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George Epstein

Gaming Today George Epstein

A retired engineer, George 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.” He teaches poker courses and conducts a unique Poker Lab at the Claude Pepper Senior Center under the auspices of the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks and at West Los Angeles College.

Email: GeorgeEpstein@gamingtoday.com

Ripley's Believe It or Not feels like a poker hand

Ripley's Believe It or Not feels like a poker hand

posted on November 14, 2017 by

Poker by George | I vividly recall a hand I played a few months ago at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in Gardena, California. It was a hand I will never forget. I was dealt pocket-Jacks, caught a set on the flop, and then quad-Jacks on the turn. Wow! 

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Dreams can be all too strange yet real

Dreams can be all too strange yet real

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Poker by George | The other day, I had another fascinating poker dream. This one was so strange, albeit quite realistic. At 6:40 a.m., I got out of bed and carefully hustled my aging bones to the computer. I did not want to forget this rare and very strange dream about Texas hold’em. 

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Poker pro Little’s strategy debatable yet interesting

Poker pro Little’s strategy debatable yet interesting

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Poker by George | Jonathan Little is a highly regarded poker pro and writer/teacher; but that doesn’t mean he is always correct. In a recent publication, he described an interesting hand in a high-stakes no-limit hold’em tournament that cost him a substantial portion of his chip stacks.

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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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