Team UB Signs Maria Ho

November 18, 2010

After outlasting 6,358 other poker players in the 2007 WSOP Main Event to become the last woman standing and placing 38th for a $237K+ payout, nine WSOP career cashes, and three WPT cashes, among other accomplishments, Maria Ho is a decorated poker pro. It is for this reason that many online poker clubs have been knocking on her door for a sponsorship deal. And now, Ho has chosen an online poker site to call home,, where she will sit on Team UB alongside other female poker pros, Annie Duke and Tiffany Michelle, as well as poker legends like Phil Hellmuth and Joe Sebok.

Within the last three months alone, Ho has made a WPT final table as well as a WSOP Circuit final table, making her a well-deserving and perfect fit for the prestigious and elite Team UB professional poker team. Ho is also a very established high stakes cash player in Vegas and LA. In fact, she’s one of the youngest few female players who participate in these choice high stakes games.

Ho is not only a poker player, but she’s established herself as a television and broadcasting personality as well. Her most recent stint was on CBS’s Amazing Race which she appeared on with her team partner, Tiffany Michelle. Ho has also frequently appeared on numerous ESPN360 poker broadcasts.

Ho says of her new partnership with, “I am honored to be joining the ranks of top UB pros such as Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke. With the new direction and vision I know UB has for their future, this is an extremely exciting time to become a part of such an amazing team.”

Ho, who is now 27 years old, was born in Taipei, Taiwan but moved to LA with her family at the age of four. She is one of the few poker pros who actually graduated from college (rather than dropping out to play poker). She received a degree in Communications with a Law and Society minor from the University of California, San Diego back in 2005. One interesting fact about her is that she has dual citizenship and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and will be writing blogs, posting videos, and writing articles for in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Catch her playing at the tables on


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