What happens when your worst-case scenario is realized? When you wait four months, eyeballing $10 million, and instead you don’t win a single additional dollar—for the second year in a row? Mark Newhouse’s 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event ended in the most dramatic, unexpected way possible. Off The Felt gives you the exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how he handled the heartbreak. For more, go to ALLINMag.com.
Man I know his play wasnt all terrible actually pretty good but 4th in chips i would have just waited for jacobson to get knocked out!. 4th in chips was in contention at that point. Oh well great story. I remember when i first saw him win that borgata WPT title i was even more enthused about poker because i was like this kid is only 21 and he massed a large score.
he was 4th in chips it was a difference of millions of dollars if he doesnt just go 4 the hero play there. It was an icm DISASTER amazing accomplishment to make back to back finals but to come 9th the first time and not even learn from it has to be insanely frustrating. He legit couldve retired if he even just sat there and didnt play a hand
Dont know why, but I regulary come back to this two episodes with Newhouse. Incredible story - sad as hell but inspiring also.
This guy is a fucking Legend! Really rooting for him for one another big main event run.
All in Mag - great job!
They seriously need to make a movie about this guy ... Starting with him winning big in online poker and dropping out of college then his huge win in atlantic city followed by the mayhem that ensued following that all the way up to this moment of finishing 9th for the second time ... You couldn't write a better story line
i dont even want to think about the place mentally where i would be after that but its a scary thought. i would be destroyed and i dont know if i would be able to recover from that. who knows where he is know but if hes not given up then good on him. sounds so dumb too since he won 700k but that would hurt anyone
+Cap'n cook you have the sizing wrong and I don't think the play is necessarily that bad just ill timed...Mark might have failed to realize his table image and must be regretting not putting in any work on his game leading up. He made a few to many mistakes and honestly I have no idea why he even bet the turn with 1010...
what an ungrateful turd. Feeling sad because he finished 9th. That's what happens if you have a poker ego. Dude just won $750k and he's all butthurt. He should be grateful for winning that much money. This is why I can't stand people who take money for granted. Or have a huge poker ego like new house. He's probably gonna gamble away all his money and give it back
He knows he coulda been 1st place. That 10mil was his. The dude is skilled. Maybe it wouldn't have made a difference. But in the hand prior, if one time, he showed his nut flush. Tonkin woulda folded his queens. Idk. Maybe. Maybe not. Either way. Newhouse is sick.
Sorry, didn't realize I was speaking with someone who knows absolutely nothing about playing high-stakes poker, or just how brutal it must be to somehow beat the odds TWICE and get fucked both times..I really can't believe I'm going to spend this much time trying to explain this to someone that uses the word 'turd' and 'butthurt', but here goes:
When you're sitting $400/$800 live and online, and playing $10k-$50k buy-ins for a living, $750k isn't that much money. Just bc 750k is a lot to you, doesn't mean that every player who's not breaking down in tears from pure excitement is a 'turd' for not showing the same emotion/gratitude that you would.
You heard him in the video "I had 400k left in my account, like what am I going do to with 400k?" He's not playing fucking 1/2, he plays as high as 400/800 where $80k is 100 bbs. 750k is <10 buy-ins at those stakes.
Also, it really has nothing to do with the $ amount in this case. It is fucking mental torture going through that once, let alone twice after somehow beating the odds to get back there again. People bust a final-tab of a 2k+ field and say "Well, I'll never be back there again".
The odds of getting to the ME FT are astronomical to begin with. The odds of getting there 2 years in a row are unheard of.
Try final-tabling in a 1k field of a $100 tournament twice in a row, let alone a $10k buy-in 6k+ field playing against the toughest players in the world with a bunch of amateur land-mines mixed in.
He went through the 'getting paid 9th place money, waiting 4 months, then busting 9th' last year. He, against all odds, makes it back this year. He spends the 4 month wait this year thinking about how absolutely brutal it was busting 9th in 2013, and how he's "not busting in 9th again". Sure enough, it happens again.
If you're too ignorant to understand how brutal that must be, or too much of a lower class white-knight to admit how much it would suck going through it TWICE, then idk what to tell you man.
You've latched on to this argument of "He's a 'turd' bc he doesn't appreciate that $ like I would!", and it's ignorant.
Also, just bc some players are better than others at putting on the 'happy face' after busting, doesn't mean he is a 'turd' for not doing so himself. Everyone is different, everyone reacts to extreme situations differently. Some people could even consider what he went through as a trauma.
And he wasn't talking like he was privileged. He was just mentally tortured after his worst fear happened in the sickest of fashions. It's one thing to take a bad-beat and bust with no control. It's another to man-up and take a huge risk putting it all on the line by going with your read and bluffing with MILLIONS OF $'s IN EQUITY on the line.
Most people in his position would have lost their fucking mind, so he actually did a damn good job of keeping it together during the interviews.
I get bummed out busting deep in a $200 tournament, does that mean I'm ungrateful for the small profit I made? No.
You sound like the type of person that talks shit when someone who is wealthy buys something nice for themselves, because 'others can't afford it', or bc 'they should have donated that $ to a good cause'. Get real man.
I'm not trying to troll you, or to sound like I'm some high-stakes pro, but you're making a fool out of yourself by saying what you're saying.
he claims it was a bluff shove which was sorta stupid. it should have either been a thin valueshove or a check back
He doesn't deserve these wins, he ran exceptional and was incredibly lucky to get as much money as he has from wins. And due to his lack of financial knowledge blew his first 1.5m.
[ ] i feel sorry for him
Hard to believe that Mark didn't come with a gameplan. He took it for granted .. bluffing all in on the river in the main event when you know your opponent is strong while risking 9th place.. again...sick world. It took a lot of heart I'll give you that
Thats just sad as fuck :/
I think he really does dislike poker right now
He said he didnt play that much poker since July.. I think he lost his passion for this game!
Would not surprise me if we never see him in poker ever again..
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