For those who don’t know, there is some sad news to report with the passing of poker great Bobby Hoff. While I only knew Bobby slightly, there is no question that he was a great no-limit hold ’em player and was well liked by everyone.
In our book, Harrington on Cash Games, Volume II: How to Play No‑Limit Hold 'em Cash Games by Dan Harrington and Bill Robertie, there is an interview with Bobby Hoff. It’s a terrific read, and as a way of remembering this great player, we have posted the interview here.
As for other news, the number one question that’s being asked is when will the next Internet poker sites start up. Our answer to this is we don’t know, but we’re hopeful that it will be sooner rather than later.
It appears to us, and we have no inside information confirming this, that the state of Nevada is being very careful to make sure that not only does everything work right on the sites, but that there is no way any scandal, such as what we saw with Ultimate Bet, can occur. We at Two Plus Two think this is the right decision and support the go-slow approach by the state of Nevada even though we can’t wait for the sites to launch and for different states to link up,.
Next, we’re also being asked what has happened to our book Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker by Dan Harrington and Bill Robertie. Well, I just spoke to Dan and much progress has been made. We’re now hoping to have it published by the end of the year.
Finally, I want to mention that it has been discovered that the kindles of two of our books Applications of No-Limit Hold ’em; A Guide to Understanding Theoretical Sound Poker by Matthew Janda and Further Limit Hold 'em; Exploring the Model Poker Game by Philip Newall are not as good as they should be. So we have asked Amazon.com to take the kindles down and we’re hoping to have much better kindle versions available on Amazon.com in a few weeks. However, our other e-book version (for both of these books), which is available through our 2+2 store is fine.