Alex Brenes is a Costa Rican professional poker player and is the younger brother of professional poker players Humberto Brenes and Eric Brenes.
Born in 1964 in San Jose, Costa Rica, Alex followed the paths of his older brothers, Humberto and Eric, and went into family business with them. In the early 1990's, he traveled to Las Vegas and cashed in a poker tournament. From this point going forward, he became more serious about poker and he began traveling around the US and playing on the circuit.
By 1994, Alex first started cashing at the WSOP. In 2001, he had his largest win and came the closest to winning a bracelet with his 2nd place finish in the $3000 limit hold'em event, earning $136,325. Two years later, he fnished 2nd again in the $3,000 Limit Hold'em event, earning $111,745. As of 2009, he has 20 total WSOP cashes for a total of $402,817.
Like his older brother Humberto, he went on to play on the WPT circuit. He recorded his first major tournament win with his 1st place finish at the WPT Invitational during season 3 of the WPT, earning $100,000. He has 4 total cashes in the WPT.
In 2008, Brenes finished 4th in the inaugural Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Rio de Janeiro event in Brazil and earned $62,800. Later that year he finished in 2nd place at the LAPT Punta del Este $2,700 No Limit Hold'em Main Event earning an addition $127,625.
As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,100,000. He currently resides in Florida.
HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013