Is there anything social media doesn’t have? Whether you’re looking for quick-fire poker strategy tips, heated debates, or an insight into how poker pros spend their dosh, you can find it all on social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.
Because we know it can be difficult to decide who deserves a place in your feed, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve cut the wheat from the chaff and compiled a list of must-follow poker social media accounts.
What are you waiting for?
Doug Polk (YouTube)
Poker enthusiasts will know Doug Polk as one of the best heads-up poker players in the world. Now a three-time WSOP bracelet winner and multi-millionaire, Doug hasn’t always had such a lavish lifestyle. He first started playing $0.01/$0.02 stakes, and eventually turned a $20 deposit into $10,000. The rest, they say, is history.
When he’s not playing in the world’s largest poker tournaments, he’s causing a storm on social media. More than 150,000 people follow his hilarious – but also insightful – YouTube channel, where he likes to lambast his peers for their poor decision-making.
Subscribers really do get their money’s worth on Doug’s channel, as he uploads several comprehensive videos every week, each around 10-minutes long. Want to learn more about the science of poker? Doug is the man to follow.
Victoria Coren Mitchell (Twitter)
Victoria Coren Mitchell is no stranger to making her voice heard. Whether this is as a presenter on Only Connect, in her weekly Observer column, or playing poker on the world’s biggest circuits, Victoria is a self-confessed nerd who has plenty to say.
Having played poker for the best part of 25 years, Coren Mitchell peaked in 2014 when she became the first woman in history to win the European Poker Tour. This incredible achievement is just one reason why Victoria was inducted into the Women’s Poker Hall of Fame, in 2016.
If you like your current affairs served with a smattering of sarcasm, check out her Twitter.
In today’s Observer: does Phil Ivey ever really lose…? I’m thinking it through like a poker hand. https://t.co/eg9g37QlsY
— Victoria Coren M. (@VictoriaCoren) October 29, 2017
Daniel Negreanu (YouTube)
Few poker players will ever reach the dizzying heights of Daniel Negreanu. During his career, KidPoker has accumulated a whopping six WSOP bracelets and two WPT championships titles, earning more than $33 million in prize money (this makes him no.1 on the all-time tournament money list).
But Daniel doesn’t just walk the walk, he talks the talk. His YouTube channel is fit to burst with “How To Play” videos, poker strategy guides and diary-style videos. He’s also very vocal on Twitter, giving his 446k followers plenty to talk about.
He may be a solicitor by profession, but Kassouf’s verbal prodding and poking make him one of the most notorious poker players on the circuit. They also make him one to watch out for on Twitter.
Having amassed more than $1 million in lifetime poker earnings, Kassouf is more than just talk. His 10.9k Twitter followers get a real treat whenever he unlocks his keypad; if he’s not posting pictures of the world’s biggest poker tournaments, he’s engaging with fans, getting stuck into debates and spitting out some of his famous catchphrases. Oh, and did we mention he’s also a Grosvenor sponsored pro?
Go and follow the “boss” on Twitter today!
Bagged up 163,500 (54BBs) for Day 2 tomorrow. Grind n spin mode enabled! pic.twitter.com/I2zwyM5Q97
— William Kassouf (@WilliamKassouf) November 3, 2017
Phil Hellmuth (Twitter)
With a record 14 WSOP bracelets and more than $21 million in the bank, the “Poker Brat” is a poker player who has done it all.
When he’s not breaking down over a bad beat, he’s taking to the keyboard to verbally tease his fellow players (particularly Mike Matusow). His Twitter feed is crammed with ego-fuelled tête-à-têtes (he got into a heated argument with Negreanu just last September), along with audacious photos of helicopters, opulent houses and caviar. Lots of caviar.
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) November 2, 2017
Dan Bilzerian (Instagram)
Dan Bilzerian is more renowned for leading a hedonistic lifestyle than being an amazing poker player.
The self-titled “Poker Playboy” has more than 23 million people following his over-the-top Instagram feed of everything thriftless. Users can expect to see scenic views from private jets, champagne popping on super yachts, beachwear photos, muscle cars, heavy artillery and everything in between.
While Bilzerian claims to have made his fortune (reportedly $100 million) from playing poker, there’s not much evidence to support this. Despite his poker shortcomings, however, his social media accounts provide a candid insight into how the rich and famous live.
Now the pros are in your feed and you’ve taken their teachings into consideration, it’s time for you to try your hand at online poker. Think you’re ready for it? Dive straight in on Grosvenor Poker.