On this week’s edition of The Final Table, we talked at length with poker legend Barry Greenstein. Barry has won 3 WSOP bracelets, 2 WPT titles, and millions of dollars in both tournaments and cash games over the years. He’s also author of the poker strategy book “Ace On The River.”

Dennis says,

“I got to know Barry when he was nice enough to play in my Chip Leader Challenge — a two-table $10,000 buy-in event I put on at the new Poker Lounge at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas two days before the final table of the 2008 WSOP — along with Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Hevad Khan, David Benyamine, and several other pros. It was some very tough competition that helped me hone my skills at a crucial time.”

Speaking of the WSOP, since Bary is on the committee that recommended changes for this year’s series, he explained why they decided to get rid of the re-buy events. We also discussed his early days of playing poker around Illinois while working on his PhD in math, and what it was like in the days before you could go to a local casino and find a game any time.

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