Martin Jacobson

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Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson 2015.jpg
Nickname(s) M.nosbocaJ (PokerStars)
Residence London, England
Born (1987-06-30) 30 June 1987 (age 31)
Stockholm, Sweden
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Final table(s) 4
Money finish(es) 16
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 2014
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 4
Money finish(es) 9
Information accurate as of 12 November 2014.

Martin Jacobson (born 30 June 1987)[1] is a Swedish professional poker player, originally from Stockholm, Sweden, but currently residing in London, England. In 2014, he won the World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000, the fifth largest single payout in poker tournament history.

Prior to his poker career, Jacobson studied to be a chef. His first live cash came in 2008, when he came in 3rd place at the European Poker Tour event in Hungary. In season 7 of the EPT he made 3 final tables, including two runner-up finishes in Vilamoura and Deauville. He also finished runner-up at the World Poker Tour event in Venice in 2009. Prior to the 2014 Main Event, his largest tournament cash came from a 6th-place finish at the Big One for One Drop High Rollers event at the 2013 WSOP, earning $807,000. He has 16 career WSOP cashes, including 5 final tables. At the 2014 Main Event, he ended Day 1A as the chip leader and entered the November Nine in 8th chip position. Beginning heads-up play with the chip lead over Felix Stephensen, on the 35th hand of heads-up, his 10 10 prevailed over Stephensen's A 9 after the board ran out 3 9 10 K 4 to win the title.

As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $15,000,000.[2] His 18 WSOP cashes account for $11,234,390 of those winnings.

Jacobson is a member of Raising for Effective Giving,[3][4] an Effective altruism organization of poker players who pledge to donate at least 2% of their gross tournament winnings and at least 3% of their profit from cash games every quarter to charities considered unusually cost-effective.

In February 2015, Jacobson was named Player of the Year by the Swedish publication 'Poker.se'. This title has previously been awarded to other high-profile professional players such as Viktor Blom, Chris Bjorin, and Robin Ylitalo.[5]

In December 2017, Jacobson joined 888poker as brand ambassador.[6][7]

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2014 $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event $10,000,000

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Jacobson". Global Poker Index. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  2. ^ Martin Jacobson Hendon Mob Database, retrieved 12 July 2015 
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Julio. "Martin Jacobson Discusses His 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Win". cardplayer.com. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Big win for charity at WSOP Main Event 2014!". reg-charity.org. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Corlisse, Brian (2015-02-11). "Martin Jacobson Named Sweden's Top Player". 
  6. ^ Lee Davy (2017-12-26). "Focus, Presence, Trust: Martin Jacobson Joins 888poker". 888poker. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  7. ^ Chad Holloway (2018-01-06). "CardsChat Interview: Martin Jacobson Joins Expanding Roster of 888Poker Pros". CardsChat.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27.