PokerCast Episode 196 - November Nine Preview with Sam Holden & Barry Greenstein
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast Mike and Adam preview the upcoming World Series of Poker Main Event final table connecting with November Niner Sam Holden. Sam discusses how his life has changed since making the November Nine including a sponsorship deal with 888 Poker and his seat draw for the final table. The guys also connect with Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein to get his thoughts on being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame and get a trip report from the WSOP Europe. Deuces Cracked coach 'GMan' talks about 'Bet Sizing' in this weeks Leggo Poker / Deuces Cracked strategy segment. Mike and Adam also provide coverage of the WSOP Europe, the latest bombshell in the Full Tilt Poker saga and of course give away the password for the November 6th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Sam Holden is a professional poker player hailing from the United Kingdom, originally from Canterbury. Sam is a member of the WSOP 2011 November Nine going into the final table in 9th position with 40,175,000 in chips. Sam mostly plays online with several tournament cashes totally over $285k. He originally learned the game of poker while at Kent University studying forensic science. Learn more about Sam Holden
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