If the poker gods did indeed exist Maria Ho would win the 2017 WSPOP Europe Main Event. Ho has been last woman standing in the WSOP Main Event two times – in 2007 (38th) and in 2014 (77th), and in 2011 she claimed the same title, finishing in 27th place in the WSOPE Main Event in Cannes.
With just 12 players left going into Day 5 and holding the chip lead, Maria Ho is the favorite to be not just last woman standing, but the very last player. In 2011 Ho came very close to winning her first bracelet, finishing runner-up to Allen Bari in a $5,000 Event for $540,020.
If Maria Ho is crowned WSOPE Main Event champion on Friday, she will take home a first place prize of €1,115,207 – and her first gold bracelet.
Two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell almost made it to Day 5, when she finished in 18th place, and Argentina’s Maria Lampropulos took 33th, Lauren Render 56th, and Brazil’s Vivian Saliba 59th.