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…Read More What Flop C-Bet Size Should You Use in Cash Games? (The Ultimate Guide, Part 1)
A game with a lot limped pots is a game you want to be playing. These games are often full of weak players because strong players rarely limp. (You may remember this from our How to Destroy Limpers article.) These small pots will have a big impact on your bottom line. If you want that impact…Read More Limped Pots: How to Adjust Your Strategy to Win More Money
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…Read More Suited Connectors: 5 Strategic Mistakes Poker Players Should Avoid
Wouldn’t it be nice to get access to a super high roller’s strategy to use in poker tournaments you play? Nick Petrangelo has teamed up with Upswing to bring you Winning Poker Tournaments, an in-depth training course that is available right here, right now! Nick is widely regarded as one of the best live and…Read More Take a Sneak Peek at Winning Poker Tournaments with Nick Petrangelo
Are you ready to improve your short stack game? Read on! Being short stacked can happen in any game type. In formats like Hyper-Turbos and Spin-and-Go’s you start with a short stack, and in tournaments you’ll very often find yourself short-stacked. So, let’s dive into 7 tips that will prepare you for these crucial situations!…Read More 7 Short Stack Poker Tips for Maximizing Your Earnings
What’s going on, Upswing fam? Today we’re mixing things up with a guest post that aims to help you with your mental game. Konstantinos “Duncan” Palamourdas is an award-winning math professor from UCLA who specializes in the mathematics of poker, as well as in poker education. He currently teaches poker classes at UCLA extension which…Read More Stop Letting Your Poker Ego Cost You Money & Happiness
You call a big re-raise with pocket sevens and stare anxiously as the dealer reveals the flop… Queen… Jack… SEVEN! As soon as you see that seven, your anxiety fades and your eyes dart to count your opponent’s stack. You’re going to try to get it all. There is nothing in poker like this —…Read More When Should You Set Mine with a Pocket Pair? These 5 Tips Will Clear Things Up.
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…Read More [QUIZ] Phil Hellmuth Sees Poker Players as Animals. Which One Are You?
The dream is to have a simple system of lines to follow. Powerful lines that are guaranteed to generate profit in the vast majority of scenarios. And that’s exactly what is taught at BestPokerCoaching.com . A strong system of default lines designed to routinely collect profits from the tables. We wouldn’t want it any other…Read More Rules of Creativity
You’ve probably heard the term “equity realization” a few times – it’s been used in many articles here at Upswing. But if you don’t know what equity realization means, or how to use it, it’s time to learn. We’re about to cover this crucial poker concept, one that impacts every hand you’ll ever play. But…Read More How Equity Realization Impacts Every Hand You’ll Ever Play