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Newhouse Out in 9th (Again), van Hoof Dominant w/ 5 Left in Main Event
The only thing Mark Newhouse said he wouldn't do this year at the WSOP final table was finish ninth again.
Newhouse was the first player eliminated tonight as the World Series of Poker Main Event final table got underway.
Cruising along with a solid chip stack of around 24 million Newhouse got into a hand with William Tonking that ended in a $10m shove on the river, a call from Tonking and the bad news his tens weren't good enough to beat Tonking's queens.
Just like that Newhouse's amazing accomplishment of making-back-to-back Main Event final tables was cut short, and the devastating turn sent a shocked Newhouse to the rail in just hand #56.
“I know it hasn’t sunk in yet,” WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla asked.
“But you’ve done something truly remarkable, back-to-back final tables. Do you think that’s what you’re going to look back on after today’s over?”
“Probably not,” Newhouse said as he stared solemnly into the distance. Read the recap of Newhouse's bust in our Live Coverage here.
van Hoof Cleaning Up; Pappas Still Fighting
As it stands right now just five players are left with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof - the chip leader coming into the final table - running away with the chip lead.
Known as TheCleaner online van Hoof has plenty of experience in high pressure poker situations and it's showing as he's been on a steady climb since the start of play.
Van Hoof has over 101 million chips in front of him - over 50% of the chips in play.
Swedish pro Martin Jacobson, who started the day as one of the short stacks, has manuevered his way up to second in the counts with 32 million.
William Tonking (31m), Billy Pappas (23m) and Felix Stephensen (11m) also remain.
Brazil's Bruno Politano (8th), American Dan Sindelar (7th) and Spain's Andoni Larrabe (6th) have been eliminated.
Check our WSOP Main Event Live Coverage for on-the-scene reports.