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Martin Jacobson

Sweden

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Total Winnings GPI
$6,576,591 

3180.51 14th (15th)

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Biography

“It feels incredible to make it this far in such a big and prestigious tournament … this is probably my biggest achievement so far.” –Martin Jacobson

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 November Nine. 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 $4,807,316 in tournament winnings, not including the money he’ll earn from his deep run in the 2014 WSOP Main Event.

Intro

Jacobson, who currently sits second on Sweden’s all-time money list behind 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.

Background

Jacobson, who currently sits second on Sweden’s all-time money list behind 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, his largest career cash. Of course he’ll have a shot of besting that come November.

“It’s already affected my life a little bit just by making the final table,” Jacobson told PokerNews. “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. If you recall, 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.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
208th €8,500
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
7th $66,382
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
112nd $3,506
2014 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge
8th 350,000 AUD
2014 Aussie Millions
$25,000 Challenge
4th 285,921 AUD
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em
6th $807,427
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
162nd $3,020
2013 PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville
High Roller
4th €83,200
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #5: €10,450 Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold'em
7th €42,094
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
169th $3,702
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 49: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
66th $3,549
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
111st $2,920
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Berlin
Main Event
60th €11,000
2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Main Event
10th $101,000
2011 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona
Main Event
79th €12,000
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
186th $3,088
2011 PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Berlin
Main Event
4th €230,000
2011 EPT Copenhagen
Main Event
33rd 65,000 DKK
2011 EPT Deauville
Main Event
2nd €560,000
2010 PokerStars EPT Vilamoura
Main Event
2nd €297,984
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
289th $1,870
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
4th $183,345
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 34 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
8th $65,487
2008 PokerStars.com EPT Budapest
€4,350 EPT Budapest Main Event
3rd €197,904