Martin Jacobson Chip Leader Entering Day 7 at WSOP Main Event

Martin Jacobson

The Main Event of the 2014 World Series of Poker edges into Day 7 with the final 27 players of the original 6,683 starters competing to make the coveted final nine table today. All of them are already assured of at least a  $286,900 payday. Leading the pack is a Swedish player by the name of Martin Jacobson who has 22,335,000 chips, nearly 6 million more chips than his 2nd and 3rd place rivals Luis Velador and Dan Sindelar from the USA. What’s interesting to note is that Martin was also the first chip leader of the tournament at the end of a completed flight, Day 1A. Martin’s journey was a steady one throughout each Day of the Main Event, ensuring he stayed with the pack. He was 11th in chips after Day 2AB, 28th after Day 3, 18th after Day 4, 14th after Day 5. Martin is seasoned pro and counts for more than $4.8 million in career live tournament winnings.

Unfortunately for Canada, there will not be any WSOP bracelets in Vegas in 2014, ending a streak of impressive victories over the previous three summers where Canadian poker players have shined in Las Vegas including a coveted Main Event Championship bracelet. At least the current chipleader Martin Jacobson was sporting a Canadian Olympic Team sweater, (maybe he is planning to defect to Canada).

Still, a number of Canadians have managed to cash in big this summer, surpassing the $10 million mark largely in part to Daniel Negreanu’s runner up finish in the Big One for One Drop.

The top cashes in the Main Event are as follows:

69 Chanracy Khun $103,025 Laval QC
73 Anh Van Nguyen $85,812 Toronto ON
90 Griffin Benger $72,369 Toronto ON
95 Anthony Diotte $61,313 Lasalle ON
103 Simon Charette $52,141 Toronto ON
106 Quentin Siffledeen $52,141 St Albert –
113 Darlene Lee $52,141 Delta BC
116 Nathan Fletcher $52,141 Listowel ON
168 Bradley Tuck $44,728 Etobicoke –
191 Kyle Ho $44,728 Burnaby BC


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Canadian cashes in more recent other WSOP events:

EV#62: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop

7 Matthew Lapossie $89,020 London ON


EV#58: $1,500 NL Hold’em Mixed Max

2 Mike Watson $246,068 Toronto ON

5 Xiao Peng $53,614 Ancaster – ON


EV#57: $1MM The Big One for One Drop

2 Daniel Negreanu $8,288,001 Toronto ON


EV#55: $1,500 NL Hold’em

2 Michael Ferrer $361,207 Toronto ON

7 Marc-Etienne McLaughlin $73,781 Brossard QC


EV#52: $10k Limit Hold’em

3 Greg DeBora $136,056 Toronto ON


EV#45: $1k NL Hold’em

3 Paul Sokoloff $131,110 Toronto ON


EV#41: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Six-Handed

5 Daniel Idema $26,444 Vancouver BC


EV#32: $10k NL Hold’em 6 Handed

8 Kyle White $66,382 Surrey BC


EV#29: $2,500 NL Hold’em

2 Justin Oliver $332,198 Toronto ON


EV#25: $2,500 Omaha/7 Card Stud Hi-Low

7 Mike Leah $31,115 Toronto ON


EV#24: $5k NL Hold’em 6 Handed

9 Matt Jarvis $41,344 Vancouver BC


EV#23: $1k Turbo NL Hold’em

7 Gianluca Cedolia $30,252 Toronto ON


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