Our Senior contributor, nonagenarian George Epstein, takes a look at the connection between poker and Alzheimer’s. In particular, he examines the research indicating how increased mental activity – the kind of which can be stimulated by poker – can help prevent the disease and keep our brains healthy and functioning well.
Cardplayer Lifestyle Senior Contributor George Epstein is as “old school” as they come (he IS over 90 years old, after all…).
When it comes to taking notes at the poker table, he finds that there’s nothing handier than a pen and paper. How to take good notes, however, is another matter, and George has some great tips to share with you in this article.
Nonagenarian George Epstein has some unique experience as far as poker is concerned. He began a unique initiative that brought over 200 senior citizens into the game for the first time. The unique nugget: there were exactly as many women as men in the group he formed!
He’s got some interesting suggestions for how to try and bring more women into the game, so it’s worth paying attention to the words of Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Senior contributor.
You never know when a loose-aggressive (LAG) “maniac” player might land at your table. These are some of the toughest opponents to play against, but it doesn’t mean you’re helpless.
This limit hold’em strategy article contains some tips for how to contend with such players and tactics you can employ to counter their aggressive style.
Correctly playing small pocket pairs in limit hold’em requires finesse and a solid base of poker knowledge. You’ve got to understand the importance of position, have a decent read on your opponents’ tendencies, and have the discipline to call or fold your hand when warranted.
As playing small pocket pairs can often be problematic, this column gives some basic tips and strategies for how to make the right decision with such a hand. Spoiler alert: usually you’ll need to fold!
Looking down to see pocket aces when playing Texas Hold’em is one of the game’s great feelings. Usually, you’ll already be scheming for ways to win the pot, but believe it or not sometimes it actually pays to try and lose the pot.
Certain special scenarios exist with casino poker room promotions that make it worthwhile to lose with those pocket aces. Let’s take a closer look.