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

Finishing up with favorite card odds

Finishing up with favorite card odds

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Poker by George | In the last issue of GamingToday, we presented my favorite card odds, and added a relevant and significant comment about each. Each of these odds is unique, and you can apply various concepts to make the most of it as you strive to win more chips.

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My favorite card odds for winning

My favorite card odds for winning

posted on December 12, 2017 by

Poker by George | Card odds are a fact of life. They are based only on probability and are statistically undisputable. Want to be a winner? While poker psychology, luck and tells can help, the odds predominate – when used properly. 

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Reminder about small pocket pairs

Reminder about small pocket pairs

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Poker by George | May I remind you: While playing Texas hold’em, often you will look down at your holecards and see a small pair; that’s 7-7 down to 2-2. It will happen often enough that you would be wise to be prepared as to how best to play this hand.

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Highway Rob-bery not to be in Hall

Highway Rob-bery not to be in Hall

posted on November 28, 2017 by

Poker by George | The Poker Hall of Fame was founded in Las Vegas in 1979 by Benny Binion, owner of the Horseshoe Casino, to preserve the names and legacies of the world’s greatest poker players and to serve as a tourist attraction to his casino.

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Always remember pocket aces – the best – can end up an underdog

Always remember pocket aces – the best – can end up an underdog

posted on November 21, 2017 by

Poker by George | Suppose I asked you: “What is the best starting hand you could hope for in a game of Texas hold’em?” Most likely, you quickly replied: “That’s a no-brainer. It’s pocket Aces!”

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