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.

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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Yes Robert we should give back to poker

Yes Robert we should give back to poker

posted on May 22, 2018 by

Poker by George | Robert Turner made an interesting point in a column, “Show some class.” His message was that players, especially the pros, should consider their behavior and actions as they interact with others while playing poker in cardrooms and casinos.

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Quad 9's in my dreams

Quad 9's in my dreams

posted on May 15, 2018 by

Poker by George | It was only a dream, but what a dream it was! It was so realistic, I wished it was for real. Perhaps it was in anticipation of my regular Thursday visit to the Hustler Casino in Gardena, California, later that day.

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Handling A-x suited

Handling A-x suited

posted on May 08, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, it’s always nice to be dealt an Ace in the hole. But what is the best way to play such hands? Of course, the obvious answer to that question is “it depends.” Most important is the Kicker that accompanies the Ace.

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One addition to cost of playing: tipping

One addition to cost of playing: tipping

posted on May 01, 2018 by

Poker by George | In the April 10 issue, I wrote a poker column about “Figuring cost to playing.” What does it cost you to play poker in a casino? The cost-to-play includes your share of the casino rake, the drop for the Bad Beat Jackpot, and tips you give to the dealer when you win a pot.

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