PokerCast Episode 184 - Barry Greenstein, Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky & "King" Dan Smith
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast Mike and Adam kick things off by talking about the 'Portuguese Poker Prodigy' Jose "Girah" Macedo scam connecting with Leggo Poker Coach Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky to get his inside take on this latest online poker scandal. King Dan Smith was next up to share his thoughts about this hot topic and also his experience at this year's World Series of Poker including a great "slap in the face" prop bet. Mike and Adam were able to get Team PokerStars pro and friend of the show Barry Greenstein on the line to get the inside scoop on the theft of his Aston Martin DB9 from the San Diego Marriot's valet parking lot. Deuces Cracked coach OMGClayDol talks about '180 Player SNG Strategy' in this weeks Leggo Poker / Deuces Cracked strategy segment. Mike and Adam recap the TV Comedy Madness play in rounds and of course give away the password for the August 14th 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