We present the Top 5 Tweeters of the last 12 months…
We’ve trawled through the murky depths of poker’s brightest minds to bring you the best and most bizarre musings from the pros. (Okay, so we looked on their Twitter accounts.) And here you have it… from Negreanu’s pampered privates to Fleyshman’s lofty proverbs, PokerPlayer presents the Top 5 Tweeters of 2010….
1. Daniel Negreanu
The diminutive Canadian is a leading proprietor of all things Twitter and can be found updating his army of followers regularly throughout the day.
Consisting of tournament updates, couch potato habits, general shout-outs and hatred for all those who can’t rustle up some vegan grub, Negreanu’s Twitter page is one of the more interesting out there and definitely worth a click-through.
I hate it when people say ‘You messed with the wrong person.’ Truth is that person is usually the perfect person to mess with. 1 Dec
What we think: Looks like Negreanu’s getting shirty. We wonder who’s going to bare the brunt of his vegan angst… his nemesis Annie Duke?
Hair Maintenance Day: chest lasered, hair cut, eyebrows waxed, junk shaved. All prettied up for Sydney! So excited to go in two days. 1 Dec
What we think: Right, so Daniel has shaved his junk. And then proclaimed the event a national holiday. It’s going to be bigger than Thanksgiving.
2. Doyle Brunson
OMG… I’m rich. Silver in the hair, gold in the teeth, crystals in the kidneys, sugar in the blood, lead in the ass, iron in the arteries. 7 Nov
What we think: Jackpot. Who needs poker when you’re made of money?
I’ve decided to go to Todd’s Halloween party dressed as a grouchy old man. I looked in the mirror and thought “this is gonna be easy”. 31 Oct
What we think: Doyle does his best Scrooge impression.
3. Phil Hellmuth
I consider myself a “Hero!” I inspire millions, I have perfect ethics + morals! But public thinks [I’m a] VILLIAN! 9 Dec
I took a SICK beat in tournament! But handled it perfectly, [table] was waiting for me to GO OFF! But I didn’t whine, lecture or say one word! 5 Dec
4. Annie Duke
Annie uses her account to talk family life and roast dinners. She’s in regular conversation with her friends and fans who seem to adore her. “You truly rock” – in capitals – comes the response from one.
But beneath the cosy exterior is a canny poker pro, as her tweets reveal:
Possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever done. Left my home for LAX without my wallet. No money or credit cards this weekend. 9 Dec
What we think: Bad start, Duke.
Took care of the no wallet problem by winning $500 in the $1/2 nl game. Now I can go crazy in the Philly airport. 11 Dec
What we think: And she’s back in the game.
5. Dan Fleyshman
Moral of the Story: People like sex and controversy. 20 Dec
More is learned in pain than pleasure. 20 Dec