The 10 Most Followed Poker Professionals on Twitter
Twitter has long been a fantastic platform for poker professionals to interact with fans and educate card game enthusiasts. There are plenty of entertaining poker pros out there that you should put on your hit-list to follow.
Some of them enjoy long-running feuds with other notable poker players, which are always fun to follow. Others are plain darn good at winning poker tournaments, so you can use their tweets as inspiration when you play on or offline.
Without further ado, let’s acknowledge the top five female and male poker icons guaranteed to light up your Twitter timeline.
Liv Boeree (155.2k followers)
36-year-old English poker prodigy Liv Boeree has racked up live tournament poker winnings of more than $3.9 million throughout her career. She also has one World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and has finished in the money 20 times in a host of WSOP events.
As of last winter, Boeree decided to formally retire from professional poker. Her ambition is to forge ahead with her charity, Raising for Effective Giving (REG), which she established with her poker-playing boyfriend, Igor Kurganov.
Vanessa Selbst (93.9k followers)
New Yorker Vanessa Selbst remains the most successful female poker player in the game’s history. She has racked up approximately $11.8 million in live tournament earnings but has almost certainly won many more millions online at the Texas Holdem tables.
Despite everything Selbst entered turning to gold, the 36-year-old sought a new challenge away from poker and has since kick-started a career in finance as a hedge fund manager for Bridgewater Associates.
Annie Duke (82.4k followers)
Although Annie Duke’s poker career is now firmly on the back burner, she remains one of the most respected female players in the history of the game. She came within a whisker of winning the WSOP Main Event back in 2000, finishing tenth despite being nine months pregnant during the tournament.
More recently, Duke has refocused her energies on becoming a successful speaker and strategist for corporate events. The “Duchess of Poker” hasn’t played a single hand of online poker since 2012, and has used her earnings to underpin her philanthropic efforts.
Jennifer Harman (81k followers)
Reno-born Jennifer Harman has been a household name on the Las Vegas Texas Hold ‘em poker scene for decades now. The 55-year-old can regularly be found at cash game tables across the Strip, with much of her income derived from the high-stakes cash games as opposed to the big-ticket multi-table tournaments in the WSOP. Despite being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2015, Harman is still active on the poker scene today.
Kara Scott (52.8k followers)
Kara Scott is not only a successful player in her own right but also a popular television presenter who has regularly covered some of the biggest live poker tournaments, including the WSOP Main Event. In her spare time, she’s also a prominent ambassador for 888poker, which has emerged as one of the biggest and most active online poker networks. She regularly features at the site’s biggest online tournaments, as well as exciting live streams on social media.
Daniel Negreanu (488.4k followers)
“Kid Poker” Daniel Negreanu is considered the most successful live tournament poker player in history. Having amassed around $40 million in live Texas Hold ‘em earnings, the Canadian has enjoyed success in the WSOP, as well as the World Poker Tour (WPT) and in some of the most illustrious televised cash games.
In the coming months, Negreanu is due to settle a long-running feud with poker personality Doug Polk, with the pair set to go heads-up in No-Limit Texas Hold ‘em, which should provide plenty of entertainment for poker aficionados in the near future.
Phil Ivey (441.7k followers)
If you were asked to name the most talented Texas Hold ‘em poker player is, Phil Ivey would be extremely high on that list. Most poker pundits and analysts have often argued that Ivey has the best all-round game on the planet. His ten WSOP bracelets would certainly back up that argument. The WSOP Main Event is one such bracelet that has eluded him in the past, but he came within a whisker of winning in 2009 when he made the final table, finishing seventh.
Doyle Brunson (392.9k followers)
It’s fair to say that “Texas Dolly” Doyle Brunson is the very essence of Texas Hold ‘em poker. The 87-year-old is a two-time WSOP Main Event winner back in 1976 and 1977 and has ten WSOP bracelets to his name, just like Ivey.
He also became the first person to win a $1 million prize in a live poker tournament. He formally retired from live poker and all forms of online poker in 2018, securing a sixth-place finish in his final WSOP event – a 2-7 Single Draw tournament – receiving almost $44,000.
Phil Hellmuth (287.6k followers)
If it’s fireworks you’re after at the poker tables, Phil Hellmuth is your man. The so-called “Poker Brat” has been known to fly off the handle frequently due to bad beats against players he deems inferior to him.
Hellmuth’s “blow-ups” would be ideal for poker enthusiasts to mimic as a piece of TikTok content. He is arguably the biggest rival to Phil Ivey, as the best all-round poker player of all time. He has no less than 15 WSOP bracelets and has final tabled at 57 WSOP events. He not only won the WSOP Main Event in 1989 but also came out on top of the European version in 2012.
Tom Dwan (167.5k followers)
34-year-old Tom “durrr” Dwan is one of the next-generation poker players brought up on a feast of online poker options. He famously started out playing poker online with a mere $50 bankroll, playing sit-and-go tournaments, and eventually grew that roll into millions of dollars. He is by no means afraid to take on head-to-head challenges with his poker peers, which makes Dwan a very interesting poker personality to follow.
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