Humberto hits the big 6-0
Humberto Brenes turned 60 years old last month. If you forgot to buy him a gift, you might consider making up for it by congratulating him on another milestone. Last night, the Team PokerStars Pro from Costa Rica notched his 60th World Series of Poker cash.
Brenes outlasted more than 900 other players in the largest limit Omaha/8 field in WSOP history. Though he couldn't pick up his third WSOP bracelet, he did manage a sixth place finish for $42,857.
It's been nearly 25 years since Brenes first cashed at the WSOP. It happened back in 1987 when he took 14th in the Main Event for a jaw-dropping $12,500. Since then, Brenes has won more than $2 million in WSOP purses (nearly half of his career live tournament earnings).
With 60 cashes under his belt, Brenes is sixth in all-time WSOP in-the-money finishes. Only Erik Seidel (61), Berry Johnston (61), Chris Ferguson (63), Men Nguyen (71), and Phil Hellmuth (79) are ahead of Costa Rica's godfather of poker.
So, congratulations to Humberto Brenes for crossing the milestone (and turning 60 a few weeks ago). We suspect he's got a few more years and cashes in his future.
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