The Swedish pro who was the early tournament chip leader after Day 1A in July, came to the 9-man final table with the second smallest stack. By the second day of the final table, he managed to have the second largest stack with three players remaining. After about four hours of play, he held all the chips, defeating Jorryt Van Hoof from the Netherlands followed by Felix Stephensen, from Norway, in heads-up play, which lasted only about an hour.
Jacobson earned the $10 million first prize and his first career WSOP bracelet. He is the first player from Sweden to win the title.
Jacobson played 27 events during the 2014 WSOP, just under half of the events, and cashed three times, including in the tournament that counted most. Jacobsen is a seasoned poker pro, playing frequently in super high roller tournaments and high pressure games.
The 45th annual WSOP $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship started July 5 with 6,683 players, ranks as the fifth-largest Main Event field in history. Players from 87 countries generated a prize pool of $62,825,752. First place was guaranteed a sum of $10 million by the organizers regardless of the prize pool.
2014 WSOP Main Event 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