Pro Poker Player Profiles - Andy Black
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Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein

Nickname: The Robin Hood of Poker

Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. USA

Birth date: Dec. 30, 1954

Education: B.S.-Computer Science-University of Illinois, Began PHD in Mathematics (incomplete)

WSOP Bracelets: 2

WPT Titles: 2

Poker Room Affiliations: Poker Stars

Andy Black Fast Facts

Andy BlackNickname: The Monk
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Education: Studied Law at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. (Dropped out)
WSOP Bracelets: 0
WPT Titles: 0

Held a commanding chip lead at the 2005 WSOP Main Event final table, but ended up finishing in fifth place. Most famous television moment came when he shed tears for an opponent who was late returning to a table in the 2005 Main Event. Spent five years studying Buddhism and had trouble balancing the cutthroat nature of poker with the peaceful ideals of his religious beliefs.

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