Many of them have a better excuse, though, being in Las Vegas this weekend as they are for for the winter gathering of the World Poker Blogger Tour. Also known as the WPBT. Or the #wpbt.
Unlike my buds, I’m sadly mired under a heap of “real life” applesauce and will be for the next week at least, meaning I couldn’t make it out west to join in the revelry.
Speaking of poker blogs, the nominations for the 2009 Bluff Magazine Readers Choice Awards were announced earlier this week, and three of our faves -- Tao of Poker, Pokerati, and Wicked Chops -- were included on the “Top Poker Blog of 2009” list. The other nominee -- Poker News Daily -- is a site I frequent often as well, although I’m not sure it is correct to describe it as a blog.
There are 13 categories in all, some (best poker TV show, best poker podcast, best LV poker room) more interesting than others (favorite poker villain, favorite poker personality). You can find the full list of nominees and how to vote over at the Bluff site by clicking here.
Despite being a bit overwhelmed with work stuff, I did manage to find time to write a Betfair piece which went up this morning.
This one concerns an article by the journalist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell called “Open Secrets” that appears in his new collection of essays titled What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures. In the article Gladwell explains a distinction between “puzzles” and “mysteries” that I thought applied quite readily to poker. Kind of a “shots in the dark”-type post, I’d call it. Check it out.
Okay, time to get to work. Safe travels and good times, all you WPBTers! And be sure to write all about it. ’Cause, you know, cards get returned to the dealer, chips get cashed in, and limes get tossed away, but littera scripta manet.