Category: Analysis

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 […]

New Short Film Expands Power Up Universe

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 673 Views
The world surrounding Power Up has just got a big injection of new content. PokerStars recently updated their Power Up webpages, and it includes a new promotional video that gives us a much bigger view into the universe that Power Up exists in. The video itself, as you’d expect from PokerStars, is very professional, slick, […]

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 […]

New Blind Structure

  • by Rob King
  • 7 Months ago
  • 487 Views
Power Up’s structure has gone through a few changes in the past few days, it appears with the aim of making the game faster to play. The blinds have been changed as many players, including myself, have commented that Power Up was a very slow game to play. These changes appear to be PokerStars response […]

Power Up’s Story of the Future?

  • by Rob King
  • 8 Months ago
  • 468 Views
In a throwback to one of my first articles for PlayPowerUp.com, today I’m going to discuss if there is a place for a story in a card game like Power Up. “A story? This is a card game, not Final Fantasy!” I hear some of you cry. Very true, but as games like Overwatch have […]

Power Up on Twitch?

  • by Rob King
  • 8 Months ago
  • 643 Views
With our own Arlie Shaban streaming Power Up on Twitch this week, I thought I’d have a look at the Twitch landscape and peek into my crystal ball to guess at the future. Power Up is currently still a very small fish in the Twitch ocean, with games like Counter Strike, Hearthstone, Dota 2 and […]

Power Up Starting Hands

  • by Rob King
  • 8 Months ago
  • 669 Views
In poker strategy, starting hands are the first step in developing a playing style. In power up, we have 2 sets of cards to look at, our hole cards and our power cards. The range of starting cards we should be willing to play is dynamic, and very situational. When I’m playing poker, whether it […]

Building a Power Up Toolkit

  • by Rob King
  • 8 Months ago
  • 962 Views
20 games in, and I think I’m starting to see the light. Towards the end of my session to get that “magic” number of games under my belt, I was starting to read my opponents. Ok, “read” may be taking it a little far, but I made some calls, some folds and I even used […]

Problems with Game Length?

  • by Rob King
  • 9 Months ago
  • 1075 Views
It’s the 2nd day of 2018, and I opened my PokerStars Client and stare blurry-eyed at the Power Up lobby. I have the problem that nearly everyone experiences when they go back to work after the Holiday Season. My brain is still in holiday mode. The good news, apart from some emails, catching up on […]
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