2014 WSOP Main Event – final 27: Brits still alive and Newhouse threatens back-to-back

Down to the final 27 at the 2014 WSOP Main Event – can Mark Newhouse do the unthinkable?

The 2014 Main Event attracted 6,683 players making it the largest since 2011 and the fifth biggest Main Event field of all time. 6,656 of those players have now been eliminated, shattering their dreams of pocketing the $10m first prize (the second biggest Main Event payout of all time behind Jamie Gold’s $12m in 2006) and just 27 remain in the hunt for a place in poker history.

Incredibly, the best player in the world Phil Ivey was also the chipleader after Day 2, but there’s to be no repeat of 2009 when he made the November Nine after he was eliminated on Day 4 in 430th place. It’s bad news for the ladies as well. Mario Ho was officially the last woman standing in 77th, collecting $85,812, and that’s disappointing for the game.

However it’s not all bad news. There are still two British players left in and Craig McCorkell is currently in 8th spot with a decent stack $8,765,000. The Swedish pro Martin Jacobson is the chipleader with 22,335,000 and other notable names still left in include Dan Smith (10,335,000) and Bryan Devonshire (5,765,000).

Possibly the biggest emerging story though is Mark Newhouse, currently in 11th spot with 6,820,000 in chips. You might remember his name from last year, as Mark Newhouse was a part of the 2013 November Nine. He busted out first last year, in 9th place for $733,224, but making back-to-back November Nines would be an unprecedented achievement. Even more remarkably, Newhouse hasn’t cashed since his November Nine appearance.

The 27 remaining players will reconvene at 8pm UK time to play down past the biggest bubble in the poker world. Who will make the 2014 November Nine? Check back tomorrow for the answer…

2014 WSOP Main Event – final 27

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