Articles by: Maria Ho

Bonne Chance and Bubbly in Paris

Maria Ho | May 15, 2014

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m living “the dream.” For most Americans, namely a California girl, Paris is a magical and romantic idea; a far off place that exists only in the movies and in wall décor. As a teen, I was fortunate enough to visit Paris for the first time on a [...]

Does Ohm’ing Equal Winning?

Maria Ho | April 15, 2014

Poker will drive you crazy if you don’t learn how to make it your bitch. An odd way to start an article about meditation, perhaps, but the fact of the matter is: poker has the ability to drive even the most even-keeled person to the point of legitimate insanity unless you learn how to master your [...]

Pouring Rain & Flowing Wine

Maria Ho | March 15, 2014

Lets book a hotel with a pool so we can lay out for a bit,” I said to Tiffany. We were making plans to hang out in LA when I returned for a few weeks, at the beginning of February. “Uhhh, OK,” she paused. “You know its like 50 degrees though, right?” Apparently I’ve been [...]

Bahamas, Bikinis and the Importance of the Jan-Tan

Maria Ho | February 15, 2014

While half of the country is covered in snow, enduring blizzards and filling their extracurricular time shoveling driveways, my latest (unpacked) suitcase is overflowing with bikinis and beach cover-ups. Do I feel bad? I plead the fifth. Am I tan from my recent excursions? Hell freakin’ yeah! Not to brag, but maybe you don’t understand [...]

A Very Non-Vegas New Year’s

Maria Ho | January 15, 2014

New Years are all about new changes. I’ve spent the last, ohhh, three years or so ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas. This year it was time for a change of scenery. You can only ring in so many New Years in a club before you’ve exhausted the experience and seen all there [...]

How Do You Measure, Measure a Year

Maria Ho | December 15, 2013

Wow, 2013 is over. I did not see that coming! It really is true that time flies when you’re having fun but factor into that a poker player’s lifestyle and how seldom we see the sunlight or even know what day and time it is, and it really zooms by! Father Time has got no [...]

My Return to the Motherland

Maria Ho | November 15, 2013

Greetings from China! Greetings from Sanya, China, to be exact. If you’re unfamiliar, Sanya is located in the Hainan Province and is the southernmost city on the Chinese Island. It’s known for being the “Hawaii of China” — gorgeous sandy beaches, tropical weather, a popular tourist destination, and (“Jeopardy” tip for ya) is home to [...]