Christian de León

Grillo on the gridiron

I'm a huge NFL football fan which makes this the best time of year with the playoffs having begun. It's the most fun sport to watch for the strategy and excitement. Everybody's an NFL fan, I think, especially leading up to the Super Bowl. My favorite team -- unfortunately right now -- is the Dall...more

by Christian de León on January 17, 2014 6:51 AM

The evolution of the LAPT

The LAPT just completed its sixth season with another record-setting event in Punta del Este, Uruguay. It's amazing how much this tour continues to grow. I see many more Mexicans than I used to see - and more of them are good players. Three or four years ago you'd see players who were almost shaki...more

by Christian de León on January 2, 2014 5:09 AM

Tropico: Festival en la Costa (aka 'it's Mexican party time')

If you're reading this blog, you know me as a professional poker player. But what you probably don't know is about my other life as a partner in restaurants and nightclubs. For the last six years, I've been collaborating on projects with some friends I've known since my school days and we have a rea...more

by Christian de León on November 15, 2013 7:51 AM

Why I skipped the Main Event

Those juicy cash games I was enjoying so much this spring unfortunately dried up. After a few more weeks of great action, a lot of the players moved on to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. I traveled there myself in the middle of June to play a few events, but unfortunately I had to skip the ...more

by Christian de León on August 2, 2013 4:10 AM

Too juicy to leave

The cash games in Mexico City have never been better and I've been putting in some crazy hours at the tables. Some sessions I've played for 14, 17, even 20 hours at a time. I'm exhausted, but these games are too juicy to miss. I still play online on Sundays, but during the week it's actually more v...more

by Christian de León on June 11, 2013 5:20 AM

Confidence Man

I set two goals for myself in poker this year. The first one is to play more EPTs. If you can believe it, I've only been to two! At the end of 2012, I traveled to Prague for my second one ever, and had such a wonderful experience I vowed to make it happen again in 2013. I want to at least play Berl...more

by Christian de León on March 25, 2013 6:00 AM

Legal in Mexico

I got pretty sick and missed a lot of this year's World Series of Poker. Normally, this would upset a lot of player, but it really didn't bother me that much. I've been part of the most important poker scene in Latin America. Just recently, Mexico City legalized live poker. We now have three live p...more

by Christian de León on December 6, 2012 7:05 AM

Join us at LAPT Colombia

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing fine. I write to you from Mexico City to talk a little bit about the LAPT. For Season 4 of LAPT, it has been announced that Colombia will be its next stop, this time to host the Colombia National Poker Championship. In a few weeks, Medellin, one of the most attracti...more

by Christian de León on September 26, 2011 3:11 AM