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After Accumulating Nearly 30 Million With 24 Left, Anton Morgenstern Close To Epic World Series Of Poker Main Event Collapse

Mark Newhouse Doubles Through Him Twice In Massive Hands


With close to 30 million with just 24 left, German Anton Morgenstern looked like a near lock to make the final table. However, experienced poker pro Mark Newhouse ended up crushing his soul.

Newhouse was relatively short when he doubled up with A-Q versus Morgenstern’s pocket eights. A little bit later, the largest hand of the tournament so far went down, and it was Newhouse vs. Morgenstern once again.

The action began with Morgenstern raising to 325,000 from the hijack. Mark Newhouse called on the button. Everyone else folded. The flop fell ASpade Suit AHeart Suit 2Spade Suit.

Morgenstern led for 425,000. Newhouse just called.

The 3Heart Suit on the turn prompted a 750,000 bet from Morgenstern. Newhouse woke up with a raise to 2 million. Morgenstern made it 3.9 million. Newhouse moved all in for just fewer than 11 million total. Morgenstern called to put the North Carolina native at risk.

Newhouse exposed pocket deuces for a flopped full house, while Morgenstern had A-J for tips.

The German was in bad shape, and a 4Club Suit on the river didn’t change things.

After the hand, Newhouse had more than 22 million, which was good for the chip lead, while Morgenstern had about 5 million and was one of the short stacks.

Morgenstern’s previous stack of nearly 30 million was nearly all gone. For comparison, the second largest chip stack at the start of last year’s final table was 29,375,000.

Players were on a short break at around 4:45 p.m. local time. Just 21 remained.

Update: Morgenstern finished in 20th place.

Tags: 2013 WSOP