Two Plus Two Publishing
Two Plus Two Authors and Books
Two Plus Two is the leading publisher of gaming and poker books with more than 2 million books sold worldwide. Our books are translated into 15 different languages and feature more than 40 titles including; The Theory of Poker, Seven Card Stud for Advanced Players, Harrington on Holdem and Sit n Go Strategies among others. This page outlines the authors and co-authors of the Two Plus Two books. Below you will find a small summary and / or background information for each author. To read their biography you can click the author's name. The author biography will also provide you with a complete list of books they have written for Two Plus Two Publishing.
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David Sklansky is one of the top experts in gambling. He has written for numerous publications and has attended multiple seminars and conferences where he is an expert speaker. David has consulted for a number of casinos, online gaming sites and gaming device companies. David has published and co-authored thirteen books including;The Theory of Poker.
Dan Harrington has co-authored five books with Bill Robertie.The series of books include; Harrington on Hold’em and Harrington on Cash Games, which are among the top selling poker books today. Dan is an expert in chess, backgammon and poker winning numerous titles over the last 20 years.
Bill has spent a large part of his life writing about backgammon, poker and chess. He is an expert in all three fields and is the co-author of the Harrington series of books. Bill is one of three backgammon players to ever win the World Championship of Monte Carlo twice and has won multiple titles in both backgammon and chess.
Ray Zee's book, High-Low-Split Poker for Advanced Players is one of the most highly credited books on split pot poker games which includes; seven card stud eight or better, and Omaha eight or better. Ray is also a co-author on the book Seven Card Stud for Advanced Players written with David Sklansky.
Mason has written over 500 articles published in various magazines, and is the author or co-author of 12 books. He is recognized as an authority in his field. A number of his books continue to be the top selling books including; Hold’em Poker for Advanced Players, written with David Sklansky, and Seven Card Stud for Advanced Players, written with David Sklansky and Ray Zee.
Thomas Bakker, the author of the newest publication from Two Plus Two: Analytical No-Limit Hold ’em Crushing Mid-Stakes Short-Handed Games, is a twenty-year-old poker player and college student from the Netherlands. At fifteen, he learned about poker and started playing with friends. Three years later, he started playing online and quickly moved up to mid-stakes games, mostly playing short-handed and heads-up cash games.
Thomas is currently studying for degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science with a strong interest in game theory, statistics, and data mining. He is also using these skills to develop methods for analyzing many millions of hands played at a poker site for the purpose of catching possible cheaters.
Ed Miller is the author or co-author of some of the top Holdem poker books. In 2004, he collaborated with David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth to write his first book, Small Stakes Hold ’em: Winning Big with Expert Play. In 2005 he released his second book, Getting Started in Hold’em which focuses on limit and no limit hold’em games at a beginner level followed by co-authoring Professional No-Limit Hold’em: Volume 1 and No Limit Hold ‘em: Theory and Practice.
Collin Moshman has published two books through Two Plus Two Publishing. His first book, titled Sit N' Go Strategies was released in 2007, and is the leading resource for sit n go strategy. This book focuses on the three main levels of - low-blind play, mid-blind play, and high-blind play and offers different approaches to the game. His second book Heads-Up No-Limit Hold 'em was released in 2008.
Geoff Herzog has a background in law and was introduced to online poker through Nick Grudzien. Within his first year he was already crushing the six max games in the $50-$100 limits. Geoff and Nick co-authored the book Winning in Tough Hold'em Games: Short-Handed and High-Stakes Concepts and Theory for Limit Hold 'em, which specializes in six-max strategy.
Nick Grudzien is the co-author of Winning in Tough Hold 'em Games which is one of the top selling poker books on six-max limit hold’em games for high stakes players. Nick is a regular blogger at StoxPoker.com, and publishes instructional videos for his members and is an avid poster in the Two Plus Two poker forums.
Donna Harris was born in California and travelled to Las Vegas for the World Cup of Darts in 1979. She was the first female official for the World Cup of Darts. Vegas struck her and it wasn’t long before she would make the trip again to build a career in the casino industry. In 1980 she returned to casinos to become a professional blackjack dealer at the Golden Nugget Gambling Hall.
Alan Schoonmaker earned a Ph.D. in industrial psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the co-author or author of five books on industrial psychology and three research monographs. He was the author of the “Psychology of Poker” column for Poker Digest and published the book The Psychology of Poker with Two Plus Two Publishing.
Matt began playing limit hold 'em at Lucky Chances in Colma, California. It was there that he met poker author Tommy Angelo. Tommy mentored Matt into high-stakes limit games. Through Tommy, Matt met pro Alex Roberts, who taught him the fundamentals and sat him in his first game. He has played and studied high-stakes no-limit ever since. He met Sunny Mehta in 2005, and through him Ed Miller who collaborated with Matt on the book Professional No Limit Hold'em.
Sunny moved to Las Vegas where he met Ed Miller who would introduce him to Mason Malmuth. In 2006, Sunny co-authored a book for Two Plus Two Publishing, alongside Ed Miller and Matt Flynn, which was later released in 2007. The book, Professional No-Limit Hold 'em: Volume I, was an instant success and was the top selling poker book during that year.
Dan Paymar is considered to be one the top resources when it comes to playing video poker strategically. He uses his background in engineering to analyse video poker games. He has written multiple articles on the subject for Card Player, The American Casino Guide, The Intelligent Gambler, and Video Poker Times. He also co-authored the book “The Professional Dealer’s Handbook” with Mason Malmuth and Donna Harris.
Lynne Loomis has been a professional freelance writer and editor for 20 years and has written countless articles on gambling and other industry-related topics. She also occasionally can be found in casinos and cardrooms around the country.
Sylvester Suzuki is the pen name of a freelance writer who currently resides in southern California. As a teenager in the late 1940s, Mr. Suzuki, who was born and raised in the Seattle area, began his poker-playing career with such penny-ante favorites as "baseball" and "spit in the ocean." He then steadily progressed to no-limit lowball as a merchant seaman in the mid-fifties.