Sean LeFort opened to 200,000 from under the gun and Maria Ho made the call from the big blind to see a flop fall
Both players checked as the landed on the turn and Ho tapped the table once again. LeFort saw this as a green light to take a stab, and he pushed out 225,000 only to have Ho slam the check-raise with a 510,000-chip raise.
LeFort folded while slipping to 2,000,000 as Ho moves to 2,580,000 in chips.
With her new-found chips, Maria Ho instantly put them to use by shoving all in from the small blind. Sean LeFort made the call from the big for his final 1,230,000 as the cards were tabled.
With LeFort in the lead for his tournament life, the flop gave him a further two outs to sweat as the dealer dropped the on the turn to know give him a further three outs to fade with a second four counterfeiting his pair.
Fortunately for LeFort, the would land on the river to ensure he doubled to 2,530,000 as Ho moves to 1,880,000 in chips.
From the small blind, Allen Bari pushed and Maria Ho made the call for her remaining 1,540,000.
Caught with his hand in the cookie jar again, Bari would love the look of the flop as it gave him additional outs to a straight.
One of those outs would snag life on the turn when the dealer dropped the giving Bari a straight.
As Bari's rail let out some excited cheers, Bari held his hand up signaling to wait for the river. His read would be spot on as the would spike on the river to give Ho the better straight and send her soaring up to 3,100,000 as Bari slips to below 7,000,000 in chips.
It isn't surprising that the final four players have their fair share of railbirds, and although they are being fairly quiet, it is Maria Ho's squad consisting of Tiffany Michelle, Christina Lindley, Anita Smith and Ashton Griffin that are making their presence known.
Maria Ho just dragged a pot and they let out a chant of, "That's a Ho-lotta chips there!"
They also have some signs that read "Ho Lotta Chips", "The Ho Show" and "Take It Ho"
From the button, Allen Bari put his big stack to good use by pushing for roughly 9,000,000. With Maria Ho situated in the small blind, she made the call for her 810,000-chip stack. Sean LeFort passed in the big blind, and the cards were placed on their back.
Although Bari was caught making a button-move, he was only a slight underdog until the flop fell . Now needing to snag a runner-runner straight to eliminate Ho, the on the turn sealed the deal for Ho gifting her a double to 1,760,000 as Bari slips to just over 8,000,000 in chips.