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Maria Ho Pushes forward to WSOPE Main Event Final Table

The Main Event in this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker Europe entered its final stage as Day 4 was completed this Wednesday. The current leading figure among all poker pros willing to sit on the throne is Maria Ho who is in possession of a total of 3,850,000 in chips. There are only 12 players left in the run for the big cash and one of them is going to take home the coveted by many first place prize amounting to €1,115,207.

The name of Maria Ho is one of the most recognizable poker names in the industry since she is known for her professional skills and many tournament cashes she has amassed throughout her career. The Taiwanese American poker player is also known for her career as a television personality and host. Her total live earnings are estimated at $2,191,171 and this ranks her as one of the top female poker players in the industry.

Ho’s name was first listed in the leader charts back in 2005, when she participated in the $300+40 No-Limit Hold’em Hollywood Park Casino Poker Derby in Inglewood and she finished sixth. For her excellent performance, she received $2,945 and this got her hooked on many earnings to come. The biggest one of them came in 2011 when she played at the WSOP $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em and she finished second, which brought her a sweet payday amounting to $540,020. However, she is yet to acquire her first gold bracelet.

Day 4 Temporary Leader Board

These experience make her one of the potential big winners win the Main Event, but there are many other proficient poker players returning for Day 5. Kevin MacPhee, for example, is a defending champion at the moment and the end of Day 4 placed him in the 11th position on the leader board. The US player has his hands on 1,060,000 in chips which gives him the real chance to win a second Main Event in his poker career. The first one was back in 2015 when he dominated the field in Berlin and received €883,000.

The runner-up position was reserved for the WSOP winner Niall Farrell from the UK who bagged up 3,575,000. The gap between his chip count and the one of Maria Ho is not big so changes are likely to occur during the run in Day 5. The Scottish poker pro has total live earning amounting to $4,401,838 and he recently won WSOPE Event #9: €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller where he received €745,287. Marti Roca De Torres from Spain is the third player on the temporary leader board and his chip stack amounts to 3,260,000.

Another notable poker player continuing ahead on Day 5 is the chip leader from Day 3 Robert Bickley who has a pocketful of 2,885,000. The surviving twelve players will return for the final table action in King’s Casino this Thursday.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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