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Poker Pros Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle on Why They Quit

Written by:
Jordan Bach
Published on:
Nov/07/2009

Last week, poker babes Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle quit The Amazing Race.  The poker pros played their last hand in Week 7.  The two failed some physical challenges while in the Netherlands.

Maria Ho, 26, of Arcadia, Calif., and Tiffany Michelle, 25, or Los Angeles, have been best friends for three years, and were the last women standing in the World Series of Poker Championship Events in 2007 and 2008, CBS News points out.

On "The Early Show Saturday Edition," they explained to co-anchor Chris Wragge what went into their decision to "race" no more, and denied ALL the other teams hated them.

"Both sides of The Detour ended up having a very physical element to it," Ho explained, "and, given the weather conditions ... also just the physicality ... we just couldn't overcome it. ... It was just really frustrating because we felt like usually there's something less physically challenging on one side of the detour."

"We made it so much further than we thought we would," Michelle pointed out. "We were willing to accept our fate at any time that it came, just because we made it so far. We pushed through so many challenges ... so, we can't complain."

And why were they so disliked?

"Let's be honest," Michelle added, "the two girls are easy targets. Everyone kind of likes to be caddy with the girls. We're used to that in poker, sop, whatever."

Gambling911.com's own Jenny Woo was set to sit down with Tiffany Michelle shortly to discuss her experience on The Amazing Race.  Maria Ho had spoken with Woo while she was still appearing on the program, however, a CBS representative was also on the line to ensure Ho did not "slip up". 

The Amazing Race has been finishing third in its time slot with respectable viewership numbers most nights.

Jordan Bach, Gambling911.com 

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