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#1 dkelloway

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:27 PM

This guy is my favorite player "the godfather of costa rican poker players"Posted ImageHe was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1951. He currently resides in San Jose, Costa Rica, and is married, with 3 children.BackgroundHumberto began a career in gambling by playing baccarat but later made his way into poker, starting to play tournaments from 1974 onwards and became a regular tournament player and a professional in 1988.WinningsBrenes has won over $1.5 million in poker to date, and has done so through collecting 2 WSOP bracelets and regular money finishes (40 in his career) in WSOP and WPT tournaments.Some Recent WinningsTournament / Event 2005 Festa al Lago IVNo-Limit Hold'em Final Day 2005 36th Annual World Series of PokerNo-Limit Hold'em Final Day 2005 36th Annual World Series of PokerNo-Limit Hold'em Final Day 2005 36th Annual World Series of PokerPot-Limit Hold'em Final Day 2005 36th Annual World Series of PokerLimit Hold'em Shootout Final Day 2005 36th Annual World Series of PokerNo-Limit Hold'em Short Handed (6/Table) Final Day 2005 L.A. Poker ClassicNo-Limit Hold'em Final Day SpecialityBrenes specialises in hold'em games. His career statistics would suggest that limit hold'em is his strongest game, as he has 3 career runner-up places in limit hold'em and most of his winnings come from that game. No limit hold'em is also one of Humberto's favored games. In his debut WSOP event he finished 4th and recent final table finishes at WPT events would further argue his case.Weaknesses: Perhaps his laid back personality causes him to play too loosely at times, as seen in the WPT when he lost to Phil Laak heads up. I'm not quite sure as to what his weaker game is, but he has played in many prestigious final tables of 7 card stud and pot limit omaha.StyleHumberto is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and unique players in the world and is one of the most popular players on tour. His unique dress sense makes him easy to spot at tournaments as he tends to wear bright tracksuits, two pairs of glasses on top of each other and a visor. He is never shy in table talk and most fellow professionals acknowledge that he has a unique "latin charm" to him which makes him extremely entertaining to watch. One of his notable escapades on the World Poker Tour is to do a running start to his chips before moving them all in.His two brothers, Eric and Alex Brenes are also professional poker players.Cash Games: 7 Tournaments: 8 Emotional Stability: 8 Heart: 9Short Handed: 8 Ring Game: 7 Limit Hold'em: 9




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