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Maria Ho

Maria Ho
GPI rank: 996
Total Live Earnings: $4,259,741
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
5th $131,655
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
147th $4,355
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
952nd $2,625
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
115th $1,976
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack
246th $682
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
304th $1,751
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
272nd $2,630
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed
23rd $6,142
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack
361st $2,002
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
106th $1,291
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
5th $39,423
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
128th $2,006
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
20th $97,274
2020 World Series of Poker Main Event
2020 WSOP Main Event - WSOP.com
22nd $35,194
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
351st $1,194
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
72nd $3,272
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD
64th $8,250
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #65: $600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship
34th $4,580
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #15: $1,000 PLO 8-Max HR
74th $1,701
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed
235th $761
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed
118th $899
2019 Wynn Winter Classic
$5,300 Championship Event
39th $15,101
2019 WinStar Labor Day River Poker Series
$1,500 Main Event
127th $2,822
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Vegas @ Aria
$10,300 Main Event
78th $20,000
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
141st $1,496
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
250th $2,097
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
5th $91,211
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
CA$10,300 High Roller
4th 95,000 CAD
2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT
€2,200 French National Championship High Roller
73rd €3,450
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,300 PCA Main Event
29th $38,180
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$1,100 PCA National
63rd $2,340
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$5,300 Main Event
153rd $12,500
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
12th $20,253
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 Razz
54th $2,322
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
187th $2,249
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
770th $2,621
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
1140th $1,027
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
16th $3,522
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
111th $2,317
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
Main Event
122nd €25,000
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)
25th $30,000
2017 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #11: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT
6th €174,365
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY
225th $1,509
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
58th $10,221
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
397th $4,638
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
950th $1,540
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
105th €7,580
2016 PokerStars.com EPT Season 13 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
85th €8,070
2015 WinStar River Poker Series
Main Event
97th $4,500
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
69th €20,900
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
77th $85,812
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
336th $5,412
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
19th $6,573
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer's Choice
15th $5,911
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
50th $2,905
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
13th $12,811
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
309th $6,353
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
40th $4,385
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
85th $22,800
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
6th $26,858
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)
26th $7,004
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
19th $9,741
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
21st $8,377
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
214th $1,901
2012 WinStar River Poker Series
Main Event
90th $4,517
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
322nd $32,871
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
168th $3,702
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed
44th $4,309
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
25th $5,799
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
11th $9,362
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
24th $12,621
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event
79th €15,000
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
27th €32,000
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
125th $4,242
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
2nd $540,020
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #15: 8-Game Mixed Event
2nd 70,000 AUD
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
193rd $3,428
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
42nd $4,276
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
75th $2,362
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 33 - $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em
11th $41,040
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 17 - $1,000 Ladies World Championship
97th $2,083
2009 L.A. Poker Classic
$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship
43rd $32,740
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
38th $237,865
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 3 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem
97th $5,729

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