Thanks to Remko Rinkema at Poker News for this nice feature and tribute to 90-year-old Henry Orenstein, who participated in today’s $10,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud Championship. This marks his first appearance at the World Series of Poker in several years.
I was interviewed by Remko and was asked about Mr. Orenstein. It was a great honor to speak about him, albeit briefly.
Who’s the evil trickster responsible for bait and switching the Blue Bunny ice cream machine? That’s the refigerator full of frozen tasty treats inside the employee breakroom here at the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Perry Green has won three World Series of Poker gold bracelets, all earned during the 1970’s. However, it’s the one he narrowly missed which for which he’s most remembered.
In 1981, Green held the chip lead at one point in the WSOP Main Event Championship. He ended up finishing second on that historic occasion to the late Stu Ungar, regarded by many as one of the greatest poker players in history. However, Green outlasted Ungar and most of his peers in a far more siginificant pursuit. In the bigger game of life where the stakes are truly most meaningful, Green remains one of poker’s greatest champions.
Someone has stolen the Blue Bunny machine out of the employee breakroom.
Each day at the 2014 World Series of Poker, employees could enjoy a fine selection of Blue Bunny ice cream products. We had vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry treats. A visit (or two, or three) to Blue Bunny freezer was the highlight of my work day, other than my nightly dinner at the restaurant.