Social media provides an avenue for fans to get to know their idols. Like actors, entertainers, music artists, business people, and famous celebrities in various industries, the world’s best poker players also have their own massive following online.
Many of you may already have followed your poker heroes on Twitter, but with poker being a very visual game, Instagram could offer a better glimpse into the adventures of the poker elites. This is where they share photos and videos of what keeps them busy, including their respective poker careers, family life, business ventures, and other hobbies. Some also share their moments of pondering by posting life-reflecting messages and words of positivity and inspiration.
If you’re looking for the top poker players to follow on Instagram, then you’re at the right place. Take a look at the list below:
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu easily tops the list when it comes to the poker pros you should follow. The Canadian poker pro stayed at the top of the all-time money list for quite a long time, with more than $42 million in total live earnings. He is a Poker Hall of Fame inductee and has been a great spokesperson for the game.
Negreanu, also known as “Kid Poker”, shares a lot of stuff on his Instagram account, even going beyond his life as a poker pro. It would be interesting to see him conquer more tournaments as he builds his own family with his wife Amanda. He currently has 249,000 followers on Instagram.
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey may still be embroiled in a few legal issues here and there, but his followers only keep growing, and that’s because the man still has it! Ivey won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets and one World Poker Tour title, and was at one time considered as the best all-around player in the world.
While Ivey’s ongoing legal battle with Borgata has forced him to play in only a limited number of tournaments, his 130,000 Instagram fans are always on the lookout for new updates about his professional and maybe “personal” life.
Antonio Esfandiari
Antonio Esfandiari first created a name for himself in the world of poker when he captured his first WPT title during the 2005 LA Poker Classic, in which he won about $1.4 million. Since then, he has become unstoppable, achieving more success in the game, the biggest of which was winning the $1,000,000 buy-in WSOP Big One for One Drop in 2012 for more than $18 million.
Prior to making it big in poker, Esfandiari was a magician. Over recent years, the American poker pro has devoted himself to the yearly pilgrimage to the desert. His fans often learn a thing or two from that experience through his Instagram updates.
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth may be a “brat” at the poker table, but his Instagram feed speaks positivity. The Madison, Wisconsin native has won more WSOP bracelets than any other player in poker history and is among the most popular poker players in the world. He often shares his positive lifestyle on social media, along with his small family.
Fedor Holz
Germany’s poker hero Fedor Holz has earned over $32.5 million in tournament winnings throughout his career. He retired from playing poker professionally back in 2018, but he has some business ventures and other projects that still keep him busy away from the felts. Last year, he launched a new poker training site called “Pokercode”, which he founded with Matthias Eibinger.
Patrick Antonius
Antonius has achieved massive success being a high-stakes regular, but his life does not revolve entirely on poker. He also loves tennis and was a former tennis player and coach. His 62,900 Instagram followers love his words of wisdom, which motivate them to constantly seek to become a better version of themselves.
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier is also among the most successful poker players of this generation, winning five WSOP bracelets, one EPT title, and recording 17 WSOP final tables. His Instagram posts are mostly about the game, his goals, and his beautiful family. You might want to join his 46,500 followers.

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