So Mark Newhouse Leads the Main Event; Maria Ho Last Woman Standing

Mark Newhouse (above) is making a second consecutive November Nine run.

Mark Newhouse (above) is making a second consecutive November Nine run.

Going into the day, we were prepared to expect the unexpectedTM at the 2014 WSOP Main Event. The only thing that seemed like a lock was that Stansifer EffectTM inventor Tim Stansifer would make a big run.

Alas, Stansifer bowed out early in 289th place. Then all hell broke looseTM.

Play ended with one of last year’s November Niners, Mark “Stiles” Newhouse, atop the leaderboard with 7.4M. Newhouse has $2.7M in live career tournament cashes, of which $2.3M comes from his 2006 WPT Borgata win and last year’s Main Event final table.

Newhouse is followed by Kyle Keranen with 6,670,000.

Like Slim Pickens, it’s slim pickins after that on big name pros. Some notables remaining include Dan Smith (6th - 5,360,000), Leif Force (10th – 4,745,000), Martin Jacobson (14th – 3,925,000), Isaac Baron (28th – 3,000,000), and Vitaly Lunkin (64th – 1,080,000).

And Maria Ho, a woman, is still alive (in the tournament and in real life), capturing her second Last Woman Standing title. Ho was last Last Woman Standing in 2007. She enters play today as the short-stack, 79th overall with 435,000.

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