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

Pre-flop moves matter

Pre-flop moves matter

posted on October 24, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, there are so many decisions to be made. Some are more important than others. Your pre-flop decision is by far the most important. Why is that? First of all, that decision will mark your initial investment. 

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Be aggressive, but play smart

Be aggressive, but play smart

posted on October 17, 2018 by

Poker by George | As poker players, we all have traits that can significantly impact our results at the poker table. These range from playing tight to loose, and from passive (rarely raising) to various degrees of aggression. 

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Giving a fellow player the pen this week

Giving a fellow player the pen this week

posted on October 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Introducing Brandon Evans, a bright, young man for whom I predict a wonderful life and successful career. A distant relative, he and his father (a prominent attorney) met me for dinner at the Hustler Casino.

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Learning advice from traditional business can apply to poker

Learning advice from traditional business can apply to poker

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | You never know where good poker advice will come. The Sept. 14 issue of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal had a special column entitled “The Young Real Estate Mogul” by contributing writer, Deborah Danan.

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Victory to the bluffers

Victory to the bluffers

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Poker by George | Let’s talk about bluffing, a well-established poker strategy to encourage opponents to fold hands that might be better than our own. One mistake some players make is to avoid bluffing. 

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