Maria Ho is working on her eighth cash at the 2014 World Series of Poker, and it's already set up to be her largest. Now, with the last pot she just won to eliminate Michael Palo, Ho has a chance to go even deeper in this event and really make a charge at becoming the first female to reach the November Nine.
On the hand she busted Palo, action folded to Ho on the button, and she raised to 53,000. Palo moved all in from the small blind for right around 600,000, and Ho quickly called when action fell back on her. Her quick action was justified when she tabled the to have Palo on the ropes with his . The flop further secured the hand for Ho when it came down . The turn was the , and the river completed the board with the .
Finishing with a full house, kings full of aces, Ho busted Palo and moved to nearly 2.7 million in chips.
Ho is one of the most respected female poker players in the world, with over $1.56 million in career live tournament earnings, three six-figure scores, and one runner-up finish at the WSOP for $540,020 coming in 2011. Ho's deepest run in the Main Event came in 2007 when she took 38th for $237,865, and she also cashed in the big one in 2012 for $32,871 after taking 322nd place.