About OP - Our mission statement

Our company name "Op-poker" is a nod to the roots of Power Up poker itself.  "OP" derives from an acronym used among gamers which stands for "over powered".  It is common (a little too common at times) for gamers to make reference to a component of a game as "OP" which indicates that they believe this aspect to be unbalanced and therefore game breaking.  Having played games such as Blizzard's "Hearthstone" in the past, we would often read that players believed a new card or strategy to be "OP" so we decided that we would create a website to share some OP strategies of our own!

Our mission is to make Op-poker...

The best starting place for beginners

For anyone new to Power Up poker, we are the best place to start. With our roster of coaches including Nicholas “Lost_Gambit” Walsh and James “jlhmac” Mackenzie you will find a friendly and rewarding environment helping you to move up and win as much as possible in these new games.

The best place to learn POKERSTARS' Power Up poker

Op-poker offers you a comprehensive education for the transition from “standard poker” to this new format. Covering all the latest news on card releases and Power Up strategy, Op-poker aims to be at the forefront in the world of power up poker.

Our Power Up poker blogs

Nicholas "Lost_Gambit" Walsh:
Blog on pokerstrategy.com

James "jlhmac" Mackenzie:
Blog on 2+2




A key component to our project is to create AT LEAST one Twitch channel.  We hope that in doing so we will not only generate traffic for the site but create a community of players/viewers/content creators/website contributors/etc who can help us build Op-poker into a valuable resource for anyone who wants to take part in this new format of poker.

Our Twitch channel is located HERE

Our coaches

Op-poker coach James

James "jlhmac" Mackenzie

James “jlhmac” Mackenzie has been a professional in the field of Headsup for over 8 years playing games at mid/highstakes, and recently transitioned to the world of Mid/High stakes Spin and goes.

Op-poker coach NIcholas

Nicholas "Lost_Gambit" Walsh

Nicholas “Lost_Gambit” Walsh is both our key website developer and content producer with 8 years of experience playing both live and online poker.  Playing mid stakes "Spin & Go"/heads up hyper SnGs, he has experienced great success hitting the highest multiplier (10000x) Spin on Pokerstars.