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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Barry Greenstein Makes Eye Contact

I went by the Rio to buy my ticket for tomorrow's event and get the lay of the land.

I was irresistibly drawn to the Day 2 tables for the 2-7 game. It was absolutely loaded with big-name pros: Deeb, Ivey, Hellmuth, Matusow, Lindgren, Juanda, Seidel, Rousso, Tony G, and the consummate professional: Barry Greenstein.

I was like a kid with her nose pressed against the bakery window. Now I understand why some people go gaga around movie stars. I was just thrilled to be in the same room with these folks.

I love this picture because you can see a copy of Ace on the River underneath his chair. I already own a copy (through the generosity of a certain Las Vegas local), but I wouldn't mind getting one from Barry's own hands some day!*

Barry Greenstein

*Some of you may not know that Barry Greenstein gives a signed copy of his book to anyone who knocks him out of a tournament.

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Blogger Crash said...

He gives a lot more than that.

6/4/09 12:45 AM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

@Crash: Cryptic and intriguing comment. Care to elaborate?

6/4/09 4:16 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Did you use a camera or a cell phone? If cell, do you know if they'll let players use a regular small digital camera (no flash)?

6/4/09 1:18 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

I think Crash is referring to the fact that Barry Greenstein gives his tournament winnings to charity.


6/11/09 4:25 PM  

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