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VIDEO: Upswing Poker's Doug Polk Shares His Four-Step Plan For Becoming A Winning Poker Player

Three-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Talks Poker Strategy In New CardPlayer Exclusive Video

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Want to get better at poker? Looking to go pro playing no-limit hold’em or just tired of losing in your local home game?

Who better to learn from then three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and high-stakes cash game player Doug Polk.

Polk has teamed up with fellow bracelet winner Ryan Fee to offer the Upswing Poker Lab

The Upswing Poker Lab is a poker training course taught by Polk and Fee that is updated regularly with in-depth learning modules, theory videos, and a wealth of information to make you a better poker player.

Upswing Poker has partnered with Card Player to bring you some exclusive poker strategy content. In this video, Polk goes through his four-step plan for becoming a winning poker player.

Upswing Poker's Doug Polk“Look, I’ve been there. I’m actually well known for a post I made on the 2+2 [poker forums] where I said that I was ‘reaching the end of my rope and can’t seem to win no matter what I do. How do I turn it around?’ Luckily enough for me, I did manage to find a way to turn it around and now I want to give you guys a 4-step process on how to do the same thing,” says Polk at the start of this video.

Polk goes on to outline four clear steps to take that can help you be at the top of your poker game. The first step is all about focusing your efforts on one specific form of the poker.

“Pick a game type! I can’t stress this enough,” says Polk. “For some reason, people have to hop over here, hop over there, play a little sit’n’gos, play a little tournament, play a little cash. Don’t do that! Pick a game that is a combination of something you like and also has a lot of games running. it is as simple as that. It can be any game type… but pick a game and that is what you’re going to commit yourself to. Until you find success there, don’t branch out. As a new player, it is hard for you to step in and win in games where people have been studying a lot. So don’t put yourself at a disadvantage by playing a wide array of games. Pick one, and start to get good at it.”

Check out the full video at the top of the story to learn the rest of Polk’s four steps to becoming a winning player.

You can sign up for the Upswing Poker Lab today for step by step instructions and examples to master both the fundamental theories and situational exploits to greatly increase your skill and earnings.