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Martin Jacobson Wins 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event For $10 Million

27-Year-Old Poker Pro Becomes First Swedish World Champion In History

by Erik Fast |  Published: Dec 10, 2014


With six players remaining in the 2014 World Series of Poker main event, Martin Jacobson had less than ten big blinds. Although he was short on chips, the 27-year-old poker pro was long on experience, with the most impressive live tournament resume of any of the final nine. With plenty of big scores and final table finishes to his name, it was not at all surprising when Jacobson mounted a slow but steady comeback and emerged victorious with the championship bracelet, the $10 million first-place prize, and the title of World Champion. With the win, Jacobson increased his career tournament earnings to more than $14.7 million, but money was not his focus. When asked for his plans for his newly-earned millions, Jacobson responded, “I haven’t thought about it. All of my focus was on becoming the World Champion. That’s what really means something to me. It may be hard to ...

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