Where to start with this past week? Just when you think that #PokerTwitter has settled down a bit, this week things got heated with Dan Bilzerian and Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates getting into it, Phil Hellmuth getting, what some would classify as “inappropriate” and Norman Chad flexing on Barstool Sports with well-constructed sentences and reason.
There’s no doubt about Dan Bilzerian’s fame. Like it or not, he’s a massive influencer, has fans all over the world, and his name has become synonymous with the game of poker. At kitchen table games, Bilzerian’s name is likely to be among the first three mentioned when people talk about “poker players”, yet there’s no denying that his accumulation of fame has little to do with the game of cards.
One of the few reasons why Bilzerian is known as a poker player is because he keeps saying that he is, and how he’s managed to intertwine his high stakes gambling with his social media feeds. On Twitter this week, however, Bilzerian was quick to snap back at self-made poker star and one of the best to ever play the game Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates who called Blitz out in the following Tweet.