Martin Jacobson, the Swedish poker pro who was the Main Event Day 1A chipleader way back in July, completed his WSOP journey with a Final Table victory netting himself the massive $10M first place prize and the title of WSOP Main Event Champion.
Jacobson, who entered the final table 8th in chips, utilized his who’s who of “talented friends” to carefully craft a plan to work his way up from the bottom and then executed it to perfection. Martin came into the final 9 with far and away the most tournament experience and success amassing over $8M in earnings prior to this victory. Jacobson will of course enjoy his new big time payday (which propels him into the top 10 of the All Time Money List), but according to WSOP.com, what was was really after was the personal accomplishment of becoming World Champ.
“This is what I played for, this is all the mattered to me,” Jacobson said afterward as he flashed the gold and diamond prize designed by Jason of Beverly Hills and valued at $500,000, but worth a lot more in terms of sentiment and personal accomplishment.
Of course, his Final Table Day 2 opponents, Jorryt van Hoof (3rd) and Felix Stephensen (2nd) didn’t fare too badly themselves. Both players walk away from this tournament with life changing money. Runner-up Stephensen can return to Norway with $5,147,911 while future Bond villain van Hoof takes home over $3.1M.
Wanna see how it all went down? There’s plenty of long form coverage of the new poker ambassador and here’s a couple we think you’ll like,
Read: Martin Jacobson Wins 2014 WSOP Main EVent and $10 Million [WSOP.com]
Read: Martin Jacobson Wins 2014 WSOP Main Event, $10M [Bluff Magazine]
Watch: PokerNews talks with Jacobson right after the win.