Category: News

Arlie Streams Power Up for the 1st time

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 960 Views
This weeks saw a big moment for PlayPowerUp.com, our Brand Ambassador Arlie Shaban played some Power Up on stream for the first time. Rather than going away and getting to grips with the game away from the public eye, Arlie has come to the game with limited exposure to Power Up. He spent his first […]

Is Discretion the Better part of Valour?

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 722 Views
If you believe the classic saying, discretion is the better part of valour, it seems to be true for power up as well. I’ve been looking at the dynamics in Power Up during the past few days and controlling actions other players can make has become a focus in my play. Rather than just worrying […]

Time to Power Up your Tablet?

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 748 Views
In a move that opens up Power Up to even more new players, PokerStars have released Power Up for their tablet client. This is great news for Power Up. Tablet users are much more likely to be in the target demographics for the game. Hearthstone has a massive tablet/phone userbase, and anecdotal evidence suggests that […]

Power Up Starting Hands

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 995 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 […]

Arlie Shaban Joins PlayPowerUp.com

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1472 Views
Today, we are very happy to announce that the new Brand Ambassador for PlayPowerup.com is Professional Poker Player and twitch Streamer, Arlie Shaban. Arlie is a former Canadian Big Brother housemate, and has dedicated himself to improving his poker game since he went full time 8 months ago. In the video above, Arlie gives an […]

Power Up Appearing in PokerStars Promotion

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1045 Views
All has been quiet from PokerStars about Power Up in recent weeks. This week, however, we’ve seen Power Up artwork appear all over a PokerStars promotion. If you are hoping for a fantastic promotion around playing Power Up, I have some bad news for you. It doesn’t involve playing Power Up. The “Collectables” promotion may […]

Protecting Your Hand

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1396 Views
In poker, there is a lot of strategy surrounding protecting your hand. In Power Up, players are still trying to develop strategies to do this. Protecting your hand can be a very powerful way to win more games, and in the article, I’ll have a look at how we can use power cards to do […]

Digging into the Meta

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 873 Views
As I promised last time, this article is going to be about starting to dig into the meta of Power Up. I’m still new to the game, and while I’m no longer up to date with the cutting edge of the Poker meta, I think my skills are up to the task to look at […]

Building a Power Up Toolkit

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1362 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
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1527 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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