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 | 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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view