George Epstein

Gaming Today George Epstein

George "The Engineer" 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 (T/C Press, PO Box 36006, Los Angeles, CA 90036). He teaches poker courses and conducts a unique Poker Lab at the Claude Pepper Sr. Center under the auspices of the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks and at West Los Angeles College.

He’s also a retired engineer who has received many awards and commendations, and continues to be active by consulting, editing an international technical newsletter and serving on the board of directors of a professional engineering society. One engineering society has a scholarship in his honor. He has taught special engineering courses at UCLA and at various NASA Centers. Currently, he his helping the City of Los Angeles to upgrade its road repair/maintenance capabilities. In writing his poker books, George applied his engineering experience in solving complex problems.

Libratus, a computer, can beat pros at Texas hold'em

Libratus, a computer, can beat pros at Texas hold'em

posted on February 07, 2017 by

Poker by George | Here’s startling news: Artificial Intelligence (AI) scientists have developed a computer program that can beat the pros playing no-limit Texas hold’em. As complicated as the game is and with so many important decisions to be made, AI is proving a computer can beat the best human players.

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Once in a million hand in poker played to perfection

Once in a million hand in poker played to perfection

posted on January 31, 2017 by

Poker by George | It was the day after Christmas, and I was playing $4-$8 limit hold’em with ½-Kill at the Hustler Casino. I was a bit behind when our table broke up, and I was sent to a seat at a nearby table.

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No Limit Tourney: Take on Ivey if you dare

No Limit Tourney: Take on Ivey if you dare

posted on January 24, 2017 by

Poker by George | A recent issue of Card Player magazine described an interesting no-limit hold’em tournament hand involving poker great Phil Ivey and one other player. (We’ll call him Dan.) Both started the hand with mounds of chips.

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Keep learning about poker and you will keep improving

Keep learning about poker and you will keep improving

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Poker by George | It’s no secret I take notes while playing poker. I do it right out in the open; anyone can see me do it. I make note of various types of information that can help me win more often, win more chips when I win, while losing less.

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How to handle middle/low pocket pairs

How to handle middle/low pocket pairs

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, expect to be dealt a pocket pair about one out of seventeen hands, on average. With 30-35 hands dealt each hour, in the long run, you would see a pocket pair in the hole about twice an hour. So be prepared.

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