Pokercast Episode 66 - Eli Elezra & Barry Greenstein
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is high stakes poker player and businessman Eli Elezra. Eli comes on the program to discuss everything from his days as a lieutenant in the Golani Brigade to his regular appearances on High Stakes Poker. Barry Greenstein also chimes in on the program this week to talk about some very interesting hands from season 5 of High Stakes Poker. Andy Bloch tells a tale of counting cards and back room intimidation in this weeks 'Story Time With'. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the April 12th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Born November 24, 1960, Eli Elezra is a businessman and professional poker player from Israel who currently lives in Las Vegas. While serving as a lieutenant in the Golani Brigade of the Israeli army, Eli became bedridden due to a leg injury. It was during this recovery that Elezra began to play and study the game of poker.
Elezra is a regular in the “the big game” at the Bellagio and is known to play in the largest mixed cash games around. He is also a fixture on High Stakes Poker and has appeared multiple times on Poker After Dark.
Tournament highlights for Elezra include nearly $2 million in tournament earnings, a WSOP bracelet in Stud 8 and WPT title, and a long list of tournament cashes in Hold’em , Omaha, and Draw events.
Eli Elezra is a former Full Tilt Pro who can be regularly found playing high stakes in Vegas and won his 3rd WSOP bracelet in 2015 in 7 card stud. Learn more about Eli Elezra
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