With around 70,000 in the pot and a flop of , Maria Ho checked from the under-the-gun position and opened the door for Mark Cole to bet 45,000 from middle position. Ho responded with a check-raise to 100,000, but Cole instantly moved all in for 330,000. Ho tanked for a solid two minutes before making the call.
Both players had flopped a pair of aces, and while Ho's kicker had her out in front, Cole held a spade-flush draw. The turn gave both two pair, but again Ho's kicker was best. The dealer burned one last time and put out the on the river to give Cole a flush.. Ho, who was the last woman standing in the Main Event back in 2007, dropped down to 175,000 after the hand.