There’s no shortage of amazing stories to come out of Week 1 of the World Series of Poker: Vanessa Selbst's crossover into poker legend. Phil Hellmuth's 101st WSOP cash (and 14th bracelet denied by Ted Forrest). Tuan Le's trip to the winner’s circle.
Also, remarkably,that of old school poker legend Humberto “The Chark” Brenes having gone 4-4 in WSOP cashes in the first 6 days.
The popular poker pro from Costa Rica, and Team PokerStars Pro, has been showing the grinders how it’s done in the early going. While he hasn’t exactly banked a huge score, he certainly has been profitable and seems primed to make a big splash as the series goes on.
It started with Event #3, the $1k PLO, where The Shark took 77th for a roughly $2.5k score. He followed that right up in Event #4, the $1k NLHE. Brenes squeaked into the money on this one, finishing 233 out of 2223 runners, for a min-cash of $1801.
Humberto then won his table in Event #6, the $1500 Shootout – which is a feat unto itself – where he locked up a $4411 payday. Finally, Brenes swam into deep waters in Event # 8, the over-the-top, nearly 8k runner Millionaire Maker. Larger than just about every Main Event and the largest ever tournament to have a single starting day, Brenes busted in 315th place for another $6.3k payday.
Read Nolan Dalla’s Blog: The First Player with Four Cashes at the 2014 WSOP
According to the PokerStars Blog, his latest cash marks Brenes’ 76th ITM at the WSOP and puts him in 4th place all-time for WSOP cashes behind Hellmuth, Seidel and Men “The Master”.
Bonus: Classic Brenes clip from the 2006 WSOP.