Barry Greenstein is one of the best known and most respected faces on the global poker circuit. He’s played in the biggest live games, has clocked up $7,835,781 in live tournament wins, which is good for 34th on the all-time money list, not to mention the fact that he holds three WSOP bracelets. Greenstein is also one of the foremost proponents of mixed games.
Beating Greenstein not only gives you the scalp of a true poker legend but also a signed copy of his book Ace on the River. In this case it also gave Miltiadis Kyriakides an additional £12,000 when he beats Greenstein heads-up in event #15. Just behind that pair was WSOP Main Event final table finisher Eoghan O’Dea who bust out for £12,765
Greenstein has some great stories, both about himself and the poker scene over the last 20 years or so. You could have heard him talking about it at the PCA last year.
EPT9 London, event #J
Date: 14 March 2013
Game: PLO (one rebuy or add-on)
Players: 48 (plus 9 rebuys and 37 rebuys)
Prize pool: £91,180
1. Miltiadis Kyriakides, Greece, £32,820
2. Barry Greenstein, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, £20,970
3. Eoghan O’Dea, Ireland, £12,765
4. Marc Daubach, Belgium, £9,120
5. Thomas Dunwoodie, UK, £6,390
6. Carlo Citrone, UK, £5,015
7. Juha Helppi, Finland, £4,100
Rick Dacey is staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.