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

It's ok to wait for another table when you see too many sharks

It's ok to wait for another table when you see too many sharks

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Poker by George | You are a regular/frequent player at a local casino or cardroom. After playing there two or three times a week for several years, you become somewhat familiar with the “regulars” who also play there quite often.

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Being able to handle those curve balls

Being able to handle those curve balls

posted on May 16, 2017 by

Poker by George | You never know whence words of wisdom applicable to the game of poker will emanate. Reading the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, I came upon a column about Jewish Youth baseball players. 

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Playing hands too tight can prove costly

Playing hands too tight can prove costly

posted on May 09, 2017 by

Poker by George | Poker players come in all sizes and shapes. Their playing traits can be tight, loose (including chasers and calling-stations), passive, aggressive, and deceptive (including bluffing, slow-playing, trapping and check-raising) – and often combinations of these.

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Defining virtual or real outs

Defining virtual or real outs

posted on May 02, 2017 by

Poker by George | In deciding whether to call a bet, skilled hold’em players often count their outs, the cards that will complete a drawing hand. That’s important!

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Coming up with best play for nut flush

Coming up with best play for nut flush

posted on April 25, 2017 by

Poker by George | It is always exciting to catch the nuts – a hand that can’t be beat. What is the best way to play such a hand?

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