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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

Playing strong hand simple as ABC

Playing strong hand simple as ABC

posted on April 11, 2017 by

Poker by George | “ABC” poker is playing in a straightforward manner; don’t get fancy. Its main focus is playing strong starting-hands, folding the weak ones.

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Flopping top set and how to play it

Flopping top set and how to play it

posted on April 04, 2017 by

Poker by George | In a previous column, we discussed various factors you should consider after flopping top set on the board – playing your hand on the flop so as to maximize your win.

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Looking at pair of tens in a $4-8 limit hold'em game

Looking at pair of tens in a $4-8 limit hold'em game

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Poker by George | It’s a $4-$8 limit hold’em game. You are seated in a middle position and dealt a pair of 10’s. Several others and you stay to see the flop. You are hoping to catch a third 10 that matches your pocket pair for a “set.”

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Chasing hands can be misinterpreted

Chasing hands can be misinterpreted

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Poker by George | According to the PokerKing Blog, “chasing” hands is a common mistake made by new players (many others, too). It happens when a player stays in the hand while the odds indicate he should muck his hand. It applies throughout the hand, starting from the preflop round of betting as well as at every other round through the river.

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Folding or not folding when it comes to a big pair on the flop

Folding or not folding when it comes to a big pair on the flop

posted on March 14, 2017 by

Poker by George | Big pairs on the flop are quite common. Start with two honor cards in the hole; on the flop, you are likely to pair up about one out of three times.

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