If you’re one of the few poker players not in Vegas right now (or if you’re out there but too drunk to make it to the Rio and catch up on what’s happening), don’t fear – a little innovation called the Internet will serve up all the information you could possibly want or need to know about the WSOP. Below you’ll find a quick list of a handful of sources for WSOP coverage, each of which will give you a slightly different angle on the happenings over at the 2008 World Series of Poker.
Live Coverage @PokerNews.com: This is a great source for live reporting, chip counts, etc. If you’re looking to follow a friend or you’re just a fan of a player, you’re going to have a hard time finding better coverage of hand-to-hand action than what the staff over at PN provides.
Worldseriesofpoker.com: Obviously, the official site for the series should provide an immersive experience, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Live broadcasts, player interviews, comprehensive results and player bios – if it’s ‘officially’ going on at the WSOP, there’s a good chance it’s covered here.
Gutshot.com: One of the pioneers of WSOP coverage, gutshot doesn’t offer the depth or breadth it did before the WSOP inked exclusive coverage contracts with other websites, but you’ll still find solid on-the-ground reporting and interesting perspectives on the events. You’ll also find plenty of online poker conversation, resource reviews and more.
Wicked Chops: The guys at WC leave the blow-by-blow reporting to the other sites and instead focus on the more interesting (read: involving hot girls, gossip or various social oddities) b-plots of the WSOP. No other poker blog really comes close to matching their wit and knack for noticing the key details that make the WSOP an entertaining experience.
MTT Community at 2+2: If you’re a poker player, you should probably already be a 2+2 member, but just in case you don’t know: This sub-forum of 2+2 is hopping around WSOP with tons of threads that tell thes tory of the WSOP from a broad array of perspectives. Since it’s a poker forum it’s largely unedited and prone to massive tangents, but in between all of that noise are real stories from real players having the full spectrum of poker experiences and sharing them, unfiltered, with the rest of the community.