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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

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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You are in complete control when playing poker

You are in complete control when playing poker

posted on August 08, 2017 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, each player is dealt two downcards – the two cards in the hole. Only you can decide whether to fold or invest your money (chips) in those two cards – to call or make a raise. You are in complete control. 

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Make sure to watch dealer carefully, mistakes do happen

Make sure to watch dealer carefully, mistakes do happen

posted on August 01, 2017 by

Poker by George | All dealers are not alike. Most are pleasant and quite competent. Most are honest and do not cheat. 

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Poker emails filling up the inbox

Poker emails filling up the inbox

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker by George | I am always pleased when a reader sends me an email commenting on my poker columns in Gaming Today. Recently I received a very pleasant – and welcome – email from a 76-year-old gentleman named John Fleckenstein.

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