Barry Greenstein

Post-Tournament Depression (PTD)

Now that the World Series of Poker has ended for the summer, I see a lot of players walking around like zombies with what I call PTD -- Post-Tournament Depression. When you talk to those affected by PTD, often they will tell you about how much money they left on the table or how if they hadn't been ...more

by Barry Greenstein on August 9, 2013 8:38 AM

Mobile online poker for the benefit of mankind

What games do the smartest people play? Bridge? Chess? Magic: The Gathering? Well, we can actually look at the question from a Darwinian point of view and more or less prove which game attracts the smartest people. It pretty much has to be poker, because, as Madonna sang to us many years ago, w...more

by Barry Greenstein on June 24, 2013 7:12 AM

A call for a committee

We have good tournament directors around the world, but sometimes they and their partners make really bad decisions, and often the reason that they do is they aren't playing poker every day. What we need to have happen at all major events is to have a committee of players who can be called on to as...more

by Barry Greenstein on May 22, 2013 6:31 AM

Don't get cheated on the Open-Face Chinese app

Open-Face Chinese Poker has really taken off. For example, during previous years at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure we always had a $200/$400 or $400/$800 mixed game. But this year rather than a big mixed game, there were four tables of Open-Face Chinese Poker going. I've just started to play t...more

by Barry Greenstein on February 15, 2013 5:51 AM

You can't live off dessert...

We are a little more than a month into the new year, and with the new year comes thoughts of how I'll be spending it in terms of my poker-playing. When I plan out my year in poker, there are certain things that are already marked off on the schedule. In January, for instance, I always know I'll be...more

by Barry Greenstein on February 7, 2013 6:44 AM

Traveling for the best games

One of the things that I haven't done recently as much as I should have is travel to play in good games. When I was younger and single, if there was a good poker situation I found out where it was and went there, because I was free to travel. I just hopped on a plane, had some contacts, and got in t...more

by Barry Greenstein on November 28, 2012 6:22 AM

Outplayed by a chess master, beat up by Ramdin, and still running well

I spent the last month playing poker pretty close to where I live in the Los Angeles area. First there was the month-long tournament at the Commerce and I can't remember doing much of anything in the tournaments. I played the Chinese Poker Tournament and came in third out of 30-some players. Then I ...more

by Barry Greenstein on March 14, 2011 1:39 PM

My Year in Tournaments (Summer) by Barry Greenstiein

Barry Greenstein is giving us a monthly peek into his books and being honest about how his tournament year is going.For more check out: January, February, and March.by Barry GreensteinEvents 18-41: The WSOP 2010 Buy-ins: $186,000 Airfare: 400 R...more

by Brad Willis on August 5, 2010 8:19 AM

My Year in Tournaments (March) by Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein is giving us a monthly peek into his books and being honest about how his tournament year is going.For more check out: January and Februaryby Barry GreensteinI won my first two matches (against Vanessa Rousso and Sammy Farha) in the NBC heads up. Most of the favorites had gotten kn...more

by Brad Willis on April 7, 2010 11:48 AM

My Year in Tournaments (February) by Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein is giving us a monthly peek into his books and being honest about how his tournament year is going. Read: January's update.by Barry GreensteinThere were no airfare or hotel room costs for me in LA since I live there. I wasted good starts in the NAPT and WPT, nearly bubbling each of ...more

by Brad Willis on March 5, 2010 6:44 AM
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