Master Preflop Play with the New Advanced Solver Ranges

Master Preflop Play with the New Advanced Solver Ranges

The Advanced Solver Ranges, now available to Upswing Lab members, are the most comprehensive set of affordable preflop ranges you will find online. The ranges were created by Upswing coach Fried Meulders, a 500NL Zoom crusher known as “mynameiskarl” on PokerStars. Fried ran the sims and painstakingly worked through just about every conceivable preflop scenario […]

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PLO Pro Just $2,700 Away from $25,000 Bankroll Challenge Goal

Dylan Weisman is close to mission accomplished on his $5,000 to $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha bankroll challenge. After 17 sessions, Weisman is just $2,700 short of his goal. Day 17 saw Weisman run the bankroll up from $17,709 to $22,300 in a five-hour session. The next stream for Weisman, who’s known as co0kies1 on Twitch, […]

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Who is Daniel McCaulay? Meet Upswing Poker’s Newest World-Class Coach

Who is Daniel McCaulay? Meet Upswing Poker’s Newest World-Class Coach

The newest addition to the Upswing Poker coaching team has been crushing in the online heads-up streets for years. Daniel McAulay, aka dougiedan678 on PokerStars, brings his heads-up NL acumen, as well as his experience in 6-max and MTTs, to the Upswing Poker Lab. Daniel will be producing modules and Play & Explains, as well […]

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Take a Sneak Peek at the New Advanced PLO Mastery Course

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Advanced PLO Mastery Course

Getting better at Pot Limit Omaha is about to get a whole lot easier. That’s because the brand new Advanced PLO Mastery course is coming to Upswing on Monday, March 2nd. Veteran PLO pros Chris Wehner and Dylan Weisman have condensed and compiled thousands of hours of […]

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Pot Limit Omaha Pro Embarks on $25,000 Bankroll Challenge

Pot Limit Omaha Pro Embarks on $25,000 Bankroll Challenge

Today’s low-mid stakes poker games are still beatable for a solid and consistent win-rate. Pot Limit Omaha professional Dylan Weisman is determined to prove that fact, and he’s going to teach you a thing or two about PLO as he does it. Starting this week, Dylan will attempt to turn a $5,000 bankroll into $25,000 […]

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How Many Hands Are Played Per Hour in Live Poker Games?

How Many Hands Are Played Per Hour in Live Poker Games?

One of the biggest influences on an hourly rate for poker earnings is the number of hands played per hour. This number drastically varies in live games compared to online play. In fact, one of the biggest advantages to playing online is the ability to play many more hands per hour. Multi-tabling, playing short-handed (6-max) […]

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4 Ways to Identify a Poker Bot Online

4 Ways to Identify a Poker Bot Online

A poker bot is a computerized poker player. Unlike their human counterparts, bots never succumb to tilt, they never misplay a hand, and they never get tired of playing. Bots can play on and on indefinitely, making money over the long run. A sufficiently widespread and sophisticated poker bot infestation could mean the end of […]

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Why Poker Players Got Mad at Catrific

Why Poker Players Got Mad at Catrific

Catherine “catrific” Valdes is an online content creator and self-described ex-influencer. She’s best known in the poker world for an incident at the 2019 WSOP Circuit Bally’s stop, when her reaction to a staff error caused an uproar in the poker community. Valdes has amassed more than 600,000 subscribers on YouTube and similar large following […]

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We’re Slashing Prices for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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

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Jake Abdalla Final Tables Poker Masters $10K 8-Game Mix

Upswing Poker coach Jake Abdalla returned to the live poker streets this week, final tabling the $10K 8-Game Mix at the Poker Masters Friday afternoon. Abdalla placed fifth for $36,000, his largest live tournament cash since 2017. Abdalla, known for his online mixed cash-game prowess, also has had consistent success in live tournaments. The Boston-native […]

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How Daniel Negreanu Lost His 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Title

How Daniel Negreanu Lost His 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Title

Robert Campbell is officially the 2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. The POY honors were erroneously awarded to Daniel Negreanu earlier this week. A data entry error from the results of Event #68 $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship was discovered, however, which awarded Negreanu points for an in-the-money finish he didn’t […]

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Sneak Peek at the New Short Deck Course with Kane Kalas

Sneak Peek at the New Short Deck Course with Kane Kalas

Home Mike Brady|Poker News & History, Poker Strategy|Oct 28, 2019 Sneak Peek at the New Short Deck Course with Kane Kalas Sneak Peek at the New Short Deck Course with Kane Kalas Mike Brady|Poker News & History, Poker Strategy|Oct 28, 2019 Home Meet the latest elite pro to join the Upswing team: Kane Kalas. Kane […]

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What Happened to Full Tilt Poker?

What Happened to Full Tilt Poker?

Full Tilt Poker was synonymous with the “poker boom” era of the 2000s. Once one of the largest and most popular online poker sites, Full Tilt was a place to play real money poker games, owned by professional poker players. The brand was an inescapable presence in the poker industry during it’s heyday from 2004-2011. Owned by big-name pros like Chris Ferguson, Howard […]

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The Top 10 Poker Movies of All-Time

Poker has a long tradition of being used in movies for dramatic effect. When done right, these movies do a lot more than just showcase the game accurately. A great poker movie gives viewers a sense of poker subculture, and how it affects those who play it. Loosely defined, there are probably hundreds of ‘poker […]

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Stones Live Poker Player Accused of Cheating On Stream

Mike Postle and Stones Poker Cheating Allegations: Here’s What We Know Allegations of a cheating scandal featuring Mike Postle, a regular at the Stones Gambling Hall, have taken over the poker world the past few days. Postle is a regular on the livestreamed cash games at Stones, which feature $1/$3 and $5/$5 games, sometimes with […]

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Stones Live Poker Player Accused of Cheating On Stream

Mike Postle and Stones Poker Cheating Allegations: Here’s What We Know Allegations of a cheating scandal featuring Mike Postle, a regular at the Stones Gambling Hall, have taken over the poker world the past few days. Postle is a regular on the livestreamed cash games at Stones, which feature $1/$3 and $5/$5 games, sometimes with […]

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ICMIZER 3: Maximize Your Edge in Poker Tournaments

ICMIZER 3: Maximize Your Edge in Poker Tournaments

Geoffrey Fisk|Poker News & History|Sep 27, 2019 ICMIZER 3: Maximize Your Edge in Poker Tournaments ICMIZER 3: Maximize Your Edge in Poker Tournaments Geoffrey Fisk|Poker News & History|Sep 27, 2019 Tournament players, rejoice! ICMIZER 3, the latest update in the cutting-edge ICMIZER series of poker tournament analysis tools, has arrived. [This post contains video, click […]

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ICMIZER 3: Maximize Your Edge in Poker Tournaments

ICMIZER 3: Maximize Your Edge in Poker Tournaments

Geoffrey Fisk|Poker News & History|Sep 27, 2019 ICMIZER 3: Maximize Your Edge in Poker Tournaments ICMIZER 3: Maximize Your Edge in Poker Tournaments Geoffrey Fisk|Poker News & History|Sep 27, 2019 Tournament players, rejoice! ICMIZER 3, the latest update in the cutting-edge ICMIZER series of poker tournament analysis tools, has arrived. [This post contains video, click […]

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Tom Dwan’s Aces Up vs a Chinese Billionaire (Analysis)

Tom Dwan’s Aces Up vs a Chinese Billionaire (Analysis)

Perhaps the most infamous young poker player of the modern era, Tom Dwan blew away casual poker fans with his loose-aggressive strategy on televised high stakes cash games from 2008-2011. Then he went from hero to villain in the eyes of many as he has neglected to finish his 50,000 hand “durrrr challenge” — which […]

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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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Bryn Kenney Becomes #1 in Tournament Winnings with $20,563,324 Score

Bryn Kenney Becomes #1 in Tournament Winnings with $20,563,324 Score

Bryn Kenney continued his incredible 2019 with a second place finish in the Triton Million for Charity Saturday afternoon. Despite placing second, Kenney negotiated a chop at the start of heads-up play that allowed him to take $20,563,324 compared to the $16,775,820 for eventual winner Aaron Zang. Table of Contents: Who is Bryn Kenney? Bryn […]

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Bluff-Raising the River with $38,381 on the Line (Analysis)

Bluff-Raising the River with $38,381 on the Line (Analysis)

You’re about to improve your final table skills with Nick Petrangelo’s third and final free strategy video before the release of his new course High Stakes MTT Sessions. Nick starts the video with a short walkthrough of the course, then moves on to a final table hand review. Enjoy! [This post contains video, click to […]

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Bluff-Raising the River with $38,381 on the Line (Analysis)

Bluff-Raising the River with $38,381 on the Line (Analysis)

You’re about to improve your final table skills with Nick Petrangelo’s third and final free strategy video before the release of his new course High Stakes MTT Sessions. Nick starts the video with a short walkthrough of the course, then moves on to a final table hand review. Enjoy! [This post contains video, click to […]

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High Stakes MTT Sessions with Nick Petrangelo Walkthrough (Out Now)

High Stakes MTT Sessions with Nick Petrangelo Walkthrough (Out Now)

Nick Petrangelo is back with an advanced training course to help you run deep in more tournaments. It’s called High Stakes MTT Sessions and you can get it here. The 20+ hour course features a hand review-heavy format that you’re sure to find fun and valuable. Here’s what Nick had to say about it: I […]

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High Stakes Pro Daniel “DANMERR” Merrilees Joins Team Upswing

High Stakes Pro Daniel “DANMERR” Merrilees Joins Team Upswing

Dan Merrilees is one of the most feared players in the streets of online poker, and he’s joined the Upswing team to make coaching content members of the Lab training course. The man known as “DANMERRRRRRR” on PokerStars began his poker journey playing €10 sit-n-gos at 17 years old. Now 25, the UK-born grinder has […]

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Upswing Coach Moritz Dietrich Wins $144,869 in SCOOP Sunday Million

This past Sunday, Moritz “MuckCallOK” Dietrich got 2nd in the $215 buy-in SCOOP-04 Sunday Million on PokerStars. He took home $145,084 for his efforts after making a deal heads-up. The man we call “Mo” did it quietly, too. Our team at Upswing didn’t even know it happened until another pro (Matt Staples) tweeted about his […]

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Win a $250 Ticket This Sunday on Natural 8 (Upswing-Exclusive, 10 Seats Added)

Win a $250 Ticket This Sunday on Natural 8 (Upswing-Exclusive, 10 Seats Added)

Upswing has partnered with Natural8.com to run an exclusive $10 buy-in satellite to the $500k guaranteed GG Series $250 Main Event with 10 seats added to the prizepool. The satellite tournament starts this Sunday, May 12th, at 4pm CET (11am ET) and is exclusively for Upswing members and readers. You will need this password to […]

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Win a $250 Ticket This Sunday on Natural 8 (Upswing-Exclusive, 10 Seats Added)

Win a $250 Ticket This Sunday on Natural 8 (Upswing-Exclusive, 10 Seats Added)

Upswing has partnered with Natural8.com to run an exclusive $10 buy-in satellite to the $500k guaranteed GG Series $250 Main Event with 10 seats added to the prizepool. The satellite tournament starts this Sunday, May 12th, at 4pm CET (11am ET) and is exclusively for Upswing members and readers. You will need this password to […]

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Is Online Poker Legal in the USA? | Legislation Update

Is Online Poker Legal in the USA? | Legislation Update

What does the future look like for legal online poker in the United States? It’s been nearly a decade since the shutdown of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker/Ultimate Bet, and U.S. players are still waiting and hoping that the online game returns to the glory days of the 2000s at some point. Is online […]

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Is Online Poker Legal in the USA? | Legislation Update

Is Online Poker Legal in the USA? | Legislation Update

What does the future look like for legal online poker in the United States? It’s been nearly a decade since the shutdown of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker/Ultimate Bet, and U.S. players are still waiting and hoping that the online game returns to the glory days of the 2000s at some point. Is online […]

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Is Online Poker Legal in the USA?

Is Online Poker Legal in the USA?

What does the future look like for legal online poker in the United States? It’s been nearly a decade since the shutdown of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker/Ultimate Bet, and U.S. players are still waiting and hoping that the online game returns to the glory days of the 2000s at some point. Is online […]

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7 Poker Slang Terms Players Love to Say (And What They Mean)

7 Poker Slang Terms Players Love to Say (And What They Mean)

If you hang out with poker players, you are bound to hear poker slang terms to describe things away from the table. Not being familiar with these poker terms can make it seem like the person saying them is speaking a different language, or maybe they’re concussed. We asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook […]

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The Three Best Ways to Get Poker Coaching

The Three Best Ways to Get Poker Coaching

It’s never been tougher to consistently win at poker, and if you want to see great results in 2019, it’s probably time to look into poker coaching. Poker players now have more options than ever before when it comes to poker coaching. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to improve your […]

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High Stakes Poker: The Original High Roller Cash Game

High Stakes Poker: The Original High Roller Cash Game

High Stakes Poker is still an all-time favorite in the realm of televised poker shows, and fans of the iconic program rejoiced last summer when the entire series was re-released on YouTube. Originally aired on the Game Show Network, High Stakes Poker ran for seven seasons from 2006-2011 and remains one of the most popular […]

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WSOP Magic: Top 10 Memorable Hands from the World Series of Poker

WSOP Magic: Top 10 Memorable Hands from the World Series of Poker

(Photo credit: PokerPhotoArchive) Everything is magnified when a World Series of Poker bracelet is on the line. With millions of dollars changing hands on the drop of a card, some of the craziest hands from the WSOP Main Event and Big One for One Drop will live on in poker lore forever. For the viewer […]

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WSOP Magic: Top 10 Memorable Hands from the World Series of Poker

WSOP Magic: Top 10 Memorable Hands from the World Series of Poker

(Photo credit: PokerPhotoArchive) Everything is magnified when a World Series of Poker bracelet is on the line. With millions of dollars changing hands on the drop of a card, some of the craziest hands from the WSOP Main Event and Big One for One Drop will live on in poker lore forever. For the viewer […]

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The History of Poker Chips

The History of Poker Chips

Next to the cards themselves, no tangible item is more deeply ensconced in the zeitgeist of poker than the poker chip. Nothing feels better in your hands, and if you can shuffle poker chips well, or even passably, you feel like a badass poker pro. If you’re into poker, you probably want to know how […]

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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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10 of the Best Episodes from Andrew Neeme’s Poker Vlog

10 of the Best Episodes from Andrew Neeme’s Poker Vlog

Poker vlogger Andrew Neeme’s YouTube channel is up over the 100k subscribers mark. If you’re not one of them already, you probably will be after checking out a few episodes of his work. Since rolling out the vlog’s pilot in October 2016, Neeme has produced more than 150 episodes and earned a reputation as one […]

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Who is Jason McConnon? Meet the Cash Game Beast Now on Team Upswing

Who is Jason McConnon? Meet the Cash Game Beast Now on Team Upswing

photo via PokerNews (Jayne Furman) Jason McConnon is a fixture on the mid-high stakes online poker scene, and the man known as JASON.MAC100 on PokerStars has spent the latter part of the 2010s as one of the UK’s most respected cash game specialists. Now, he’s joined Team Upswing to teach Lab members how to crush […]

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The Amazing Work of Poker Photographer Drew Amato

The Amazing Work of Poker Photographer Drew Amato

Some people are just born to accomplish certain things in life. When a person finds his or her calling, then all seems right with the world. When Drew Amato picked up a camera and found his calling, the poker world was truly blessed.  Take a look at some of this amazing photographer’s truly spectacular portfolio. […]

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Jacqueline Burkhart Details Her $0 to $86,400 Poker Story

Jacqueline Burkhart Details Her $0 to $86,400 Poker Story

Jacqueline Burkhart is a poker player from Portland who has built an impressive resume in just a few years of side-hustling poker. Her biggest scores include a deep run in the WSOP Monster Stack for nearly $30k and a final table in the WSOP Ladies Championship for $28k. Most recently, Jacki reached the final 5 […]

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Mid-States Poker Tour Tournaments in 2020 | MSPT Schedule

Mid-States Poker Tour Tournaments in 2020 | MSPT Schedule

What is the MSPT? The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) was born in December 2009 as the Minnesota State Poker Tour. In 2011, the tournament crossed into Iowa, and more expansion led to the tour’s rebranding. Now in its tenth season, the MSPT hosts more than 30 events each year across the United States. Whereas the […]

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