Barry Greenstein

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

WSOP 2012: Year of the Nice Guy?

It was almost official. This was almost Year of the Nice Guy at the World Series of Poker. Last night in the $2,500 Razz event, Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein was just a few places away from winning his fourth gold bracelet. It would've been his second Razz title. Moreover, it would've confi...more

by Brad Willis on June 11, 2012 9:19 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 Greenstein Events 18-41: The WSOP 2010 Buy-ins: $186,000 Airfare:...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 February by Barry Greenstein I won my first two matches (against Vanessa Rousso and Sammy Farha) in the NBC heads up. Most of the favorites had gotte...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 Greenstein There 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...more

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

My Year in Tournaments (January) by Barry Greenstein

I have a really nice job. It's part of my job to wear a PokerStars patch whenever I play in a live tournament. To give you an idea of how many events PokerStars is sponsoring, I heard that they are planning to introduce their tenth poker tour, the JPT, on the planet Jupiter. In order to get this...more

by Barry Greenstein on February 12, 2010 11:01 AM

WSOP Main Event: Heads up to a champion, Joe Cada

This hour began shortly after a 20-minute break, and Darvin Moon seemed by far the more refreshed. He was the aggressor in all of the early pots and took most of them down, regularly making reraises of about five million, which was consistently too rich for Cada. The Team PokerStars Pro Barry Gree...more

by Howard Swains on November 10, 2009 4:27 AM

Team PokerStars Pros up for Poker Hall of Fame

The poker world is set to bestow one of its highest honors to a veteran of the game, and three members of Team PokerStars Pro have been nominated for the spot. Members of the Poker Hall of Fame voting committee are preparing to decide which of the nine nominees should be named among the people who ...more

by Brad Willis on September 9, 2009 12:42 PM

2008 World Series: A silent masterclass

How do you define a top poker pro? What are the skills you need? Of course, most commentators will differ on the nitty gritty, happily spending hours discussing the multiple facets of the all-round player, placing their emphasis on the various skills in the multiple variations, adjusting their opin...more

by Howard Swains on July 9, 2008 2:00 AM
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