Mark Newhouse grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and discovered poker during several unsuccessful assignments in college. After several $ 50 deposits online, he was able to run a six-figure bankroll, winning $ 100,000 in consecutive months. He turned professional as soon as he turned 21, and quickly played a limited cash game against some of the top players in the world with stakes as high as $ 1,500- $ 3,000.
Despite having a preference for cash games, Newhouse has dabbled in tournaments over the years, notably winning the World Poker Tour title in 2006 at the $ 1.52 million Borgata Poker Open. In 2013, he made the final table of the World Series of Poker main event, finally finishing in ninth place for $ 733,000. A year later, Newhouse once again made the final table visit the dewa poker, and once again had to deal with agony in ninth place, completing $ 730,000. The 35-year-old has $ 3.52 million in career tournament revenue.
Highlights from this interview include three strikes and two shots in college, from $ 50 to $ 100,000 consecutive months, a grudge match at Bellagio, reluctantly playing for a $ 1.5 million win, no brutal six-figure online session, “On a mission to light it all up,” from $ 1,500- $ 3,000 stake to Bobby’s Room for $ 20- $ 40, lived in Commerce Casino for three years, infamous Tweet, became gamefish, arrested for protest, concert shirt, Brendan Fraser and Jeremy London, pushing the pot to Tommy Hang, and maximizing the exchange with Chino Rheem.