PokerCast Episode 177 - WSOP Coverage with Barry Greenstein & Owen Crowe
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The 2011 World Series of Poker continues and so does the Two Plus Two PokerCast coverage. With the series at the official half way mark Mike and Adam bring you up to date with all the completed action. The feature guest this week on the program is Team PokerStars pro Barry Greenstein. Barry returns to the PokerCast to talk about this year's WSOP, his feelings on the current online poker blackout in the United States, some WSOP prop bets and his final table in the $10k Limit Holdem Championship. The guys also connect with Canadian poker pro Owen Crowe to chat about his 4th place finish in the latest $1500 No-Limit Holdem event and his secret to navigating through massive tournament fields all the way to the final table. Mike and Adam also provide some forum static including a 'Comedy Madness' update and of course give away the password for the June 26th 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