Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Ho Takes a Big Hit


With around 70,000 in the pot and a flop of {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}, Maria Ho checked from the under-the-gun position and opened the door for Mark Cole to bet 45,000 from middle position. Ho responded with a check-raise to 100,000, but Cole instantly moved all in for 330,000. Ho tanked for a solid two minutes before making the call.



Both players had flopped a pair of aces, and while Ho's kicker had her out in front, Cole held a spade-flush draw. The {10-Diamonds} turn gave both two pair, but again Ho's kicker was best. The dealer burned one last time and put out the {6-Spades} on the river to give Cole a flush.. Ho, who was the last woman standing in the Main Event back in 2007, dropped down to 175,000 after the hand.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Mark Cole
Mark Cole
735,000 354,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 175,000 -300,000

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