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Beyond Traps
by James McKenna
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McKenna goes into the psychology of poker, revealing howto use the psychological patterns that govern opponents to trap them into making mistakes. He explains how consistent winners use different bait for different prey and how they trap and avoid traps by noticing the difference between players at the table. He expands on his two previous works, Beyond Bluffs and Beyond Tells, by demonstrating the different approaches needed for different personalities and outlining the traps for each: pigeon traps, fish traps, speed traps, net traps, and mixed traps and showing readers how to take their game to a higher level by playing their opponents as expertly as they play their cards
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Humberto Brenes Joins Team PokerStars

Thursday, July 20, 2006
ISLE OF MAN -- announced today that Humberto Brenes has joined the world-class roster of Team PokerStars. Brenes' first public appearance as a Team PokerStars player will be at the        Humberto Brenes has joined Team PokerStars
Humberto Brenes has joined Team PokerStars
  2006 World Series of Poker. He will represent Team PokerStars throughout the year at numerous other poker tournaments. Known as the "Godfather of Costa Rican Players," Humberto has earned two WSOP gold bracelets and has placed in the money at more than 40 major tournaments.
"Humberto is the epitome of the competitive spirit and class that is Team PokerStars," stated Nolan Dalla, Director of Communications for "He is a competitor that incites both a tremendous fear and respect from all players."
Humberto has been playing poker since the age of seven, when he learned the game from his father in Costa Rica. He started his card playing career off as a baccarat player in Bahamian casinos. Demonstrating a great aptitude for the game and understanding of the odds, he switched to playing poker and quickly began defeating the many tourists who visited the Islands.
Most people recognize Humberto for his colorful attire, charisma and skillful play. Professionals recognize him for his many titles and accomplishments. Humberto's breakout year was 2002, when he finished first at Jack Binion World Poker Open championship in Tunica, MS taking home more than $500,000. In 2003, Humberto placed second at the L.A. Invitational. In 2004, he placed second in the Bellagio's Five Diamond World Poker Classic followed by a third-place finish at the Foxwood's Poker Classic with winnings totaling more than $1.5 million.
Humberto holds a college degree in industrial engineering from the University of Costa Rica and wears many hats away from the table. He is a successful businessman, having owned the local Univision television station, a construction company, and a number of restaurants in the past. He currently owns a peanut and nut company in Costa Rica and he is known for his generosity and support of the local communities. A true ambassador for the game, Humberto brings his intellect and his heart to the poker table, and each has led to his success and respect from the poker world.
Each member of Team PokerStars brings finesse, talent, and a true passion to the sport of poker. The team includes:
     Joe Hachem
     Greg Raymer
     Chris Moneymaker
     John Duthie
     Wil Wheaton
     Steve Paul-Ambrose
     Barry Greenstein
     Vanessa Rousso
     Lee Nelson
     Luca Pagano
     Isabelle Mercier
     Victor Ramdin
     Tom McEvoy
     Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
     Humberto Brenes
Go to to learn more about Team PokerStars.
Plaza Roble Corporate Center
San Juan
Costa Rica is a fun, safe place to play poker with people from around the world for real or play money. The site offer the most popular poker games such as Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Stud. Real money limits range from $0.01/0.02 to $100/$200. PokerStars is an official member of the World Poker Tour, and the title sponsor of the European Poker Tour (EPT) and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. In the fall, PokerStars hosts the world's largest online tournament, the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).
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