WSOP #14: Maria Ho Among the Final 26 in the $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low

Maria HoDay 10 at the WSOP was a rather quiet one, when you look at it from a female perspective. No big final tables with women around and no female players with a big chip lead.

But less will do it too. In Event #14, the $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Maria Ho managed to advance to day 3 with a stack of 122,000 – average is 179,308. That puts her in a position as #20 out of the remaining 26. Considering that the event attracted 1,036 players on day 1 and saw 220 of them progress to day 2, this is quite an achievement in itself.

On PokerNews’  blog it was reported that Ho was all in for her last 85,000 chips at the end of the day. When the cards were turned face up, Ho in fact thought she was eliminated and got up to leave. Former Main Event champ Greg Raymer pointed out that Ho had made better two pair than her opponent Aditya Prasetyo, and Ho quickly sat down again.

In one of the last hands of the night, Ho got a much needed double up. Aditya Prasetyo opened the action with a raise and Ho made it three bets. Prasetyo made it four bets and Ho capped the action at five bets leaving herself with just 10,000 in chips. Prasetyo called and the flop came

The last of Ho’s chips went into the middle and the cards were turned face up. Prasetyo showed and Ho . Prasetyo was in the lead but Ho was drawing strong. She hit trip deuces on the turn and fill up on the river. There was no low so Ho scooped the pot.

Other notable names that advanced to day 3 include Greg Raymer, Konstantin Puchkov, Chris Tryba and the defending champion Calen McNeil.

The event will play down to a winner later today. There’s $283,275 waiting for first place.

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