We caught up to Maria Ho in a pot with one other player who was in the small blind. On a board of , the player had bet 350 into Ho who made the call on the button. The river was the and once again the player in the small blind bet, this time for 400. Ho made the call again, but mucked when her opponent turned up for trips.
At another table down the way, Angel Guillen was also involved in a pot. From early position, a player made a raise to 300. Action folded around to Guillen in the small blind who made the call. The big blind also called. The flop came down and action checked to the original raiser who bet 400. Only Guillen called this time. Both players checked on the turn as well as the river. The original raiser shoed his and that was enough to take down the pot.
Even though Ho and Guillen lost these small pots, people say the Main Event is a marathon, not a sprint, and they have still got a long way to go.