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Poker News: Maria Ho Nearly Makes History at 2011 World Series of Poker

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jun/05/2011
Maria Ho

With only 13 women having won World Series of Poker bracelets in open events, Maria Ho was looking to become number 14 and the first female to win a no-limit hold’em event in Las Vegas.

She came close but no cigar.

Ho managed a second place finish to Allen Bari on Sunday in the $5000 buy-in NLHE.

Women who have won open events and World Series of Poker bracelets

Vera Richmond (1982, Limit Ace to Five Draw)

Barbara Enright (1996, Pot-limit HE)

Linda Johnson (1997, Razz)

Maria Stern (1997, seven-card stud)

Jerri Thomas (2000, seven-card stud)

Jennifer Harman (2000, no-limit 2-7 lowball; 2002 limit hold-em)

Nani Dollison (2001, limit hold-em)

Cyndy Violette (2004, seven-card Stud/8)

Kathy Liebert (2004, limit HE shootout)

Annie Duke (2004, $1,500 Omaha/8)

Katja Thater (2007, $1,500 Razz)

Annette Obrestad (2007, WSOP Europe Main Event)

Vanessa Selbst (2008, $1,500 PLO)

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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