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Maria Stern
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Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finishes 6
Highest ITM
Main Event finish

Maria Stern is an American professional poker player who won the 1997 World Series of Poker $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event, for her first bracelet in an open event the same year that her husband Max, won two of his three bracelets.



Maria Stern began playing poker in 1991 after traveling for years to various poker tournaments with her husband.

Maria and Max Stern reside in both Costa Rica and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Her favorite game is Seven-card stud but she is also an accomplished Texas hold 'em player.

As of 2008, her total live tournament winnings exceed $380,000.[1]

World Series of Poker

In 1992 she finished fourth in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the $1,000 Women's Seven-card Stud event. In 1997 she won a bracelet in the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event.[2]

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Event Prize Money
1997 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud $140,708

Other poker events

At the 2007 WSOP Circuit Tournament at Caesars Palace Las Vegas event 1, Stern came in fourth place, earning $20,404.[3]

On October 2008, in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the LAPT (PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour) Maria Stern placed eighth, taking home $24,425[4]


  1. ^ "Maria Stern - results". Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  2. ^ An Interview with Max and Maria Stern interview by Mark Napolitano, April 25, 2001
  3. ^ results for WSOP CT Event 1
  4. ^ [1]

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