Pokercast Episode 22 - Barry Greenstein
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is two time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and World Poker Tour Champion Barry Greenstein. During this weeks epic show Barry talks about several topics including his bracelet and world poker tour wins, his book ‘Ace on the River’ and his thoughts on the WSOP Main Event final table delay. Mike and Adam also talk tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the May 11th Poker Stars VIP Club freeroll 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