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Maria Ho

Maria Ho
GPI rank: 996
Total Live Earnings: $4,391,396
Nationality:
United States United States
Last Seen in: 2022 World Series of Poker
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Biography

Maria Ho is a Chinese-American professional poker player and broadcaster. Ho has over $4.2 million in career earnings.

She is a member of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2018. She competed in the fifteenth season of The Amazing Race alongside fellow poker player Tiffany Michelle.

Her poker resume includes six top-10 finishes in WSOP events, including a sixth-place finish in the 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event for €174,365.


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Biography

Ho was born in 1983 in Taipei, Taiwan, but moved to the US at a very young age. Ho started playing poker while she was studying Communications and Law at the University of California, San Diego.

At first she competed against her friends in home games, but soon moved on to playing limit cash games at nearby Indian casinos. Ho took her game to the next level after graduating from university in 2005. She started playing high stakes cash games and after awhile moved to the big tournaments.

After cashing in numerous tournaments around Los Angeles during the mid-2000s, Ho's breakout score came in the 2007 WSOP Main Event, finishing 38th for $237,865.

Ho would be a regular at the WSOP, but would also cash in events around the world including South Africa, Australia, France and Ireland.

In 2011, she recorded the largest cash of her career. She narrowly missed out on a WSOP bracelet after finishing second in a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event for $540,020.

Commentary

As a respected member of the poker community, Ho has regularly provided commentary on tours, events and festivals around the world. Thsi includes working for PokerGO during High Roller Triple Crown, US Poker Open, Super High Roller Bowl, and World Series of Poker events. In 2019, Ho won the Global Poker Award for Broadcaster of the Year.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
5 $131,655
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
147 $4,355
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
952 $2,625
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
115 $1,976
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack
246 $682
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
304 $1,751
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
272 $2,630
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed
23 $6,142
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack
361 $2,002
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
106 $1,291
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
5 $39,423
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
128 $2,006
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
20 $97,274
2020 World Series of Poker Main Event
2020 WSOP Main Event - WSOP.com
22 $35,194
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
351 $1,194
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
72 $3,272
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD
64 $8,250
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #65: $600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship
34 $4,580
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #15: $1,000 PLO 8-Max HR
74 $1,701
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed
235 $761
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed
118 $899
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Vegas @ Aria
$10,300 Main Event
78 $20,000
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
141 $1,496
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
250 $2,097
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
5 $91,211
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
CA$10,300 High Roller
4 95,000 CAD
2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT
€2,200 French National Championship High Roller
73 €3,450
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,300 PCA Main Event
29 $38,180
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$1,100 PCA National
63 $2,340
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$5,300 Main Event
153 $12,500
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
12 $20,253
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 Razz
54 $2,322
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
187 $2,249
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
770 $2,621
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
1140 $1,027
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
16 $3,522
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
111 $2,317
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
Main Event
122 €25,000
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)
25 $30,000
2017 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #11: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT
6 €174,365
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY
225 $1,509
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
58 $10,221
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
397 $4,638
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
950 $1,540
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
105 €7,580
2016 PokerStars.com EPT Season 13 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
85 €8,070
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
69 €20,900
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
77 $85,812
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
336 $5,412
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
19 $6,573
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer's Choice
15 $5,911
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
50 $2,905
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
13 $12,811
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
309 $6,353
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
40 $4,385
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
85 $22,800
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
6 $26,858
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)
26 $7,004
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
19 $9,741
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
21 $8,377
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
214 $1,901
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
322 $32,871
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
168 $3,702
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed
44 $4,309
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
25 $5,799
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
11 $9,362
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
24 $12,621
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event
79 €15,000
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
27 €32,000
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
125 $4,242
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
2 $540,020
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
193 $3,428
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
42 $4,276
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
75 $2,362
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 3 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem
97 $5,729

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