LAPT Vina del Mar: BrenesWatch, Part 1

Humberto Brenes knows what's up when a camera crew moves in on a table in rapid fashion-- someone must be all in. And just a few moments ago, that someone was his son, Jose Humberto. The elder Brenes folded his hand and quickly scooted over to his son's table, where the cameras were trained on his face as he moved his stack all in from under the gun. Humberto stood behind him, his hands on his son's shoulders and offered some reassuring words. Thankfully for Jose, the action folded around and he'd survive to play another hand.

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Jose Humberto Brenes

With 153 of our 215 starters remaining in the field as we move through Level 5, remarkably all four members of the Brenes poker clan are still alive and kicking. Humberto currently leads the pack with 15,000 (and two "charks" guarding his stack), Jose has 6,000 and the youngest of the lot, Roberto, is looking for a double-up with 4,700. Their uncle Alex is still in it too, with 12,000 in chips. He's also sporting a wrist brace, apparently due to an injury sustained during a volleyball match in Mexico.

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Alex Brenes and his volleyball-injured arm

One can only wonder what sort of family last-longers are in effect today.

Kristin Bihr
@PokerStars in Latin American Poker Tour