George Epstein

Gaming Today George Epstein

George "The Engineer" Epstein is the author of The Greatest Book of Poker for Winners! and Hold’em or Fold’em? – An Algorithm for Making the Key Decision (T/C Press, PO Box 36006, Los Angeles, CA 90036). He teaches poker courses and conducts a unique Poker Lab at the Claude Pepper Sr. Center under the auspices of the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks and at West Los Angeles College.

He’s also a retired engineer who has received many awards and commendations, and continues to be active by consulting, editing an international technical newsletter and serving on the board of directors of a professional engineering society. One engineering society has a scholarship in his honor. He has taught special engineering courses at UCLA and at various NASA Centers. Currently, he his helping the City of Los Angeles to upgrade its road repair/maintenance capabilities. In writing his poker books, George applied his engineering experience in solving complex problems.

Hot to play pocket aces

Hot to play pocket aces

posted on October 17, 2017 by

Poker by George | It’s always exciting to be dealt pocket Aces (A-A) while playing Texas hold’em. It’s a rare experience; you can expect to be dealt that only one out of 221 hands on average. So cherish the occasion; make the most of it.

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A dream of a poker game I had to share

A dream of a poker game I had to share

posted on October 10, 2017 by

Poker by George | On occasion, most of us dream while sleeping. Have you ever dreamed about poker? The other night, having fallen asleep while reading an antique poker book a friend had given me, I found myself dreaming of a poker hand.

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Social engagement a key factor for seniors to play poker

Social engagement a key factor for seniors to play poker

posted on October 03, 2017 by

Poker by George | Our local senior center, the Freda Mohr Multipurpose Center, offers great opportunities for us seniors to keep mentally and physically active. Recently, while exercising in its Eichenbaum Fitness Center, I got into conversation with my friend, Marv Alperin. 

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How to manage playing against all-in

How to manage playing against all-in

posted on September 26, 2017 by

Poker by George | In a game of poker, once a hand is in play the casino rule is that a player cannot add to his chips. During this hand, if he bets the last of his chips he is “all-in.” The dealer usually places an All-In button in front of him. 

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Handling the big moments

Handling the big moments

posted on September 19, 2017 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em in your Sunday afternoon home game, from a middle position, you are dealt Kd-Jc and limp to see the flop along with several other players. The flop comes down on the board, showing Ks-9d-3d. That gives you top pair on the board – an Aha! moment for you.

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