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The Grid 021 ft. Martin Harris – Jack-four suited

Author and tournament reporter Martin Harris steps into the GRID to talk about Jack-four suited, a hand that stuck out to him in a statistical analysis from a blog over a decade ago titled “169 Ways to Showdown.” Martin also encountered J4s in a recent professorial home game in Charlotte, where he teaches a class at...

The Grid 020 ft. Peter Jetten – Ten-Eight Offsuit

Jennifer welcomes Canadian poker pro Peter aka “Apathy” Jetten to thepokergrid.com. Jetten has nine million dollars in live cashes, including many recent big scores from the Triton series. Today’s hand comes from the Main Event of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Montenegro, where Peter faced Steve O’ Dwyer in a nail biter blind versus...

The Grid 019 ft. James Altucher – Eight-Five Offsuit

Author, podcast host and investor James Altucher steps into the thepokergrid.com to discuss eight-five offsuit, a hand he played two decades ago at the Mayfair Club in New York City. He also explains why eight-five was so important to his overall poker strategy. James hosts the popular “The James Altucher Show” and has written 20 books including Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make...

The Grid 018 ft. Mike “the Hat” Glick – Queen-Nine Suited

Mike Glick, better known as “Mike the Hat” is one of the best and most successful American poker players you may not have heard of. He rose from No Limit Hold Em cash games in the east coast to become a regular in the highest stakes mixed games at Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio. Today...

The Grid 017 ft. Nick Schulman – Jack-Four Offsuit

Three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, World Poker Tour Champion and renowned poker commentator Nick Schulman enters the GRID to click off a challenging combo, jack-four offsuit. Nick played the fateful hand in a New York City homegame about a decade ago, where the stakes soared to 400/800 and night turned to morning. As...

The Grid 016 ft. Joshua Abady – Queen-Jack Suited

Poker player Joshua Abady comes on the GRID to talk about a hilarious hand with queen-jack suited at the Colossus at the WSOP that ended in dramatic confrontation. Abady explains how he uses his extroverted personality to make live poker more fun, and to occasionally make big exploits. Josh, who is 25, also talks about why...

The Grid 015 ft. Peter Svidler – Ace-Seven of Diamonds

Eight-time Russian Chess Champion, beloved commentator, and poker aficionado Peter Svidler enters the GRID to talk to Jennifer about an “accidental NLHE” hand while he was waiting for PLO on RunItOnce. Peter held the ace-seven of diamonds, and as the pot swelled, he takes us through his discomfort in NLHE, as opposed to his favorite...

The Grid 014 ft. Muskan Sethi – Jack-nine offsuit

Muskan Sethi comes on the GRID to discuss a thrilling televised hand against Mike “Timex” McDonald on the PokerStars TV show the Shark Cage. Muskan held Jack-nine offsuit in position, and faced crucial decisions on all streets, with an extra strategic element in that a called bluff would send her to an in studio “Shark...

The Grid 013 ft. Chris Kruk – Ace-Jack Offsuit

High stakes tournament and cash game professional Chris Kruk enters the GRID to talk about a huge hand on Poker After Dark worth almost 200K. Kruk held ace-jack offsuit against previous GRID guest, Matt Berkey in a hand that teaches important lessons on c-betting in multiway pots, overbetting and mixed strategies. Chris talks to Jennifer...

The Grid 012 ft. Dan Smith – Pocket-Sixes

High stakes tournament player Dan Smith comes on the GRID to talk to Jennifer Shahade about a pivotal hand against Reiner Kempe with pocket sixes at the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl, a $300,000 poker tournament with a 5 million dollar first prize. Dan, who has won more than 27 million in live poker tournaments,...

The Grid 011 ft. Matt Berkey – Queen-Five Offsuit

Notes: The GRID welcomes Matt Berkey, the founder of Solve for Why and a frequent player in some of the highest stakes cash games in the World. He comes on the GRID to talk to Jen Shahade about the largest pot we’ve covered yet, against Dan “Jungleman” Cates on Poker After Dark. Berkey held queen-five offsuit on...

The Grid 010 ft. Carlos Welch – King-Queen Offsuit

Carlos Welch is a poker player, coach and writer for PokerNews and Tournament Poker Edge. He’s known as the “man in a van”, as he travels from stop to stop in pursuit of stretching his poker success with both skillful play and frugality. Carlos talks to Jen Shahade on the GRID about a hand against “Phil Laak”...

The Grid 009 ft. Aleeyah Jadavji – Ace-Jack Suited

Poker player and writer Aleeyah Jadavji talks on the GRID about something many poker players aspire to do: a triple check raise in serious competition. She talks to Jen about unlocking the triple check raise with ace-jack suited, and why it’s important to incorporate new lines to invigorate your game. She explains how her passion...

The Grid 008 ft. Jake Abdalla – Eight-Deuce suited

High stakes heads-up player Jake “Jllama” Abdalla talks to Jennifer Shahade on the GRID about a shocking rendition of eight-deuce suited against Phil Ivey. The 2015 No Limit Hold Em hand was played as part of an eight-game mix on PokerStars, a typical battlefield for Abdalla and Ivey. Jake and Jen talk about how the...

The Grid 007 ft. Matt Matros – Jack-deuce suited

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Matt Matros talks to Jennifer Shahade on the GRID about Jack-deuce suited, in a high stakes heads-up hand where preparation did not meet luck. The hand is set at the NBC Heads-Up Championship in 2013, where Matt faced four-time WSOP Champ Brian Hastings. Despite the shallow structure, Matt studied rigorously for the opportunity,...

The Grid 006 ft. Greg Shahade – Ace-Nine suited

Greg Shahade takes listeners on a trip down memory lane as he reviews a hand with his sister, GRID host Jennifer Shahade from a $200 Sit n Go from 2005. In the hand, he made a call with Ace-Nine suited that ignited a furious debate between math and feel players on the two plus two...

The Grid 005 ft. Ryan Laplante – King Queen Suited

World Series of Poker bracelet winner and 7-time WSOP final tablist Ryan Laplante enters the GRID with a tough spot with King-Queen suited, in one of his favorite events of the year, the 10K Bellagio Five Diamond event in Las Vegas. Ryan talks about how excitement to turn a flush on a paired board changed...

The Grid 004 ft. Maria Konnikova – Seven Deuce Offsuit

Award winning author, psychology PhD, New Yorker writer and PokerStars Pro Maria Konnikova talks about the most notorious poker hand, seven-deuce offsuit. The author of the Confidence Game, Mastermind and the highly anticipated upcoming book, The Biggest Bluff talks about a hand from a 2018 World Series of Poker side event that gave her a new perspective on bluffing. ...

The Grid 003 ft. Jamie Kerstetter – Aces

Poker pro, commentator and everyone’s favorite twitter follow, Jamie Kerstetter talks to Jennifer Shahade about the most coveted poker hand, aces. Jamie tells a dramatic story from a decade ago, where she bamboozled an opponent with aces in a large pot. The aftermath ended in a true “walk of shame” for the villain in the...

The Grid 002 ft. Kevin Rabichow – Ten Five Offsuit

Kevin “Barewire” Rabichow, high-stakes online player, coach and heads-up specialist, talks to Jennifer Shahade about Ten-Five offsuit; a riveting heads-up hand from 2009. Kevin talks about “King of the Hill” dynamics, and how the hand may be played differently today. He also talks about a few common pitfalls that snare some tournament players when playing...

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