BLUFF MAGAZINE: Maria Ho Wins First, Europe Sets Records
Maria Ho seems to have it all: Over $1,000,000 in tournament earnings, an appearance on the popular reality show The Amazing Race, commentating for the Heartland Poker Tour and columnist for BLUFF Magazine. However, she had never won a poker tournament. She’s had close calls in the past, most notable is her runner-up finish to Allen Bari in the 2011 World Series Poker Event 4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Serving as host for the WinStar World Casino’s “The River” tournament series, Ho bested a tough final table featuring Ari Engel and Jared Jaffee to win her first tournament in a $5,000 preliminary event, earning just over $100,000.