Twitter and the World of Professional Poker

Are you on Twitter? These days it seems like everyone is on Twitter – Oprah, Ashton Kutcher, Obama… But what you may not know is that many professional poker players are on Twitter as well, tweeting away about life and even giving play-by-plays during poker games and tournaments.

For those of you that don’t know, Twitter is a website that allows you to post about what you are doing at any given moment in 140 words or less. You can follow others to see what they’re up to, and others can follow you. It’s a simple idea that has really taken off.

If you’ve already got a Twitter account then it can be fun to follow some of poker’s biggest names and if you don’t have an account it’s easy to open one. You don’t have to feel obligated to tweet about what you’re doing. You can simply open an account to follow your favorite poker players and read about what they’re up to.

The following are a few of my favorite poker players to follow on Twitter:

Annie Duke – @RealAnnieDuke
Daniel Negreanu – @RealKidPoker
Phil Hellmuth – @Phil_Hellmuth
Phil Ivey – @PhilIvey
Doyle Brunson – @TexDolly
Barry Greenstein – @BarryGreenstein
Andy Bloch – @Andy_Bloch
Howard Lederer – @HowardLederer
Gavin Smith – @OleGSmith
Joe Sebok – @JoeSebok

You can also follow the following users for tournament updates:

World Series of Poker – @WSOPLiveUpdates
World Poker Tour – @WPTLiveUpdates

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