Pokercast Episode 336: Shaun Deeb, Barry Greenstein and WSOP APAC coverage
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the show, Adam and Terrence get into how to make televised poker a better product. This year's ESPN WSOP Main Event coverage is discussed including some of the things that the guys feel could be improved. This week there is another call to MJ at his office to get his take on the Doug Lee vs Jimmy Fricke angleshooting controversy from the $500k Planet Hollywood final table. Before they let Mike go, they test his poker celebrity trivia knowledge with a quick quiz. In the second segment, Terrence and Adam call Shaun Deeb and Barry Greenstein to play a game of stripper trivia and find out how the two Pokercast favorites are doing. Several email submissions are read and talked about, including an interesting PLO hand and some amusing twitter feedback. Steve D from Pokerstars HQ in the Isle of Man once again joins the show to talk about the VIP club changes for 2015 as well as the recent Pokerstars player meetings. The password for the October 19th Pokerstars invitational for Pokercast listeners is hidden somewhere in the show.
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Shaun Deeb is a professional poker player from Troy, NY currently living in Las Vegas. Deeb launched his online tournament career from a single deposit of $30, which he parlayed into $33,000 in two weeks.
Deeb rose to internet poker fame and was known for the incredible multi-table tournament volume he could put in, as well as his ability to multi-tabling 30+ tournaments at one time. In addition to his multi-tabling prowess, Deeb was lauded for his ability to take a nightly $5 re-buy tournament as serious as he would a tournament with exponentially larger buy in. After dominating the online tournament scene for years, Shaun has now set his sights on playing in the largest live poker games in the world.Learn more about Shaun Deeb
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