Thunder Valley draws not only a star-studded field of players, a gathering of Poker Tournament Directors from across the West Coast - 'those who make the call' - came out for the Ante Up World Championships.
Brian Gudim (above) from Bay 101 in San Jose is playing in Day 1B of the Main Event.
Sean McCormack of the Aria in Las Vegas was here for tournaments earlier in the week, and he came to Thursday's players reception, joined by Ben Erwin of Thunder Valley and WPT's Matt Savage.
The one and only 'SkinnyTD' Sam Quinto is here this weekend from Bay 101
Eric Werner of Casino Matrix in San Jose is here for the Main Event,
sitting one table back from Gudim.