I had the privilege of meeting GamingToday columnist George “The Engineer” Epstein at the Claude Pepper Seniors Poker Group in Los Angeles, where he teaches poker classes for seniors.
My dad is retired and I am going to accompany him to George’s poker class, where there will be world class poker players giving tips on how to improve your game. Afterwards, the group will play a tournament to put their new knowledge into practice. This is very funny.
One day my dad asked me if I wanted to go to one of the talks where Marsha Wagoner and Robert Turner would talk about visit dominowalet. I thought about it for a moment and then I said, “Okay. I’ve heard of Marsha, but who is Robert Turner?”
His famous last words. In short, it was the day I would meet my future husband. Robert still likes to scold George every time we see him at the Los Angeles casinos.
George holds a very special place in our hearts, and this is his story:
George started playing poker when he was a preteen. I’d play other kids for baseball cards. He continued to play on campus and on his ship when he was at sea during WWII, playing at the planning table in the radar room.
After retiring from the aerospace industry in 1991, George decided that it was important not to be a “television junkie,” so he decided that poker would be his second career.
George is a tireless advocate of poker who keeps the minds of older people healthy. As George said, “a healthy mind helps maintain a healthy body.”
He has been teaching poker classes to seniors at the Claude Pepper Senior Citizen Center since 2005. It started with just six people and grew and grew. People came from all over the area until the group grew to more than 200 members. George proudly said that not a single member (that he knew of) had Alzheimer’s disease.
He is also a poker columnist for various publications, including Poker Digest, Card Player magazine, Poker Player newspaper, and Gaming Today.
George has also written several poker books that I highly recommend: “Hold’em or Fold’em? – An Algorithm for Key Decision Making “(Initial Selection) and” The Art of Bragging “, featuring Esther Bluff’s tactic, named after her granddaughter, who introduced it.