Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein

5,204 global poker index

2 world poker tour index

$8,571,985 total poker live earnings

Barry Greenstein poker player profile. Get latest information, winnings and gallery.

Profile

name
Barry Greenstein
Nationality
United States
GPI Rank
5,204
WPT Wins
2
total poker live earnings
$8,571,985

Biography

Barry Greenstein is an American professional poker player from Chicago, Illinois. He is widely recognized as The Robin Hood of Poker for donating big parts of his poker winnings to charity. Greenstein has three World Series of Poker bracelets in his trophy collection as well as two World Poker Tour titles.

Intro

Barry is a very professional player and never seems to lose his cool at the table, even if he does lose the occasional $1 million pot on an episode of High Stakes Poker. Maybe not the most intimidating player at the table, Greenstein employs a calculated and very analytical approach to that game that makes him a feared force by the other members of any table he sits down at.

Background

Barry Greenstein was born in Chicago, Illinois and exposed to cards by his father while he was growing up. Although Barry found love for the games of gin rummy and hearts, it was poker that provided him with a way to earn some extra income while growing up. After graduating high school, he earned a computer science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before going on to study for a mathematics Ph.D. Greenstein never did fully complete his Ph.D. studies. Instead, he relocated to California and began working for a company called Symantec. By the age of 36, Barry realized he could give up his day job and focus on poker full time.

Working hard and putting in long hours on the felt allowed Barry to make huge strides with poker, but it wasnt until 2003 that he really won something big. In March of that year, Greenstein took first place in Larry Flynts Poker Challenge Cup for an enormous payday of $1 million. After winning the tournament, he decided to take a large chunk of the money and make a donation to a charity. Greenstein did just that, giving a large percentage of his winnings to charity. This is where his nickname The Robin Hood of Poker stemmed from. Still to this day, Greenstein uses his tournament winnings to donate to various charities and do his part.

World Series of Poker

In 2004 Greenstein captured his first WSOP bracelet in the No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Lowball event for almost $300,000 in prize money. One year later he scred a second one by winning the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event for more than $120,000. His third WSOP trophy came in 2008 when Greenstein took down the $1,500 Seven Card Razz tournament taking home almost $160,000 in cash.

Barry Greenstein’s Top 5 WSOP Results

Year Event Place Prize
2004 $5,000 No-Limit Deuce to Seven Draw 1st $296,200
2005 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 1st $128,505
2008 $1,500 Seven Card Razz 1st $157,643
2004 $1,500 Limit Ace to Five Draw 2nd $44,700
2012 $1,500 Seven Card Stud 2nd $78,038

World Poker Tour

In 2004, Greenstein won the Jack Binion World Poker Open WPT Event for over $1.2 million collecting his first WPT title. Then in 2006 he won the L.A. Poker Classic No-Limit Hold’em Invitational event taking home $100,000 in prize money.

Barry Greenstein’s Top 5 WPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2004 Jack Binion World Poker Open $10,000 Main Event 1st $1,278,370
2006 L.A. Poker Classic No-Limit Hold’em Invitational 1st $100,000
2007 Poker by the Book: Chapter 2 No-Limit Hold’em 1st $25,500
2007 North American Poker Championships, Ontario C$10,000 Championship 4th C$306,388 ($316,638)
2004 PartyPoker.com Million III $7,000 Limit Hold’em Championship 5th $194,763

European Poker Tour

With three WSOP bracelets and two WPT titles Greenstein only has the European circuit to conquer in order to put the poker’s Triple Crown on his head. Although he has one first-place finish in an EPT tournament, it wasn’t the one that would name him the EPT champion. In 2008 Greenstein won the 10,000 Stars of Poker event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo for a 50,000 payday.

Barry Greenstein’s Top 5 EPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2008 Grand Final, Monte Carlo 10,000 Stars of Poker 1st 50,000
2012 Berlin 1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 5th 14,850
2012 Barcelona 1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 7th 11,180
2012 Barcelona 1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 11th 3,010
2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,000 Main Event 25th $46,000

Other Achievements

In 2003 Greenstein won the $125,000 Million Dollar Seven Card Stud Tournament at the Larry Flynt’s Poker Challenge Cup in Gardena and took home a cash prize of $770,000. Then a year later he took down the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament at the Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic for 215,969 in prize money. Barry is also a staple in the Big Game at the Bellagio with the likes of the late Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and Chau Giang.

Did you know?

  • Doyle Brunson respects talent when he sees it and sought Greenstein out to write a chapter in Super/System 2.
  • Greenstein also authored his own book called Ace on the River, which hell happily give you an autographed copy of if you bust him out of a tournament.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship 1142nd $17,500
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw 81st $2,404
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #56: $500 Salute to Warriors 302nd $1,165
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship 317th $3,946
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #39: $1,500 Monster Stack 184th $7,807
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #75: $777 Lucky 7’s 269th $2,600
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #80: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack 145th $1,316
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty 335th $3,990
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #54: $500 Salute to Warriors 63rd $2,691
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship 535th $2,361
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #36: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 45th $3,026
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 94th $2,646
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em 737th $2,625
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud 41st $2,641
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship 388th $30,000
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #61: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em 126th $2,022
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship 89th $5,992
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em 506th $3,000
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold’em 200th $3,350
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #8: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 517th $1,050
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix 35th $4,925
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event 428th $2,216
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 143rd $2,330
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 583rd $2,930
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty 242nd $1,495
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship 57th $10,122
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud 14th $4,254
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold’em 2333rd $1,101
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$1,100 PCA National 76th $1,980
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 834th $18,340
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #70: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 6th $20,358
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #45: Big Blind Antes $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) 209th $1,549
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet 11th $6,874
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #35: $1,500 Mixed Omaha 53rd $3,256
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship 776th $1,500
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER 757th $2,808
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 18th $4,899
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha 308th $835
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 155th $2,453
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 47th $3,595
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$10,300 Main Event 47th $22,020
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 1012th $15,000
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold’em 403rd $772
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed 948th $1,441
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix 7th $23,595
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 156th $2,477
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 14th $9,513
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 61st $4,319
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #24: $1,500 Limit Hold’em 11th $9,085
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER 331st $5,298
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold’em 871st $1,735
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #7: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball 9th $9,502
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT 19th $6,407
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas$5,000 Main Event 37th $14,760
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship 13th $19,463
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 58th $6,718
2013 PokerStars.com UKIPT Isle of ManMain Event 11th £7,670
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 128th $4,181
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better 21st $5,273
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better 3rd $99,091
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better 90th $3,066
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 11th $29,980
2013 PokerStars.com EPT LondonHigh Roller 11th £26,850
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better 32nd $6,747
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix 21st $7,900
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball 12th $8,169
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz 6th $30,150
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud 2nd $78,038
2012 PokerStars Caribbean AdventureMain Event 25th $46,000
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #55: $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship 15th $108,503
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Holdem 27th $25,919
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #47: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better 19th $7,452
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #27: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship 3rd $169,512
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better 36th $6,868
2011 PokerStars Caribbean AdventureNAPT Bounty Shootout 11th $10,000
World Series of Poker Europe 2010Event #5: 10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold’em 23rd £26,400
2010 World Series of PokerWSOP Tournament of Champions 5th $25,000
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #46: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better 24th $11,479
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better 12th $14,544
2010 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship$20,000 Heads-up Championship 12th $25,000
2010 Aussie MillionsEvent 9: $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event 50th 20,000 AUD
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 53 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better 45th $2,696
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 47 - $2,500 Mixed Hold’em 5th $57,671
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 40 - $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha 9th $82,746
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 26 - $1,500 Limit Hold’em 53rd $3,405
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 21 - $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. 43rd $5,277
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 14 - $2,500 Six-handed Limit Hold’em 30th $5,360
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 8 - $2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw 18th $4,094
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 45 - $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship 6th $355,200
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 39 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 108th $4,084
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 33 - $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low World Championship 14th $18,401
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 26 - $1,500 Razz 1st $157,619
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 23 - $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em 46th $7,583
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 18 - $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw w/ Rebuys 3rd $225,552
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 39 - $50,00 H.O.R.S.E. 7th $259,296
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 30 - $2,500 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed 47th $5,260
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 14 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud 4th $33,698