In case you watch any poker videos on YouTube, it’s pretty much impossible that Doug ‘WCGRider’ Polk hasn’t popped up on to your screen at some point with his humorous but on-point videos. As a founder of Upwsing Poker and a content producer, Doug Polk is the perhaps the most visible character of this poker training site. He is a former high-stakes HU crusher in Texas Hold’em and he’s become somewhat of a poker celebrity in the last few years. Doug teaches some of the courses at Upswing Poker, such as the Advanced Heads Up Mastery. Another co-founder of the site is Ryan Fee, who produced the legendary poker guide called ‘6 Max NL Strategy Guide’ back in the day. Since their launch in 2015, Upswing Poker has grown into a pretty large business and they have signed more coaches such as Alex ‘Kanu7’ Millar, Matt ‘Checkmate’ Colletta, Andres ‘Educa-p0ker’ Artinano, Jake Abdalla, Nick Petrangelo, Kane Kalas, Chris Wehner, Dylan Weisman, and many others. The coaches of Upwsing poker write and publish also free poker strategy articles regularly.
While Upswing Poker has a variety of courses available, their main product is the Upswing Poker Lab. Upswing Poker Lab is an Texas Hold’em membership course that has comprehensive sections for each area of the game. In our opinion, it’s suitable for both beginners and winning poker players as long as they know the poker rules. Although there’s no free trial, you can try the Lab risk-free with 30-day money-back guarantee. The content of the Upswing Poker Lab gets fresh updates each month. The lab can be broken down into 6 different modules:
Module 1: Lab Core Strategy
Module 2: Advanced Lab Strategies
Module 3: MTT’s (Multi-Table Tournaments)
Module 4: Live Poker
Module 5: Mini-Courses
Module 6: Plays And Explains
One of the best poker training tools included in Upswing Lab is the hand range viewer. Using this learning tool you can check which hands you should be playing from a particular starting position. This means no more guesswork during your pre flop decisions! A Pot-Limit Omaha version called PLO Lab available for everyone who prefer being dealt four cards instead of two.
Other popular courses available on Upswing Poker include:
Crush the Baron: As the name suggests, Crush the Baron course breaks down the strategies of one of the greatest 6-max cash game players of all time, namely OtB_RedBaron. The course is taught by Andres ‘educa-p0ker’ Artinano.
Advanced Heads Up Mastery: Heads-up poker strategies and tactics are explained step by step by Doug Polk in this Upswing Poker course. One of the most advanced HU courses available online.
Advanced Cash Game Strategy with Kanu7: This massive poker course contains over 36 hours of content from Kanu7. Alex ‘Kanu7’ Millar has been one of the biggest winners in high-stakes cash games in recent years. He developed an elite level cash game course together with Upswing Poker. Inside the course, you can find the 286 preflop solutions Kanu7 uses in-game, obtained from his personal poker solver for calculating game theory optimal plays.