Martin Jacobson

Martin Jacobson
GPI rank: 326
WSOP Bracelets: 1
Total Live Earnings: $17,596,362
Nationality:
Sweden Sweden
Last Seen in: 2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
The Hendon Mob

Biography

Martin Jacobson is a Swedish poker player who won the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. He famously finished Day 1a as chip leader, and rode it all the way to victory for $10 million.

Biography

Jacobson's first recorded cash came in 2008, and amassed a number of cashes around Europe and at the World Series of Poker. He finished second in the 2009 WPT Venice Main Event, and followed that up with two European Poker Tour Main Event runner-up finishes in Vilamoura (2010) and Deauville (2011).

The Swede would final-table the $111,111 One Drop High Roller in 2013 for $807,427, the largest cash of his career. However, the following year he would secure poker's biggest title and $10 million after winning the 2014 WSOP Main Event. He defeated fellow Scandinavian Felix Stephensen heads-up.


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Since his Main Event victory, Jacobson continued to play poker around the world and was an 888poker Team Ambassador for a period of time. In 2017, he again final-tabled the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop as well as the $10,000 Tag Team Championship — he finished sixth both times. He final-tabled the 2018 Marathon at the WSOP for $155,062, finishing fifth.

WSOP Main Event Winners 2005-14

Ryan Riess is an American poker player who won the 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

In 2017, he added a World Poker Tour title and has amassed over $15 million in live earnings over the course of his career.

Biography

Riess' first recorded tournament cash came in 2012 with a runner-up finish in the WSOP Circuit Hammond Main Event for $239,0763.

A little over a year later, he was world champion. He defeated Jay Farber heads-up to win over $8.3 million in prize money after besting a field of 6,352 players.

“The title means everything,” Riess said after his win. “The money’s great, but being a professional poker player, money comes and goes... The title is everything. I would not be happy with second place.”

In 2018, he narrowly missed out on the WSOP Europe Main Event, finishing fourth behind eventual winner Jack Sinclair.

The following year, he made the final table of the EPT Monte-Carlo Main Event, again falling in fourth place and narrowly missing out on a Triple Crown.

WSOP Main Event Winners 2005-14

YEARENTRIESCHAMPIONCOUNTRYPRIZE
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden$10,000,000
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States$8,361,570
20126,598Greg MersonUnited States$8,531,853
20116,865Pius HeinzGermany$8,715,638
20107,319Jonathan DuhamelCanada$8,944,310
20096,494Joe CadaUnited States$8,547,042
20086,844Peter EastgateDenmark$9,119,517
20076,358Jerry YangUnited States$8,250,000
20068,773Jamie GoldUnited States$12,000,000
20055,619Joe HachemAustralia$7,500,000

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Event Place Prize
2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
120th $40,300
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty
27th $7,050
2022 PokerStars EPT London
£5,300 EPT Main Event
28th £17,050
2022 PokerStars EPT London
£1,100 UKIPT Main Event
1st £232,300
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€3,000 Mystery Bounty Championship
31st €8,020
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€2,200 Estrellas Poker Tour High Roller
16th €25,580
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
12th $26,728
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #78: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
70th $7,654
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Bracelet Championship
72nd $2,922
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
30th $10,509
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
72nd $8,061
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $1,500 Fifty Stack No-Limit Hold'em
71st $4,674
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty
18th $15,674
PokerStars WCOOP 2021
WCOOP-71-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $650K Gtd
31st $5,587
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]
242nd $1,184
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD
18th $25,200
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
600th $2,479
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st
750th $2,115
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
1338th $840
2020 Irish Open Online
Event #9: €50,000 GTD Deepstack
47th €413
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
65th €19,380
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€5,300 EPT Main Event
207th €10,030
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€2,200 EPT National High Roller
93rd €6,180
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
38th $8,477
2019 888poker LIVE Festival Barcelona
Main Event
12th €6,500
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$1,100 Finale
104th $3,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee
34th $16,392
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
39th $16,911
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place
272nd $3,908
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
83rd $7,477
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
65th $5,227
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
5th $155,062
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
426th $4,038
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
64th $4,608
2018 888poker LIVE Festival Barcelona
Main Event
62nd €3,540
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
Main Event
126th 10,000 CAD
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
$1,100 Open
6th 28,000 CAD
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€2,700 Warm Up
59th €6,500
2018 Aussie Millions
$10,600 Main Event
76th 15,000 AUD
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)
92nd $10,000
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€1,100 PokerStars National Championship
38th €12,120
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
168th $1,974
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
954th $2,493
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em
6th $641,382
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,750 High Roller
19th €54,980
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
83rd €9,540
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
15th €62,660
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Dublin
€25,750 High Roller
9th €49,730
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,500 High Roller
10th €96,300
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
64th €12,800
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
1st $10,000,000
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
112th $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
111th $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

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