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The Ultimate Follow Friday (#FF) Twitter Guide for Poker Players

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We've decided to take #FF (Follow Friday) to whole new level with a poker-focused list of some of the best Twitter feeds to follow throughout the World Series of Poker. While there is plenty of coverage of poker’s most prestigious tournament series, some of the best insight into the action and off-the-felt happenings inside the Rio comes from Twitter.

Who has the best Twitter feed? While the answer will be different for everyone, we went right to source and posed the question both to players and the PokerNews team. Only five people made the list on both the players and PokerNews team responses. Enjoy your #FF!

Daniel Negreanu: @RealKidPoker

One of the most popular players of the game, Daniel Negreanu has plenty of opinions about the game of poker and life in general and he’s not afraid to share them. He has made it known that he is on a quest for bracelets and another WSOP player of the year title. He is off to a good start with a second-place finish in Event #13: No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball.

Daniel NegreanuGood run, came second to a great young player @paulgees81 going to jump right into the next one and make another run. Fun stuff :-)

Haralabos Voulgaris: @haralabob

Haralabos “Bob” Voulgaris is an accomplished poker player but is better known as a NBA sports bettor. Well known for his proprietary compilation of NBA data, Voulgaris is one of the few people able to make a lucrative career out betting on the NBA. He has close to $2 million in tournament cashes, with most of them coming from the World Poker Tour. Described as the “world's top NBA gambler” by ESPN, it his said he watches about 400 games a season and at least one quarter of 90% of all games. You can often find him commenting on them which certainly adds another element of entertainment to the game.

Haralabos VoulgarisWhat I would give to have the patience that Spoelstra has when someone asks me a dumb question. He’s a boss.

Matt Glantz: @MattGlantz

Matt Glantz is a respected high-stakes mixed-game player and is one of the games. A former stock trader, Glantz also is respected for his thoughtful opinions on the state of poker. He shares many of these views through his blog, which is a must read for any poker player and of course on Twitter.

Matt GlantzIf the $1500 Triple Draw event tomorrow doesn't smash records for any Draw event ever at the WSOP I will quit poker. #andtwittertoo

Liv Boeree: @Liv_Boeree

Adventure junkie Liv Boeree is one of those people you want to live vicariously through. Well, you are in luck because you can do just that by following her on Twitter. Boeree is best known for her win in EPT San Remo € 5,000 + 300 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event and just recently arrive in Las Vegas for summer. She is always having fun and sharing it with us mere mortals.

Liv BoereeJust got offered beer or wine as my drinks choices in a beauty salon. They know. How do they always know?

Matt Salsberg: @msalsberg

A TV writer and producer who has worked on such shows as Weeds and Entrourage, Matt Salsberg successfully showcases his wit in 140 characters. Salsberg has over $1.4 million in live tournament earnings and 10 WSOP cashes, proving he has some poker chops to go along with that wit.

matt salsbergInstead of late regging the 6 max I'm going to buy pajama bottoms with @MadMarvin cuz I forgot mine in LA.#Priorities

Favorite Poker-Related Twitter Feeds From Players

PlayerTwitter Handle  PlayerTwitter Handle
Daniel Negreanu@RealKidPoker  Jason Somerville@JasonSomerville
Antonio Esfandiari@MagicAntonio  Josh Arieh@golferjosh
Matt Glantz@MattGlantz  Sam Grafton@SquidPoker
Jeff Madsen@JeffMadsenobv  Jamie Kerstetter@JamieKerstetter
Jonathan Little@JonathanLittle  Mickey Petersen@mickeydp
Corey Burbick@coreyburbick   Alex Rocha@THE_ALEX_ROCHA
Allen Bari@allenbari    

Favorite Poker-Related Twitter Feeds From the PokerNews Team

PlayerTwitter Handle PlayerTwitter Handle
Poker History 101@pokerhistory101 Dan Bilzerian@DanBilzerian
Ronnie Bardah@RonnieBardah Jean-Robert Bellande@brokelivingjrb
Barny Boatman@barnyboatman Mike Caro@MikeCaro
Sam Razavi@Sam_Razavi Sam Cohen@sam_you_are
Kristy Arnett@KristyArnett Zach Elwood@apokerplayer
Dara O'Kearney@daraokearney Kitty Kuo@kittykuopoker
David K Lappin@DKLAPPIN   

Past WSOP Main Event Champions

PlayerTwitter Handle PlayerTwitter Handle
Ryan Riess@RyanRiess1 Greg Merson@GregMerson
Jonathan Duhamel@JonathanDuhamel Joe Cada@cada99
Phil Hellmuth@phil_hellmuth Joe Hachem@JosephHachem
Greg Raymer@FossilMan Chris Moneymaker@CMoneymaker

World Series of Poker Staff

NameTwitter Handle NameTwitter Handle
Official WSOP@WSOP Jack Effel@WSOPTD
Jessica Welman@jesswelman Joe Giron@JoeGironPhoto
Nolan Dalla@nolandalla Seth Palansky@SethPalansky
Ty Stewart@wsopSUITd   

And don’t forget:

ESPN Commentator Lon McEachern: @lonmcearchern
ESPN Commentator Norman Chad: @NormanChad
WSOP Live Stream Commentator David Tuchman: @TuckonSports

PokerNews Live Reporting Staff

NameTwitter Handle NameTwitter Handle
Official PokerNews Feed@PokerNews Donnie Peters@Donnie_Peters
Brett Collson@brettcollson Pamela Maldonado@pamelam35
Rich Ryan@RichTRyan Remko Rinkema@RemkoMedia
Sarah Grant@AuntyChardonnay Kim Yuhl@KimYuhl
Chad Holloway@ChadAHolloway Frank Op de Woerd@webjoker
Martin Harris@HardBoiledPoker Marty Derbyshire@MartyDerby
Matthew Pitt@YorkyPuds Mickey Doft@mrdoft
Tim Duckworth@tRaMSt0p Christian Zetzsche@zedmaster84
Josh Cahlik@JCahlik Anthony Charter@AnTh0nyWTF
Aaron Hendrix@aaronhendrix Jonathan Zaun@JonathanZaun
Mo Nuwwarah@monuwwarah Lane Anderson@Lane_Anderson
William Powell@WilliamPowell14   

A Few Non Poker-Related Feeds to Follow

PlayerTwitter Handle PlayerTwitter Handle
Soccer Guy@usasoccerguy Swearing Sports News@SwearingSport
Not Sports Center@NOTSportsCenter Peyton’s Head@PeytonsHead
Jeaopardy for Sports@JeopardySports Elizabeth Windsor (Finctional/Satire)@Queen_UK

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