Maria Ho

Maria Ho

  • Age: 33
  • Born: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lives: Arcadia, CA, US
  • Winnings: $1.8 million
  • Career Titles: 2
  • Career Cashes: 63

Ho hosted (and won!) the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 2nd annual Chad Brown Memorial Tournament in memory of poker pro Chad Brown who lost his three-year battle with cancer in 2014. In addition to the T.J. Martell Foundation which funds research into leukaemia, cancer and AIDS, Ho also supports the WPT Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up by the World Poker tour to benefit various charities and effect positive change on a global scale.

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Charities Maria has supported

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Ho made history when she became the first female player to be hired as strategic commentator on a poker TV show. Her extensive experience and revered reputation also led to her being asked to author a chapter of the book, Winning Women of Poker: Secret Strategies Revealed. Hers is now a household name in the US and she has even featured as a panelist on American Idol.

Career highlights

Ho is the only player to have been named the WSOP Last Woman Standing three times over (2007, 2011, 2014). While in 2007 she won an impressive $237,865 for coming in 38th place, she earned almost twice that when she placed 2nd overall in 2011.

"Finding balance in your life is essential to happiness. That any success or money you make in this life is only worthwhile when shared with the people you love or invested in charitable endeavours." (Bluff Magazine)
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