• Name: Humberto Brenes
• Nickname: The Shark
• Current Residence: Miami Lakes, Fla. & San Jose, Costa Rica
• Birth Date: May 8, 1951
• Birth Place: San Jose, Costa Rica
• Online poker room: Poker Stars
Every time you’re in a poker competition, take a good gaze around the poker table:
If, by chance, the talkative Costa Rican (a Guy dressed in a brightly colored tracksuit, sun eyeshade, two pairs of glasses and a music headset is their, we advise you to just run away.
Humberto Brenes came to the United States in 1984.
Though, Brenes standed on betting practice in spite of the civil war, before moving to the States. He said: “There were many betting spaces and casinos in the time of war and everybody was freely inflowing their at that time.”
In the States, Brenes discover the approach to enter to casinos in Los Angeles at the time of his studies.
Brenes begun betting at Commerce, El Dorado and Normandy and he return of his gaming time with his contacts in home competitions.
He went straight after, to the casinos, and he was able to amass money there.
Brenes was rapidly known by everybody there.
However, no one was upset from Brenes, being under 21.”
Brenes doesn’t consider that mathematical mind is essential to success in poker betting;
He says: ” There’s sufficient money out there, once you’re regimented enough”.
Brenes’ favorite casino was Commerce in L.A.
Absolutely, he doesn’t at all mind consent to moderately inexpert applicants mislay to him at its tables.
By looking at other pros in action, Brenes has presented outstanding experience, monitoring both what they do right and what they do incorrect.
In his conviction: “That is the achievement enlightenment,”.
He consider a novice should do more of it as well.
Brenes says: “These fellows love to risk, however they just don’t have any ability.
They’re at the poker table to thrive; nevertheless they don’t apprehend they’re not well enough to come first.
They shove all-in, and they try to bluff me, desiring to pinch the pan.
However, I don’t worry if they desire to pitch away their chips.
People do errors so I obtain more chips.
Chris acknowledge that he can be somewhat out of control, and yet in 2003 he participate at 50 final tables and benefit the first place in the WPT play-offs at the Bicycle Club in Los Angeles.
Brenes is ultra-convinced in his talents; when asked if the quick action at his Bicycle win was a result of the moderately humble quantity of cash left after the preponderance had been cut at the outset, he opined that the genuine cause was “I’m the premium and I can shove everybody around.”
As a result, of his training three contacts who went on to triumph at an L.A. Poker Classic, Brenes has been repudiated.
” He is a standard dandy, dressing in a suit and tie at final tables and implementing a courteous way to play.
Brenes says, “Many people understand the way I play because I never get troubled at the table. I’m friendly with everybody.
It does not matter if I lose or win a big pan, I will do somewhat alike.
Also, I wish to be friendly with everybody.”
• Known as the godfather of the Costa Rican players
• Has owned many businesses in his native Costa Rica, including a cookie factory and television station
• Holds a degree in industrial engineering
• Former baccarat tournament player but is now mainly a poker tournament player