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Mark Newhouse Makes History

As First Player To Record Back-To-Back WSOP Main Event Final Tables In A Decade

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Dec 24, 2014


It clearly wasn’t what he wanted, but Mark Newhouse accomplished one of the most incredible feats in poker history. In the 2013 World Series of Poker main event, he finished ninth, and he followed that performance up by finishing ninth in 2014. He pocketed $730,725 for the 2014 deep run. He was disappointed after the knockout, especially considering he entered the 2014 final table with 26 million in chips, good for third position on the chip counts. He played fast and loose and ended up hitting the rail after making a daring bluff against William Tonking. Newhouse put all his chips into the middle with pocket tens on a J 4 2 4 J board and Tonking called with pocket queens. In July, Newhouse became the first player to record back-to-back WSOP main event final tables since Dan Harrington did so in 2003 and 2004. Harrington did it at the ...

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