RecPoker Podcast | Ep 177 – Jennifer Shahade

Jennifer Shahade is a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, speaker, host, author and PokerStars Ambassador. The Program Director at US Chess Women, Jennifer is passionate about female empowerment and creative work around the games she loves most, chess and poker. She is the author of Chess Bitch and Play Like a Girl, books that, along with her work for US Chess Women, aims to bring more females into the game. 

Jennifer believes that thinking inside The GRID, the title of her poker podcast, is a way to organize our thinking in a hectic world, as well as a portal into deep and beautiful thought. The grid is both a reference to the 8×8 chess board, and the 13×13 color coded grid of all possible poker hands, which poker professionals now use to study the game.  Jennifer is also an author and host at the Grand Chess Tour and of the award winning podcast, Ladies Knight. In 2020, The GRID won the Global Poker Award for the best poker podcast in the World.

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Time Stamps

0:00Welcome & Introduction
0:40RecPoker “Top Two”
0:58Jen Shahade: Welcome & Catch-up
3:10Jen Shahade: “Final Acquiescence to the Twitch Culture” – Streaming on Twitch
8:50Jen Shahade: Responds to John Somsky’s insight about facing things out of our control
11:00Jen Shahade: Responds to Steve’s question the meaning of The Grid
13:43Jen Shahade: Discussion of Jim’s AK hand with the panel
41:19Jen Shahade: Chris’s question about hardest hand for “the Grid”
45:50Jen Shahade : How can we connect
46:48Jen Shahade : Ladies Night podcast
48:50Panel discussion post-Jen
50:50Home Game Updates (including Social Distancing Series)
57:03RecPoker Membership Content Updates
59:12Closing Comments



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Steve Fredlund is the host of the RecPoker podcast and Rec.Poker website, both of which are committed to building a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. Steve also works diligently to encourage people live their most fulfilling lives through coaching, speaking and writing; information about that is at stevefredlund.com.


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