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Tony Ma

Ma at the 2006 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) The Animal
Born Hieu Ngoc Ma
c. 1957 (age 58-59)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 22
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
526th, 2013
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 8
Information accurate as of 24 July 2009.

Tony Ma (born c. 1957 in Vietnam) is an American professional poker player.

Born Hieu Ngoc Ma, an ethnic Hoa, he moved to Southern California in 1985 and became a regular fixture on the poker circuit.

At the 1996 World Series of Poker he collected a bracelet and $236,000 for winning the $5,000 limit hold'em event. He won a second bracelet in 2000 for the $2,000 limit hold'em event.

In 1999, Ma won Card Players' Player of the Year Award.

Ma also plays the World Poker Tour and made the final table of the first season Pro-Celebrity Invitational Tournament, finishing in 5th place.

As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,100,000. His 22 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,157,987 of those winnings.

Ma now resides in South El Monte with his wife and two children.

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1996 $5,000 Limit Hold'em $236,000
2000 $2,000 Limit Hold'em $367,040