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World Series of Poker Main Event: Mark Newhouse Eliminated In Ninth Place

Newhouse Earns $733,224 For His Finish

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Mark NewhouseHere is a look at the latest from the 2013 World Series of Poker. For more updates, visit the live updates page.

It took 36 hands for the first casualty of the final table to make his presence known.

Mark Newhouse survived for quite a while on the short stack, even doubling up when his pocket queens out flopped Marc-Etienne McLaughlin’s pocket kings.

About an hour later, he made his final push for his last ten big blinds with 9Spade Suit9Club Suit, only to get a call from Ryan Riess and his ASpade SuitKHeart Suit.

The board ran out KDiamond Suit10Club Suit7Spade Suit7Club Suit6Diamond Suit and Newhouse was sent to the rail in ninth place, earning $733,224.

The 28-year-old pro from Chapel Hill, North Carolina was gracious in his exit and received a nice round of applause from the crowd in the Penn and Teller Theater at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Newhouse, who also holds a World Poker Tour title, came into the final table in eighth place and was a 15-1 underdog to win according to Caesars Entertainment.

The professional poker player who now resides in Las Vegas now has over $2.7 million in career tournament earnings, though he primarily considers himself to be a cash-game player.