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Mark Newhouse

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His odds of making back-to-back final tables was 524,558-1, but that’s just what Mark Newhouse did when he became the first player ever to make the November Nine twice (2013 and 2014). Most everyone agrees Newhouse’s appearance at the final table ranked as the biggest storyline heading into the 2014 November Nine, especially since he sits third in chips and is primed to improve upon his ninth-place finish in 2013. Unfortunately that didn't happen as a bad run of cards and an ill-timed bluff saw him once again fall in ninth place for $730,725.

Originally from Chapel Hill, NC, Newhouse now splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV playing primarily cash games. A former student at Appalachian State, Newhouse is now a professional poker player who has been playing in the WSOP Main Event every year since 2006. While he’s been successful in 2013 and 2014, it wasn’t always that way; in fact, in his first five years all he managed was a 182nd-place finish in 2011 for $47,107.

Newhouse first came to poker prominence when he earned over $1.5 million for winning the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open in September 2009, but admitted that he wasn't the smartest person with his money following the big win, as you can see from what he told PokerNews in a Where Are They Now? interview.

"I made a lot of very poor decisions over the next couple of years," Newhouse said. “I have made nearly every mistake you can make in this business and learned from all of them. I am doing my best to do the right things these days and things are going pretty well for me now. The road to rebuilding is a much longer and slower one than the road of destruction, but with a healthy lifestyle, a hard work ethic, a little discipline, and the experience of past mistakes my goals don't seem all that far away.”

Newhouse clearly rebounded in a big way in 2013 and 2014 and now finds himself in the exclusive company of Dan Harrington, Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson, and Stu Ungar as some of the players who’ve made back-to-back WSOP Main Event final tables.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #31: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
301st $1,616
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale
157th $1,238
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
149th $1,239
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
9th $730,725
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
9th $733,224
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London
£5,250 Main Event
54th £11,425
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
182nd $47,107
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
207th $3,128
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 39 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
96th $4,113
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 1 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship
30th $23,162
2008 WSOP Circuit Event - Caesars Las Vegas
$5,000 Circuit Championship Event
22nd $9,661
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 8 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
18th $18,745