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Greenstein has been making a living at the poker table for many years. Even after winning the World Poker Tour at the
World Poker Open, some people
still asked who this guy was, but they don't ask anymore. For tournament pros and players in the biggest side games in the
world, he is a man whose game is widely respected. He won two tournaments in less than a year with first prizes of more than
$1 million dollars each. To many, he is the most generous man in the poker industry. He has donated every bit of his tournament
winnings to charity, most of which goes to Children, Incorporated which works to help children in 21 countries, including the
United States. Children, Inc. is affiliated with schools, orphanages and welfare centers providing food, clothing and educational needs.
Barry grew up in the Scottsdale neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In high school, he excelled in math and computers. Later
on, he got his B.S. in computer science while attending the University of Illinois, where he also worked on his Ph.D. in
mathematics. Greenstein was among a handful of people who formed Symantec (now known for its Norton anti-virus and security
products) and developed software from 1984 until 1991, when he retired at the age of 36. Since then he has pursued his
passion for playing poker full-time. He has made a living playing high stakes
ring games in northern California and now in
Larry Flynt's game at the Hustler Casino.
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Barry is also well known as Mimi Tranís poker mentor. She is one of the most respected female players around thanks to his
tutelage. Mimi in turn taught Barry how to speak Vietnamese. They have an ongoing debate about who is the better teacher: He
insists he is the better teacher and she argues that it is only because she is a better student.
Barry occasionally stopped by to do commentary with me on
Live at the Bike. He is one of the most intelligent men
I have ever met. It is great he is willing to share his experiences and thoughts with others. The first time we did the show together
Barry had so much to say that I spent most of the time just listening. I suppose a commentator should talk a little more than I did on
this particular evening, but I don't care. It was a rare occasion and I was too busy absorbing what I could.
In 2003, Barry won Larry Flynt's $1 million one-table 7-Stud event at Hustler Casino. His World Poker Tour appearances include a first
place finish at the 2004 Jack Binion's World Poker Open and fifth place in the 2004
Party Poker Million 3. He holds World Series of
in No-Limit Deuce to Seven, Pot Limit Omaha and Razz. He was one of the elite
players invited to play in the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament. He has also appeared on High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark.
He contributed to
Doyle Brunson's "Super System 2" and has also written his own book,
Ace on the River. He carries a copy of his book to every tournament. If an opponent
knocks him out, he will write a brief description of the hand on the inside front cover of the book, sign it, and then give it to the person.
Barry Greenstein is a member of the Team PokerStars group of players
and plays online under the screen name "barryg1".
For information on Barry's favorite charity check out Children, Incorporated
Barry Greenstein: English,