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Father of World-Class poker players coming to Escondido

Famed “verbivore,” author, humorist and wit Richard Lederer will put on his “poker hat” October 19 when the father of two of America’s best professional poker players gives the basics of the game.

San Diego Oasis, a non-profit organization with office locations in La Mesa and Escondido, will be hosting Dr. Richard Lederer for a class titled “Poker 101.”  The three-hour class will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the Escondido Senior Center.

Richard Lederer is considered the most successful father of world-class poker players in history; Howard “the Professor” Lederer and Annie “The Princess of Poker” Duke.  Lederer will discuss the great American game of Texas Hold’em and conduct instruction on its basic fundamentals.

San Diego Oasis is a nonprofit organization serving people over the age of 50 throughout the San Diego region by promoting successful aging through lifelong learning, healthy living, and community service.  The organization offers over 1,700 classes and activities and operates an intergenerational tutoring program in over 100 schools throughout San Diego County.

“Many of our members enjoy the socialization of playing various card games.  What a great opportunity to receive some introductory information on a game some might have little familiarity,” said David Beevers, San Diego Oasis Program Manager for North County.

Dr. Lederer’s language, history, and humor books will also be available for sale and signing.

For more detailed information on the class as well as San Diego Oasis, visit

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