Professional Poker Player
| March 11, 1985 (age 30) (1985-03-11) |
9th, 2013, 2014
Mark Newhouse Wikipedia
Mark Newhouse (born March 11, 1985) is an American professional poker player who made back-to-back final tables at the World Series of Poker Main Event in the 2013 and 2014 finishing 9th both times. He beat a field of 6,352 and 6,683 respectively, outlasting 13,017 people in the process and was the first player to make back-to-back final tables in the Main Event since Dan Harrington in 2003 and 2004. The probability of Newhouse achieving back-to-back final tables is 1 in 524,079 (assuming all players have an equal chance).
Newhouse was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and was a rebellious teenager. He dropped out of Appalachian State University his second year to pursue poker.
After making a $50 deposit on PartyPoker, Newhouse turned it into over $100,000 in one month and won an additional $100,000 the next month. He dropped out of school and began playing poker full-time. He won the 2006 Borgata WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship Event earning $1,519,020 and made over $2,000,000 his first year playing poker. He lost his winnings within a year and claims to have had poor bankroll management going broke several more times.
In 2013, Newhouse made the WSOP Main Event final table moving all in pre-flop holding 9♠ 9♣ against Ryan Riess's A♠ K♥. The board came K♦ 10♣ 7♠ 7♣ 6♦ eliminating Newhouse in 9th earning him $733,224. In 2014, he was again eliminated in 9th holding 10♣ 10♥ against Will Tonking's Q♣ Q♦ after moving all-in on the river with the board showing 2♦ 4♣ J♥ 4♥ J♣. He earned $730,725 for his finish.
As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,500,000, over $1,600,000 of his total winnings have come from cashes at the WSOP.