George Epstein

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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.

Discovering that all outs not the same

Discovering that all outs not the same

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, we often speak of drawing hands and made hands. The latter could very well be in the lead and hold up to take the pot without further improvement.

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Simple idea of being prepared at the table still gets lost on people

Simple idea of being prepared at the table still gets lost on people

posted on August 07, 2018 by

Poker by George | We have often discussed the Hold’em Algorithm as a means for starting-hand selection. In that regard, recently I received an interesting email from poker celeb Doug Polk, creator of the Upswing Poker Lab.

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Dreaming of pocket 4's that become 4-of-a-Kind

Dreaming of pocket 4's that become 4-of-a-Kind

posted on July 24, 2018 by

Poker by George | Last night I had a very unusual poker dream.

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An edge everything in this game of skill

An edge everything in this game of skill

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Poker by George | A good friend – who does not play poker – recently gave me a gift of poker books along with back issues of the “Poker Digest” magazine, going back to the turn of the century.

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Runner-Runner simply a matter of luck

Runner-Runner simply a matter of luck

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Laying in bed the other morning, I thought about a particular hand I recently won at the Hustler Casino. It was a $4-$8 limit hold’em game with a full table of nine players. I was a bit behind, and it was close to the time for me to pack up and go home; so, I was hoping for a win.

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