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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

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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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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