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Two Days After Second Ninth-Place Finish In Two Years, Newhouse Says 'It's Whatever' And 'I'll Be OK'

Poker Pro Already Moving Past Another Heartbreaking Exit

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Poker pro Mark Newhouse just finished ninth in the World Series of Poker main event in back-to-back years. It was the first time that someone made two WSOP main event final tables in a row since the main event field sizes exploded nearly a decade ago.

Ironically, Newhouse took to Twitter in July when he bought into the main event and said that he wouldn’t be finishing ninth again. The odds were astronomical, but it happened.

Newhouse was silent on social media in the aftermath of his early exit from the 2014 final table, but resurfaced early Wednesday indicating that he’s recovering just fine. After his elimination, some people on Twitter were callously making comments about Newhouse being “on suicide watch.” On the contrary, he appears ready to move on.

Here’s what Newhouse said Wednesday:

Here’s a look at Card Player TV’s interview with Newhouse right after his exit.

 
 
 
 

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Zack2
over 6 years ago

he will think about it for the rest of his life. the pressure got to him in my opinion. 3rd in chips, he should of done nothing until the next person got out. hes a smart guy, should of looked for times to steal and not make any pots crazy. hover around the same stack until 1-2 people get knocked out or until you pick up a legit hand. esfandari defended his move and play, i understand the logic, but it was the wrong time/ person to pull it off on. Tonking showed enough that he wasnt going to be pushed off a big hand,esp on the board Newhouse went all in on. one of the best pieces of advice ive gotten from watching the wsop is when joe hachem said "you cant win a tournament 9 handed." i had a horrible feeling he was going to bust early. but finishing 9th there was a blow up. if he has had money problems before i would watch him closely and make sure these comments arent just him trying to convince himself its going to be ok

 
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nowmoney
over 6 years ago

I think he will be very depressed in the next coming weeks. But I don't feel sorry for him or will not pity his ass. He's done an incredible feat. Back to Back WSOP Main Events is crazy lucky. I dont know if it was Norman CHAD but somebody said he should buy a lotto ticket because he is extremely lucky.

** The odds of doing what he did - He could win the lotto and really just chill.

 
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mikeyb111
over 6 years ago

Making back to back final tables isn't even close to the odds of winning the lottery. Probably close to 350 times as easy.

 
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nowmoney
over 6 years ago

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Loads of people win small lotteries -- I am referring to those $5K - $500K range but a lot of those are not even claimed. Its reported that up to 500 million dollars in unclaimed lotteries happens every year.

 
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nowmoney
over 6 years ago

"The odds of reaching consecutive final tables in 2013 and 2014 are 1 in 524,079.

The field in 2013 was 6,352. There were 6,683 entries this year. Based on those odds (assuming all players have an equal chance), Newhouse had a higher probability of winning the Powerball by investing $1,000 or being struck by lightning at some point over the past two years."

This is quoted from ESPN...

So the fact remains ... he should just buy a f**king lotto ticket.

 
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maxima191
over 6 years ago

Never say never cause your bound to put a foot in your mouth everytime.

 
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