George Epstein

Gaming Today George Epstein

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.

The big secret? Don't lose

The big secret? Don't lose

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Poker by George | Today, I want to reward my loyal readers by sharing “the secret” to Winning at the poker table: Don’t Lose. In a few words, the idea is simply to minimize the number of hands – and reduce the pot size – that you lose.

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Part two talks sets and trips

Part two talks sets and trips

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | This is Part II of our series on how to make your winning hands more profitable – how to build that pot as big as possible. 

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How to win bigger pots, Part 1

How to win bigger pots, Part 1

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em – or any other poker game – undoubtedly your objective is to win as many chips as possible. Winning more than your fair share of the hands is fine, but bigger pots are so much better. 

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Think specializing when playing poker

Think specializing when playing poker

posted on June 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Poker columnist Ed Miller wrote a recent piece called “Specialize Your Game” and it led me to give serious thought to this subject, which I now share with my readers. Going one step further, I offer my own perspective on specializing when you play poker.

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Be cautious on betting hi-lo hands

Be cautious on betting hi-lo hands

posted on May 29, 2018 by

Poker by George | Whether or not you use the Hold’em Algorithm for starting-hand selection, there are certain hands to avoid – like the proverbial red plague. 

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