Humberto Brenes, the ‘godfather of Costa Rican poker players’ competes in the...

Humberto Brenes, the ‘godfather of Costa Rican poker players’ competes in the World Series of Poker odds makers place Godfather in the middle of the pack


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Las Vegas, NV–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 14, 2005–Humberto Brenes, the godfather
of Costa Rican poker, member of the “Costa Rica Connection” and one
of professional poker’s most beloved players is taking on the world’s
best in The World Series of Poker (WSOP), the largest poker tournament in the
world., the Spanish edition of the largest sportsbook
on the planet is currently offering odds on Brenes and all of the top professional
and celebrity players in the tournament.

Brenes sits currently at 1250-1 odds, with favorites Daniel Negreanu and Phil
Ivey both at 300-1. Hollywood stars such as Ben Affleck (2500-1) and Ed Norton
(7500-1), both very accomplished players on the celebrity tour, are considered
long shots for the title according to fans.

Brenes learned how to play poker from his father at age 7 and began playing
poker tournaments a decade ago after a successful career playing baccarat and
craps tournaments throughout the Bahamas. Brenes, who maintains homes in Costa
Rica and Miami Lakes, Florida, runs a number of successful businesses in Costa
Rica including a construction company. Brenes has won two world poker championships.

Poker is now one of North America’s largest pastimes – both online
and face-to-face – and continues to grow in popularity as more tournaments
are created. The WSOP Championship Event takes place July 7 to 15 at the Rio
All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

“We expect that Humberto will be a huge draw for Latin fans, adding to
an already gigantic audience for this event,” said Tony Delgado, Marketing
Director “Poker lovers who don’t have a
seat at the table have plenty of opportunity on to get involved
with wagers on their favorite players.”

Some of the WSOP odds include:

Daniel Negreanu                   
Phil Ivey                         
Howard (The Professor)
Lederer     350-1
Phil Hellmuth                     
Gus Hansen                        
Layne Flack                       
Marcel (Flying Dutchman)
Luske     400-1
Lucy (Golden Ovaries)
Rokach      1000-1
Humberto Brenes                  
Chris Moneymaker                 
Ben Affleck                      
James Woods                      
James Woods                      
Tobey (Spiderman) McGuire 
Ed Norton                        
Leonardo DiCaprio                
Matt Damon                       

For a complete list of WSOP odds, please visit

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Patrick Erlich

Humberto Brenes, the ‘godfather of Costa Rican poker players’ competes in the World Series of Poker