Barry Greenstein 'the Robin Hood of Poker'

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21 June 2005, Created By: PokerListings.com
Barry Greenstein 'the Robin Hood of Poker'
Last night, Barry Greenstein won the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament and he did so with great style. Barry was playing two tournaments simultaneously, the final table of the Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, which started on June 19th, and the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event that began yesterday. Will he win that one too? Read more about this amazing player below.

Barry Greenstein

Born:

Chicago

Current Residence:

California

Distinctions:

Father of six children
Studied Mathematics at the University of Illinois
Worked with developing Q&A software for Symantec
Author of poker book "Ace on the River"
Gives all tournament winnings to charity

Poker Accomplishments:

DateEventGameRankWinnings
June 20, 2005Mimi Tran, one of the better and most respected poker players. In return she taught him to speak Vietnamese.

Barry wins big at professional poker, part of the motivation is contributing some of his winnings to various charities. He gives every dollar of his tournament poker profits to a variety of charitable organizations; particularly dear to his heart is Children, Inc. Some call him 'The Robin Hood of Poker.'

Barry's desire to do good for the world's poor wouldn't come to much if he couldn't produce at the table. As it happens, pros who know him tend to agree that he is a major talent. In the 2004 WSOP, Barry was at a final table, the game played was Deuce-to-Seven Lowball and it was telecast on ESPN. Heads-up play came against Chris "Jesus" Ferguson. Barry had a 3-to-1 chip lead over Chris, who had a better draw than Barry on the final hand, but who then got nailed with a king. Barry had the better low in this game where the 'worst' hand wins and thus he scooped that final hand. As competitive as Chris might be, here is what he said of that loss: 'Barry may very well be the top player in the world right now. All the top players respect Barry. I never like to lose, but if you are going to lose to anyone, who's better to lose to than Barry, since all the money is going to charity?'

Barry might have a low-key, almost shy demeanor, but is famously not shy about busting out another player. He went up against Randy 'Dream Crusher' Jensen in one episode of the World Poker Tour and, completely unfazed by Jensen's unnerving, loud-mouthed approach, he won.

Barry won Larry Flynt's $1 million one-table stud event at Hustler Casino in 2003. His World Poker Tour appearances include a first place at Jack Binion's World Poker Open of 2004 and fifth place in the 2004 Party Poker Million III. For his 2004 Deuce-to-Seven Draw play in the World Series of Poker, he won a bracelet. He was one of the professional players invited to play in the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament.

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