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Maria Ho

Maria Ho is a record-breaking poker player, born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in the United States. With over 1.5 million dollars in live tournament earnings she is currently ranked the 4th female player in the world. Her impressive resume of live results includes 21 WSOP cashes, 3 WSOP final tables, 4 WPT cashes, a WPT final table and 4 additional final tables on the professional tour. Ho is widely recognized for being the Last Woman Standing at the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event, where she finished 38th out of 6,358 players. With a 27th place finish at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, Maria is the first and only player to hold the titles of Last Woman Standing at both the WSOP and WSOPE Main Events. In 2011, she also set the record for the largest cash by a woman at the WSOP, where she went heads-up for a bracelet in Event #4 and cashed for $540,020. Beyond the poker tables, Maria is a published author, private coach, on-camera host/commentator and a TV personality. She has been seen on American Idol, Anderson Cooper 360 and she competed on the Emmy-Award winning 15th season of The Amazing Race with her best friend and fellow WSOP Last Woman Standing, Tiffany Michelle. Maria is currently the final table strategic commentator on season 9 of the HPT, writes a monthly column for Bluff Magazine and is the celebrity spokesperson for the WinStar World Casino.

Maria Ho
Player Information
Name: Maria Ho
Location: Arcadia, CA, United States
Yearly Statistics: Click Here

Cashes:43
Total Winnings: $1,553,781 (Includes all tournament winnings)
First Place Finishes: 1
ProRank 1 Position: 2336  [ DETAILS ]
Marital Status: Unmarried
Children: None
Started Playing Poker: Professionally, in 2005.
Favorite Poker Game: NL Texas Hold 'Em
Ambition: To make a positive impact in this world and touch the people in it, to be successful in my own right whether it be through poker or other ventures... and to find genuine happiness in the simple things that make life beautiful.
Hobbies: I am a full-time knowledge seeker and love to try new things. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, singing, curling up with a good book and I love going to concerts, shows, plays... anything in the Performing Arts.
Favorite Movie: Sound of Music / The Shawshank Redemption / Braveheart.
Favorite Music: R&B / Hip Hop
Favorite Place: It is a toss up between Rome and San Francisco.
Poker Players I Respect Most: Daniel Negreanu, for his cheerful demeanor at the tables and his humility. Barry Greenstein for his charitible contributions outside of the poker world. Phil Ivey for his composure and overall badass-ness... and all the grinders who have maintained extreme discipline to achieve longevity in this business.
If I could change anything in the world: More love, more respect, and more acts of kindness on a daily basis.
If I could change anything in the poker world: Although the nature of this business can be cutthroat and revolve around people with a healthy appetite for competition, it is imperative for us as poker players to remember that, at the end of the day, it is the strength of our character that defines us; no amount of money is worth compromising that.

Maria Ho Poker Results

EVENT PLACE PRIZE DATE
Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure EPT - Season 10
Event #6 - EPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
85th $22,800 Jan 7, 2014
West Coast Poker Championship
Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
2nd $49,807 Oct 3, 2013
River Poker Series
Event #8 - No Limit Hold'em
1st $101,220 Aug 28, 2013
River Poker Series
Event #7 - No Limit Hold'em
2nd $16,000 Aug 26, 2013
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #48 - WSOP Limit Hold'em 6 Handed
6th $26,858 Jun 26, 2013
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #38 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em 4 Handed
26th $7,004 Jun 21, 2013
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #25 - WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better
19th $9,741 Jun 13, 2013
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #20 - WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better
21st $8,377 Jun 10, 2013
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #18 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
214th $1,901 Jun 9, 2013
Bay 101 Shooting Star / WPT Event Season 11
WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
20th $26,670 Mar 4, 2013
River Poker Series
Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
90th $4,517 Aug 30, 2012
43rd World Series of Poker 2012
Event #61 - WSOP Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
322nd $32,871 Jul 7, 2012
43rd World Series of Poker 2012
Event #56 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
168th $3,702 Jul 2, 2012
43rd World Series of Poker 2012
Event #52 - WSOP 10 Game Mix / Six Handed
44th $4,309 Jun 29, 2012
43rd World Series of Poker 2012
Event #48 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
25th $5,799 Jun 26, 2012
43rd World Series of Poker 2012
Event #40 - WSOP Limit Hold'em Six Handed
11th $9,362 Jun 21, 2012
43rd World Series of Poker 2012
Event #21 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
24th $12,621 Jun 10, 2012
Pokerstars.com Monaco EPT Grand Final / Season 8
EPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
79th $21,518 Apr 25, 2012
Winnin 'O' the Green
World Team Poker
18th $500 Mar 3, 2012
World Series of Poker Europe 2011 (WSOPE)
WSOPE No Limit Hold'em Championship
27th $45,904 Oct 15, 2011
River Poker Tournament
Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
112th $3,658 Sep 1, 2011
42nd World Series of Poker 2011
WSOP No Limit Hold'em
125th $4,242 Jun 25, 2011
42nd World Series of Poker 2011
WSOP No Limit Hold'em
2nd $540,020 Jun 2, 2011
Aussie Millions
8 Game
2nd $73,614 Jan 27, 2011
Heartland Poker Tour
No Limit Hold'em
29th $2,535 Nov 20, 2010
World Series of Poker Circuit Event
WSOP Circuit Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
6th $44,045 Oct 27, 2010
Bellagio Cup VI/ WPT Season 9
WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
10th $40,783 Jul 11, 2010
41st World Series of Poker 2010
Event #45 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
193rd $3,428 Jun 25, 2010
41st World Series of Poker 2010
Event #31 - WSOP H.O.R.S.E
42nd $4,276 Jun 16, 2010
41st World Series of Poker 2010
Event #22 - WSOP Ladies - No Limit Hold'em
75th $2,362 Jun 11, 2010
World Team Poker Invitational
- No Limit Hold'em Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha
4th $57,142 May 19, 2010
40th World Series of Poker 2009
Event #33 - WSOP Limit Hold'em World Championship
11th $41,040 Jun 15, 2009
40th World Series of Poker 2009
Event #17 - WSOP Ladies - No Limit Hold'em World Championship
97th $2,084 Jun 7, 2009
LA Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 7
Event #35 - WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
43rd $32,740 Feb 26, 2009
Legends of Poker / WPT Event Season 7
Event #25 - WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
23rd $21,125 Aug 28, 2008
Big Poker Oktober
Event #20 - No Limit Hold'em Championship
15th $5,030 Oct 13, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #55 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Championship
38th $237,865 Jul 17, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #3 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
97th $5,729 Jun 2, 2007
Holiday Bonus Tournament
Event #4 - Limit Hold'em
17th $338 Nov 6, 2006
Heavenly Hold'em
No Limit Hold'em
3rd $12,855 May 18, 2006
California State Poker Championship
Event #6 - No Limit Hold'em
13th $1,664 Sep 11, 2005
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #22 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
110th $2,780 Jun 22, 2005
Poker Derby
No Limit Hold'em
6th $2,945 Jan 16, 2005



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