Barry Greenstein – Team PokerStars Pro
Greenstein in 20 words or less: He is one of the best cash game players around and a great charitable donator.
|Name:||Barry Greenstein (Born December 30, 1954)|
|Residence:||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Preferred Game:||Mixed Games|
|Biggest Tournament Cash:||$1,278,370 – 1st Place – 2004 – WPT Jack Binion World Poker Open|
|Interesting Fact:||Greenstein donates a large portion of his tournament winnings to the charity Children Incorporated, for which he has been nicknamed “the Robin Hood of poker”.|
Bio: Greenstein was mainly a cash game player in the beginning of his poker career. He has populated the highest stakes cash games for a number of years now. He is a regular in Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio and also plays in Larry Flynt’s high stakes 7 Card Stud game.
Greenstein’s first WSOP cash was back in 1992. He wasn’t a regular on the tournament circuit back then. He has been quoted as saying “If I knew how much bracelets would be worth, I would have played a lot more.” He started playing tournaments heavily when the boom began in the early 2000’s. He won his first of three WSOP bracelets in 2004 in a $5K No Limit 2-7 Draw event. In addition to his WSOP success, he has made six WPT final tables, winning two of them.
Greenstein has authored the poker strategy book Ace on the River, which he gives a signed copy of to players who knock him out of tournaments.
Playing Style: Greenstein is a relatively tight and aggressive tournament player. You rarely see him knocked out early in a tournament.