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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

An edge everything in this game of skill

An edge everything in this game of skill

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Poker by George | A good friend – who does not play poker – recently gave me a gift of poker books along with back issues of the “Poker Digest” magazine, going back to the turn of the century.

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Runner-Runner simply a matter of luck

Runner-Runner simply a matter of luck

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Laying in bed the other morning, I thought about a particular hand I recently won at the Hustler Casino. It was a $4-$8 limit hold’em game with a full table of nine players. I was a bit behind, and it was close to the time for me to pack up and go home; so, I was hoping for a win.

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Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | Every poker player develops an image. It is determined by how you play the hands dealt to you, which your opponents at the table can readily identify: tight or loose; passive or aggressive; and/or deceptive (likely to bluff.).

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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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