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

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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 Gun Kelly” for a particularly sharp calldown. She also encountered some setbacks, and at the time of her king-eight hand, she was down to 18 big blinds. She opened on the button with K8o. The big blind defended and the flop came A hearts Q hearts and an offsuit three. Kelly put out a small cbet when the stakes suddenly escalated. “I felt I could read his mind”, she told me as her opponent put in the check raise, “and that he didn’t have anything.”Kelly elaborates on how she reads people at the table, and how it can pay off in the courtroom as well. She also explains her commitment to studying math despite her very intuitive play at the table. She also talks about her work outside poker and law, from her charity work with the Landen Lucas Foundation to painting.Kelly has over 1.5 Million Dollars in live tournament earnings and was the 2015 GPI Female Player of the Year. She’s also a partner at the VerStandig Law Firm, which specializes in gaming related law.    Her insightful and popular twitter account is @The_Illest and she’s also @the_illest on Instagram.Now that Kelly has covered king-eight offsuit, there are 122 combos left on thepokergrid.com.Subscribe to the GRID here, and look for video replays for most episodes on Jennifer’s YouTube channel. The post The Grid 047 ft. Kelly Minkin – King-Eight Offsuit appeared first on The Poker Grid.


25 Sep 2020