We expect to receive the manuscript for our next book, Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker, by Dan Harrington and Bill Robertie, within a few days of Oct 1. Assuming that’s the case, this text should be available for purchase by the end of the year or very early next year.
As far as what it’s specifically about, that will have to wait until next month since I haven’t as yet seen the manuscript. However, Dan and Bill both assure us at 2+2 that it’s top notch, and I’m sure that many of you are looking forward to it.
A little bit of good news came with the opening of WSOP.com. For those who don’t know, this is the second Internet poker site, along with Ultimate Poker, that is now spreading real money games here in Nevada. Of course, there is still a long way to go before we see a return to the number and quality of poker games that once existed on the Internet for US players, but this is an important step in that direction and makes us at 2+2 confident that there will be more good news in the future.
On a personal note, I took a trip back to my school Virginia Tech as an invited guess of The College of Sciences in the middle of September and got to visit with some of the outstanding professors in math and statistics, plus an expert on Game Theory as well as one of my old professors who is still an active teacher. The highlight of my trip was watching Virginia Tech defeat Marshall University in triple overtime. It was definitely one of the most exciting games my school has ever played.
On a second personal note, I want to congratulate my old best friend John Thompson for being named Director of The United States Census Bureau. As a graduate student at Virginia Tech, John and I took virtually every class together since we were both interested in math and statistics, and we each started at The Census Bureau in 1975. Of course, mostly because I couldn’t sit still, our careers went in different ways. The Director of The Census Bureau is a very important job for our country and it’s in excellent hands.