PCA 2012: Goldilocks. The Bear, & 140 characters
This story should have Barry Greenstein listed as a co-author, because, in all fairness, he wrote half of it.
Greenstein is doing very well in the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event, but you don't need me to tell you that. Greenstein will tell you the whole story himself, as it happens, 140 characters at a time.
You likely already know Greenstein is a writer. His book "Ace on the River" has been popular for years. In recent years, Greenstein has taken to a new form of writing. More than 40,000 people follow him on Twitter, and today those followers are getting quite a show. There may not be a player out there who gives such good updates on how he's doing in a tournament as Greenstein. Like a social media version of Goldilocks and those bears, Greenstein doesn't update too much and he doesn't update too little. It's just right.
Take for instance the following seven updates, beginning with his final post last night and ending with the latest from today.
See? In less than 200 words, Greenstein has managed to tell you the whole story of his day, the big hands, and everything you might want to know.
Our job at these events is partly to update you on the action. We strive for accuracy, primary sources, and the most relevant info. That's what we do, and we like to think we're pretty good at it. In fact, we would suggest that if you want to follow the other 75 players in the final stages of the tournament, you do it right here on these pages. However, when it comes to Greenstein's status, although we are loathe to admit it, you're better off just reading his Twitter feed.
So, open up another browser window and head on over to Greenstein's Twitter feed. It's not too hard to remember: @BarryGreenstein.