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Mark Newhouse Inching Closer To Back-To-Back World Series Of Poker Main Event Final Tables

Poker Pro Looking To Be First To Do So In A Decade


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It hasn’t been done since Dan Harrington a decade ago.

Los Angeles poker pro Mark Newhouse, who finished ninth in the 2013 World Series of Poker main event, was one of the biggest stacks in the room with less than 40 left in the 2014 main event. Newhouse was the chip leader going into the final 79 on day 6.

“Dan Harrington did it, but that was in a different era,” Newhouse said. “It is a major accomplishment. I am hoping I can do it. I don’t know where it ranks; I don’t necessarily put a lot of thought into that stuff, but I hope to be the one.”

In 2003 and 2004, Harrington outlasted 839 and 2,576 players respectively. Both of Newhouse’s fields were well over 6,000 players, so it is indeed a different era.

According to Newhouse, the fact that he is going for poker history has made things somewhat different at the table. “I think some players may fear me a little bit because of it, while others may be trying to outplay me more,” Newhouse said. “It’s an interesting dynamic.”

Card Player TV had the chance to speak to Newhouse during a break in play.

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7 years ago

The rough odds would be 490,000 to 1 without taking into account the skill factor and bad beats.