PokerCast Episode 127 - Continuing WSOP Coverage with Barry Greenstein & Paul McGuire
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is professional poker player and Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein. Barry joins Mike and Adam during the dinner break to chat about a variety of topics including some of the rule controversies, PokerStars new show 'The Big Game' and even gets into the UB/AP scandal. The guys also connect with Tao of Poker blogger Paul ‘Dr. Pauly’ McGuire to discuss some of the more colourful situations that have taken place so far at this years World Series of Poker. DeathDonkey provides some more great poker strategy about 'Limit Holdem' in this weeks Leggo Poker / Deuces Cracked strategy segment. Mike and Adam also provide continuing coverage of the 41st annual WSOP, discuss forum static and give away the password for the June 20th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Barry Greenstein is a professional poker from Chicago Illinois. Born December 30, 1954, Barry attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing a degree in computer science. He began a PhD in mathematics but left before defending his thesis. Greenstein took a job at Symantec in its startup phase and retired at age 36 to focus on professional poker.
Career highlights for Greenstein include 3 WSOP bracelets, 44 WSOP cashes, 2 WPT titles, and 5 WPT cashes. His tournament earnings top $7 million. Greenstein’s tournament success comes with an inspiring footnote – Barry donates his tournament profits to charity.
In addition to being known as a formidable cash game player, Barry has made appearances on nearly every popular televised poker program including High Stakes Poker, Poker After Dark, and numerous WPT events.
In 2005, Barry authored Ace on the River, his part biography; part poker book. He’s known for giving away an autographed copy to anyone who eliminates him from a tournament, which he inscribed with the details of the elimination hand inside the front cover.
Greenstein is a member of Team Pokerstars Pro and plays under the name “barryg1”, which is also his handle on 2+2. Learn more about Barry Greenstein