PokerCast Episode 259 - Barry Greenstein, Alex Dreyfus & Online Poker in Canada
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is Team PokerStars Pro and friend of the show Barry Greenstein. Barry returns to the program to talk about alleged cheating taking advantage of a security flaw in the Open Face Chinese app and shares some great stories about the late Jerry Buss. Mike and Adam also discuss the future of regulated online poker in the US using established online poker companies in Canada. Global Poker Index director Alex Dreyfus chimes in to discuss their decision to remove two French players observed cheating at a Partouche Poker Tour final table. CardRunners coach 'Verneer' provides some great strategy about 'Decision Making' in this week's CardRunners.com Strategy Minute. In forum static the guys discuss the Chris Ferguson settlement with the DOJ and of course give away the password for the February 24th 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