Best Poker Pros to Follow on Twitter
Follow the Biggest Names in Poker on Twitter
You don’t need to wait for those rare TV appearances to catch up with the lives of the top poker pros. Many of them are active every day on Twitter. Their feeds keep you up to date with results, travel, strategy and occasionally big disputes with fellow professionals.
Many of the poker pro Twitter feeds come from the biggest names in the world of poker. You can find out more about them in our articles covering the top 10 poker players and top 10 female poker players.
Alongside each one, you’ll find a quick overview their achievements, and a summary of the types of tweet to expect. Here is a list of the names covered:
- Daniel Negreanu: @RealKidPoker
- Chris Moneymaker: @CMONEYMAKER
- Phil Hellmuth: @phil_hellmuth
- Liv Boeree: @Liv_Boeree
- Maria Ho: @MariaHo
- Justin Bonomo: @JustinBonomo
- Brian Hastings: @brianchastings
- Doug Polk: @DougPolkPoker
- Victoria Coren Mitchell: @VictoriaCoren
- Phil Ivey: @philivey
- Doyle Brunson: @TexDolly
- Todd Brunson: @ToddBrunson
- Chris Moorman: @Moorman1
- Jared Tendler: @jaredtendler
- Mike Sexton: @Mike_partypoker
Twitter can be a ‘noisy’ place, with too many tweets filling your stream. If you want to follow poker pros, I suggest making a separate list within your profile. By clicking on this, you can see only the tweets and retweets from the biggest names in the game in a single click.
1. Daniel Negreanu @RealKidPoker
Until recently Daniel Negreanu was the biggest tournament money winner of all time. He is personable, having a big media presence via YouTube and his own books. His 6 WSOP bracelets and 2 WPT titles are just the tip of the iceberg – with more than $39,000,000 in career cashes. Born in Canada, Daniel Negreanu now lives in the thick of the action – in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Twitter Activity: @RealKidPoker is a very active feed, with everything from poker to sport covered. Look out for lively debates with fellow poker pro Justin Bonomo – and plenty of re-tweets from other big poker names.
2. Chris Moneymaker: @CMONEYMAKER
If there is one individual responsible for the poker boom of the mid-2000’s – it is Chris Moneymaker. He famously won the World Series of Poker Main Event, after qualifying online. Originally an accountant, Moneymaker is now a poker pro. He is active in promoting PokerStars and plays in tournaments around the country.
Twitter Activity: @CMONEYMAKER is another very active feed. A lot of tweets are for the PokerStars blog and his Twitch channel. The content is mostly poker, though there are also plenty of funny meme type tweets to enjoy.
3. Phil Hellmuth: @phil_hellmuth
If you don’t know Phil Hellmuth for his incredible tournament results, you’ll probably know about his terrible televised outbursts. Known as the ‘poker brat’, Hellmuth holds the current record for the most WSOP gold bracelets at 13. If you enjoy a bit of controversy, this could be the Twitter feed to follow!
Twitter Activity: @phil_hellmuth is a more varied feed than many poker pros. In addition to promotion for his books and appearances, there are a lot of self-improvement style re-tweets. If you enjoy strategy content, there are real hands along with links to videos and live streaming services.
4. Liv Boeree: @Liv_Boeree
This British poker pro has WSOP and EPT titles, along with a formidable record in live cash games. She represented PokerStars and has made it onto our list of the top 10 female poker players. Boeree is well known in the poker world for her charity work. Her foundation teaches ‘effective altruism’ to others in the poker world.
Twitter Activity: @Liv_Boeree has less poker content than some feeds, with an interesting mix of science, causes and self-improvement – think Ted talks on global issues. Liv is active on Twitter, and re-tweets articles and videos she finds interesting.
5. Maria Ho: @MariaHo
Maria is one of the top ranked female poker players – and also a TV celebrity. She was recently inducted into the Women’s poker hall of fame. Her track record includes 4 WSOP final tables – along with an incredible 54 cashes. Ho has more than $2.8 million in lifetime cashes – competing in the biggest events against the best in the game.
Twitter Activity: @MariaHo includes pictures of destinations, and plenty of retweets of content from other poker pros. When Maria is playing tournaments, you get live chip-stack updates – and can watch the swings of tournament poker in real time!
6. Justin Bonomo: @JustinBonomo
Now the world record holder in tournament cashes, Bonomo has been on a hot streak recently. Victories in the 2018 Poker Masters at Aria and the One Drop at the WSOP propelled him past Daniel Negreanu. He has an amazing $42,900,000 in lifetime tournament cashes.
Twitter Activity: @JustinBonomo is another very active account. You’ll need to dodge plenty of political tweets to get the poker content. More than many other twitter poker feeds, this one interacts with other players. There have been some ‘lively’ debates between Bonomo and Negreanu recently!
7. Brian Hastings: @brianchastings
While Brian Hastings has a formidable tournament record, which includes 4 WSOP bracelets, he is better known for his online play. Hastings famously took millions from Isildur1 (Viktor Blom) online at Full Tilt Poker. He continues to crush both live and online cash games at the very highest levels.
Twitter Activity: @brianchastings is a real mix. There are plenty of interactions with other high stakes poker pros, along with social updates and links to his Instagram feed. You’ll unfortunately have to sift through the politics to get to the relevant stuff.
8. Doug Polk: @DougPolkPoker
Polk loves to court controversy – and has an army of trolls whenever he makes one of his outspoken YouTube appearances. There is no doubting his ability, crushing cash games at the highest levels against the best in the world. Doug Polk mixes nosebleed stakes cash games (both live and online) with appearances in high-roller tournaments.
Twitter Activity: @DougPolkPoker has a mix of poker, general interest and cryptocurrency tweets. There are plenty of interactions with fellow pros, media and his ‘haters’. Recently, Polk published a graph on twitter covering his $100 to $10,000 bankroll challenge – where he set out to prove that the small stakes are still beatable.
9. Victoria Coren Mitchell: @VictoriaCoren
Coren is a prolific writer as well as an accomplished poker pro. She made the news recently when resigning as a PokerStars player after they introduced casino games to their site. Victoria mainly plays cash game poker in cardrooms attached to casinos in London. She has two EPT titles in a long list of poker accomplishments.
Twitter Activity: @VictoriaCoren is a real mix of posts, with current affairs, celebrity style posts and memes among the poker content. This is a very active account, with many of the tweets longer than those of other poker pros.
10. Phil Ivey: @philivey
Considered the best live poker player by many fellow pros – Ivey crushes just about all formats at the highest buy-ins. He even has a high-limit poker room named after him (at the Aria Casino). With 10 WSOP bracelets among an accolade list as long as your arm, Ivey is a feared competitor.
Twitter Activity: @philivey includes media shots of him in action at the tournament tables. There are also a lot of sport pictures, covering MLB, basketball and more. You’ll see Ivey in more relaxed mode, sat at home with his dog in one tweet. He also uses this as a channel to support his Ethereum-based poker venture.
11. Doyle Brunson: @TexDolly
Known as ‘Texas Dolly’, Brunson is still going strong in high stakes poker at the age of 82. He recently crowned a WSOP career which has seen him win 10 bracelets with a final table appearance – before retiring from tournaments Brunson was around at the very first WSOP, almost 50 years ago.
Twitter Activity: @TexDolly is a varied feed, with Doyle’s personality really shining through. This is an active feed, with new tweets almost every day covering sports, poker and politics. Unlike some of the other pro feeds, the tone is convivial, rather than confrontational.
12. Todd Brunson: @ToddBrunson
While not as well known as his father (Doyle Brunson), Todd is a formidable player who can be found in the high-stakes poker rooms in Las Vegas. He has one WSOP bracelet, won in the Omaha Hi-Lo event in 2005. Todd has also contributed to his father’s infamous poker book – Super System 2. A regular on the TV show High Stakes Poker, Brunson Jr has more than $4 million in tournament earnings.
Twitter Activity: @ToddBrunson is even more active than Doyle’s feed. It is also more focused on poker. You’ll find huge stacks of poker chips – along with game updates. There is also a mix of sports and current affairs content, along with plenty of interaction with other poker pros.
13. Chris Moorman: @Moorman1
Most of the poker pro twitter feeds featured here are celebrities from the world of live poker. Chris Moorman is better known for his online exploits. He has crushed online poker tournaments for many years. Currently acting as an ambassador to 888 Poker, Moorman has made the transition to live events. He also published a book, which dissects poker tournament hands and situations, giving you insights into his thinking.
Twitter Activity: @Moorman1 is a lively feed, with a mix of promotional tweets for events (both live and online) at 888 Poker, and personal updates. Chris is obviously a football (soccer) fan, with tweets covering the English Premiership and fantasy sports contests.
14. Jared Tendler: @jaredtendler
As well as being an accomplished poker player, Jared Tendler is a poker coach to more than 450 top players. His specialty is ‘Mental Game’ coaching – a topic he wrote a best-selling poker book about. The Mental Game of Poker covers key topics like tilt, variance and bankroll management – all the important topics you rarely find in regular strategy books.
Twitter Activity: @jaredtendler has plenty of poker content, though you can see right away from the feed that psychology and mindset are important tweets. Jared regularly interacts with other poker pros on Twitter – and has a big following for someone who is not a regular poker celebrity.
15. Mike Sexton: @Mike_partypoker
Mike Sexton is more than just a poker pro – he is a celebrity for his commentary and media appearances too. His poker credentials include a WPT win and several final tables. He is also an author, with two books; ‘Shuffle up and Deal’, and ‘Life’s a Gamble’. Best known for his expert commentary on televised WPT and other tournaments, Mike now works with Party Poker.
Twitter Activity: @Mike_partypoker is an active feed, with varied content. Some of it concerns his promotional role for Party Poker. Other tweets include live events, celebrity meetings and even current affairs. Sexton has plenty of poker pro followers – showing his role as a big name in the industry.