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

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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Green's math solid in explaining poker skill, luck

Green's math solid in explaining poker skill, luck

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Poker by George | In corresponding with poker math guru Tom Green, he spoke of a rather common quote that appears in the introduction of his amazing Texas Hold’em Poker Textbook.

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Skillfully after a cure to Alzheimer’s; poker might help

Skillfully after a cure to Alzheimer’s; poker might help

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Poker by George | This special column is dedicated to my lady friend, Anita K., a highly regarded artist/teacher (papermaking) who volunteered so much of her time to help others. Anita’s family just moved her into a facility for those requiring continual care for Alzheimer’s disease.

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