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Martin Jacobson

Martin Jacobson
Poker Room
888poker 888poker
Total winnings
$ 16,780,670
First place Finishes


Martin Jacobson is one of poker’s most consistent players, and he proved that in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event when he finished Day 1a as the chip leader and rode it all the way to the victory for $10 million. Only two other players – Joe Cada and Ben Lamb – have done that since the November Nine concept was introduced in 2008.


Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Jacobson now makes London his home base as he travels the globe playing his trade. Since 2008, Jacobson has amassed nearly $15 million in tournament winnings, two-thirds of which came from winning the 2014 WSOP.


Jacobson, who sits atop Sweden’s all-time money ahead of Chris Bjorin, first appeared on the poker scene when he finished third in the 2008 European Poker Tour Budapest €4,350 Main Event for €197,904. Less than a year later he would finish runner-up to fellow Swede Ragnar Astrom in the World Poker Tour Venice €4,400 Main Event for €238,840.

Jacobson continued to have success on the European front, which included two runner-up finishes on the EPT. The first came in August 2010, when he placed second to Toby Lewis in the EPT Vilamoura Main Event for €297,985. The second came in January 2011, when he finished behind Lucien Cohen in the EPT Deauville Main Event for €560,000. Jacobson’s other EPT highlights include fourth in the 2011 EPT Berlin for €230,000 and tenth in the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event for $101,000.

As far as the WSOP is concerned, Jacobson’s first cash came in 2009 when he finished eighth in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event for $65,486. Amazingly, his second WSOP cash was also a final table appearance when he took fourth in another $1,500 event a year later, good for $183,345. In 2012, Jacobson final tabled Event #5 €10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max at the WSOP Europe, ultimately finishing seventh for €42,094, and then in 2013 he placed sixth in the $111,111 One Drop High Roller for $807,427, the largest of his career up to that point.

“It’s already affected my life a little bit just by making the final table,” Jacobson told PokerNews after making the November Nine. “There’s a lot of money up top, and the payout structure is kind of flat from here, so that is definitely something you need to take into consideration.”

As previously mentioned, the Swede managed to ride his Day 1 chip lead all the way to Day 7, and according to him he was never all-in for his tournament life during that time and finished each day with a top-30 stack. Jacobson finished Day 1a as the chip leader with 200,100, and on Day 2, he brought that up to 342,700, good for 21st of 1,864 advancing players. On Day 3, Jacobson increased his stack to 721,500, putting him 29th of 746.

Jacobson’s consistency continued on Day 4 when he finished with 1.594 million – good for 18th of 291 – and again on Day 5 when he finished 14th of 79 with 3.925 million. Finally, Day 6 saw Jacobson return to the chip lead when he bagged up 22.335 million to finish as the big stack amongst the final 27 players. Jacobson lost a bit on Day 7 and ultimately finished with 14.9 million, putting him in eighth place at the final table.

When the final table reconvened four months later, Jacobson played what many fans and fellow pros agree was a flawless game. He waited patiently for his spots and was able to grow his stack, eventually taking over the chip lead. Eventually he finished off Jorryt van Hoof and Felix Stephensen in third and second place respectively, and Jacobson etched his name in poker history.

Jacobson has yet to find the winner’s circle after his WSOP Main Event win but has had many close calls including many final table and runner-up finishes. Most notably the Swede finished in sixth place in the 2017 WSOP $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for $641,382 followed by a runner-up performance later in 2017 in the MSPT Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $398,303.

In December 2017, Jacobson joined the 888poker Ambassador team after previously representing the brand in the WSOP Europe.

“888poker and I have a mutual interest to make poker great again in ‘taking back the game’” Jacobson said in a press release. “888poker’s goal is to host prestigious events with huge guarantees affordable to anyone by providing a wide range of buy-ins along with satellites to all tournaments.”

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$1,100 Finale104th$3,000
2018 888poker LIVE Festival Barcelona
Main Event62nd€3,540
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship39th$16,911
Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee34th$16,392
Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place272nd$3,908
Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed83rd$7,477
Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout65th$5,227
Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em5th$155,062
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER426th$4,038
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed64th$4,608
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
Main Event126th10,000 CAD
$1,100 Open6th28,000 CAD
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€2,700 Warm Up59th€6,500
2018 Aussie Millions
$10,600 Main Event76th15,000 AUD
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)92nd$10,000
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€1,100 PokerStars National Championship38th€12,120
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em168th$1,974
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER954th$2,493
Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em6th$641,382
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,750 High Roller19th€54,980
Main Event83rd€9,540
2016 EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller15th€62,660
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Dublin
€25,750 High Roller9th€49,730
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,500 High Roller10th€96,300
2015 EPT Season 11 Malta
€5,300 Main Event64th€12,800
2014 EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event208th€8,500
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event1st$10,000,000
Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship7th$66,382
Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em112nd$3,506
2014 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge8th350,000 AUD
$25,000 Challenge4th285,921 AUD
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em6th$807,427
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em162nd$3,020
2013 EPT Deauville
High Roller4th€83,200
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #5: €10,450 Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold'em7th€42,094
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em169th$3,702
Event 49: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em66th$3,549
Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em111st$2,920
2012 EPT Berlin
Main Event60th€11,000
2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Main Event10th$101,000
2011 EPT Barcelona
Main Event79th€12,000
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