Martin Jacobson Tops 6,683 Player Field To Win $10 MillionPublished on November 12th, 2014 10:42 pm EST
Swedish poker professional Martin Jacobson outlasted 6,682 other entrants to win the 2014 World Series of Poker main event last evening. In addition to the guaranteed first place prize of $10 million, Jacobson also walked away with the coveted World Series of Poker main event bracelet. By taking down the WSOP main event, Jacobson joins an exclusive list that includes the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar.
It wasn't easy for Jacobson as he entered the final table with one of the shortest stacks. Jacobson played patient, smart poker, largely staying out of the spotlight until the final day of play.
The final hand of the tournament was contested between Jacobson and second place finisher Felix Stephensen. Stephensen elected to make his last stand holding Ah-9h against Jacobson's pocket Tens. Jacobson flopped a set of Tens and Stephensen was sent to the rail in second place.
Jorryt van Hoof, who entered the final table with the chip lead, lost a big hand early on the final day of play against Felix Stephensen and ended up finishing in third place.
Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:
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
With his victory last evening, Martin Jacobson became the first Swedish born player to win the World Series of Poker main event.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker