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.

Handling trips and sets

Handling trips and sets

posted on September 12, 2017 by

Poker by George | Trips and sets are quite similar, but there is a significant difference. Both represent three-of-a-kind – most often a winning hand. 

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The 20 best starting hands in poker

The 20 best starting hands in poker

posted on September 05, 2017 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, you have been dealt two holecards. Now you must make the most important decision: whether or not to invest in this starting-hand. I always teach my seniors poker classes to use the Hold’em Algorithm. That makes the decision much easier – and less stressful.

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How to best deal with frustration

How to best deal with frustration

posted on August 29, 2017 by

Poker by George | Playing limit hold’em, you have religiously used your self-control to stick with the Two-Step concept – as described in recent columns:

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Become a winner not a whimmer

Become a winner not a whimmer

posted on August 22, 2017 by

Poker by George | You have probably heard the expression, “He did it on a whim…”  It’s an impulse or notion that may suddenly come to mind. On occasion, it can happen to any of us, even while seated at the poker table. So, a “whimmer” is a player who makes a sudden decision that may well be contrary to his normal mode of playing his hand in such a situation.

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Dancing two-step seated at table

Dancing two-step seated at table

posted on August 15, 2017 by

Poker by George | Selecting and playing the best starting hands gives you a great chance to take the pot. Wouldn’t you rather play K-Q offsuit than 8-7 offsuit?

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