Category: News

Our Editor in Chief decides to “Get Gud!”

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1132 Views
Now that I’ve had a chance to play Power Up, and gave my opinions on the current state of the game in the last video, it’s time for me to get gud! I’ve taken poker seriously in the past, and have put some fairly sizeable chunks of cash into my accounts over the years from […]

Suggesting Changes to Power Up?

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1347 Views
The last article I put up was about my first real experience with Power Up, and not everything I said was positive. The game is still in development, and with the current trend in gaming of releasing early versions for public consumption, the final products rarely look much like the first public offerings. This means […]

Happy Holidays!

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 890 Views
As this article is being published, I am hopefully surrounded by family and screaming children, all enjoying the wonder that is Christmas. It feels a bit like a cheat to write this several days before the actual celebration, but my Fiancée would kill me if I worked through the holidays (not that I haven’t done […]

Our New Editor, Rob King, Gets to Grips with Power Up

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1391 Views
Now I’ve taken over the reigns here at Play Power Up, I thought it was time I had a more serious look at the game that’s going to be so influential in my work life. I’ve been playing poker for over 20 years, since my Dad introduced me to 7 card stud back when I […]

Power Up Avatar Profiles Hiding a New Universe?

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1629 Views
Today has seen some buzz on social media about PokerStars adding avatars to the Power Up game. While these avatars have been around for a few months, it did get me thinking about the back stories and the Universe that are attached to them. The current 14 avatars all have biographies that seem to ask […]

The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 4, Day 1

  • by cmuray
  • 1 Year ago
  • 814 Views
Introducing the Misplay Series: Coming in as a Noob The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 1, Day 1 The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 2, Day 1 The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 3, Day 1 == Winnings up to this point: -$7 == Lessons learned from previous game: Powerup seems to favor reactive action in big pots […]

The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 3, Day 1

  • by cmuray
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1010 Views
Introducing the Misplay Series: Coming in as a Noob The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 1, Day 1 The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 2, Day 1 == Winnings up to this point: -$4 == Lessons learned from previous game: Bad beats still happen. Also – the interactions of powerup cards between you and your opponent, especially […]

The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 2, Day 1

  • by cmuray
  • 1 Year ago
  • 842 Views
Introducing the Misplay Series: Coming in as a Noob The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 1, Day 1 == Winnings up to this point: -$1 ==   Lessons learned from previous game: Bad beats still happen. PowerUp cards won’t always save you and bad runouts are still a thing in poker. Yay. First thoughts going in […]

The PowerUp Misplay Series: Game 1, Day 1

  • by cmuray
  • 1 Year ago
  • 932 Views
Introducing the Misplay Series: Coming in as a Noob == Winnings up to this point: $0 == The first playable hand we get comes quick with a KJ offsuit on the big blind. It’s limped to us and we raise 3bb without using any of our power up options. Our powerup hand at this point […]

The PowerUp Misplay Series: Coming in as a Noob

  • by cmuray
  • 1 Year ago
  • 942 Views
It’s likely – really likely, in fact – that when the devs over at PokerStars thought up PowerUp I wasn’t their first choice as a target demographic.   In terms of poker background I cut my teeth on live underground NL games around the American west during the game’s prime boom years beginning in late […]
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