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Poker Leaderboard: Sweden All-Time Earnings

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 09, 2022

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Anton Wigg’s $650,180 payday as the runner-up in the 2022 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open $3,500 buy-in main event moved him into fourth place on Sweden’s all-time money list, with just shy of $3.9 million in recorded tournament earnings.

It might be a long time before Wigg or any other Swedish player unseats Martin Jacobson from the top spot on this leaderboard, however, as the 2014 WSOP main event champion’s $17.1 million in career cashes puts him nearly $12 million ahead of the nearest competitor. Jacobson currently sits in 44th place on the worldwide all-time money list, thanks in large part to the $10 million he secured after defeating a field of 6,683 entries in the big dance. Even without that eight-figure score, the 34-year-old’s $7.1 million in additional earnings would be enough for first place.

Chris Bjorin is the next-highest earning Swedish player on this list, with nearly $5.3 million in career cashes. The 75-year-old two-time bracelet winner has results dating back to the late ‘80s, with his largest score coming when he won the 2000 WSOP $3,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event for ​​$334,110. He also won the 1997 $1,500 pot-limit Omaha event.

Rounding out the top three is Michael Tureniec with nearly $4.7 million in career earnings. The 36-year-old finished as the runner-up in the 2008 EPT London championship event for $708,411. Three years later he won the EPT Copenhagen for $679,244. He secured his first WSOP bracelet by winning the 2016 $1,111 Little One For One Drop event, taking home $525,520 alongside the golden hardware.

Of course, this list would look quite different if it included cash game results, like that of seventh-place Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom. Or if it included online tournament players such as Niklas ‘lena900’ Astedt. Astedt has a reported $23.3 million in earnings online, and is one of seven Swedes on PocketFives’ top 25 all-time money list. ♠

Rank Player Earnings
1 Martin Jacobson $17,162,667
2 Chris Bjorin $5,276,279
3 Michael Tureniec $4,670,325
4 Anton Wigg $3,897,908
5 Martin DeKnijff $3,608,925
6 Johan Storakers $3,315,593
7 Viktor Blom $3,258,880
8 William Thorson $3,180,513
9 Erik Friberg $2,786,960
10 Simon Brandstrom $2,654,205