His cheering area had good reason to celebrate their hero’s $10 million win: out of 6,683 players who began the WSOP, Swede Martin Jacobson was standing that is last.
Martin Jacobson is the 2014 World number of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion, which, if you didn’t know chances are, our sincere apologies for the spoiler. Before this season’s $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship, few had heard of the 27-year-old from Stockholm, Sweden.
Some 6,683 players from 87 countries entered poker’s biggest tournament, however in the conclusion, it was the Swede holding the silver bracelet and taking the $10 million award.
So how did the man aided by the second-shortest stack entering the November Nine make such a run that is incredible? While oddsmakers labeled him a long shot, Jacobson possibly should not have already been. He had more career WSOP earnings than any other player at the dining table, and while he had never won a real time event, he had been close.
Once you start in the eighth place out of nine, winning may be a far-fetched concept, but Jacobson’s resume suggests otherwise. The now-champ discovered poker at 18 after viewing it on television, and quickly began having fun with buddies and online. After realizing he had a knack for success with satellite qualifiers in 2008, he focused his attention on playing cheaper events that are live.
On the next six years, Martin became a glob (more…)