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

Important not to let early table bias determine style of play

Important not to let early table bias determine style of play

posted on March 07, 2017 by

Poker by George | I saw recently a fascinating column by Dr. Stephen Bloomfield, a psychiatrist who loves to play poker. “Don’t let confirmation bias affect your play,” he warned.

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Time for some quizzes to test your poker knowledge

Time for some quizzes to test your poker knowledge

posted on February 28, 2017 by

Poker by George | The most important question when making an important decision at the poker table is “WHY – What is your reason?” Along that line, here are two short quizzes to enhance your reasoning ability.

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Trust us you don't want just your fair share of poker hands

Trust us you don't want just your fair share of poker hands

posted on February 21, 2017 by

Poker by George | How often have you wished for yourself: “If only I could get my fair share!” That’s the amount of something one is due relative to what other people are receiving. Equal treatment. It’s only fair. Let’s examine this on a theoretical basis.

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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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