For the past week, London has been a hotbed for poker thanks to the United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) and European Poker Tours rolling into town. Among the highlights were Martin Finger winning the £50,000 Super High Roller, Vanessa Selbst and Phil Hellmuth earning titles; and of course the action from the Main Event. On Wednesday, Martin Jacobson added his name to the list of London winners by taking down the £2,000 No Limit Hold’em side event for – which attracted 181 players and created a prize pool of £351,140 — £77,780.
While Jacobson is a regular on the EPT – he finished runner-up in the EPT Deauville and EPT Vilamoura Main Events – he had yet to capture a title. Jacobson defeated Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov in heads-up play. According to the PokerStars Blog, half of Jacobson’s live tournament winnings ($1,860,498 of the $3,870,648) have come from the EPT, which puts him 20th on the tour's all-time money list.
Had a 3 to 1 chip lead heads up but finished 2nd. Happy that at least it was vs some1 that I like, @Martin_Jacobson ...£52k ($83k) aint bad!Follow @EugeneKatchalov
Team PokerStars Pros Jonathan Duhamel and David Williams both cashed in the event, as did well-known pros Marvin Rettenmaier, Jesper Hoog, Randal Flowers, Ami Barer, Vadzim Markushevski and Michel Abecassis.
Be sure to keep atop all the happenings at the EPT10 London by following our live updates from both the Main Event and £10,000 High Roller.