Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | Written by Renee
A lot of poker fans and aspiring pros turn to Twitter to get important updates on all things poker as well as get to know their favorite players more – their thoughts, lifestyle, and what else keeps them busy off the felts.
Most of the elite pros have a massive following on Twitter, and if you are looking for the top players to follow, we’ve made the task easier for you. Below is a list of the most popular poker players on the social networking service and a quick look at what they usually share with their fans online.
Daniel Negreanu is among the world’s most successful poker players, having stayed at the top of the all-time money list for quite a long time. He has also been a great ambassador for the game and represented the world’s largest online poker site PokerStars for more than a decade.
The Canadian poker pro often shares his views on important poker subjects via his Twitter account, sparking interaction among the poker community, and sometimes getting him into “trouble” with fellow pros.
Check out his Twitter profile and join his 480,000 followers.
Phil Hellmuth leaves his “bratty” personality at the poker table and spreads positivity on Twitter. The American poker pro keeps his 283,000 followers up to date with his life events, and other interests he is up to, including sports and business ventures.
Hellmuth, who has won the most number of WSOP bracelets in poker history, is currently working on preventing his “ego” from blowing up, as he focuses more on the things that really matter – family, health friends. For more positive vibes, follow @phil_hellmuth on Twitter.
The oldest member of the popular English poker-playing foursome “The Hendon Mob”, Barny Boatman fills his Twitter feed with hilarious tweets that are sure to lighten up your day. At 64 years old, Boatman still never fails to draw smiles from his fans through his crazy wit and sense of humor.
If you want some daily refreshing vibes, Boatman can give you that. Join his 8,000+ followers on Twitter.
Considered one of the greatest poker players of all time, the living legend Doyle Brunson has won 10 WSOP bracelets, and is also a Poker Hall of Fame inductee. In June 2018, he decided to officially retire from tournament poker and he did so after placing sixth in the $10,000 2-7 Single Draw during the WSOP that year. While he no longer plays poker these days, the 86-year-old stays connected to the game by tweeting WSOP anecdotes.
Brunson is also a devout Christian and is updated with politics. He has nearly 400,000 followers on Twitter.
Tom Dwan is better known for his massive achievements in online poker, back when Full Tilt poker was still operating. The American poker pro took part in the highest-level online poker games under the screen name “durrr” and competed in some of the largest online cash game pots in history. Over the years his fan base has just kept growing, and they are following him on Twitter. Keep updated on his activities in and outside of poker by joining his 164,000 followers.
Phil Ivey currently has 440,000 followers on Twitter and while some of them might only be interested to know the latest controversy he might be in, his performances in the high-stakes arena are worth following.
We may not see much of him in the US poker scene in the coming months or years due to his ongoing legal battle with Borgata, but he is likely to take his poker skills elsewhere. His edge-sorting adventure with Kelly Sun will feature in an upcoming gambling drama tentatively titled “The Baccarat Machine”.
This poker-playing TV writer has more than 12,000 followers on Twitter and he keeps them hooked through his dry humor, often targeting the braggarts. For more of him, go check out his Twitter and get ready to be entertained.