WSOP Event #40: Greenstein chasing down chip lead

wsop2009_thn.gifHe finished on a high last night, and today Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein got off to a flyer in day two of the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha.

Holding 4♦4♣A♣K♠ he got all his chips in the middle on a 9♥4♠5♠ flop, called by Jonas Entin who had the flush and wrap draw with 9♣8♦7♠6♠. But the turn and the river bricked, sending Greenstein soaring towards the chip lead with 290,000.

He's recently slipped back to 250,000 (average 110,000), but is still in contention and getting involved in many a pot. In one hand fellow Team PokerStars Pro Tom McEvoy made it 3,900 on a flop of 4♦9♠5♠, only for Greenstein to raise to 12,000. After a bit of a dwell, followed by a "not-a-lot-I-can-do-about-that" gesture, McEvoy let it go.


Barry Greenstein

William Thorson is edging slowly up, just getting a backdoor flush to help him along, but Humberto Brenes and Team PokerStars Germany Pro Florian Langman were early fallers.

There are still 80 players in the running, chasing the top prize payout of $679,379.