LAPT Nuevo Vallarta: The stars over Mexico

When we hit the sack last night, the stars were out over the Pacific Coast. It was a nice way to end a long day. Though it shouldn't have surprised us, the stars were still out when we got there today.

Among the many PokerStars poker stars, we have found three people who are pretty big names on their own here in Mexico.

Tito Fuentes (not to be mistaken with Tito Puente...really) is perhaps the brightest star in the room. The lead guitarist for the Mexican hard rock hip-hop band Molotov has traded his axe for an ace today and is hoping he will become a different brand of rock star before the weekend is over.

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Across the way from the axe-man is actor and singer Sergio Mayer. Mayer has been around the Mexican film scene for more than a decade and has done just about everything you can imagine in the entertainment industry. Today we're checking to see if he can swing it as a poker player. As it turned out, he acts better than he runs in poker. He was out and standing in as a an actor for ESPN during a rehearsal for later TV recording.

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Alexis Ayala, yet another actor from Mexico, is proving he play the role of a poker player. Nearing the end of Level 4, the Mexcian film actor is still going strong.

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We're working on a fresh chip count and hope to have that in in short order. In the meantime, here's a look at the party from which everyone is recovering today, including the dulcet tones of Humberto Brenes.

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Brad Willis
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