Sweden's Martin Jacobson Wins 2014 WSOP Main Event

Sweden’s Martin Jacobson has been crowned the 2014 WSOP Main Event champion, after overcoming a  field of 6,683 players over nine days on his way to capturing tournament poker’s biggest title, as well as walking away with a huge cheque for $10 million.
Following his incredible victory at the Penn & Teller Theater in Las Vegas, the 27-year-old Swede, commented: “It’s everything to me. I’m just in shock. There was so much pressure leading up to this moment. I’ve been focusing on this since play ended in July. For it to finally be over and me winning it all, it’s just surreal.”.”
When the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event took an almost four-month break in July, Martin Jacobson was second to bottom in the chip counts on a 14.9m stack, whilst Holland’s Jorryt van Hoof (38.37m), and Norway’s Felix Stephensen (32.77m) were in first and second place, respectively. The competition subsequently resumed on November 10th, after which those three players were the only November Niners to make it through to a final day’s play, and lined up as follows:
Martin Jacobson – 97,400,000
Felix Stephensen – 68,100,000
Jorryt van Hoof – 35,000,000
A preflop all-in raising war then saw Martin Jacobson (A-10) eventually eliminate Jorryt van Hoof (A-5) in 3rd for $3,806,402, and as heads-up got underway Jacobson held almost 71% of the chips in play. Just 34 hands is all it would then take before the deciding hand was played after Felix Stephensen raised all-in preflop holding Ah-9h. Martin Jacobson snapped called with pocket tens, and with the dealer putting out a 10c-9c-3s-Kh-4c board, Felix Stephensen became this year’s runner-up for $5,145,968, while Sweden had its first WSOP Main Event winner.
Not only has Jacobson now secured a place for himself in tournament poker’s history books, he also become one of just six European players to win a WSOP Main Even. The short list includes England’s Mansour Matloubi (1990), Ireland’s Noel Furlong (1999), Spain’s Carlos Mortensen (2001), Denmark’s Peter Eastgate(2008) and Germany’s Pius Heinz (2011).

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