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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 WSOP short deck event, which Alex won for more than $296,000. It was the first World Series of Poker Event using a “short deck”, or a 36 card poker deck without the deuces, threes, fours and fives. In this format, equities run closer together, giving it some similarities with Alex’s favorite poker variant, Pot Limit Omaha.
In the critical hand he speaks about on the GRID, Alex faces poker beast Chance Kornuth. Alex had been battling Chance throughout the event, with both chips and words. The retelling includes a little twist, and a reference to fellow GRID guest Nick Schulman.
Alex and Jennifer touch on what Alex misses most about private live games, who he’d most like to play poker with and the worst possible hand in short deck. They also delve into how and why our memory of poker hands can fail us.
Now that Alex Epstein has taken nine-six offsuit, there are 117 hands left on thepokergrid.com.
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