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Barry Greenstein

In the world of Poker Barry Greenstein has managed to put his name among the best poker players today. Barry Greenstein was born on the 30th of December 1954 in Chicago Illinois and grew up in Scottsdale. He attended high school at Bogan High school were maths and computers were his strengths. He proceeded in his education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, were he studied a bachelor’s degree in computer science. After completion he proceeded to do a PhD in mathematics which he quit before completing. He then worked for Symantec a software company from 1984- 1991, that is now known for the manufacture of the Norton antivirus. He retired in 1991 at the age of 36 were he began to play poker full time.

He has managed to attain a total of three poker bracelets in the games, Pot Limit Omaha, Razz and No-Limit Deuce. He was one of the privileged players that were invited to play in the Poker Superstars Tournament.

In 2005, away from the poker tables, Greenstein wrote a book titled “Ace on the River.” This book basically talks about how to be a success in the game of poker. Anyone who eliminates him in a tournament is given a free copy of the book. Greenstein is also known for teaching his former girlfriend Mimi Tran how to play poker as. Today she is one of the renowned poker professional female player.

Greenstein also featured in The Poker Superstars Invitational tournament in all three series and in all the seasons of the GSN series High Stakes Poker. Furthermore he featured in first three seasons of Poker After Dark, a late night series featured at NBC. He won a total of two World Poker Tournaments. By the year 2008 his total live winnings amounted to more than, $6,400,000. Barry is currently a member of PokerStars group of players. He plays online poker under the name “barryg1”.

As of now he resides in Rancho Palos Verdas in California. He has two children and four step children. One of his stepsons has taken his lead and is now a professional poker player as well. Greenstein once donated all winnings to charities, specifically Children Incorporated which is responsible for food clothing and shelter for children all over the world.

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