Playing poker was just a pastime for Barry Greenstein when he was studying mathematics for a PhD degree. He was a software enthusiast and loved to create programs. He has a computer science degree and was a trained professional. But, his call was in the poker game and he soon realized his talent at the poker table. In the year 1991, the earnings of Barry Greenstein increased to a level wherein he was in a position to quit his job and become a professional poker player. The decision to become a full time poker player would be the turning point in his career. This gave him the opportunity to show his talent to the world.
The list of achievement of Barry Greenstein is longer than any other famed player. The World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker saw him achieving new heights and gaining fame and popularity. Barry has to his credit thirteen final tables which has made over thirty significant cashes in the events at the WSOP. In 2004 he has also won bracelets and from here on he has been on a journey towards success. He carved his path by winning one tournament after the other and cashing huge sums of money.
Barry has to his credit appearance of six final tables and has won two titles on the WTP. Out of this two, one was the World Poker Open wherein the prize money was ,278,370. After this, he again won the 2006 invitational event in the L.A. Poker Classic with the prize of ,278,370. These two victories earned him great acclaim and huge amount of cash prize and totaled to a career earnings of near about $6,000,000. He has been proclaimed as one of the highest earning poker players in the world. He has been a winner in most of the games wherein he put his hand into.