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Head of Products Chris Straghalis joins Lex Veldhuis in Q&A Stream

  • by cmuray
  • 2 Years ago
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In a recent Twitch Stream, Team PokerStars Online Pro Lex Veldhuis was joined by Head of Poker Products Chris Straghalis to have a closer look at the game and answer questions from the Twitch chat A very insightful and entertaining stream. Enjoy!

A first glance at PokerStars Power Up – Part 1

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 724 Views
Last February, PokerStars surprised us with the first screenshots and a short gameplay video of their innovative new poker variant, Power Up. In this first article, we’ll bring you a basic introduction to the game including how to download, install and play the tutorial. In our second article we will take a closer look at […]

(Play) Power Up – FAQ & Links

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 2524 Views
Technical – On which devices can I play Power Up? For now, Power Up can only be played on Windows desktop devices, and is not available on mobile or iMac. PokerStars Power Up What is Power Up? -Power Up is the newest PokerStars offering in which Poker meets Hearthstone; play poker aided by special Power […]

A first glance at PokerStars Power Up – Part 2

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 805 Views
In the previous segment, we outlined  how to download, install and play the Power Up tutorial. In that tutorial, we discovered how to play three of the nine Power Cards available in the public Power Up Alpha. In this part of this series, we’re going to take a closer look at all the 9 Power […]

Power Up for Dummies

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 818 Views
1. Play your power cards in big pots This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to get carried away by using Power Cards at times where the pot is small, and/or where you have a strong holding already. If holding a premium hand on the button, seeing future cards is usually quite wasteful as you’ll […]

Doors Close on PowerUp Alpha: Lessons Learned (Part 1)

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 720 Views
Short but sweet is the best way to describe PokerStars’ soft play-money launch of PowerUp poker. With a single buy-in level (1k in play money chips) available – conveniently low enough for any first time players to give the game a shot – PowerUp blasted its way across up to 100 simultaneous games for the […]

The PowerUp Alpha: More Lessons Learned (Part 2)

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 728 Views
This won’t be an ongoing series, but it seems unfair to curtail our opinions on PowerUp’s Alpha release to just a single piece. This game has massive potential but like any strategy title in its infancy it also has some major growing up to do before people genuinely begin to embrace it. Specifically people who […]
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