedt Triumphs in Championship Event

Another $60 million POWERFEST Championship Event has crowned its champion after Swedish superstar Niklas “Drulitooo” Astedt topped a field of 194 players to get his hands on a massive $203,900 cash haul. A total of $3,182,034 was paid on on Day 10 as the POWERFEST approaches the halfway stage. Let’s feast our eyes on the […]

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How to Thin Value Bet Like a Veteran Pro (3 Tips for Thin Value Betting in Poker)

How to Thin Value Bet Like a Veteran Pro (3 Tips for Thin Value Betting in Poker)

Value betting is how you’ll make most of your money at the tables. This is especially true against recreational players, who tend to be on the over-calling side of the spectrum. Today I am going to share 3 tips for thin value bets that will help you squeeze every last drop of cash from your opponents. […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 9 : Big Bounty Hunter Prizes Galore

A whopping $1,901,566 was paid out on Day 9 of the three-week long $60 million guaranteed POWERFEST taking the total prize money awarded past the $27.2 million barrier. There was plenty of action at the partypoker tables with one of the PKO events seeing its $300,000 guarantee smashed by some $96,780, resulting in some big […]

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Win the Ultimate Poker Prize: a $500,000 MILLIONS Passport

Win the Ultimate Poker Prize: a $500,000 MILLIONS Passport

Ever dreamed of becoming a professional poker player, travelling the world, visiting some luxurious venues and playing for your share of seven and eight-figure prize pools? With the $500,000 MILLIONS Passport promotion, you could be doing just that. The $500,000 MILLIONS Passport promotion runs online at partypoker from September 10-30th and, as the name suggests, […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 8 : BackDoorMat Banks $227K

Day 8 of the $60 million POWERFEST was absolutely huge with 35 champions crowned and a cool $5,847,619 awarded to those partypoker players who navigated their way into the money. The biggest prize of the day weighed in at a combined $228,177, the prize awarded to “BackDoorMat” who took down one of two Championship Events […]

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The Smart Approach to Losing Poker Sessions (3 Questions to Ask Before Quitting)

The Smart Approach to Losing Poker Sessions (3 Questions to Ask Before Quitting)

It’s tough to know when to walk away from the poker table, but sometimes it’s the most valuable skill you can have. A few days ago, I was sitting at my home in Las Vegas and suddenly felt the itch to hit the live felt. This is a rare feeling for me. But when you […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 6: British Stars Excel in PKO Events

Day 6 of the $60 million POWERFEST saw another $1,602,354 paid out to those who navigated their way into the money places, meaning we have now awarded $18 million during the first week of the series. “DOnt_DO-iT” won the most money on Day 6, but there were also victories for two prominent British pros. Keep […]

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10 Cash Game Poker Tips for Dominating the Table

10 Cash Game Poker Tips for Dominating the Table

Do you plan on playing a cash game anytime soon? You’re in luck! Today we’ll cover 10 fundamental tips that will help you dominate your cash game competition. You’ll learn when to bluff on the flop, how to play versus limps, and more. And make sure you stay tuned until the end for 2 bonus […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 5: Andras Nemeth Wins a Championship Event

Another $3,603,490 was awarded on Day 5 of the $60 million POWERFEST, taking the total prize money paid out to an impressive $16,374,444 with another two weeks to go! There were some massive scores on Day 5, including one worth almost $180,000, let’s discover who won big on September 6th. $60 million POWERFEST: The story […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 4: Big scores for Ilijix133 and skippyskip5

Day 4 of the three-week long $60 million POWERFEST is in the bag with another 29 champions crowned and a cool $1,902,947 paid out, taking the total prize money awarded to $12,770,954. The biggest scores of the day came in the $300K Gtd 6-Max, which ended in a heads-up chop. How much did that heads-up […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 3: Leon Tsoukernik wins Championship Event

Day 3 of the $60 million POWERFEST saw another 30 champions crowned, including a familiar face in the POWERFEST #016-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event. Leon Tsoukernik, owner of the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, hosts of the World Series of Poker Circuit Kings and World Series of Poker Europe, topped a field of 204 entrants to […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 3: Leon Tsoukernik wins Championship Event

Day 3 of the $60 million POWERFEST saw another 30 champions crowned, including a familiar face in the POWERFEST #016-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event. Leon Tsoukernik, owner of the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, hosts of the World Series of Poker Circuit Kings and World Series of Poker Europe, topped a field of 204 entrants to […]

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$60 million POWERFEST Day 2: Third-place finish for Joao Simao

Day 2 was another thrilling day for POWERFEST fans with 29 events taking place between 16:00 and 00:00 CET. During that time a cool $1,948,974 was paid out, including a significant chunk to Team partypoker’s Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao in the $100K Gtd Mix-Max event. $60 million POWERFEST: The story so far Events played: 64 Events […]

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Patrick Leonard: “The tables are sexier and more fun to play”

Patrick Leonard: “The tables are sexier and more fun to play”

Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard gives his thoughts on the brand-new partypoker software. Wednesday 22nd August 2018 will go down as a very special day for me. It was the first day I didn’t press the snooze button on my iphone X after being woke up by some ridiculous sounding alarm. Why? Because I was super […]

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Win a $12K Caribbean Poker Party Package for only $10 in our CPP Sit & Go Jackpots

Sit & Go Jackpot tournaments are hugely popular at partypoker thanks to them giving you the chance to turn a small investment into a massive payday. We recently launched our MILLIONS Online Sit & Go Jackpot games and now we have a new special edition for you to get your teeth into: the Caribbean Poker […]

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Check out the latest software update for a massively enhanced playing experience

partypoker has yesterday introduced a number of improvements to its online Windows download poker client as part of the site’s latest desktop software update. The release provides greater options for players around table appearance and functionality, and brings various gameplay enhancements. Key new table features include: Improved, larger table design Customisable table felts and backgrounds […]

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Turn $10 into a chance of $2.5 million in minutes with MILLIONS Online Sit & Go Jackpots

Turn $10 into a chance of $2.5 million in minutes with MILLIONS Online Sit & Go Jackpots

The record-breaking $20 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online event is rapidly approaching, an online tournament that has seen its guaranteed quadrupled from the 2017 edition and one that guarantees the champion will win a life-changing $2.5 million. MILLIONS Online satellites run around the clock at partypoker from as little as $0.01 while it is also possible […]

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partypoker adds more POWERFEST value with ‘Click Cards’ promotion

POWERFEST tickets worth up to $5,200 to be won every day during series partypoker has added CLICK & COLLECT ‘Click Cards’ to its suite of promotions in place for the upcoming POWERFEST series, adding even more value for players over the coming weeks. Players simply need to log into their accounts every day during the […]

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$36,500 MILLIONS World Satellites go live this Sunday

As you are no doubt aware, this November we will all be flying out to the super sunny and ultra-luxurious Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas for this year’s Caribbean Poker Party. If you fancy joining us and checking out this really rather stunning resort in style then here’s your chance to bag yourself one […]

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How to Crush Nits (10 Tactics to Maximize Profit Against Tight Players)

How to Crush Nits (10 Tactics to Maximize Profit Against Tight Players)

A “nit” is a player with a noticeably weak playing style, and they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. With so many nits out there, learning how to exploit them is very important for your long term win-rate. And beyond that, it’s actually pretty darn fun to exploit these players. Today we’ll discuss how to […]

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partypoker’s Anatoly Filatov Wins 2018 LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event

partypoker ambassador Anatoly Filatov out lasted 916 runners to win $885,106 (USD) at the MILLIONS Russia Main Event at the Casino Sochi on Monday evening. Among those runners were the esteemed names, and fellow partypoker ambassadors, Maria Lampropulos, Dzmitry Urbanovich and Bertand “Elky” Grospellier. Only last week in our PokerPodcast Anatoly was in discussion with […]

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Padraig’s Corner: Killarney Warm Up

I recently spent time playing with the Northern Irish lads promoting the upcoming partypoker IRISH POKER MASTERS. These lads love the game and why an activity that crosses the political and religious divide in that part of the world is illegal is beyond comprehension. The craic was mighty as ever. A guy was telling us […]

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Apology from partypoker following downtime of 9 August 2018

At around 20:00 CEST on 9 August 2018, partypoker experienced an outage in operations across its online gaming platforms lasting several hours, due to a third-party DDoS attack on our services. This interruption resulted in various player issues including pauses in gameplay and the inability to log into the software. These issues primarily affected Multi-Table […]

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Big Power Series Changes and Improvements Are Afoot

We pride ourselves, here at partypoker, on being the online poker site that not only listens to its players but acts of the wishes of those players. After all, without you the players, there is no partypoker. Our Team partypoker members, be they sponsored pros or ambassadors, are constantly interacting with our customers on social […]

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Promotions announced for biggest ever partypoker POWERFEST

partypoker has announced a suite of promotions designed to reward players throughout the upcoming POWERFEST series. Running 2-23 September 2018, the latest POWERFEST instalment is set to become partypoker’s largest ever online festival, and as always there are plenty of ways for players to boost their bankrolls on top of the $60m guaranteed prize money […]

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Monster Series III Day 8: AllFallsDown Wins the Championship Event

What a thrilling conclusion to Monster Series Day 8 was. Almost $600,000 awarded across the 21 events, including a massive $202,260 from the $200K Gtd Championship event won by the one and only “AllFallsDown”. Monster Series III: The Story So Far Events completed: 171 Events remaining: 0 Total prize money awarded: $2,557,147 Monster Series III: […]

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Monster Series III Day 7: rollshark wins the Ladies High Event

Another $237,040 was awarded across another 24 Monster Series events on Day 7 of this amazing series. That takes the total prize money won to an incredible $1,960,708 with one more day left to run, with Sunday featuring a $200,000 guaranteed Championship Event. Let’s check out who won big on Day 7 of the $2.1 […]

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Monster Series III Day 6: A Big Win For elplaguita

Another $235,472 was awarded across another 21 Monster Series events on Day 6 of this amazing series. That takes the total prize money won to an incredible $1,488,196 with another two days left to run, with Sunday featuring a $200,000 guaranteed Championship Event. Let’s check out who won big on Day 6 of the $2.1 […]

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Monster Series III Day 5: Almost $1.5 Million Won So Far

Another $262,417 was awarded across another 21 Monster Series events on Day 5 of this amazing series. That takes the total prize money won to an incredible $1,488,196 with another three days left to run, with Sunday featuring a $200,000 guaranteed Championship Event. Let’s check out who won big on Day 5 of the $2.1 […]

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How to Make the Most Profitable Decision Against Any Bet Size [2nd Edition]

How to Make the Most Profitable Decision Against Any Bet Size [2nd Edition]

Faced with a bet, you can react in one of three ways: call, fold, or raise. It’s usually pretty apparent when raising is the correct decision–with super strong hands that want to extract value and with bluffs that want to steal the pot. Whether to call or fold, on the other hand, is often not […]

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Monster Series III Day 4: More Than $1.2 Million Paid Out!

Day 4 of the Monster Series saw another 21 champions crowned and $262,157 awarded to those who finished in the money. This takes the total prize money won so far to more than $1.2 million and we are only four days into the festival! Let’s discover who won big on Day 4 of this amazing […]

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Monster Series III Day 3: Urbanovich With Several Cashes

Day 3 of the Monster Series saw another 21 champions crowned and $267,531 awarded to those who finished in the money. This takes the total prize money won so far to almost $1 million and we are only three day in! Team partypoker’s Dzmitry “Dzmitry_Urbanov” Urbanovich went deep in the Monster #18-High: $5K Gtd 6-Max […]

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Can You Crush Like OtB_RedBaron? — Advanced Poker Strategy Quiz

Can You Crush Like OtB_RedBaron? — Advanced Poker Strategy Quiz

‘Otb_Redbaron’ is considered the best 6-max player right now, and Upswing’s own Andres Artinano (‘Educa-p0ker’) has been battling him for years. In fact, Andres built his strategy by studying the Baron’s strategy, and he has decided to share his knowledge in his advanced Crush the Baron training course. This quiz is based on the tactics and strategies revealed […]

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Monster Series III Day 2: Near Miss for Natalia Breviglieri

Day 2 of the $2.1 million Monster Series III saw another 21 champions crowned and a cool $258,731 awarded to those who navigated their way into the money of these events. Team partypoker’s Natalia “N4talB” Breviglieri managed to put together a deep run in one of the high event while streaming on Twitch, but ultimately […]

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Monster Series III Day 1: galinhao wins the $100K Gtd

Monster Series III kicked off on Sunday 29th July and what an opening day it was. Some 21 champions were crowned and an incredible $437,360 awarded to those players who navigated their way into the money places of those events. Let’s take a look at three of the biggest Monster Series events on Day 1. […]

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partypoker guarantees over $60m for biggest ever POWERFEST

partypoker has released the full schedule for its upcoming flagship POWERFEST series, set to guarantee over $60,000,000 from 2-23 September 2018. Following the success of recent editions, guarantees have been boosted by 50% – making the ninth POWERFEST instalment partypoker’s biggest ever online series. A total of 670 events will run during the 22 days, […]

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partypoker guarantees over $60m for biggest ever POWERFEST

partypoker has released the full schedule for its upcoming flagship POWERFEST series, set to guarantee over $60,000,000 from 2-23 September 2018. Following the success of recent editions, guarantees have been boosted by 50% – making the ninth POWERFEST instalment partypoker’s biggest ever online series. A total of 670 events will run during the 22 days, […]

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How to Beat the Guy Who Is Always Betting — Countering an Aggressive Poker Strategy

How to Beat the Guy Who Is Always Betting — Countering an Aggressive Poker Strategy

Geez, this guy just won’t stop betting. I just need to be patient, wait for a strong hand, and then I’ll win a fat pot from him! You’ve probably thought something similar to this while facing an ultra-aggressive player. But while this line of thinking seems to make sense, a patient approach is not always […]

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$66,000 to be Won in the fastforward Rake Race

fastforward is not only an exhilarating way to play online poker cash games, it can also be extremely profitable thanks to the fastforward Rake Race that runs from July 19-29th. Two daily leaderboards take place every day at partypoker until July 29th with combined prizes of $6,000. We will have awarded $66,000 by the time […]

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Check out these value-packed Monster Series promotions

Monster Series runs from July 25th to August 5th and it not only has $2.1 million worth of guaranteed prize pools to play for, this Monster Series also has three fantastic promotions that are brimming with value. Cash Game Monster Hour Cash Game Monster Hour runs once per day throughout the Monster Series and sees […]

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Playing Blind vs Blind — 5 Tips to Help You Stack More Chips

Playing Blind vs Blind — 5 Tips to Help You Stack More Chips

Sub-optimal blind vs blind play is a common leak among amateurs and professionals alike. Players often neglect this part of their game because blind versus blind situations seem relatively infrequent, but they probably happen a lot more often than you think. In this article, we’ll discuss 5 tips for improving your blind versus blind strategy. […]

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Six Monsters to Watch for at the Poker Tables During Monster Series

Six Monsters to Watch for at the Poker Tables During Monster Series

The latest edition of the partypoker Monster Series shuffles up and deals on July 29th with the first of 171 tournaments, so what better way to build up to the $2 million guaranteed series than by looking at six monsters who the partypoker blog thinks could become Monster Series champions. Frankenstein Frankenstein, or Frankenstein’s Monster […]

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10 Quick Poker Tips That Will Help Your Game In 5 Minutes

10 Quick Poker Tips That Will Help Your Game In 5 Minutes

If you’re looking for easy to remember and quick poker tips that will help you win, you’re in luck! Today we’ve compiled 10 tactics and strategies that will make you a more confident and profitable poker player. Now, this list won’t teach you how to win every time – not even the greatest poker players […]

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partypoker Monster Series returns with over $2 million guaranteed

Third instalment of Monster Series set to run 29 July – 6 August, 2018 over 171 events The popular online ‘Monster Series’ is returning to partypoker for its third instalment from 29 July – 6 August, 2018, guaranteeing over $2m in prize money. Following the success of the previous two low-to-mid-stakes festivals, partypoker has expanded […]

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Caribbean Poker Party Packages Can Now be Won Everyday

You now have the chance to win a $12,000 package to the 2018 Caribbean Poker Party Main Event every day at partypoker. The 2018 Caribbean Poker Party takes place from November 9-18 at the luxurious Baha Mar in The Bahamas, a brand-new venue for the partypoker LIVE tour. This year’s Main Event has the same […]

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When Should You Continue Barreling on a Brick Turn Card?

When Should You Continue Barreling on a Brick Turn Card?

If you’ve ever been confused on the turn after c-bet-bluffing on the flop, then this article is for you. Knowing whether or not to fire that second barrel will have a huge impact on your overall results. Today I’m going to help you understand when to continue barreling and when it’s best to surrender the […]

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Which Draws Should You Semi-Bluff With?

Which Draws Should You Semi-Bluff With?

Bluffing is an indispensable part of the game—as Doug likes to say, “Bluffing is life in poker.” In this article, we’ll discuss how to go about choosing hands to semi-bluff, and we’ll break down the process that every elite player uses to fine-tune this aspect of their game. What makes a good semi-bluffing hand? There […]

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6 Extremely Easy Ways to Play the Turn More Profitably

Learning how to play the turn in poker more profitably can be one of the best things you can do for your overall results. And the reason why is that so many pots are won or lost on this street.

And if you really want to get ahead in poker, then you are going to have to learn to start taking away more than you fair share of pots on the turn. This is especially the case when nobody really has

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Win up to $500 every six hours in the Sit & Go Jackpot Quick-Fire Leaderboards

Our Sit & Go Jackpot tournaments are already hugely popular thanks to them giving you the opportunity to win up to $1.02 million in a matter of minutes. They are set to become even more exciting over the next couple of weekend because we have launched the Sit & Go Jackpot Quick-Fire Leaderboards. The Sit […]

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My New Poker Strategy: Less Tables, More Study and Brand Building

Let’s face it, poker has changed a lot over the years. This is especially true for the online version of the game.

I can still remember the "good old days" when I could hop on 12+ NL100 tables on PokerStars and be able to literally print money at $100+ an hour almost in my sleep.

I think I and several others thought it would last forever. This was pretty naive thinking looking back now.

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Only 20% of Poker Players Will Ace This C-Betting Quiz

Are you a c-betting-boss? We’re about to find out! For each question, assume you have no solid reads on your opponent. Some questions have more than one correct answer. Become an Expert Overbettor, Punish Your Opponents, And Print Money  Preview Doug Polk’s Overbetting module below–1 of 56 learning modules in the Upswing Lab Join us […]

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Only 10% of Poker Players Will Ace This C-Betting Quiz

Only 10% of Poker Players Will Ace This C-Betting Quiz

You’re about to find out if you’re an END BOSS when it comes to c-betting on the flop versus a big blind defender. For each question, assume your opponent is a competent player against whom you have no specific reads. This quiz has been updated (originally published in June 2018). If the quiz is not […]

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KO Series Day 8: Huge Scores in the Championship Events

Day 8, the final day’s action, of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 29 champions crowned and $2,606,136 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. “LordPuasonG” and “Aspartam1967” were crowned champions in the two $500,000 Championship Events and walked away with huge scores. Let’s take a look at some […]

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KO Series Day 7: All4Nothing with a $25K Score

Day 7 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $876,236 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 169 and a cool $8,151,949 of prize money distributed. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the […]

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KO Series Day 6: LoSientoGrace Wins Again

Day 6 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $857,983 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 169 and a cool $7,275,713 of prize money distributed. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the […]

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KO Series Day 5: Huge Score For LoSientoGrace

Day 5 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $941,652 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 141 and a cool $6,417,730 of prize money distributed. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the […]

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KO Series Day 5: Huge Score For LoSientoGrace

Day 5 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $941,652 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 141 and a cool $6,417,730 of prize money distributed. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the […]

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KO Series Day 4: We’re Halfway There!

Day 4 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $913,686 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 113 and a cool $5,476,078 of prize money distributed. As Jon Bon Jovi sang in Livin’ On A Prayer, “we’re […]

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KO Series Day 3: Roberto Romanello Runner-up in the $200K

Day 3 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $991,509 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 85 and a cool $4,562,392 of prize money distributed. Team partypoker’s Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello came agonisingly close to winning his […]

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KO Series Day 2: Two Deep Runs by Renato Nomura

Day 2 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $920,928 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 57 and a cool $3,570,883 of prize money distributed. The $10 Million Guaranteed KO Series So Far Events played: 57 […]

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KO Series Day 2: Two Deep Runs by Renato Nomura

Day 2 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $920,928 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 57 and a cool $3,570,883 of prize money distributed. The $10 Million Guaranteed KO Series So Far Events played: 57 […]

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partypoker.eu launches today guaranteeing over €1m in weekly MTTs

Today’s launch of the partypoker.eu platform pools players from France and Spain together for the first time, across a diverse tournament schedule designed to cater to all. The current French MTT (Multi-table Tournament) roster is doubled for French players, while the launch represents a landmark for their Spanish counterparts who can once more enjoy the […]

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KO Series Day 1: Patrick Leonard narrowly misses out on winning two events

Day 1 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw 29 PKO tournaments, with no rake on the bounty element, take place an a cool $2,649,955 awarded to those lucky and skilful enough to navigate their way through to the money places of those events. Twenty-nine champions were crowned and partypoker ambassador Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard […]

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Power Series satellites revamped following player feedback

We here at partypoker are constantly monitoring chatter across our social media channels and discussing various subjects with our players via forums and groups and one area that has been of interest of late was the satellites we offered. You will notice some significant changes to our satellite offering if you log into your partypoker […]

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Over €1m guaranteed in weekly MTTs as partypoker gears up for June 4th .eu launch

The upcoming June 4th launch of the partypoker.eu platform will offer players from France and Spain the chance to compete against one another for the first time, with the introduction of the shared liquidity pool. French players will see their current MTT (Multi-table Tournament) schedule doubled, while their Spanish counterparts can once again enjoy the […]

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No rake on the bounty element of all PKO tournaments in the new .eu MTT schedule from 4th June

Since PKO MTTs were launched, there has been much debate in the online poker world as to whether it is fair on players for online poker sites to apply additional rake to the bounty element of buy-ins in PKO MTTs, instead of just applying rake to the portion of the buy-in that goes directly into […]

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What is a Good Poker Winning Percentage?

People often ask me what is a good poker winning percentage. This refers to the percentage of the time you play poker where you can expect to walk away from the tables with a profit.

Or to "book a win" as some might say.

Because as you probably know, losing sometimes is inevitable in poker. No matter how good you are at poker, some days there just isn’t anything you can do to win.

They have

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If You Get 8/10 On This 3-Bet Pot Quiz, You’re a Shark

How competent are you at playing 3-bet pots as the defender? Take your time and think carefully, because these 10 questions are tough. For each question, assume that you have no information about your opponent. And be sure to share your results at the end. Best of luck!  Note: Everything on upswingpoker.com is 25% off […]

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partypoker announces $10 million schedule for KO Series 3rd- 10th June

partypoker today announced full details for the upcoming $10 million KO Series which will run for 8 days, between the 3rd and 10th June. The schedule consists exclusively of progressive knockout tournaments with five different buy-in levels; High Roller, High, Medium, Low and Micro. Tournament buy-ins will range from $0.55 in the Micro category up […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 15: Championship Events Smash Guarantees

Day 15 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST, the final day’s action, took place on Sunday 20th May with the crowning of another 30 champions, including the winners of the massive Championship Events. Those 30 events awarded a cool $5,761,936 in prize money, taking the total prize money paid out to $48,514,833. Keep reading to […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 14: Louise Butler and Philipp Gruissem Win

Day 14 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST took place on Saturday 19th May with the crowning of another 26 champions. Those 26 events awarded a cool $1,373,186 in prize money, taking the total prize money paid out to $42,770,204. Keep reading to discover which partypoker players won some serious money on Day 14 of […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 11: Anton1958 wins big in the $200K PKO

Day 11 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST took place on Wednesday 16th May with the crowning of another 24 champions, including another three winners of a POWERFEST Championship Events. Those 24 events awarded a cool $1,718,649 in prize money, taking the total prize money paid out to $32,829,254. Keep reading to discover which partypoker […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 10: Kristen Bicknell Championship Event Runner-Up

Day 10 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST took place on Tuesday 15th May with the crowning of another 22 champions, including three winners of POWERFEST Championship Events. Those 24 events awarded a cool $4,161,119 in prize money, taking the total prize money paid out to $31,110,605. Keep reading to discover which partypoker players won […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 8: simba8787 wins two Championship Events

Day 8 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST took place on Sunday 21st May with the crowning of another 30 champions, including another three winners of a POWERFEST Championship Events. Those 30 events awarded a cool $5,358,453 in prize money, taking the total prize money paid out to $25,402,267. The player known simply as “simba8787” […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 7: onehundredyes wins two events

Day 7 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST continued on Saturday 20th May with the crowning of another 22 champions, including another winner of a POWERFEST Championship Event. Those 22 events awarded a cool $1,416,110 in prize money, taking the total prize money paid out to $20,043,814 over the course of the first week. It […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 6: Series Reaches the Halfway Point

Day 6 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST continued on Friday 11th May with the crowning of another 24 champions, including another winner of a POWERFEST Championship Event. Those 22 events awarded a cool $1,649,570 in prize money, taking the total prize money paid out to $16,978,134 over the course of the first six days. […]

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Taylor Black wins MILLIONS North America after using PP LIVE Dollars to buy in

American pro becomes the latest player to win more than $1,000,000 in a MILLIONS tournament as partypoker LIVE announces an expansion to the PP LIVE Dollars programme As Taylor Black lifted the MILLIONS North America trophy at Playground Poker Club, Montreal, partypoker LIVE’s team put the finishing touches to their expanded PP LIVE Dollars satellites. […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 2: 22 More champions Crowned

Day 2 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST continued on Monday 7th May with the crowning of 22 champions. Those 22 events awarded a cool $2,011,289 in prize money , taking the total prize money paid out to almost $8.3 million over the course of the first two days. Keep reading to discover which partypoker […]

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$40 million POWERFEST Day 1: Three $1M events kick off the festival

Day 1 of the $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST kicked off on Sunday 6th May with the first 30 of 366 scheduled events. Getting the festival off to a flying start were three $1 million guaranteed Championship Events, which helped us paid out almost $6.3 million in prize money on the opening day of POWERFEST. Keep […]

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Monster Series Day 8: Diogo37 Wins $45,375

Day 8 of the $2.7 million Monster Series was the final day of the online poker festival and saw another 18 champions crowned and another $654,475 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33. All 123 events have now crowned their champions and we have awarded […]

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Monster Series Day 7: Short-handed madness!

Day 7 of the $2.7 million Monster Series saw another 15 champions crowned and another $269,089 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33. The seventh day of the Monster Series saw all tournaments switch to a six-max format, which added even mro fun and excitement […]

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Monster Series Day 6: Big Bounties, Bigger Prizes

Day 6 of the $2.7 million Monster Series saw another 15 champions crowned and another $283,364 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33. The sixth day of the Monster Series saw all tournaments switch to Progressive Knockout (PKO) formats on eight-handed tables. There were big […]

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Monster Series Day 5: $100K Gtd at 19:00 CET remains huge value

Day 5 of the $2.7 million Monster Series saw another 15 champions crowned and another $275,756 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33. All of the Monster Series tournaments are excellent value thanks to their low buy-ins and big guarantees. One event in particular, however, […]

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Monster Series Day 4: Wall2Wall3bet wins the $100K Gtd

Day 4 of the $2.7 million Monster Series saw another 15 champions crowned and another $280,530 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33. The total prize money awarded now stands at almost $1.5 million with another 63 events still to play, including the $300,000 guaranteed Monster […]

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Monster Series Day 3: More than $1.1 million already paid out

Day 3 of the $2.7 million Monster Series saw another 15 champions crowned and another $283,582 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33. The total prize money awarded has already broken through the $1.1 million barrier with another 78 events still to play, including the […]

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Team partypoker’s Natalia Breviglieri’s tips for succeeding in satellites

Team partypoker’s Natalia “N4talB” Breviglieri gives here tips for partypoker blog readers who want to take their satellite game to the next level. With the Monster Series starting in Jul. 29 and the $60 million guaranteed POWERFEST just around the corner, playing satellites can be a great way to give your bankroll a big boost. […]

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Marc Lavergne wins $32,000 from a free satellite ticket

Marc Lavergne checked his partypoker account a couple of weeks ago and discovered that he’d received a free $11 satellite ticket as part of our random ticket drops. He went on to turn that free $11 ticket into a $32,000 score, here’s his story. Marc is a 33-year-old from Ottawa, Ontario in Canada and part […]

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Monster Series Day 2: NoPa1n_NoG4me crowned $100K champion

Day 2 of the $2.7 million Monster Series saw another 15 champions crowned and another $297,046 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33. Which partypoker players won big on Day 2 of this incredible online poker festival, which saw all tournaments play out as six-handed […]

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partypoker upgrades Spanish software in preparation for shared liquidity launch

partypoker upgrades Spanish software in preparation for shared liquidity launch

partypoker.es players will now experience a significantly enhanced poker client when they next login to the partypoker software, following a material upgrade ahead of the shared liquidity launch. The upgrade brings the .es poker client much closer to the current partypoker.com software and includes the new darker lobby and table theme and the ability to […]

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Monster Series Day 1: MMA_RNC turns $33 into $27.3K

The $2.7 million guaranteed Monster Series kicked off on Sunday 29th April with the first 15 of 123 scheduled events and what a start it got off to. By the time the curtain came down on the 15th event of the day, some $570,287 had been awarded to those lucky and skilful enough to navigate […]

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Stop Fearing Triple Barrels with this Professional Approach

Stop Fearing Triple Barrels with this Professional Approach

Let’s be honest: we all sigh when an opponent fires that dreadful triple barrel, putting us to the test both technically and mentally. A triple barrel is when a player bets on the river after betting on the flop and turn. There is a deeply embedded fear in most players that their opponents are not […]

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Five tips for low stakes MTT players for building a bankroll

Team partypoker’s Louise “lou045” Butler has won more than $450,000 from online poker tournaments and is currently ranked eighth in the Irish online poker rankings, according to PocketFives.com. Louise has penned this poker strategy article to give you five tips on how to build a bankroll if you a a low stakes tournament player, which […]

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5 Easy Ways to Use Position to Triple Your Poker Winnings

One of the easiest ways to start drastically improving your poker winnings is to simply play more hands in position where you get to act last. More specifically this means playing more hands from seats like the button, the cutoff and the hijack.

The cutoff by the way is the seat directly to the right of the button and the hijack is two seats to the right of the button.

But you don’t even have

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partypoker Winners: $63.6K score for BenRichards1

There were some massive prizes won at partypoker on Sunday 22nd April thanks to the final day of the week being our biggest and busiest day on the Power Series schedule. Super Sunday High Roller-SHR: $200K Gtd Buy-in: $2,500+$100 Entries: 96 Prize pool: $240,000 Places paid: 12 One of the biggest winners was “BenRichards1” of […]

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How to Check-Raise on the River Like a Pro

How to Check-Raise on the River Like a Pro

It’s difficult to play out-of-position as the preflop caller. In this scenario our opponent, the preflop raiser, has both a range advantage and a positional advantage. However, we can still implement a well-thought-out check raising strategy, which will hinder our opponent’s ability to bet thinly for value and bluff. How important is check-raising? To demonstrate […]

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How to Check-Raise on the River Like a Pro

How to Check-Raise on the River Like a Pro

It’s difficult to play out-of-position as the preflop caller. In this scenario our opponent, the preflop raiser, has both a range advantage and a positional advantage. However, we can still implement a well-thought-out check raising strategy, which will hinder our opponent’s ability to bet thinly for value and bluff. It will make them think twice […]

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How to Check-Raise on the River Like a Pro

How to Check-Raise on the River Like a Pro

It’s difficult to play out-of-position as the preflop caller. In this scenario our opponent, the preflop raiser, has both a range advantage and a positional advantage. However, we can still implement a well-thought-out check raising strategy, which will hinder our opponent’s ability to bet thinly for value and bluff. How important is check-raising? To demonstrate […]

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When You Feel Like Quitting Poker – Read This First

Do you feel like quitting poker? Impossible to win lately? Suckouts piling on top of suckouts and you are at the end of your rope?

Well first off, believe me, I have been there too. Countless times in fact. This is not an easy game. In fact it will test your sanity again and again.

And quite frankly, maybe not everyone is even meant to play this game.

But before you throw in the towel and

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partypoker remove rake on the bounty element of all PKO MTT’s from May 6th, Day 1 of the $40M POWERFEST

partypoker remove rake on the bounty element of all PKO MTT’s from May 6th, Day 1 of the $40M POWERFEST

partypoker managing director Tom Waters explains the decision to remove the rake from the bounty element of all PKO tournaments Since PKO tournaments (MTTs) were launched, there has been much debate in the online poker world as to whether it is fair on players for online poker sites to apply additional rake to the bounty […]

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ElkY to join team partypoker as .eu ambassador

Software and MTT schedule upgrades to follow over the summer Bertrand Grospellier, better known in the poker world as ElkY, has joined partypoker as the latest ambassador. ElkY joins an elite team of ambassadors including Isaac Haxton, Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett, Patrick Leonard and Jason Koon, amongst others, and will not only assist with the […]

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$40,000,000 guaranteed POWERFEST schedule released

6th-20th May, 366 events, 13 events with $1,000,000+ guaranteed partypoker releases its biggest POWERFEST schedule yet with $40,000,000 guaranteed across 366 events. The second edition of POWERFEST in 2018 will feature two weeks of poker action from 6th- 20th May. Online satellites start on Thursday 12th April, and players can qualify from as little as […]

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Most Common Poker Stakes and #1 Struggle (Survey Results of 1124 Poker Players)

Last week I asked the roughly 10k readers on my newsletter and the 5k or so more spread out between Facebook, Twitter and Tiltbook two questions:

1. What stakes do you currently play?
2. What is the #1 thing holding you back in poker?

And all I can say is wow. The response that you guys gave me was incredible!

I ended up receiving slightly over 1k emails alone and it was amazing to hear each

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How to Destroy Your Opponent After Seeing One Showdown

How to Destroy Your Opponent After Seeing One Showdown

Sometimes it takes just one showdown for a great poker player to change their game plan and start crushing opponents. In this article I will teach you how to start thinking like a truly great player when it comes to making these immediate adjustments. You will first be presented with three hand examples that reach […]

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How to Destroy Your Opponent After Seeing One Showdown

How to Destroy Your Opponent After Seeing One Showdown

Sometimes it takes just one showdown for a great poker player to change their game plan and start crushing opponents. In this article I will teach you how to start thinking like a truly great player when it comes to making these immediate adjustments. You will first be presented with three hand examples that reach […]

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partypoker to rolls out software updates for Mac users

We are continuing improving player experience and have by rolling out a software update for Mac users. This latest update includes the following improvements. Multi-select filters: These filters will be made collapsible in coming updates Tournament search: You’ll be able to search for a specific tournament Preferences embedded within the lobby A wait list button […]

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Big prizes await partypoker Ladies during Power Series and Monster Series

partypoker Ladies have plenty of online poker tournaments to look forward to thanks to a trio of weekly Power Series events being added to the schedule and three ladies-only events added to the upcoming Monster Series. Power Series Ladies Our ladies have three Power Series tournaments every Sunday that have combined guaranteed prizepools weighing in […]

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Introducing the new Dusk Till Dawn flexible satellites

Players at partypoker will, from March 25th, be able to compete in new satellites that award “DTD£££” instead of the more traditional prize of tournament seats, giving you more flexibility when it comes to choosing which live poker tournaments you want to play. When you win some DTD£££, the GBP currency is assed to your […]

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Almost $700K worth of Power Series Mega Sats every week

We recently revamped the Power Series schedule so that there are now $10 million worth of guaranteed prize pools to play for every single week, up from $4 million previously. Now we are adding four daily Power Series Mega Sats that guarantee almost $700,000 worth of Power Series tickets every week. Whether you are looking […]

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Almost $700K worth of Power Series Mega Sats every week

We recently revamped the Power Series schedule so that there are now $10 million worth of guaranteed prize pools to play for every single week, up from $4 million previously. Now we are adding four daily Power Series Mega Sats that guarantee almost $700,000 worth of Power Series tickets every week. Whether you are looking […]

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partypoker to add daily Power Series Mega Satellites with weekly guarantees worth $700,000

This month, partypoker launched the new online tournament schedule including different themes for every day of the week, exciting Daily Majors with five different buy-ins levels, bigger weekly guarantees than ever before and dedicated days for Knockout tournaments. Total weekly guarantees increased from $5 million to over $10 million in the new schedule. partypoker announced […]

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Almost $700K worth of Power Series Mega Sats every week

We recently revamped the Power Series schedule so that there are now $10 million worth of guaranteed prize pools to play for every single week, up from $4 million previously. Now we are adding four daily Power Series Mega Sats that guarantee almost $700,000 worth of Power Series tickets every week. Whether you are looking […]

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partypoker launches new Monster Series with over $2.7 million in guaranteed prizepools

partypoker is hosting a new edition of Monster Series running 29th April to 6th May. The second Monster Series has a revamped structure and will now feature a three-tier system of low, mid and high events. The Series will run with 41 numbered events, and a total of 123 different tournaments. The eight-days is aimed […]

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partypoker launches new Monster Series with over $2.7 million in guaranteed prizepools

partypoker is hosting a new edition of Monster Series running 29th April to 6th May. The second Monster Series has a revamped structure and will now feature a three-tier system of low, mid and high events. The Series will run with 41 numbered events, and a total of 123 different tournaments. The eight-days is aimed […]

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partypoker launches new Monster Series with over $2.7 million in guaranteed prizepools

partypoker is hosting a new edition of Monster Series running 29th April to 6th May. The second Monster Series has a revamped structure and will now feature a three-tier system of low, mid and high events. Check out the full Monster Series schedule The Series will run with 41 numbered events, and a total of […]

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How to Play Small Pocket Pairs in Tournaments

How to Play Small Pocket Pairs in Tournaments

The disguised nature of a flopped set makes small pocket pairs very profitable. However, although they are profitable for most players, some tend to play them wrong in certain situations. A common mistake, for instance, is flatting too many small pocket pairs versus early and middle position opens. This is one of a few scenarios […]

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16 Simple Yet Effective Ways to Get Better at Poker in 2018

People ask me all the time how they can get better at poker. And it really isn’t that difficult in 2018 because there are more free tools and resources than ever to get you started.

There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to start turning at least a small profit this year at the lower stakes online or in your live cash games or tournies.

So in this article I am going to break down my top

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16 Simple Yet Effective Ways to Get Better at Poker in 2018

People ask me all the time how they can get better at poker. And it really isn’t that difficult in 2018 because there are more free tools and resources than ever to get you started.

There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to start turning at least a small profit this year at the lower stakes online or in your live cash games or tournies.

So in this article I am going to break down my top

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4 Ways to Improve Your Results in Multi-Way Pots

4 Ways to Improve Your Results in Multi-Way Pots

Multi-way pots can cause headaches, and it’s easy to understand why. More players means more variables, and potential for the pot to swell quickly. But if you want to crush live games or low stakes games online–where loose and passive preflop play is common–you’ll need a sound approach for multi-way pots. Today we’ll discuss 4 […]

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Preflop Strategy Quiz — Only a Feared Grinder Will Get 9/10

Preflop Strategy Quiz — Only a Feared Grinder Will Get 9/10

Ready to challenge your preflop skills? Because these 10 questions aren’t meant to be easy. When you get a question correct, make a note and share your total score at the end. glgl! Question 1: True or False: Limping preflop is never better than raising. Click “Show” below when you’re ready for the answer.   Question […]

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Almost $2 Million Added to Guarantees During First Ever Super Sunday

We have revamped the Power Series tournament schedule by creating themed days and increasing the weekly combined guarantees from $4 million to $10 million, but on March 11th, the first-ever Super Sunday, we are boosting the guarantees of some tournaments by almost $2 million. Sundays are traditionally the biggest day for online poker tournament players […]

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Almost $2 Million Added to Guarantees During First Ever Super Sunday

We have revamped the Power Series tournament schedule by creating themed days and increasing the weekly combined guarantees from $4 million to $10 million, but on March 11th, the first-ever Super Sunday, we are boosting the guarantees of some tournaments by almost $2 million. The new Super Sunday schedule features tournaments with buy-ins from $1.10 […]

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Almost $2 Million Added to Guarantees During First Ever Super Sunday

We have revamped the Power Series tournament schedule by creating themed days and increasing the weekly combined guarantees from $4 million to $10 million, but on March 11th, the first-ever Super Sunday, we are boosting the guarantees of some tournaments by almost $2 million. The new Super Sunday schedule features tournaments with buy-ins from $1.10 […]

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$10 Million Guaranteed Every Week in the new Power Series

$10 Million Guaranteed Every Week in the new Power Series

Part of going all-in at partypoker is the launch of the new and improved Power Series tournaments that have had their weekly guarantees boosted from $4 million to a staggering $10 million. Each day of the week has classic Daily Majors with buy-ins suitable for every skill level and bankroll size. To mix things up […]

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$10 Million Guaranteed Every Week in the new Power Series

$10 Million Guaranteed Every Week in the new Power Series

Part of going all-in at partypoker is the launch of the new and improved Power Series tournaments that have had their weekly guarantees boosted from $4 million to a staggering $10 million. Each day of the week has classic Daily Majors with buy-ins suitable for every skill level and bankroll size. To mix things up […]

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3 Tips to Help You Maximizing Winnings with Overpairs

3 Tips to Help You Maximizing Winnings with Overpairs

How do you play overpairs after the flop? “Play ‘em fast,” someone told me years ago. “If you don’t, you’ll miss out on value.” Despite its simplicity, this is generally good advice. The idea, of course, is to get maximum value from what’s presumably the best hand. But nothing is simple in poker. In this […]

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partypoker apologises for last night’s downtime and adds almost $2,000,000 to next Sunday’s schedule

I would like to offer my sincere apologies for the partypoker downtime last night. This was caused by a malfunction in one of our servers that resulted in the system crashing at around 8pm GMT. We have identified the issue, the problem has been rectified, refunds are being processed and tighter procedures have been implemented […]

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partypoker apologises for last night’s downtime and adds almost $2,000,000 to next Sunday’s schedule

I would like to offer my sincere apologies for the partypoker downtime last night. This was caused by a malfunction in one of our servers that resulted in the system crashing at around 8pm GMT. We have identified the issue, the problem has been rectified, refunds are being processed and tighter procedures have been implemented […]

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$10M Gtd KO Series Day 6: Two Victories for josef_shvejk

Day 6 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series was a day to remember for the partypoker player known as “josef_shvejk” because he won not one but two events for a massive cash haul. KO Series #27-H: $50K Gtd [6-Max] NL Hold’em Buy-in: $100+$9 Entries: 507 Prize pool: $50,700 Places paid: 72 Josef_shvejk’s first victory […]

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$10M Gtd KO Series Day 6: Two Victories for josef_shvejk

Day 6 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series was a day to remember for the partypoker player known as “josef_shvejk” because he won not one but two events for a massive cash haul. KO Series #27-H: $50K Gtd [6-Max] NL Hold’em Buy-in: $100+$9 Entries: 507 Prize pool: $50,700 Places paid: 72 Josef_shvejk’s first victory […]

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$10M Gtd KO Series Day 5: Runner-Up Finish For Johnny Lodden

Johnny “JLoHarada” Lodden almost became the first member of Team partypoker to win a KO Series event when he finished second in the KO Series #23-HR: $200K Gtd NL Hold’em tournament. KO Series #23-HR: $200K Gtd NL Hold’em Buy-in: $1,000+$50 Entries: 225 Prize pool: $225,000 Places paid: 32 The KO Series #23-HR: $200K Gtd NL […]

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$10M Gtd KO Series Day 5: Runner-Up Finish For Johnny Lodden

Johnny “JLoHarada” Lodden almost became the first member of Team partypoker to win a KO Series event when he finished second in the KO Series #23-HR: $200K Gtd NL Hold’em tournament. KO Series #23-HR: $200K Gtd NL Hold’em Buy-in: $1,000+$50 Entries: 225 Prize pool: $225,000 Places paid: 32 The KO Series #23-HR: $200K Gtd NL […]

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Value-packed MILLIONS Online Leaderboards Launch March 5th

We love giving value to our players here at partypoker so it should come as no surprise that we are launching a new promotion that is dripping with value. Keep reading to discover how you can get involved in this amazing promotion and get your hands on a share of $60,000 every week and over […]

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Huge prizes to be won every week in the MILLIONS Online Leaderboards

We love giving value to our players here at partypoker so it should come as no surprise that we are launching a new promotion that is dripping with value. Keep reading to discover how you can get involved in this amazing promotion and get your hands on a share of $60,000 every week and over […]

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Huge prizes to be won every week in the MILLIONS Online Leaderboards

We love giving value to our players here at partypoker so it should come as no surprise that we are launching a new promotion that is dripping with value. Keep reading to discover how you can get involved in this amazing promotion and get your hands on a share of $60,000 every week and over […]

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Huge prizes to be won every week in the MILLIONS Online Leaderboards

We love giving value to our players here at partypoker so it should come as no surprise that we are launching a new promotion that is dripping with value. Keep reading to discover how you can get involved in this amazing promotion and get your hands on a share of $60,000 every week and over […]

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$10M Gtd KO Series Day 4: Final Table for Louise Butler

Day 4 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 15 champions crowned, and while none of the members of Team partypoker managed to get their hands on a title, Louise Butler made it to the final table of very tough tournament. KO Series #19-H: $50K Gtd [6-Max Fast] NL Hold’em Buy-in: $100+$9 Entrants: […]

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$10M Gtd KO Series Day 4: Final Table for Louise Butler

Day 4 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 15 champions crowned, and while none of the members of Team partypoker managed to get their hands on a title, Louise Butler made it to the final table of very tough tournament. KO Series #19-H: $50K Gtd [6-Max Fast] NL Hold’em Buy-in: $100+$9 Entrants: […]

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3 Simple Steps to Stop Playing Too Many Hands in Poker

A big problem that many people suffer from at the poker tables is playing too many hands. This can be especially easy to do if you have a big stack in a tournament or even in a cash game.

A lot of people will think that they can afford to splash the chips around a little bit more because of this.

But this is a dangerous game to play because many of your opponents will be waiting for a good

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$10M Gtd KO Series Day 3: Team partypoker reach two final tables

Day 3 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series continued at partypoker on February 27th with another 15 action-packed events. When the day was over and the dust had settled, we discovered two members of Team partypoker had navigated their way to KO Series final tables. KO Series #12-H: $100K Gtd Buy-in: $200+$15 Entries: 616 […]

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