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

Newhouse Finishes In Ninth Place For Second Consecutive Year


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After finishing in ninth place at the 2013 World Series of Poker main event, the last thing Mark Newhouse wanted to do was bust in ninth again. In fact, he even told the ESPN crew that he’d rather finish tenth than ninth again.

Unfortunately for the 29-year-old poker pro, he once again was the first player to hit the rail at the final table.

It took 56 hands for Newhouse to go from third place overall to out. While the rest of the final table participants more or less traded small jabs throughout, Newhouse had no problem playing fast and loose with his chips.

Newhouse voluntarily put chips into the pot 16 times during his 56-hand run, winning just one show down and five hands overall.

On his final hand, the North Carolina native called a 1.1 million chip raise from Jorryt Van Hoof, only to see William Tonking three-bet to 3.75 million from the small blind. Van Hoof folded and Newhouse made the call.

The flop came down JHeart Suit4Club Suit2Diamond Suit and Tonking continued for 3.5 million. Newhouse called and the turn was the 4Heart Suit. Tonking bet 4.5 million and once again, Newhouse made the call.

The river paired the board with the JClub Suit and Tonking checked. Newhouse then moved all in for his last 10.2 million. Tonking went into the tank for about a minute before ultimately making the call.

Newhouse revealed pocket tens and Tonking excitedly turned over pocket queens for the best hand. Newhouse quickly gathered his belongings to leave the stage, stopping briefly to shake his competitor’s hand. For his second trip to the main event final table in as many years, Newhouse earned $730,725, bringing his lifetime earnings to over $3.4 million.

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almost 7 years ago

maybe newhouse should have wore his Lucky tshirt that he had on the previous tables. hmmm was it his lucky shirt? you decide.


almost 7 years ago

Newhouse needed to change game plans ... everyone else was patient But just like previous year - Newhouse had to be the odd ball and try to outplay everyone on every hand.

** He got exactly the place he deserved **