|Nickname(s)||Alaska's Poker Guru|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
Green, a former 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 $5000 Ace to Five event and then in 1979 he won his 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 then reigning champion Stu Ungar in heads-up play. Ten years later at the 1991 WSOP Main Event he made a second final table finishing in fifth place.
Green has been active in a so far unsuccessful effort to legalize casino poker in Alaska.
As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $800,000.
|1976||$1,000 Ace to Five Draw||$68,300|
|1977||$5,000 Ace to Five draw||$10,000|
|1979||$1,500 No Limit Texas Hold'em||$76,500|