It is a crowning achievement to make it to the final table of the main event of the World Series of Poker. Sitting at the esteemed table for the 2nd back to back year is really historic. Mark Newhouse, a Chapel Hill native, earned a spot in the history on Monday evening and would vie for US$ 10 million 1st spot prize in No-Limit Hold’em Championship.

Mark is the very 1st player to earn consecutive places in Main Event under their present format that started in the year 2008 with the top – 9 players coming back in November. Also, he is the very 1st poker player to make it to the final table in back to back years since Dan Harrington did it in 2003 and 2004.

Mark has outlived 13029 poker players in the last two years of the tournament. Dan just had to confront 3410 poker players during his 2 year run. Stinging from a 9th spot finish in the Main Event last year, Mark saved his best game for last at Las Vegas’ Rio Hotel and Resort on Monday evening. He had a great run following the dinner break, ending with twenty six million chips. This placed him 3rd among the 9 poker players going in the 10th November finals.

Los Angeles’ Mark Newhouse, now 29, is in a good spot for the November Nine this year after having the short heap of chips previous year, when he was the 1st player to be eliminated. The Main Event has saved a less than astral 2014 for Newhouse, who ran out to cash in seventeen events this year.