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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

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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Robert Turner is a legend in the poker world

Robert Turner is a legend in the poker world

posted on April 24, 2018 by

Poker by George | Robert Turner, a legendary poker player, has contributed so much to our poker world. His recent column on “Poker can use conduct” raises an important issue that every casino should address.

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Mentally challenging activities keep us healthy

Mentally challenging activities keep us healthy

posted on April 17, 2018 by

Poker by George | More and more, experts in science and medicine are recognizing that mentally challenging activities can keep our brains “in good health.” That’s not to say playing poker is the only way to accomplish this goal, but it may well be the best.

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Figuring a proper cost for poker players and casinos

Figuring a proper cost for poker players and casinos

posted on April 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Casinos and cardrooms are in business to make a profit. Otherwise they would not exist. As a matter of fact, not all casinos are successful. For example, in Atlantic City five casinos closed between 2014 and 2016.

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