The World Series of Poker Main Event is the flagship of the series and the most prestigious poker tournament worldwide. The ladies of poker achieved great things, but Maria Ho just set a new milestone by becoming the only two-time last woman standing in the post boom era. This time she finished in the 77th place out of 6683 players, seven years after a similar performance at the 2011 WSOP Main Event.
There was no shortage of people acknowledging her achievement and both followers and peers complimented her on Twitter. John Caldwell and Chad Holloway congratulated Maria for building on her 2007 success, while Annie LePage expressed her confidence in the fact that Ho will sooner or later earn her first WSOP bracelet.
— John Caldwell (@ScheckTwit) July 13, 2014
Nice run by @MariaHo. Last woman standing at WSOP for the 2nd time! This girl WILL have a bracelet one day.
— Annie LePage (@AnnieLePage) July 13, 2014
By making a deep run at the World Series of Poker Main Event, Maria Ho was lavishly rewarded and the official WSOP website notes that she scooped a prize of $85,212. Her remarkable run ended when she lost the remainder of her stack to Zach Hirst who prevailed with a pair of Queens.
As for Maria, she celebrated her accomplishment, although she was slightly disappointed for not bettering her deepest main event run from 2007 when she finished 38th out of 6,358. Ho won’t dwell on this relative success as she has higher expectations and hopes to fulfil them in the upcoming years:
(2/?) Was unable to better my deepest main event run from 2007 when I finished 38th out of 6,358. Very proud of my 8 cashes this WSOP.
— Maria Ho (@MariaHo) July 13, 2014
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