Perry Green (poker player)
|Nickname(s)||Alaska's Poker Guru|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
Green, a fur trader from Anchorage, Alaska, began playing at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the 1970s and won his first bracelet in 1976 in the $1000 Ace to Five Draw event. In the following year he won his second bracelet in the $500 Ace to Five event, then in 1979 won a third WSOP bracelet, in the $1,500 No Limit Texas Hold'em event in which he defeated Jim Bechtel during heads-up play.
In addition to his three bracelets, Green's largest payday to date in a poker tournament was at the 1981 World Series of Poker Main Event where he finished in second place, earning $150,000, after he had been beaten by the reigning champion, Stu Ungar in heads-up play. At the 1991 WSOP Main Event, he made a second final table, finishing fifth.
He has been lauded as a member of the most outstanding Jewish family in Alaska.
|1976||$1,000 Ace to Five Draw||$68,300|
|1977||$500 Ace to Five draw||$10,000|
|1979||$1,500 No Limit Texas Hold'em||$76,500|