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Review of Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River

Learning that is nice, but I would haved liked to have seen a lot more on the practical side of Texas Hold’em. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 03, Kinch rated it liked it.

Perhaps two stars is slightly unfair, since my sole motive for reading the book, was riber acquire advanced strategy about a game I enjoy playing. Rancho Palos Verdes, California. It’s a quick read, and not bad for review if you’ve read other poker books, but overall this one doesn’t break any new ground grernstein cover material that can As far as poker books go, this one is a reasonable introduction and survey into the poker lifestyle.

Known as the Robin Hood of Poker, Barry has donated nearly three million dollars of his tournament winnings to charity.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I didn’t anticipate the growth and expense of tournament poker,” he said. Greenstein donates his profit from tournament winnings to charities, primarily Children, Incorporatedearning him the nickname “the Robin Hood of poker”. Hendon Mob Poker Database.

After reading this book, I’m left thinking that Barry Greenstein is a well-rounded poker player who recognises that he lost touch with his family early on and now knows that there needs to be more balance in the life.


Refresh rivdr try again. I’d like to think that I’m not one of yb. Primarily a book about the mindset you should have when playing and thinking about poker, rather than a book about specific poker strategy.

He was elected into the Poker Hall of Fame in Want to Read saving…. See all reviews. See all Editorial Reviews. If you are looking for a poker strategy guide, this book isn’t for you.

The fundamental philosophies presented go beyond the green felt and can be applied in all competitive ventures. The book is broken up into chapters, some no more than a few pages, in which Barry introduces a general topic and then offers a sometimes meandering, sometimes fascinating discussion of said topic.

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Review of Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The pictures alone are worth the price. Greenstein donates his profit from tournament winnings to charities, earning him the nickname “the Robin Hood of poker”. The material covers everything from the pedantic to the insightful. His stepson, Joe Sebokwith whom he started PokerRoad, which is a poker strategy and entertainment website, is also a professional poker player. He studied for a PhD in mathematics, but never defended his completed dissertation. From discussing ways to think and act like a poker player, to bankroll management, to sports betting, sexuality, and remembering to put family first, Barry gives the most honest analysis of what a pro poker player’s life is really like.

Note number in brackets represents the number of bracelets earned in that year. No complicated math formulas or probabilities discussions a la Sklansky. It is probably one of the best looking poker books on the market.

However, outside of the autobiographical section, most of the advice is geared toward a player who is pondering making the move to professional poker.


For that reason, I consider this book to be all but obsolete. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Would have liked more of these.

After graduating from Bogan High School[3] he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Known alternatively for his legendary cash-game wins and massive charitable donations, Greenstein decided recently to add another facet to his public persona — poker author.

Greenstein in the World Series of Poker.

Greenstein often uses his poker winnings to further his philanthropic and charitable interests, earning him the “Robin Hood of Poker” nickname.

No other book out there gives as much insight into the unique situation that a professional poker player finds himself in. Great mix of auto-biography and poker but calling it ‘an advanced poker guide’ isn’t really accurate, more of an autobiography with some hand examples and tips on dealing with the emotions of playing poker for a living.

Some attention is paid to both cash game and tournament strategies and some useful but not unique charts are provided for reference. Barry points out that, yes, his career in the dot. It’s more of a coffee table book than instruction manual.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Aug 29, Raphael Clayette rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think the information contained in this part of the book helped me overcome a serious flaw in my own game and make the transition from being an inconsistent player to a winning one.