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15 Upswing Poker Coaches and the Skills They’ll Help You Master

Upswing Poker is home to a 15-person roster of incredibly well-regarded poker coaches, from site founders Doug Polk and Ryan Fee on down the line. As a whole, the Upswing Poker coaching roster teaches a variety of different poker skills across multiple game variants.

Geoff Fisk dives deep to break down exactly what you can expect from each exceptional poker coach in Upswing Poker’s suite of offerings.

An In-Depth Look at the Hendon Mob Poker Popularity Rankings

If you’re familiar with the poker world at all, it’s easy to get a sense of who the most popular players are at any given time. For hard stats to back up player popularity, however, you’ve got to look to the Hendon Mob.

As poker fans the world over love looking up the stats of their favorite players, it’s easy to determine which poker pros are currently the most popular and which have enjoyed longstanding popularity for years. Here’s an in-depth look at the Hendon Mob’s poker player popularity charts.

Will the Poker World See Doug Polk 2.0 in 2018?

In many ways, 2017 was “the year of Doug Polk” as far as poker was concerned. Nonetheless, that story didn’t necessary play itself out at the American Poker Awards, where Polk ended the night emptyhanded.

This appeared to serve as some sort of wake-up call, however, with Doug releasing a video heralding a “face turn” and that it’s time for him to change his tone. What follows is our analysis, and some speculation on what to expect from Doug in the future.

In Defense of Humanity

Finally the world decides to pay attention to poker, but the story they’re interested in is that Libratus, an artificial intelligence program devised by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, beat humans at the game. How sad.

Sometimes you have to swim against the tide. With mainstream media shouting to the heavens that “humans are doomed at poker”, I felt the need to pen an op-ed in defense of humanity. Let’s not forget what makes poker so engaging and enjoyable: it’s the PEOPLE! That’s what the world ought to be paying more attention to.

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