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

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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Skillful players always have an edge

Skillful players always have an edge

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | The word “gambling” carries a negative connotation; i.e., something to be avoided. According to Wikipedia, “gambling is the wagering of money or something of value… on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.”

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A hand to remember

A hand to remember

posted on September 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | With millions of possible 5-card hands in a game of Texas hold’em, there are bound to be some that really stand out. Here’s one that has stood up to the passing of time for me.

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Nightmares to explore

Nightmares to explore

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Lately, I find myself dreaming of poker more often than I would like. Most of the time, my dream has been about Bad Beats.

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Pair of Aces means thinning out field, unless...

Pair of Aces means thinning out field, unless...

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Poker by George | In Texas hold’em, the best starting-hand is pocket Aces – A-A in the hole. Your hand is well in the lead over all of your opponents – the “enemy.” To help ensure victory, you ought to keep the lead by forcing out some – but not all – of your opponents. 

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