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Barry Tanenbaum — A Gift to the World

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Dec 14, 2011


I already miss Barry Tanenbaum. Barry passed away on November 22, 2011, Due to illness. I had the pleasure of knowing Barry for many years; in fact I can’t remember ever not knowing Barry because he had such a remarkable in the lives of everyone who knew him. I don’t know a great deal about Barry in his younger years, but was told that he had a successful career heading up an education department at Tandem Computers in Cupertino, California, before he got into the poker industry. Barry loved poker so much that he and his wife Betty decided to move to Las Vegas after he retired in order to be closer to his “hobby.” Barry had a knack for the game and quickly moved up in ranks from the small games to the $30-$60 and $40-$80 limit hold’em games at Bellagio, where he earned a reputation as being one ...

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