Humberto Brenes

Like father like son?

As February begins, I'm looking forward to 2014, and I have three big goals for the coming year. First of all, I was very grateful last year to be nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame. It was wonderful just to be picked as a finalist, and from discussions I've had with people afterwards it sounds ...more

by Humberto Brenes on February 11, 2014 6:56 AM

The Shark was a fish once too

These days I am known as The Shark in the poker world but it wasn't always that way. 27 years ago I may have thought I was The Shark, but a trip to Las Vegas taught me I was just a big fish! It was the first trip to Vegas I ever took. My friends and I didn't even intend to play poker because we did...more

by Humberto Brenes on December 27, 2013 9:40 AM

What the Poker Hall of Fame means to me

You may not have heard, but recently I was nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame. I'm one of ten finalists and the first to ever come from Latin America! I can't begin to describe what a huge validation this is for my poker career. The nomination means that I've succeeded, throughout my whole career...more

by Humberto Brenes on October 10, 2013 8:44 AM

Vote Humberto!

I am very happy with the way this year's World Series of Poker turned out for me. I played 24 tournaments and cashed five times, but my most meaningful accomplishment was making the money in the Main Event. It enabled me to tie Doyle Brunson with eight overall Main Event cashes. The two of us are th...more

by Humberto Brenes on August 14, 2013 7:30 AM

Sharks are always hungry

Even after the World Series of Poker, I'm hungry for more poker. After the WSOP, I used to stay in the United States for WPTs, but now I have a more familiar feeding ground: Latin America. Only ten years ago, it was almost impossible to find a game of No-Limit Hold'em in Latin America. Only a hand...more

by Humberto Brenes on November 15, 2012 6:18 AM