Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:30:50 -0700
Congratulations to Barry Greenstein, Winner of Event #26 - $1,500 Razz ($157,619)
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.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:27:37 -0700
Barry Greenstein Wins Event #26 - $1,500 Razz; Chris Klodnicki Eliminated in 2nd Place ($97,389)
A short-stacked Chris Klodnicki raised himself all in on third street. Greenstein made the call and the players showed:
Both men stood up and watched as the cards were dealt one by one. By the end, the players showed:
was best and he won the pot, and the tournament. Chris Klodnicki was eliminated in 2nd place and along with a story to tell, takes home $97,389 in prize money.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:21:35 -0700
Chris Klodnicki Crippled
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.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:17:15 -0700
"Not Even Close"
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.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:07:47 -0700
Klodnicki was all in on fifth street and told Greenstein "I'm still drawing." Greenstein replied "so am I."
By sixth street, Klodnicki had made a
low and Greenstein was drawing dead. He is now up to roughly 320,000.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:05:15 -0700
Greenstein Inches Closer
Barry Greenstein just came back over the 1,000,000 mark. In a hand that saw the river, Greenstein tabled a
which had Klodnicki mucking.
Greenstein won the next two hands and Klodnicki is now very short with just 160,000.
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:57:09 -0700
Klodnicki Mounting a Comeback
Chris Klodnicki is working on a comeback. He just picked up a nice pot in which Greenstein folded sixth street when he showed (X) (X)
Barry Greenstein - 750,000
Chris Klodnicki - 615,000
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:50:26 -0700
Chris Klodnicki Doubles Up
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)
Klodnicki is up to 520,000 after the hand.
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:44:59 -0700
Shuffle Up and Deal!
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:28:54 -0700
Updated Chip Counts
Barry Greenstein - 1,080,000
Chris Klodnicki - 285,000
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:26:20 -0700
Players Are On a Break
Play will resume in 20 minutes.
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:25:55 -0700
Multitabling At It's Finest
As is the norm, a lot of players will play multiple events on the same day. Barry Greenstein is no exception. He is currently in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em World Championship taking place on the opposite corner of the Amazon Room. He just mentioned that during the upcoming break, he plans to head over and play that stack.
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:20:47 -0700
A Quick Note
It's worth mentioning that the "lull" in the reporting is directly related to the lack of reportable hands. We have seen fourth street only once or twice in roughly 25 or more hands. The dealers here are getting a workout as hand after hand is won with a completion bet.
With each player putting in a minimum of 17,000 per hand, this is affecting the stack sizes considerably, despite the lack of showdowns.
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:15:05 -0700
Eye On the Prize...Literally
Some 40 minutes after heads up play began, the WSOP gold bracelet has finally been brought to the table. Greenstein seems relatively unphased, but Klodnicki has glanced over at it at least five times since it arrived.
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:10:22 -0700
Showdowns are Scarce
Despite the lack of showdowns in this heads up battle, the stack sizes are still fluctuating considerably. With the limits as high as they are, one big hand will result in Klodnicki doubling up, or being eliminated.
Greenstein - 1,020,000
Klodnicki - 345,000
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:02:45 -0700
Closing the Distance
Chris Klodnicki has tightened the race between he and Barry Greenstein. Having won a majority of the pots since heads up play began, often with a completion bet or a raise on third street, he trails by a much slimmer margin.
Barry Greenstein - 790,000
Chris Klodnicki - 575,000
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 22:55:08 -0700
Picking Their Spots
The action has slowed considerably. The last 10-12 hands in a row have all been won by a completion bet. The cards dealt have been fairly lopsided. When one player is dealt a paint card up, the other gets an small card or vice versa. We haven't seen fourth street in about a dozen hands. It is worth noting that Klodnicki has won a majority of these hands.
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 22:43:03 -0700
Updated Chip Counts
Barry Greenstein - 1,203,000
Chris Klodnicki - 162,000
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 22:34:56 -0700
Updated Chip Counts
Barry Greenstein - 985,000
Chris Klodnicki - 380,000