Jose Rosenkrantz

Born in Coast Rica and currently residing in Miami, Florida, Jose Rosenkrantz is a professional poker player who plays tournament poker around the world. Rosenkrantz and Humberto Brenes are collectively known as the "Costa Rica Connection".

As of 2009, he has 4 WPT cashes (including 1 first-place finish) and 16 WSOP cashes but no bracelets (the closest he came was a 6th place finish in 1997). He is best known for his 1st place finish in the World Poker Tour Season One Costa Rica Classic Event where he earned $108,730. A year later, he finished 2nd in the WPT Battle of Champions.

He learned how to play poker at the age of 15 but only played for recreation. He did, however, take the game of billiards seriously and became the Costa Rican national billiards champion. He continued to play poker and in 1985 he started a local poker club in San Jose, Costa Rica with Humberto Brenes.

He also owned a clothing manufacturing company and this led to do a lot of traveling for work. While on a trip to Las Vegas with Humberto he was introduced to Texas Hold 'Em. When he got back, he started playing in tournaments and the same discipline that helped him become a champion at billiards helped him quickly became a champion at poker.


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WHos this dude?

lil JON on August 28, 2005

Chip Leader at the PPT - [url][/url]

ParrotMaster on February 8, 2005

He's featured (today, October 23) on The World Series of Poker Tour in Costa Rica, and he's cleaning up.

Andy on October 22, 2004

hey guys this guy knows how to play!! believe me. If you havent heard of him you dont know anything

Ray on October 19, 2004

Please tell me the birthdates of Ron Rose and Jose Rosenkrantz. I'm an astrology buff.THANKS.

Patricia/pat/patabn on September 14, 2004

picture looks like he's rolling a joint. Get him off.

Unregistered on September 13, 2004

Jose is one of the best players

Haf on August 9, 2004

2nd place on 5-26-04. WPT

josejunk on May 25, 2004


Ralphie on May 18, 2004

Please pull him from the list. Not even visible in the poker world these dayz.

Jonsie on May 10, 2004

Decent player, but seems more suited for action play than actual tourney style play. Made more than a few god-awful calls on the WPT telecasts.

pokerdali on March 6, 2004

never heard of him

Kc Kid on February 12, 2004

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