Alex was born on 17th January 1964 in San Jose, Costa Rica and is the younger brother of professional poker players Humberto and Eric Brenes. The three of them together are known as “Godfathers of Costa Rican players”.
Alex is a regular at the WSOP where he has cashed multiple times, making several final tables and finished as runner-up in twice, the first was in the $3,500 No Limit Hold’em event and the other was in the $3,000 Texas Fixed-Limit Hold’em. Alex has also cashed twice at the WSOP Main Event finishing 24th in 2001 and 197th in 2004. He has also won a WPT invitational and made three final tables in the inaugural season of the Latin America Poker Tour.