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.
Poker by George | Poker tables develop a certain character that may change over time. It depends on the playing traits of the players at the table. We often speak of the “texture” of the table as the game is being played.view
Poker by George | Slow-play is a form of deception often used by skilled players in Texas hold’em games. The sole purpose is to help build the size of the pot. It is best used when you have a very strong hand – especially if it’s the nuts.view
Poker by George | In most games other than poker, the casinos gain their money by setting the odds in their favor – the “house advantage” – or charge a fee to play. Basically, the same applies to the sports books that seem to be gaining in popularity.view