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CARDPLAYER: Maria Ho Chip Leader With Less Than 600 Left In 2016 WSOP Main Event


Maria Ho 2016 WSOP

Deep runs in the World Series of Poker main event are beginning to become almost routine for poker pro Maria Ho. She sat with more than 2 million chips at around 3 p.m. local time on Friday with less than 600 players left in the main event. That was good for the chip lead, according to the WSOP.

Ho finished 77th in the 2014 main event for $85,812, 322nd in 2012 for $32,871 and 38th in 2007 for $237,865. She also finished 27th in the 2011 WSOP Europe main event for €32,000.

Additionally, she has three WSOP final tables to her name. With about three dozen cashes lifetime at the annual summer poker festival, she’s one of the best in the game without a piece of WSOP gold.

“Every single year I am getting better with my game,” Ho told Card Player. “And also, I am just more comfortable [on day 4]. Obviously this is the biggest tournament, and so you just start feeling more confident with all of your decisions, which helps.”

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