Barry Greenstein Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide Book Review

About Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein Quick Facts

  • Nicknames: The Robin Hood of Poker, The Bear
  • Current Residence: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Date of Birth: 30 December 1954
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois

Barry Greenstein Achievements

  • Barry Greenstein boasts 2 World Series of Poker bracelets (2004 and 2005) as well as 31 money finishes
  • In 2007, the totality of his live tournament earnings surpassed a massive $5,000,000.
  • Won two World Poker Tour titles, namely the Fifth Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open and the 2006 WPT Invitational at the Commerce Casino.
  • Was nicknamed ‘Robin Hood’ for donating all his tournament winnings to charities.

Barry Greenstein Ace on the River Book Review

NEW YORK - AUGUST 10: Poker player Barry Greenstein attends Fox Sport Net's 'Poker Superstar Invitational Tournament' on August 10, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)Released in 2005 by Last Knight Publishing, Ace on the River offers a thought-provoking insight into Barry Greenstein’s career experiences and growth as a professional poker player.

This is more of a life skills manual for serious poker players than a simple theoretical poker strategy guide.

What are the strong points of Barry Greenstein ’s Ace on the River?

  • A special section regarding online poker games
  • Unique and easy to read with amusing and humorous personal anecdotes
  • Provides a bigger picture of the game than mere a mere theoretical poker strategy guide
  • A well presented layout with numerous full page colour photographs

Where does Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River fall short?

  • More of a coffee table memoir than an academic or technical strategy guide
  • Lacking in sample hands

Who will benefit from Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River?

This poker book serves as a guide to intermediate and advanced cash and tournament players. The target audience is undeniably high-stakes professional poker players.

Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River provides a fascinating insight into the world of professional poker which will prove quite remarkable even to readers who do not play poker.