After three long days of play, Barry Greenstein has emerged as champion. Starting the day second in chips, Greenstein managed to avoid big confrontations and instead slowly accumulated chips. When play reached four handed, that’s when “The Bear” turned it on, quickly becoming chip leader. Greenstein hung onto that lead for most of the remainder of the tournament.
Adding to what will almost certainly be considered “the year of the pro,” Greenstein’s title adds to the already long list of respected full time professionals to pick up a bracelet at this year’s WSOP.
This is Greenstein’s third cash of this year’s WSOP, his second final table, and his impressive third WSOP bracelet. This win catapults him over the $6,000,000 in career earnings mark.
As usual, Greenstein was all business as he accepted the bracelet. In addition to the hardware, and a coveted place in history, Greenstein walks away with $157,619 in prize money.
Congratulations to Barry Greenstein for his victory in Event #26 - $1,500 Razz. One would be hard pressed to find a more skilled, dedicated or deserving champion.
Chris Klodnicki is left with just 110,000 chips after calling down Barry Greenstein to the river. Greenstein showed a which was good enough to win the hand and leave Klodnicki with less than 2 big bets.
As we approach hour three in this heads up battle, Chris Klodnicki looked over at a seemingly bored Barry Greenstein and asked "are you tired?" Greenstein's expression didn't change in the slightest as he said "not even close....poker doesn't tire me out at all."
Klodnicki may not know it, but Greenstein is on record as saying he has previously played for three days straight. Granted those were in his younger days, but nevertheless, I don't think we'll see stamina be an issue for "The Bear" this evening as he closes in on his third WSOP bracelet.
On just the 2nd hand of play since the break, Chris Klodnicki doubled up.
Klodnicki bet the whole way and Greenstein called. His last 15,000 went in dark on 7th street and Greenstein made a reluctant call.
Klodnicki showed: () () () and Greenstein mucked his (X) (X) (X).