(b.December 30, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois)
Barry Greenstein is a poker player and one of pokers greatest philanthropist.
to Poker at a young age by his father Jack who had learned the game
while at the army. Barry began to play poker whilst at college and
quickly found that he was making more money than in his real job. He
left Bogan High School with a bachelor degree in computer science from
the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. And also studied for a
PhD in mathematics, but left before completing his dissertation. Barry
Greenstein started playing poker professionally in 1991 aged 36 when he
retired form his work in Symantec.
Greestein's book Ace on the River which is a must read for any young
poker player. The book is well written and you can see the passion he
has for the game of poker.
Tuan Le, a World Poker Tour Season 3 Champion, claims that the book helped him on the poker circuit.
World Series Of Poker Bracelets
$5000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
$1500 Pot Limit Omaha
known as the Robin Hood of poker for giving 100% of his net tournament
winnigs to a variety of charities. The biggest beneficiary of
greensteins generosity has been Children Incorporated. A charity that helps more than 15,000 children in 21 countries.
Greenstein has also won two World Poker Tour (WPT) titles.
If you are skillful enough or lucky enough to knock Barry Greenstein out of a tournament he will sign a copy of his book "Ace On The River"