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The Grid 058 ft. Jordan Ellenberg – Five-Deuce Offsuit

The GRID welcomes best-selling author, mathematician and professor Jordan Ellenberg, author of the new book, Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy and Everything Else. He is also the best-selling author of How Not to Be Wrong, a Math Olympian and a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Though Jordan is... The post The Grid 058 ft. Jordan Ellenberg – Five-Deuce Offsuit appeared first on The Poker Grid.

The Grid 057.5 Bonus Episode ft. Isabelle Choko

In a special bonus episode of The Grid, we welcome one of our most extraordinary guests ever: Holocaust Survivor, author and 1956 French Women’s Chess champion, Isabelle Choko. Born on September 18, 1928 in Lodz, Poland, Isabelle Choko was two weeks away from her 11th birthday when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Isabelle... The post The Grid 057.5 Bonus Episode ft. Isabelle Choko appeared first on The Poker Grid.

The Grid 057 ft. Jonathan Corbblah – Nine-Five Suited

Jennifer brings longtime friend, a master of many games, Jonathan Corbblah on to the GRID. He talks about a dramatic hand with nine-five suited in a private game at the Hamptons, where his new opponent confused him to the very last moments of the hand. Jonathan speaks about how his psychological approach helps him in every... The post The Grid 057 ft. Jonathan Corbblah – Nine-Five Suited appeared first on The Poker Grid.

The Grid 056 ft. Shirin Oskooi – Five-Six Suited

Jennifer welcomes poker player, survivor all star and tech executive Shirin Oskooi to the GRID. Shirin brings us five-six suited, a combo she loves both for its chameleon-like preflop qualities, and a pivotal hand she played at the Wynn when she was new to poker. She held 56 of diamonds in the big blind and defended... The post The Grid 056 ft. Shirin Oskooi – Five-Six Suited appeared first on The Poker Grid.

The Grid 055.5 Bonus Episode ft. Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Bonus Episode: Dr. Chanda Prescod Weinstein on times tables and Wu-Chess. In a special bonus episode of the GRID, we welcome Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, theoretical physicist and author of the new paradigm shifting book, The Disordered Comsos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime & Dreams Deferred. This episode originally appeared on Jennifer’s US Chess Women podcast,... The post The Grid 055.5 Bonus Episode ft. Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein appeared first on The Poker Grid.

The Grid 055 ft. May Siu – Pocket-Jacks

Jennifer welcomes high stakes cash game player and Poker for Good and Murals for Good founder May Siu to the GRID to discuss one of the most coveted- and detested hands: pocket jacks. May was playing a big pot in a New York City cash game against one of her regular foes, “General Bang Bang.” Holding jacks in a... The post The Grid 055 ft. May Siu – Pocket-Jacks appeared first on The Poker Grid.

The Grid 054 ft. Doug Polk – queen-eight offsuit

Jennifer Shahade welcomes Doug Polk to the GRID. Doug covers a massive six figure pot from his high stakes heads up challenge against Daniel Negreanu, where Doug ended up winning well over a million dollars. In the crucial hand, Daniel opened the button to 1K at 200/400 and Doug called with queen eight offsuit. The... The post The Grid 054 ft. Doug Polk – queen-eight offsuit appeared first on The Poker Grid.

The Grid 053 ft. Landon Tice – Three-Four Offsuit

21-year-old Landon Tice enters the GRID to talk about a hand with three-four offsuit on the stone bubble of a $1600 event. Landon breaks down the action street by street, as he opened the button with 34o on the button. When the small blind called, they saw a monochrome flop of King-Three-Deuce. Landon barelled on the flop... The post The Grid 053 ft. Landon Tice – Three-Four Offsuit appeared first on The Poker Grid.

The Grid 052 ft. Alex Epstein aka Thallo Poker – Nine-Six Offsuit

Jennifer welcomes WSOP bracelet winner Alex Epstein aka Thallo Poker to the poker GRID to discuss a thrilling hand with nine-six offsuit. This hand comes from the 2019 10K short deck event, which Alex won for $296,000. It was the first World Series of Poker Event that used the “short deck”, or a 36 card...

The Grid 051.5 Bonus Episode ft. Diana Lanni

Trigger warning: this episode of the GRID contains recollections of abuse, suicidal ideation and rape. Please share the National Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 help. Over the past few weeks, hundreds of articles have been written about the Queen’s Gambit and “real life Beth Harmons” or “the IRL Queen’s...

The Grid 051 ft. Jonathan Little – Six-Eight Suited

Two-time World Poker Tour Champion Jonathan Little enters the GRID to talk about a hand from the 2015 World Series of Poker. Jonathan was at the final table of a 5K No Limit Hold Em event. In the big blind he looked down at six-eight of hearts, with blinds of 20/40K and 3.2 million chips....

The Grid 050.5 Bonus Episode ft. Maria Konnikova

In a special bonus GRID, Jennifer Shahade shares an episode of her chess podcast, Ladies Knight, featuring author, psychology PHD and poker champion Maria Konnikova. In researching Konnikova, Jennifer realized that all of her books have natural overlap with games, starting with Konnikova’s premiere book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Mastermind shows how anyone can...

The Grid 050 ft. Faraz Jaka – Queen-Three Offsuit

Faraz Jaka, a professional poker player with over 11 million dollars in winnings, enters the GRID with a crazy hand with queen-three offsuit. Faraz throws us back to the 2010 North American Poker Tour in Foxwoods, where he played a hand that PokerStars included in their “Greatest” collection. Matt Glantz opened and Jaka three-bet from the...

The Grid 049 ft. Linda Johnson – Six-Deuce Suited

World Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson enters the GRID to talk about a hand she played against Antonio Esfandiari at a World Poker Tour event a decade ago in Los Angeles. Linda defended six-deuce of diamonds in the big blind and flopped bottom pair on ten-four-deuce with two hearts and one diamond. As Antonio...

The Grid 048 ft. Lee Davy – Ten-Eight Suited

Poker host and life coach Lee Davy steps into the GRID to talk about a critical hand in his career with ten-eight suited, in a 1K tournament in Blackpool. Lee was working on the railway at the time, but was also in tens of thousands of dollars of gambling debt for horse racing and sportsbetting....

The Grid 047 ft. Kelly Minkin – King-Eight Offsuit

Professional poker player and lawyer Kelly Minkin enters the GRID with a hand she played with King-Eight Offsuit at the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event. It was her second deep run in the Main, having finished 29th in 2015. She fielded a big stack for most of this event, where she earned the nickname “Machine...

The Grid 046 ft. Michael Acevedo – Eight-Deuce Offsuit

Author, coach and poker pro Michael Acevedo enters the GRID to talk about a hand that changed his life. The hand, in this case, was played by high roller beat Stevie Chidwick. Michael was a last minute invite to a study group that went over a high stakes sit and go hand history of Stevie’s....

The Grid 044 ft. Fintan “EasyWithAces”– Ace-Ten Offsuit

Twitch streamer, SCOOP Champion and PokerStars Ambassador Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand enters the GRID to talk about two pivotal hands with ace-ten offsuit. In a rare live poker appearance, he reached the final table at the 2017 Irish Open as chip leader. But as his stack dwindled, he looked down at ace-ten off in the Big...

The Grid 044 ft. Mandy Baker– Jack-Five Offsuit

Professional poker player and yoga instructor Mandy Baker throws us all the way back to 2005, where she played her first 10K at the World Poker Tour in Foxwoods. Mandy thought she detected an excellent squeeze spot before even looking down at her cards: Jack-Five Offsuit. Mandy explained to Jen how this dramatic hand had...

The Grid 043 ft. Bill Perkins– Ace-Eight Offsuit

Investor, poker player and author Bill Perkins enters the GRID to discuss a high stakes hand he played against Antonio Esfandiari in 2018, on Poker After Dark. Perkins, holding Ace-Eight in position, saw a T68 two club flop on a four-way pot with Antonio (the original raiser) and both blinds. Antonio c-bet and everyone called...

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