Dan Shak: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dan Shak: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dan Shak is a 62-year-old hedge fund manager and semi-pro poker player. Backed by an almost unlimited bankroll built in gold futures trading, Shak stands as a mainstay on the high-stakes live tournament circuit. Shak’s poker accomplishments are impressive enough to warrant “pro” status. He’s among the top 100 on the Hendon Mob live tournament […]

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What Happened to Peter Eastgate?

What Happened to Peter Eastgate?

Peter Eastgate won the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, and his life path after that win makes the Danish player one of the more mysterious figures in poker history. Eastgate was 22 years old when he achieved his WSOP win, making him the youngest Main Event champion in history at the time. The […]

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4 Poker Career-Changing Insights I Learned from Phil Ivey

4 Poker Career-Changing Insights I Learned from Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is one of the most mysterious figures in poker. For the past 20 or so years, Ivey has dominated both the live and online poker streets. He racked up 10 World Series of Poker bracelets in addition to $31,377,928 in live tournament earnings. Ivey has also performed well in high-stakes cash games, both […]

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Greg Merson: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Greg Merson: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Greg Merson’s place in the poker history books includes one of the all-time greatest runs at the World Series of Poker. Merson took down the 2012 WSOP Main Event and won the Player of the Year award, becoming the only player to ever do both in the same year. Merson’s incredible success at the 2012 […]

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What Happened to Jamie Gold?

What Happened to Jamie Gold?

Jamie Gold took down the biggest winner’s prize in the history of the World Series of Poker Main Event. The 2006 Main Event set WSOP records for both attendance (8,773 players) and first-place prize money ($12 million). Gold’s path to the championship included regular displays of speech-play antics, with a signature style that puts Gold […]

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Dario Sammartino: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dario Sammartino: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dario Sammartino’s career highlight reel includes a runner-up finish in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event. The 34-year-old native of Naples, Italy took part in one of the most controversial hands in WSOP history on the way to that finish, which lives on in poker lore. Sammartino broke through in the high roller […]

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Joe Hachem: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Joe Hachem: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

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

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Ryan “pokerwithriske” Riske Joins the Upswing Poker Team

Ryan “pokerwithriske” Riske Joins the Upswing Poker Team

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

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Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

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

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Michael Mizrachi: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Michael Mizrachi: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

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

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Igor Kurganov: Poker Results and Relationship With Liv Boree

Igor Kurganov: Poker Results and Relationship With Liv Boree

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jason Mercier: Poker Results & Net Worth

Jason Mercier: Poker Results & Net Worth

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

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Rainer Kempe: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Rainer Kempe: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

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

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Sam Trickett: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Sam Trickett: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Sam Trickett’s poker resume details the accomplishments of one of the world’s most successful poker players. The high-stakes tournament fixture has amassed more than $21 million in career tournament earnings since taking up the game. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1986, Trickett chose a path as a poker pro while at a crossroads in life […]

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Become a Winner at Pot Limit Omaha FAST with the PLO Launch Pad Course

Become a Winner at Pot Limit Omaha FAST with the PLO Launch Pad Course

Taking up “The Great Game of Pot-Limit Omaha” can seem like an intimidating task. Even the most seasoned No-Limit Hold’em players might feel out of their depth when they sit down at a PLO table. Dylan “iheartco0kie” Weisman brings a new course to Upswing Poker aimed at giving newcomers to PLO a massive competitive edge. […]

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Sam Greenwood: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Sam Greenwood: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Self-titled “poker enthusiast” Sam Greenwood doesn’t consider himself a poker pro. With a resume that includes more than $22.5 million in career tournament earnings, however, Greenwood’s poker ability puts him among the elite level of poker’s top professional players. Greenwood turned 32 years old in 2020 and is currently enjoying the peak of an impressive […]

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Scott Seiver: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Scott Seiver: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Scott Seiver’s poker resume puts him in the elite class of poker’s most well-rounded players. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner stands as a good bet to win any tournament he’s in, no matter which poker variant is being played. The 35-year-old Ohio native boasts an impressive resume of results spanning the last 15 years. As […]

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Jake Schindler: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Jake Schindler: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Poker’s small circle of high-roller tournament regulars includes Jake Schindler. Schindler’s poker ability makes him one of the most highly-regarded players in the world among his high-stakes peers. Still just 31 years old, Schindler has amassed more than $25 million in career tournament earnings. He’s a regular presence at the final table in poker tournaments […]

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Jason Koon: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Jason Koon stands as one of the top players in the modern era of poker. Few players can claim the resume that Koon has put together over the last decade-plus. Koon is a fixture on the high roller tournament scene, and can often be seen at final tables in high-stakes tournaments both domestic and abroad. […]

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Kelly Minkin: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Kelly Minkin’s deep runs in the WSOP Main Event have earned her the title of “last woman standing” twice in the world’s biggest poker tournament. Minkin’s poker accolades include more than $1.5 million in cashes, regular appearances on poker television, and popular Instagram and Twitter accounts. Minkin’s success reaches far beyond the poker table. The […]

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Gavin Smith: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Lasting Legacy

Gavin Smith was one of poker’s most recognizable figures from the “poker boom” era of the 2000s and early 2010s. One of poker’s most beloved figures, Smith forged an unmistakable presence in just about any poker tournament or television show he took part in over his 20-year career in the game. Smith passed away on […]

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UK Poker: Best United Kingdom Poker Sites & Players

UK Poker: Best United Kingdom Poker Sites & Players

UK Poker has taken off over the last decade. Due to the country’s relaxed online poker laws, it has become an extremely popular place for poker players to inhabit. Some of the game’s greatest players hail from the UK, making it on of the premier poker destinations in the world. Top Poker Sites for UK […]

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German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

Over the last decade, German poker players have emerged as a dominant force in the poker world. The nation is considered to be home to some of the best players in the world, including World Series of Poker Main Event Champions Pius Heinz (2011) and Hossein Ensan (2019). The Best German Poker Players (All-Time Money […]

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Tourney Boss Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic Joins the Upswing Lab Team

Tourney Boss Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic Joins the Upswing Lab Team

One of poker’s most prolific Twitch streamers has joined the Upswing Lab. Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic is the newest member of the Upswing Team, and he brings his wealth of experience at the online tournament tables to the Lab. The 27-year-old Australia native comes to the Upswing Poker team with a well-known reputation from his AllinPav […]

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

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

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

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Phil Hellmuth: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Top BLOWUPS

Phil Hellmuth: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Top BLOWUPS

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

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

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

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

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10 Most Famous Poker Players Ever (Male & Female)

10 Most Famous Poker Players Ever (Male & Female)

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

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How Much Money Has Patrik Antonius Won in Poker?

How Much Money Has Patrik Antonius Won in Poker?

Is Patrik Antonius the greatest poker player of all time? Based on what we know about his winnings, Antonius is certainly one of the most successful online cash game players ever. It’s tough to put a specific number on the entire career earnings total for Antonius. The 39-year-old Finnish pro in a legend in poker […]

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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 Erick Lindgren? The Success & Unpaid Debts of “E-Dog”

Who is Erick Lindgren? The Success & Unpaid Debts of “E-Dog”

Erick Lindgren was at one time one of the biggest names in poker. The man known as “E-Dog” was one of the faces of Full Tilt Poker during the poker boom era of the 2000s, and owns a poker resume with more than $10 million in lifetime tournament earnings. Lindgren was a fan favorite and […]

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Meet John Cynn: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Meet John Cynn: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

John Cynn is best known as the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. Cynn’s poker accomplishments, however, aren’t limited to just that run, in which he took home the Main Event bracelet. The 34-year-old poker pro started racking up scores in poker tournaments as early as 2010, and his rise to the top […]

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Who is Hossein Ensan? Meet the WSOP Main Event Champion

Who is Hossein Ensan? Meet the WSOP Main Event Champion

Hossein Ensan has built an impressive poker resume in a relatively short poker career. The 55-year-old poker pro won the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event, adding a $10 million payday to his career tournament earnings total. The 2019 Main Event wasn’t the first major championship win for Ensan, however. The well-accomplished poker pro […]

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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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Erica Schoenberg: How a Blackjack Genius Became a Poker Pro

Erica Schoenberg: How a Blackjack Genius Became a Poker Pro

Erica Schoenberg Lindgren is an American professional poker and blackjack player as well as a former model, beach volleyball player, and personal trainer. The 41-year-old Schoenberg has competed in both the World Series of Blackjack (WSOB) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in addition to the Ultimate Blackjack Tour and World Poker Tour (WPT). […]

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Who is Mike McDonald? How “Timex” Became a Poker Legend

Who is Mike McDonald? How “Timex” Became a Poker Legend

Mike McDonald, at 29 years old, has already just about done it all in poker. The man known as “Timex” started racking up an online poker bankroll before he could even legally play, starting on Partypoker in 2005 at age 16. Fast forward to 2019, and McDonald’s resume includes more than $13 million in live […]

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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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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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Did David Sklansky Invent GTO Poker Strategy?

Did David Sklansky Invent GTO Poker Strategy?

David Sklansky is the father of mathematical poker theory. His 1987 book, The Theory of Poker, is considered to be one of best poker books of all time. Sklansky is truly a pioneer in the realm of applying mathematical principals to poker strategy. At the time of its release The Theory of Poker was unlike […]

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Is Joey Ingram the Most Important Person in Poker?

Is Joey Ingram the Most Important Person in Poker?

Joey Ingram is one of the biggest stars on the modern poker landscape. He’s not playing the game as much as he used to, but the 33-year-old is one of poker’s most important personalities, creating content, advocating for players and promoting the game like no one else can. Ingram’s poker content, including the award-winning Poker […]

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Is Joey Ingram the Most Important Person in Poker?

Is Joey Ingram the Most Important Person in Poker?

Joey Ingram is one of the biggest stars on the modern poker landscape. He’s not playing the game as much as he used to, but the 33-year-old is one of poker’s most important personalities, creating content, advocating for players and promoting the game like no one else can. Ingram’s poker content, including the award-winning Poker […]

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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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Melanie Weisner: Meet the Multi-Talented and Fierce Poker Pro

Melanie Weisner: Meet the Multi-Talented and Fierce Poker Pro

American poker pro Melanie Weisner, aka Callisto5 on PokerStars, is one of today’s most accomplished female poker players. Let’s take a look at Weisner’s poker accomplishments, including some of the most interesting hands she’s played: Early Years and Online Poker The 31-year-old hails from Houston, Texas. Before making a splash in the poker world, she […]

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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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Who is Cary Katz and What Does He Bring to the Poker World?

Who is Cary Katz and What Does He Bring to the Poker World?

Cary Katz is a successful businessman, high-stakes tournament player, and one of poker’s most important figures. Known to some as ‘El Jefe’, Katz has long since surpassed the title of “businessman who plays poker” based on his results. He currently has $17 million in career tournament earnings and frequently makes final tables in high roller […]

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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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Who is Eric Baldwin? Meet the Poker Grinder Extraordinaire

Who is Eric Baldwin? Meet the Poker Grinder Extraordinaire

The poker world is chock full of a variety of personalities. Some are larger-than-life like Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow, while others—albeit highly talented and successful—are a bit more conservative and down-to-Earth. Meet Eric Baldwin, aka “basebaldy,” a Las Vegas local who—despite his immense success in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and other large-scale […]

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Who is Eric Baldwin? Meet the Poker Grinder Extraordinaire

Who is Eric Baldwin? Meet the Poker Grinder Extraordinaire

The poker world is chock full of a variety of personalities. Some are larger-than-life like Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow, while others—albeit highly talented and successful—are a bit more conservative and down-to-Earth. Meet Eric Baldwin, aka “basebaldy,” a Las Vegas local who—despite his immense success in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and other large-scale […]

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Rick Salomon: Poker Results, Hands & The Famous Tape

Rick Salomon: Poker Results, Hands & The Famous Tape

Rick Salomon might be best known for an infamous sex tape. Salomon’s high-stakes poker results, however, put him in the top 100 on the all-time tournament money list. The stories surrounding Salomon’s poker exploits make him somewhat of a legend in the poker world. Let’s take a closer look at the life of Rick Salomon, […]

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Nick Schulman: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Nick Schulman: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Nick Schulman is a velvet-voiced poker player and commentator. Let’s take a look at his biggest wins, memorable hands, and how he got into poker. (Featured photo: Poker Central) Nick Schulman’s Tournament Results & Biggest Wins As of April 2020, Nick Schulman’s career tournament earnings total $13,117,530. Schulman’s top five tournament scores are as follows: […]

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Prahlad Friedman: Poker Results & Memorable Hands (Plus Rapping)

Prahlad Friedman: Poker Results & Memorable Hands (Plus Rapping)

Prahlad Friedman is a legendary poker pro from Los Angeles, California. The 40-year-old has logged countless hours playing online under the names “Spirit Rock”, “Zweig”, “Pragress”, “Prefontaine”, and “Mahatma” on various well-known poker sites. Jump to a section: Prahlad Friedman’s Biggest Wins Most Memorable Hands Player History & Profile Prahlad “Pragress” Friedman: Rapper & Music […]

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Did Dan Bilzerian Win His Money in Poker?

Did Dan Bilzerian Win His Money in Poker?

What do you do with more money than you could ever need? Just ask “King of Instagram” and “poker pro” Dan Bilzerian. Born in Tampa, Florida, this 37-year-old playboy, multi-millionaire, and Internet personality is renowned for his lavish lifestyle. Many in the poker world also know Bilzerian for his highly contested claims that he amassed his […]

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Annette Obrestad: Poker Results, Hands & Playing BLIND?!

Annette Obrestad: Poker Results, Hands & Playing BLIND?!

Norwegian poker pro Annette Obrestad is the youngest person to ever win a WSOP bracelet—a feat she accomplished at the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event the day before her 19th birthday. The 29-year-old—also known as Annette_15 online and The Huntress—currently ranks second on Norway’s All-Time Money List and 285th on the […]

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MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona runner-up Adam Owen talks to the partypoker blog

The United Kingdom’s Adam Owen is a professional poker player with a glowing reputation. Owen was already regarded as one of the UK’s top mixed game players, but after his runner-up finish in the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona Main Event, people may take more notice of his no-limit hold’em skills. Owen discovered poker […]

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