Martin Jacobson is the latest talking point in the poker world. Well, why not, he just won $10, 000, 000 the highest purse in the world of poker events.
Here are some facts that you would like know about him and to keep it for posterity.
Martin is a Swedish national and was born in 30 June 1987 in Stockholm, Sweden. He presently resides in London, England. Rise to stardom has not been rosy all the way and the tremendous amount of hard work he put up had paid off handsomely. Wining the main event in 2014 is not the first time he has tasted big time victory in the Poker game tournaments. In 2013 he came across his first big cash at the Big One for One Drop High Rollers WSOP where he registered an earnings of $807,000.
It should be interesting to know that before coming to poker Jacobson was studying to become a chef. In 2008 he earned his first live cash when he was third placed in the EPT event held in Hungary. In the European circuit he made three final tables during season 7which also include runner-up spot in Deauville and Vilamoura. In 2009 he was the runner up in the World Poker Event conducted in Venice.
Overall Martin has a 16 WSOP cashes to show for his Poker career which also include 5 final tables. On the Day 1A of the 2014 Main Event he ended as the chip leader but on November Nine he was the penultimate player in terms of chips position. Not many watching gave the chance of him winning the event and some even murmured that he is not lively enough to represent Poker to the world. Well, rest is history. At the end of the Main Event 2014 Jacobson achieved total live tournament earnings of $14,700, 000 and out of those winnings $11,224,000 were earned from 16 WSOP cashes.