Jun 24, 2015 |

Maria Ho’s Early Start at the 2015 World Series of Poker

Monday, May 25th 7:16pm – I land at LAX after having been in Vancouver playing PokerStars SCOOP events. I had planned to leave today for Vegas to give myself a full day to settle in before playing my first WSOP on Wednesday, but made a last-minute decision to pop up to Vancouver to play online. The packing […]

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Jun 23, 2015 |

Second Annual Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament Set for July 2

Almost one year ago the poker world lost Chad Brown following a heroic fight with cancer. Thanks to the efforts of Brown’s friends and family his legacy continues to carry on in a charity event named for him that raises awareness and funds for sarcoma research. The 2nd Annual Chad Brown Memorial Tournament is set for July 2, […]

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Jun 2, 2015 |

Maria Ho Leaves HPT to Join Poker Night: The Tour

After two years as serving as co-host and commentator for the Heartland Poker Tour, Maria Ho is moving on to a new challenge. The 31-year-old, who has twice been the last female player in the WSOP Main Event, first announced her departure from the HPT on Twitter early Monday morning. After two years as co-host/commentator […]

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May 18, 2015 |

Inside The Debauchery of a Bachelorette Party in Cabo

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico has always been a quick and easy getaway destination for me since I am based out of Los Angeles. The last few times I’ve visited Cabo was to play online poker, so I found myself in foreign waters when I arrived there this past month, with my sunscreen, wide-brim floppy hat, […]

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May 8, 2015 |

WSOP Players to Watch: The Five Percenters

By all accounts women make up roughly 5 percent of the field in a World Series of Poker event most poker industry observers believe that increasing that number is key to growing the poker market over the next 5-10 years. While only 1 in every 20 players at the WSOP is a woman, a number of talented […]

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Apr 10, 2015 |

Maria Ho Gets All Revved Up for First NASCAR Experience

I’m a sports fan. It’s pretty difficult to grow up in Los Angeles and not be a sports fan, unless you hate beautiful weather, great sports teams, superstar players, awesome stadiums, popcorn, hot dogs, or beer. And who hates hot dogs and beer, seriously? Proximity aside, the legacy and success of the L.A. Dodgers, L.A. […]

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Feb 23, 2015 |

Two of a Kind: Jan Fisher and Linda Johnson

I first met Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher back in 2011. Several notable female poker players had been invited to participate in a charity poker event in Colorado at the Fort Collins Series of Poker. I was thrown in with the likes of special guests including Linda, Jan, Jennifer “Jennicide” Leigh, and Tiffany Michelle for […]

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Jul 14, 2014 |

Martin Jacobson Leads Main Event with Just 27 Left

If you’ve followed  the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event coverage even with a passing interest, the name of the chipleader after Day 6 won’t be a surprise to you. Sweden’s Martin Jacobson has been near the top since the tournament began and on Sunday he bagged and tagged 22,335,000 to put himself in prime position to […]

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Jul 13, 2014 |

Mark Newhouse Leads, Kyle Keranen Close After Main Event Day 5

Just 79 players remain in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and it’s 2013 November Niner Mark Newhouse who leads the way after Day 5. Newhouse, who finished ninth last November, finished the 5.5 levels of play on Saturday with 7,400,000 – 150,000 more than he took to the final table. “I’m trying not to think […]

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Jul 10, 2014 |

Just 45 Women Left Chasing Poker’s Biggest Title

It may be hard to be a woman in the poker world; numbers alone dictate you’re going to be the minority throughout the entire event. The WSOP Main Event is no different. Of the 6,683 total players; out of those competitors, only 282 were female. Not to say that some women aren’t more than happy to take their seats […]

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