All right. You’re a poker fan. You try to play with your friends at least once a week, and when the thirst for more action doesn’t die down, you go to Judi online terpercaya to play some more. You watch poker shows on television and begin to see a repeat of professional poker players’ faces. You begin turning into said television shows in hopes for some cheap entertainment, regarding a favorite hobby of yours.
You begin to buy poker books and poker magazines. You start to read about these individuals more and more. You like what you read. Their outgoing personalities along with their talent and success fascinates you, drawing you more into their world. You go online and visit a few poker sites to read up to date news within the community, and then you see that twitter is a really big deal in the poker community. Everyone chirps back and forth to their friends and fans, in-between hands, traveling around the world for tournaments, or while they wait for the cameras to roll during a future television episode recording.
So here are five twitter accounts that I personally find enjoyable to read, both as entertainment, and that I find interesting, that is somehow involved in the poker community. They’re in no particular order, and you might not even like some that I suggest, but they are a good starting point for daily entertainment.
1) Doyle Brunson (TexDolly):
One of the living poker legends from the past, Doyle Brunson is a man who has been around. People respect him, listen to him, follow in his footsteps, and sometimes wish they were him. He’s been playing decades before poker was popular when he would travel the country to find games that weren’t always safe. He’s a real living, breathing poker playing cowboy, and a cowboy’s mentality is now being chronicled online with twitter. To receive a twitter update from a tough guy like this, informing you why to never trust a blonde, is absolutely enjoyable. A man who has seen the good and bad of humanity still has time to joke with you, and I find that classic.
2) Daniel Negreanu (RealKidPoker):
Daniel Negreanu is one of the most popular professional poker players alive, and he’s only in his 30s. His raw talent to read people’s hands exactly is matched by the charisma and positive personality that television cameras catch with him on many shows. His character is so likable, that the online poker company, Pokerstars, gave him his own show where he gives poker contestants advice on how to play against celebrities and other professionals before they make it to the final round, playing against the man himself. The man leads an interesting, high stakes life, and happily remains candid with the world through twitter. The personality that people see on television is reflected here, but sometimes she writes as if he’s writing just for you.
I’ve seen the guy play in person too. He’s in a tournament with only three tables left. Whenever he had something to say to his loved ones waiting for him with the railbirds, tons of fans would try and ask for his autograph. Each time he would agree to sign something for them, and joked to one after looking at the poker table, “Well, sure, I’ll take a photo with you, it’s not like I’m busy!” From that point on, my friend and I agreed that he’s worth being a fan of.
3) Phil Hellmuth (phil_hellmuth):
If there’s one professional poker player that knows how to market himself well, it’s Phil Hellmuth. The man is simply fun to watch because you never know when his “poker brat” persona will come out. While not playing at a poker table, many have said that he’s a surprisingly friendly and charming guy, but if you meet him at a table, lookout. He will mumble what he’s thinking and feeling at the time, not caring how socially acceptable it is. And with that, people will watch him play. You will not find his “poker brat” attitude on his twitter account. What you will see, however, is another trait of his. His huge ego. But this is fun because he has a new toy he loves to play with. His camcorder on his iPhone. Phil will often post little video blogs and link them to his twitter account, showing the world what it’s like to live like him. You’ll see footage of him walking around in a luxurious hotel suite, or just filming behind the scenes clips of NBC’s Poker After Dark, and how there’s an actual process to film a poker game. For his videos alone, his twitter account is incredibly fun to follow.
4) Joe Sebok (JoeSebok):
Son of a legendary poker player, Barry Greenstein, Sebok used to play a ton of poker, but then decided to focus more on the media aspect of the card-playing community, creating PokerRoad.com. A very popular central hub for tons of poker media, including exclusive footage from the life of Phil Ivey (whom many people consider to be the best living player today), he is a highly respected man. That is why he took a huge gamble on his credibility when signing up to be a sponsored pro with Ultimate Bet, currently trying to fix up their own credibility after a cheating scandal was revealed on their gaming site. Joe Sebok is pretty much telling the poker world that by signing up with Ultimate Bet, he’s going to make sure they’re willing to fix the bridge that they burned no matter at what cost. And if they don’t match his approval, then he’s out of there. And if that’s the case, then Ultimate Bet will never be as big as they could be, because of how respected Joe is in the poker world.
Currently, he’s working as a cohost for a new poker show, a poker news show, to be broadcasted on FoxSportsNet TV. Finally, after all of this is said and done, he is a co-host for a popular podcast that can be found on his site and even iTunes, PokerRoad Radio. The man is incredibly busy, has following surpassing one million, and his twitter account documents what it’s like to be as busy as him. Yikes.
5) The Tao of Poker’s Pauly (tarpaulin):
Now this guy is not a professional player like the other four, but decided to quit his Wall St. life to become a poker player and a writer. His websites, such as The Tao of Poker, are considered some of the best poker blogs that can be found online. He writes in the gonzo journalism format, which as many of you already know, was made popular by Hunter S. Thompson. Now, what if Hunter S. was a poker player? Well then, you’d get Pauly. His gambling stories are incredibly fun to read, with the gruff and brutally honest method of writing he chooses. So when you want more from him, you go to his Twitter account. He’ll let you know when his awesome blogs are updating, but you’ll see the gambler, journalist, insomniac, writer, world traveler, and junkie of who knows what else, update consistently on Twitter.
There are hundreds, probably thousands of people in the poker community that have a twitter account, sure, but hey. I highly enjoy these five. I’m not even sure I can consider them my personal top five, but they’re definitely up there.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some more money to lose at 7-card stud.