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Martin Jacobson
Nationality: Sweden
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Biography

Martin Jacobson is one of poker’s most consistent players, and he proved that in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event when he finished Day 1a as the chip leader and rode it all the way to the victory for $10 million. Only two other players – Joe Cada and Ben Lamb – have done that since the November Nine concept was introduced in 2008.

Biography

Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Jacobson now makes London his home base as he travels the globe playing his trade. Since 2008, Jacobson has amassed nearly $15 million in tournament winnings, two-thirds of which came from winning the 2014 WSOP.

Background

Jacobson, who sits atop Sweden’s all-time money ahead of Chris Bjorin, first appeared on the poker scene when he finished third in the 2008 European Poker Tour Budapest €4,350 Main Event for €197,904. Less than a year later he would finish runner-up to fellow Swede Ragnar Astrom in the World Poker Tour Venice €4,400 Main Event for €238,840.

Jacobson continued to have success on the European front, which included two runner-up finishes on the EPT. The first came in August 2010, when he placed second to Toby Lewis in the EPT Vilamoura Main Event for €297,985. The second came in January 2011, when he finished behind Lucien Cohen in the EPT Deauville Main Event for €560,000. Jacobson’s other EPT highlights include fourth in the 2011 EPT Berlin for €230,000 and tenth in the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event for $101,000.

As far as the WSOP is concerned, Jacobson’s first cash came in 2009 when he finished eighth in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event for $65,486. Amazingly, his second WSOP cash was also a final table appearance when he took fourth in another $1,500 event a year later, good for $183,345. In 2012, Jacobson final tabled Event #5 €10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max at the WSOP Europe, ultimately finishing seventh for €42,094, and then in 2013 he placed sixth in the $111,111 One Drop High Roller for $807,427, the largest of his career up to that point.

“It’s already affected my life a little bit just by making the final table,” Jacobson told PokerNews after making the November Nine. “There’s a lot of money up top, and the payout structure is kind of flat from here, so that is definitely something you need to take into consideration.”

As previously mentioned, the Swede managed to ride his Day 1 chip lead all the way to Day 7, and according to him he was never all-in for his tournament life during that time and finished each day with a top-30 stack. Jacobson finished Day 1a as the chip leader with 200,100, and on Day 2, he brought that up to 342,700, good for 21st of 1,864 advancing players. On Day 3, Jacobson increased his stack to 721,500, putting him 29th of 746.

Jacobson’s consistency continued on Day 4 when he finished with 1.594 million – good for 18th of 291 – and again on Day 5 when he finished 14th of 79 with 3.925 million. Finally, Day 6 saw Jacobson return to the chip lead when he bagged up 22.335 million to finish as the big stack amongst the final 27 players. Jacobson lost a bit on Day 7 and ultimately finished with 14.9 million, putting him in eighth place at the final table.

When the final table reconvened four months later, Jacobson played what many fans and fellow pros agree was a flawless game. He waited patiently for his spots and was able to grow his stack, eventually taking over the chip lead. Eventually he finished off Jorryt van Hoof and Felix Stephensen in third and second place respectively, and Jacobson etched his name in poker history.

Jacobson has yet to find the winner’s circle after his WSOP Main Event win but has had many close calls including many final table and runner-up finishes. Most notably the Swede finished in sixth place in the 2017 WSOP $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for $641,382 followed by a runner-up performance later in 2017 in the MSPT Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $398,303.

In December 2017, Jacobson joined the 888poker Ambassador team after previously representing the brand in the WSOP Europe.

“888poker and I have a mutual interest to make poker great again in ‘taking back the game’” Jacobson said in a press release. “888poker’s goal is to host prestigious events with huge guarantees affordable to anyone by providing a wide range of buy-ins along with satellites to all tournaments.”

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Event Place Prize
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]
242nd $1184
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD
18th $25200
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
600th $2479
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st
750th $2115
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
1338th $840
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
65th €19380
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€5,300 EPT Main Event
207th €10030
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€2,200 EPT National High Roller
93rd €6180
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
38th $8477
2019 888poker LIVE Barcelona Festival
Main Event
12th €6500
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$1,100 Finale
104th $3000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee
34th $16392
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
39th $16911
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place
272nd $3908
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
83rd $7477
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
65th $5227
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
5th $155062
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
426th $4038
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
64th $4608
2018 888poker LIVE Festival Barcelona
Main Event
62nd €3540
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
Main Event
126th 10000 CAD
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
$1,100 Open
6th 28000 CAD
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€2,700 Warm Up
59th €6500
2018 Aussie Millions
$10,600 Main Event
76th 15000 AUD
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)
92nd $10000
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€1,100 PokerStars National Championship
38th €12120
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
168th $1974
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
954th $2493
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em
6th $641382
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,750 High Roller
19th €54980
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
83rd €9540
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
15th €62660
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Dublin
€25,750 High Roller
9th €49730
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,500 High Roller
10th €96300
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
64th €12800
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
1st $10000000
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
208th €8500
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
7th $66382
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
112th $3506
2014 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge
8th 350000 AUD
2014 Aussie Millions
$25,000 Challenge
4th 285921 AUD
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em
6th $807427
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
162nd $3020
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #5: €10,450 Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold'em
7th €42094
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
169th $3702
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 49: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
66th $3549
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
111th $2920
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Berlin
Main Event
60th €11000
2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Main Event
10th $101000
2011 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona
Main Event
79th €12000
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
186th $3088
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
289th $1870
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
4th $183345

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