@BenErwinPoker and Ken Lambert of the HPT hosted a Championship Event Players Reception last night at High Steak Steakhouse at Thunder Valley. A large group turned out for a few hours to enjoy the company, the conversation, the bacon-wrapped shrimp and prime rib sliders. (From left) Chan Pelton, Tyler Patterson and Cord Garcia joined Erwin at the reception. Pelton and Garcia are HPT Champions, and Patterson is a WPT Champions Club Member.
HPT Tournament Director Jeremy Smith was in attendance with the HPT's All-Time Money Winner Craig Casino, Marty Gorenc and Kenna James.
Ken Lambert (far left) and Eric Harkins of Image Master Photography (far right) were with their partners enjoying the outside patio at the steakhouse, while a large group (below) gathered inside.
Kenna James (left) and Erwin shared some time together, while (below) Greg Raymer, Mario Lopez, Erwin, John Rochfort and Kelly Douglas did the same.