Pokercast Episode 75 - Brock Parker, Barry Greenstein & bonus iMEGA Poker Legislation segment
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - Coverage of the 40th annual World Series of Poker continues this week on Pokercast with two bracelet winners joining the guys on the program. Brock "t soprano" Parker, winner of two bracelets only a week apart, talks about his incredible run in back to back tournaments, defeating four-time WSOP champion Daniel Negreanu heads-up and his future plans after finally capturing a bracelet. Barry Greenstein also chimes in on the show during a dinner break to help shed some light on the bracelet side bets going on at this years series and talks about all the rumors surrounding his good friend Phil Ivey's two bracelet wins. We are also treated to a surprise appearance by Eli Elezra breaking down one of the side bets. There is also a special Poker Legislation segment added on to the end of this weeks Pokercast, stay tuned after the sign off to hear this bonus segment on the issues surrounding online poker in the USA featuring iMEGA chairman Joe Brennan Jr and learn about Two Plus Two's endorsement of iMEGA. Mike also talks some forum static and of course gives away the password for the June 21st Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
Pokercast Theme - Demitone Productions Inc. © 2007 : Slow Ride - Foghat - Fool for the City © 1975 : Camera Obscura - The Sweetest Thing - My Maudlin Career © 2009 : Maximo Park - The Kids Are Sick Again - Quicken The Heart © 2009 :
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
John Brock Parker is a professional poker player from Silver Spring, MD. He was introduced to the game by fellow Magic: The Gathering players. Brock’s breakthrough came in 2009, ten years after learning the game, when he clinched two WSOP bracelets in a few short days – the first in a six-handed limit event followed quickly by a victory in a six-handed no limit event.
Brock’s live tournament earnings top $1.5 million. He has 13 WSOP and 2 WPT cashes. Learn more about Brock Parker
Joe Brennan Jr. is the chairman of iMEGA, the non-profit Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association based in Washington DC. Brennan attended both Marietta College and Johns Hopkins University before holding senior positions at America Online Inc. and Nextel. He has participated in marketing for household names such as Sirius, Time, CNN, Warner Brothers, People Magazine, as well as sport brands ranging from Major League Baseball to NASACR. Learn more about Joe Brennan Jr.