Too busy to stay caught up on all the latest in the world of poker on social media? Five of a Kind briefs you on all that’s good in Twitter and Instagram, highlighted by Doug Polk, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, and Randall Emmett this week.


Back in the day, heads-up challenged were all the rage but as the game has changed so has the appetite for destruction as the highest stakes. Poker Sasha, however, put her money where her mouth is and did some serious damage at the Pot Limit Omaha tables the other day. Take the photo below as your inspiration for the week and go challenge someone to a heads-up for rolls battle!

NBA Poker Games

Terrific sports writer Rodger Sherman is a great follow but he dipped his toes into a poker hypothetical that made me want to include him in this article. We all know the worst game of poker we’ve ever played and in most cases, we have multiple stories with a variety of “what if” and “I should have done X instead of Y” but has it ever been this bad? The Oklahoma City Thunder traded James Harden, like folding an open-ended straight flush draw on the flop, and then lost their pair of kings, Kevin Durant, because their hand timed out and all they were left with was pocket jacks. Good riddance Oklahoma.

The World of Jungle

If there was a reality show I’d binge watch no matter how many episodes it would, it would be that of Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates. Cates operates on a level that many of us will ever fully comprehend and he deals with problems we simply can’t grasp. See the example below to have your mind blown.


Doug Polk is inspired and how could you not be? Check out this classic Phil Hellmuth clip from the 2003 World Series of Poker where he takes us through his morning routine. This video belongs in the Poker Video Hall of Fame, first ballot!

Emmett Weight Loss Challenge

It’s impossible to follow poker these days and not know who Randall Emmett is. Emmett entertained on Poker After Dark while tangling with Phil Galfond, made the Top 10 of the Poker Central Power Rankings for two straight weeks, and now he’s involved in a serious prop bet! As seen on Scott ‘BrokeMogul’ Vener’s Instagram account, Emmett is attempting to lose 20lbs in three weeks while Vener holds onto the scale for the time being. Which side do you like?

Can Randall Emmett lose 20lbs in three weeks?
Can Randall Emmett lose 20lbs in three weeks?

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