Yeah, I mean, I think that’s fair to say. I wasn’t intending to imply that Dr. Pauly is particularly well-known (although my post could probably be read that way).
But in my experience it’s just flat wrong to say that “everyone knows about 2+2,” much less frequents it for their poker news. I’d even say that most people who play regularly online have never visited the Two Plus Two forums, let alone people who follow the live tournaments on a more casual basis.
Heck, I played in a $1K buy-in tournament in Atlantic City last month, and I’d bet a significant amount of money that the majority of that field – most of whom will be playing in one WSOP event or another, from the conversations I had – wasn’t familiar with Two Plus Two. Even among the online pros at the tables – I got into a conversation with one young guy who was very knowledgeable about online poker, and knew about Two Plus Two, but never visited it, opting instead to spend all his time at pocketfives.
Anyway. It’s an amazing resource, and its ground-level coverage of the WSOP – like Dani “Ansky” Stern asking for thoughts about a hand he played at the final table of the $40K buy-in event (complete with a contribution from durrrr, among others) – is unparalleled, but as I said earlier, I’m happy more people don’t know about it. It’s improved my game a thousandfold.
(Oh, and Pokernews is my one-stop shop for live reporting of the tournaments as they’re happening. Any WSOP discussion thread should link to their site. )