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2014 WSOP Main Event: Martin Jacobson Is The World Champion!

Tags: 2014 November Nine, Martin Jacobson, Sweden.
Posted on 12 November 2014 by "T".

He had never won a major live tournament before and was second last in chips when the final table kicked off on Monday. Although many considered him to be one of the best players of this year's November 9, the odds were definitely against him.

Well, there's nothing left to say other than A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, Martin Jacobson! The 27-year-old pro from Stockholm, Sweden, received $10,000,000 in prize money, a coveted gold bracelet, and he will always be remember as the first Swede in history to win the Main Event! 

Defeated fellow Scandinavian heads-up

Jacobson had 142 million to Stephensen's 58.5 million when heads-up play began. Jacobson used his chip lead well and pressured his Norwegian opponent almost all the time. Although Stephensen took down most of the pots, it was Jacobson who took down the big, meaningful ones. Eventually, on hand #328, the tournament came to an end...

Stephensen opened up the pot with a raise from the button. Jacobson shoved his stack and Stephensen called with AHeart9Heart. Jacobson turned over 10Heart10Diamond.

The flop came down 10Club9Club3Spade and gave Jacobson a set of tens. The turn was the KDiamond and Stephensen was drawing dead. Jacobson's friends began to celebrate as the dealer completed the board with the 4Club to make it official.

"I played close to perfect, maybe," Jacobson said afterward when asked about his performance by  "I don't think there's anything such as a perfect tournament, since you will always make some errors here or there.  But I eliminated most of my mistakes, and played pretty well overall."

Here are the final table results:

1st - Martin Jacobson - $10,000,000
2nd - Felix Stephensen - $5,147,911
3rd - Jorryt van Hoof - $3,807,753
4th - William Tonking - $2,849,763
5th - Billy Pappaconstantinou - $2,143,794
6th - Andoni Larrabe - $1,622,471
7th - Dan Sindelar - $1,236,084
8th - Bruno Politano - $947,172
9th - Mark Newhouse - $730,725


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6 comments on "2014 WSOP Main Event: Martin Jacobson Is The World Champion!"

 doubletop77712/11/2014 09:45:14 GMT
Many congratulations to Martin Jacobsen on winning the tournament and becoming champion of the world, not to mention taking home the first prize of Ten Million Dollars!!!
 bowie198412/11/2014 18:36:47 GMT
Well, it looks like to me that the Flying Dutchman didn't arrive to the port this time either. Just a bad nick I'm sure but I hope he won't have to live with this name the rest of his poker playing career otherwise - based on the story - the future might not hold good things for him.
BTW congrats to Martin Jacobson, I'm really curious how many backers bought a share off him back in the summer before the main event started or even when he ended up in da final nine. They must be the happiest sponsors in the world right now.
 mahdrof12/11/2014 19:00:40 GMT
Next year... my turn Angry
 Sorin88813/11/2014 08:20:54 GMT
Martin Jacobson was one of the favourites to win despite starting as one of the shortest stacks, because he has such a high pedigree.
Prior to this event he had made three EPT and three WPT final tables, as well as two WSOP and a WSOPE final table.
 MykolaII13/11/2014 08:31:39 GMT
Hi, everybody.

Yes. Track record very impressive. At such data he was really obliged to win.

Our victories still ahead.

Good luck all at tables and in life.

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 Sorin88815/11/2014 08:06:12 GMT
Sweden has historically had one of the most aggressive tax regimes against poker players in the world. This has caused players like Jacobson to move to the UK in order to continue their career.The last three players standing were from Europe Thumbs Up Dollar Dollar

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