Category: Featured

Getting Greasy

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 646 Views
Today’s extract from Senor Shaban’s stream sees our hero getting greasy and sliding through a short hand. Thing is, he knows it, and we’ll have a look at what happens with the benefit of hindsight. This is the third hand of this game, so we have no information on the other players yet and everyone […]

Power Up Ain’t Easy

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 719 Views
Today’s hand from the stream of Mr Shaban shows how easy it can be to misread the extra information Power Up can provide, and it’s a fun hand to watch besides that. In this $15 Power Up game, Arlie has a big chip lead heads up, and for this hand is on the button. He […]

PokerStars Stars Power Up Push

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 609 Views
It seems that the marketing gurus at PokerStars have opened the company coffers to give Power Up a push. This weekend, my fiancé gave me nudge in the ribs while I was trying to sleep. Normally this wouldn’t be newsworthy, except for the reason why she did it. For once, it wasn’t my fault. She […]

Power Up Community Building

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 634 Views
Power Up is a new game, and the community is still growing. Part of building a community is getting its members to communicate with each other. With Power Up, there are some limitations on getting players talking to each other, because we don’t have a chat-box at the tables. The reasons for not having a […]

Mistakes in Power Up

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 731 Views
Mistakes are normal. After all, didn’t Alexander Pope write, “To Err is human?” Last time I checked, none of us are robots, and we all make mistakes. If we can learn from our mistakes, we can improve, not only as players of a game, but as human beings, but that’s enough of the philosophy. After […]

Free Taster for Power Up!

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 1001 Views
Want to introduce someone to Power Up for Free, or ever fancied trying Power Up but didn’t want to part with the cash? Good News, PokerStars are offering new UK signups to the site a chance to play Power Up for free, and you get to keep your winnings! Those who play Hearthstone, Gwent and […]

Aggression, Good or Bad?

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 412 Views
Today’s hand from Arlie Shaban’s Power Up streams is all about aggression and the lack of it. Passive play has been looked down on in No Limit Hold’em for years, and for good reason. In most situations, it significantly reduces your chances of winning. With Power Up being a new format, it’s understandable that some […]

Setting up a Bluff

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 366 Views
Power Up has brought many things from Poker, not least of which is the ability to bluff. In today’s hand from Arlie Shaban’s stream, we have a look at a situation where he plays to obscure his hand, and second guesses his opponent. The hand starts unusually, with both players on exactly the same amount […]

New Power Up Games Available

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 409 Views
As we have been expecting for some time, the game offerings for Power Up have been expanded. We have been waiting for the higher-level games to appear on the PokerStars client as there has been a big desire in the Power up community for them. What I am a little surprised to see are the […]

Reddit does Power Up

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 425 Views
Last week, I put up a few questions around Reddit asking for people’s thoughts on Power Up. Apart from the usual internet troll behaviour, I got some interesting thoughts and comments on the game, and it’s potential. I asked for people’s opinions in /r/Poker, a Magic: The Gathering Forum and a Hearthstone forum. My Hearthstone […]
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