Pokercast Episode 48 - Bobby Hoff & David Sklansky
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is Bobby "The Wizard" Hoff. Bobby discusses several topics including the big cash games at the Commerce, playing with Stu Ungar and shares some high stakes no-limit strategy. David Sklansky also chimes in on the program to talk about some interesting player style concepts and sheds some light on his unusually short posts on the forums. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the November 23rd Poker Stars VIP Club freeroll. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Bobby Hoff is a professional poker player originally from Victoria, TX, currently living in Long Beach, CA. Hoff attended University of Texas on an athletics scholarship during which time he was also a scratch golfer.
Hoff discovered poker during his off hours in Las Vegas three years after graduation while he was employed as a poker dealer. After reading Thorp’s Beat the Dealer, Hoff turned his focus to blackjack, became proficient at the game, and played as part of a blackjack team for a number of years. He was eventually banned from blackjack tables throughout Vegas. His departure from blackjack rekindled his interest in poker. He was frequently staked by the WSOP champion Sailor Roberts.
In 1979 Hoff finished second in the WSOP Main Event to amateur Hal Fowler in a grueling 10 hour heads-up finale. He now has 11 WSOP cashes and 1 WPT cash. Hendon mob lists his live tournament winnings as exceeding $534,000.
An interview with Bobby “The Wizard” Hoff appears in the final chapter of Harrington on Cash Volume II. Learn more about Bobby Hoff
David Sklansky, born 1947, is a professional poker, theorist, and author from Teaneck, NJ. He is considered a top authority on poker and gambling theory, having published over twelve books and countless articles on the subject including the foundational Theory of Poker. David attended the University of Pennsylvania before leaving to become an actuary, a profession he later left to gamble professionally.
David has 3 WSOP bracelets and 23 WSOP cashes. He has also won the invitational WPT event “Poker By The Book”, overcoming a table stacked with Phil Hellmuth Jr, Mike Caro, T.J. Cloutier, Mike Sexton and Doyle Bruson.
His latest book Ducy?, part biography and part guide to “life strategy” was published in 2010 to critical acclaim. Learn more about David Sklansky