As with many companies, Two Plus Two goes through changes every so often, and this is now going to be happening with our publishing arm. If you go to any of our forum pages, you’ll see in the upper left hand corner a link to the “2+2 Store” which takes you to a landing page that features our books. This link will soon be eliminated and replaced by a link to ProfessionalPoker.com which carries all of our books plus books by other publishers.
Put another way, ProfessionalPoker.com is an independent company from Two Plus Two and they will be operating completely separate from us. But you’ll still be able to purchase our books from them and this includes some of our titles in e-book format as well as B-stock. Also, our books are available from other book sellers including Amazon.com (where they also sell the Kindle format) and Barnes & Noble.
One of the things that this will allow us at Two Plus Two to do is to make special book offers on some of our slower selling titles. We’ll do this through mailings and special banners/notices put directly on our website, and this will be an opportunity for those book readers out there to pick up some of our titles at great prices.
I also want to bring notice to the thread Poll: Has No Limit Ultimately Been Good for Poker? started by poster Coffee located here.
In my opinion, this is an extremely important thread and the more people who become familiar with this debate and the many ideas being presented the better.
Poker is at a crossroads and it’s not clear to me which way the industry will go. But right now Internet poker sites are beginning to experiment with ways to make their games more accommodating to recreational players. This could include a push back to some forms of limit poker as well as structure changes in some of the no-limit hold ’em cash games, and things like heads-up games and large multi-tabling may become part of the past on some Internet poker sites.
It’s also my opinion, as I have written in the thread, that no-limit hold ’em as played in tournaments is in many ways a different game from no-limit hold ’em played as a cash game. To the untrained eye they may look the same, but many strategy considerations are certainly not the same, and I believe that this idea impacts much poker that is being played today both live and on the Internet. So if you get a chance, please check the thread out and thanks to Coffee for starting it.