One of my favorite blog posts I’ve written here was Seventeen steps with Barry Greenstein. That was back during the 2007 World Series of Poker when Greenstein managed to get himself involved in two tournaments at once. Instead of doing what a lot of people do at the WSOP–play one tournament while letting their stack sit dead in the other–Greenstein literally ran from table to table between hands.

Now, with WCOOP in full swing and Greenstein’s poker commitments piling up, he’s found yet another way to multi-table.

by Barry Greenstein

Over my time in poker, I’ve developed a bit of a reputation for finding new ways to play several different tables at one time. Unlike a lot of the online multi-tabling pros, I’ve continued to maintain a dual focus on my live play and online efforts.

With the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker entering its third week, I feel comfortable telling you now that I’ve been trying out something new while playing WCOOP tournaments.

During the first couple of weeks of WCOOP, I’ve been playing with my laptop on a food tray while I play against Larry Flynt at the Hustler or Jerry Buss at the Bike.

While it’s been a fun experiment, it’s come with mixed results. I’m up a bit in the live games, but I’ve only cashed four times in WCOOP so far, and none of the cashes have been for big final table money.


Some people may think that because I focus so much on live play that I don’t care about WCOOP. Nothing could be further from the truth. WCOOP is a great opportunity to make a lot of money.

I always set very high standards for myself and every year I expect to make a couple of WCOOP final tables. Though the series is entering its final weekend, I still expect to do well.

I haven’t had as much of a chance to play in recent days as I would like. I traveled to London to play in the WSOP-E. Today I played in the £1000 No-Limit hold’em event and got knocked out by Joe Serock when my A-Q couldn’t stand up against his K-J all-in pre-flop. He hit a king on the river.

I still feel like I have a big finish in me before the end of WCOOP. With four big tournaments over the weekend, including the WCOOP main event, I feel like I have the biggest edge in the $10,300 High Roller HORSE event on Sunday.

I will leave it up to you to figure out whether my laptop will be sitting on a food tray when I play.


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