Seat 4: Mark Newhouse

Monday, 10 November 2014

Seat 4: Mark Newhouse

NN Newhouse

Age: 29
From: United States
Pre 2014 Main-Event Career Earnings: $2,776,172
Chips: 26,000,000 (3/9)

Mark Newhouse is perhaps the most interesting player at the final table, given that, unbelievably enough, he has now made back-to-back Main Event final tables. In 2013, he crashed out in 9th for $733,224; though disappointing, it was rumoured that this was a miraculous escape from being up to his ears in makeup. This year, he tweeted saying “Just bought into the main event day 1c. Not fucking finishing 9th again”, and he might well be right – amazingly enough, he will now get a second crack of the whip.

This year, Mark has a solid start, going in 3rd in chips. He also has van Hoof and Stephensen on his right, giving him a solid positional advantage against the two monster stacks. Lightning has already struck twice to get him this far two years in a row, and if the planets continue to align in his favour then he could have a strong shot at finishing the job he fell short of last year.

Tags: WSOP, World Series of Poker, November Nine, Mark Newhouse