The first time poker pro and Heartland Poker Tour commentator Maria Ho captured the media generated “Last Woman Standing” title back in 2007, it made her famous.
In 2014, Maria is once again the “Final Participant With The Same Sex Chromosome With Tournament Chips In The Main Event” and while, yea, that’s kinda cool – she’s a different player now, with different goals, than when she finished in 38th place back in 2007.
Here, all patched up and ready to go, Maria talks with PokerNews about wanting more than a gender-laden title…she wants to do better, finish further and maybe even final table. Maria is going to need a few sick spots and a little luck to best her previous deep run as, entering Day 6, she’s dead last in chips (79th) and will return to roughly 8-10bbs.
But Maria at a final table would be fantastic and if you ask Norman Chad, it’s not just what Maria wants, it’s what we all want.
Bonus: Norman Chad talks with Remko about the types of storylines that make for good television.