Barry Greenstein


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Phil Ivey has been doing really well lately. During the last couple of days he has beaten Phil Galfond aka. OMGClayAiken for more then $200.000 and Di Dang (Urindanger) also. But the best matches for Ivey have been against the screenname seda1 – he already had won more than $500.000 from seda1.

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Yesterday we saw on of the sickest sessions of online-poker when Ivey faced seda1 again at Full Tilt Poker. Ivey has told other pro-players that they were crossbooking with seda1 (meaning that they would double the stakes – so the $500/1000 blinds would be actually $1000/2000 and the pots double the amount). They use crossbooking since no poker room has games that big.

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When the games ended Ivey had a stack worth over $800.000! He had to reload once – so he won over $600.000 from seda1. And if they really were crossbooking the amount is actually $1.200.000!

Here are some great hands from the session:

250k pot:
http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133654

Nice checking with a flopped set:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133658

Huge 385k pot:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133659

285k pot – nice turn for Ivey:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133669

Ivey makes a stack worth over 800k:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133676

But who is seda1?

There has been lots of rumors around this – but one thing is sure: he is familiar with Phil Ivey. Making crossbookings and wanting only to play with Ivey. He might be a pro basketball player.. or even Barry Greenstein some are saying. But we are quite sure that seda1 is not Barry… Barry would be a much better player 🙂

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PokerStars winner takes it all $5000+200 tournament gathered 20 players to battle for the $100.000 first price. There were lots of familiar names in the mix including Daniel Negreanu (KidPoker) and Barry Greenstein (barryg1).

Barry made his way to the finals playing Peter Jetten (Apathy) for the win. Peter suggested a deal but Barry declined… better for Peter since he went on to beat Barry taking home $100k.

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The young internet phenom Jeff Garza aka. ActionJeff has been dominating tournaments online.

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Now he has a great shot also at the live scene, making top6 in North American Poker Championships. The short stack of the table is Barry Greenstein – but he has a mission: prove that live tournament players are better than the online ones!

Here are the final table chipcounts:

Seat No. 1: Kofi Farkye — 1,504,000
Seat No. 2: Jonathan Little — 2,616,000
Seat No. 3: Jeff “ActionJeff” Garza — 1,320,000
Seat No. 4: David Cloutier — 1,614,000
Seat No. 5: Barry Greenstein — 447,000
Seat No. 6: Scott “BigRiskky” Clements — 2,483,000