Manage episode 294832862 series 2506653
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 a lojack raise, to flop a flush with 78Tddd. As the hand continued, Shirin realized that her opponent had a narrow view of her range.
Shirin recently released a new poker training tool she created with poker pros Jesse Sylvia and Russel Thomas, Floptimal. She talks to Jennifer about how this has changed her approach to the game, and given her more insight into what she calls “god hands” like 56s.. Specifically, they talk about a surprising spot where 56s is called against a 12 big blind shove and a number of over-calls.
They also discuss Shirin’s experience on Survivor, from her epic jury speech to watching monkeys fornicate in the jungle (adult content warning).