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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

Giving a fellow player the pen this week

Giving a fellow player the pen this week

posted on October 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Introducing Brandon Evans, a bright, young man for whom I predict a wonderful life and successful career. A distant relative, he and his father (a prominent attorney) met me for dinner at the Hustler Casino.

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Learning advice from traditional business can apply to poker

Learning advice from traditional business can apply to poker

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | You never know where good poker advice will come. The Sept. 14 issue of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal had a special column entitled “The Young Real Estate Mogul” by contributing writer, Deborah Danan.

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Victory to the bluffers

Victory to the bluffers

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Poker by George | Let’s talk about bluffing, a well-established poker strategy to encourage opponents to fold hands that might be better than our own. One mistake some players make is to avoid bluffing. 

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Skillful players always have an edge

Skillful players always have an edge

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | The word “gambling” carries a negative connotation; i.e., something to be avoided. According to Wikipedia, “gambling is the wagering of money or something of value… on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.”

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A hand to remember

A hand to remember

posted on September 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | With millions of possible 5-card hands in a game of Texas hold’em, there are bound to be some that really stand out. Here’s one that has stood up to the passing of time for me.

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