One of the best resources for poker information is to read poker blogs. A "blog" is an abbreviation for "web log" or an online journal. Blogs are not just pages and pages of written text. They can take on different forms of self-expression and some include videos, pictures, and audio commentary.
There are poker blogs written by pros, semi-pros, and novices. There are some poker blogs covering cash games, or live tournaments, or even strictly online play. People write blogs for different reasons. Some write about strategy. Others use the pages to vent about bad beats. Some use their blogs to track their progress as poker players. Here are a few of my favorites:
Guinness and Poker Iggy's Guinness and Poker is a collection of some of the best written material on the web regarding poker. Iggy searches through thousands of posts on forums such as 2+2 and RGP and picks out the gems. He'll post those on his blog in a form of the "uber-post" which is usually no less than 10,000 words in length. Iggy quit his job a few years ago to play full time. There was a rumor that he was a midget or a sober-housewife from Ohio. His true identity will always be a mystery.
Poker Prof's Las Vegas and Poker Blog Poker Prof and Flipchip's Las Vegas and Poker Blog is the source for Las Vegas poker news. They give you a sense of what it's like to be a part of the Las Vegas poker scene with daily updates on all things Las Vegas. Flipchip is one of the most respected and talented photographers in the poker industry. Stop by the blog to see the extensive photo galleries of various events he's covered like the WSOP or Nicky Hilton's New Years Tournament. The Poker Prof created cool and useful items like a handy list of different Las Vegas tournaments, which is the perfect guide if you are heading out to Vegas and looking for somewhere to play.
Double As During the days Double As is an engineer, loving husband, and father of two. At nights he's one of those sharks lurking online ready to take your bankroll. DoubleAs offers up some of the best poker advice on the web, especially on how to play No Limit Hold'em. No one puts more thought into how to play Q-Js in a short-handed game. DoubleAs explains advanced concepts in a concise and understandable manner. He's also the author of a strategy book called Pressure Points.
Pokerati Creator Dan Michalski explained Pokerati as "an electronic conversation about poker among a stack of semi-educated writer- types who spend too much time thinking about the game."
His site features poker news, poker skills, and poker lives with a focus on the Texas poker scene. Michalski often weighs in on the legal and illegal aspects of poker. If you want a journalistic touch to your poker news from an opinionated Texan, then Pokerati must be added to your reading list.
Table Tango Linda Geenen has been posting about her job as a Las Vegas poker dealer as far back as 2000. Linda tells it like it is and pulls no punches as she eloquently describes her pressure-packed job at the Bellagio. She weaves amazing stories about dealing to superstars in the Big Game like Sammy Farha and Doyle Brunson and putting up with the drunken antics of drunk tourists at a low-limit table. If you want insight into poker from the perspective of a veteran poker dealer, then Table Tango is a site you need to start reading.
I look forward to reading these five blogs every day because they are some of the most entertaining and informative poker sites around. . .
[Editor's Note: This article would be remiss without a link to Tao of Poker, Dr. Pauly's own top tier poker blog.]