Articles by: Maria Ho

Maria’s Mind … Holiday Spirit All Year Round

Maria Ho | February 15, 2015

Make yourself a better person There’s nothing quite like Christmas time to make one count their blessings, turn their attention toward charitable endeavors, clean up their act and do what they must to get on Santa’s “Nice List.” Then comes New Year’s, which is yet another chance for change, introspection, reformation and I’m-gonna-do-it-better-this-year-around-type resolutions, whether [...]

Maria’s Mind … Maria Ho-stess

Maria Ho | November 15, 2014

Battle of Malta style When I was younger I wanted to be a broadcast journalist. So, in college, I set out to major in communications with a minor in law. I’m not exactly sure what I was going to do with a law minor, but if you know me, you know that I’m all about [...]

Maria’s Mind … Carefree in Hawaii

Maria Ho | October 15, 2014

Relax. It’s OK. You have my permission Immediately following this year’s WSOP, I set aside time and made travel arrangements to take a proper vacation. This probably sound ridiculous to those of you who think my life appears to be one big vacation. Paris, Monte Carlo, Bahamas, Vegas, China, New York, the list of desirable [...]

Maria’s Mind … The Value of a Friend

Maria Ho | September 15, 2014

Friends come and go, figure out which ones to keep Nobody tells you, when you sign up for a career as a poker player (like any of us “sign up” for this occupation or could have ever predicted we’d end up here) that your life will basically become a 24/7 party. Not that you want [...]

Glass Half Full

Maria Ho | August 15, 2014

REFLECTING ON MY 2014 MAIN EVENT RUN Without fail, the World Series of Poker Main Event is the one tournament that I still get a little bit nervous for, every time. Even though I was coming off of my personal WSOP summer best of seven cashes, I still couldn’t help but feel anxious and excited [...]

Maria’s Mind…

Maria Ho | July 15, 2014

THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ME … AS TOLD BY MY BESTIE Not gonna lie, my summer has been very full of WSOP, WSOP, WSOP, with little time left for writing. So, I decided to switch it up this month, throw in a fun twist and seek some outside help with my Bluff column. [...]

Go Fish

Maria Ho | June 15, 2014

Ramblings of a Mostly Sane WSOP Veteran I’m in Vegas … again. This year marks a decade of having played in the World Series of Poker. No summer vacays, family reunions, or any of those other adorably (and foreign) cliché summer activities, which the all-American families spread throughout the pages of a magazine look so [...]