My mom, my girlfriend, and Mexico

Not too long ago, my girlfriend Lynn and I spent a couple of weeks visiting my home country, Mexico.

The original idea was for us to go to Playa del Carmen, where we were going to say with some friends. I was going to play some SCOOP events while Lynn was going to take some time to relax before we both set off to las Vegas for the long grind that is the WSOP.

However, unfortunately Lynn got sick, so we ended up staying in Mexico City. This actually turned out well, as we had more of a chance to visit my home city than we usually do. I still managed to play some SCOOP events, but not as much as originally planned as I wanted to spend the time with family and friends. The highlight is watching my mother and Lynn trying to communicate with each other -- it's like a week-long game of charades.


Lynn's Spanish is coming along well, so I enjoy watching them understand each other, even when the conversation is one-sided English, and one-sided Spanish. I was surprised at how easy it is in reality to communicate with another person with body language and expressions and in ways other than with words. This is very similar to our experiences at the poker table, where we try to understand each other without necessarily using words.

I ended up staying in Mexico a day longer than I had planned because I made Day 2 of the SCOOP Main Event, which meant I had to change my flight before heading to Las Vegas for the WSOP.

I played in a few events early on during the WSOP, with a cash in the $5,000 NLHE 8-max. I then had to leave for LAPT Medellin in Colombia for one-week, which went really well. I finished ninth in the Main Event and then won the High-Roller, so I'm obviously pretty happy about the trip!

I'm now back in Vegas, motivated and ready to fight for another bracelet. Lets make it happen! Vamosss .

Angel Guillen is a member of Team PokerStars Pro