Perry Green

  Alaska’s Poker Guru

Professional Poker Player


United States

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About Perry Green

Perry Green, a Jewish American professional poker player, was a former fur trader from Alaska, United States. Nicknamed “Alaska’s Poker Guru,” this poker champion has won three bracelets at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and entered the final tables of the WSOP Main Event twice.

In 1976, Perry Green won his first WSOP bracelet by finishing first in the Limit Ace to Five Draw event of the 7th Annual WSOP tournament, which earned him $68,300 in cash. The very next year, Perry Green made his mark in the same event of the 8th Annual WSOP tournament, winning his second bracelet and $10,000 in prize money. There was a large spike in his popularity in 1979, when Perry Green participated in the No Limit Hold’em event at the 10th Annual World Series of Poker tournament. He outlasted all participants to finish first and won his third bracelet, along with a cash prize of $76,500. The Alaskan Poker Guru became one of the most highly skilled poker players to participate in the WSOP tournaments. His victory in the WSOP continued in the year 1981, when Perry Green cashed $150,000 by finishing second in the No Limit Hold’em event of the 12th Annual WSOP Championship. In May 1983, Perry Green finished second at the final tables of the 14th Annual WSOP in the Limit Omaha event and bagged $10,210.

In 1991, Perry Green finished fifth at the final tables of the No Limit Hold’em event at the 22nd Annual WSOP and walked away with $69,000. After a not so profitable 1992, he earned $10,350 at the Limit Ace to Five Draw event of the 24th Annual WSOP in 1993. He participated in the 28th Annual WSOP tournament and finished third in the Pot-Limit Hold’em event and walked away with prize money worth $51,000. Perry Green came fourth in the Limit Hold’em championship of the Desert Poker Classic in 2001. In January 2003, he finished ninth in the No-Limit Hold'em event of the Jack Binion World Poker Open, WPT Season 1 and pocketed another $24,432. As of 2008, Perry Green has total tournament winnings that exceed $8,000,000.

Apart from just playing poker, Perry Green, also a member of Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, has dedicated himself to the cause of legalizing casinos in Alaska. For this purpose, he has spent plenty of his own money trying to popularize poker and also introduced high profile politicians into the picture. He feels that Alaska must diversify its oil dependent economy by tapping the vast potential of the poker industry. In one of his speeches, Perry Green mentioned that gambling could bring millions of dollars as tax revenue to Alaska and it would also produce employment opportunities.

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