@HSSteakhouse was the home for @AnteUpMagazine World Championship player reception tonight. Among those in attendance were the top three finishers in the Player of the Series race with Mason Rosenberg (middle) joined by (from Left) Ante Up Publisher Scott Long, 2nd place finisher Mike Postle, 3rd place finisher, Matt Boddorf and TVPokerRoom Director of Poker Operations Ben Erwin.
A blending of poker tours took place with the World Poker Tour's Matt Savage and wife Maryanne (middle) joined my ESPN's World Series of Poker lead commentator Lon McEachern (far right), along with (from left) Bob Mather, Candace Collins, Long and Erwin.
Ante Up World Championship participants Amber Chatwin (middle) and Mario Lopez (right)
joined Erwin and others for a reception night at High Steaks Steakhouse
Matt Boddorf and his wife Ashely came for the evening reception.
The live garden wall on the High Steaks Steakhouse Patio
is a great backdrop for a night out in the Sacramento region.
One of the groups at the player reception included
Sean Drake, McEachern, Roger Bailey and Boddorf.
Anything at High Steaks Steakhouse involving anyone
in the poker community must involve "Italian Mike,"
Thunder Valley Digital Marketing Manager Ricardo Robles (middle) is why there's a TVPokerRoom blog for poker players to follow all the action for all the tournaments.
I protested, but Ben Erwin insisted this photo also be included.
The $500,000 Guaranteed Ante Up World Championships begin tomorrow.