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2014 WSOP Main Event Winner - Martin Jacobson

Once the last American, William Tonking, was knocked out of the 2014 WSOP Main Event in fourth place,1 either Sweden or Norway or the Netherlands was going to have its first champ. Surprisingly, all three of the players were current residents of London, England!

Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof started the final table with the chip lead, and he still had it when they got down to three. But Swede Martin Jacobson was looking sharp, having moved all the way up from second-to-last to second in chips.

At the final table, Jacobson won ten showdowns and lost ten. Appropriately, he held Ace-Ten to eliminate van Hoof in third place and then sealed the victory over Norwegian Felix Stephensen by turning pocket Tens into a set of Tens on the final hand. With the WSOP guaranteeing $10,000,000 to the 2014 winner, Jacobson multiplied his $10,000 buyin by a thousand in his tenth tournament cash of the year.

Ten more facts about Jacobson:

  1. Got into online poker while training to become a chef.
  2. Led the Main Event in chips after Day 1A and Day 6 (27 players remaining).
  3. Became the first November Niner to start 8th in chips and win.
  4. Won exactly one quarter of the 328 final table hands.
  5. Became the oldest winner since Jerry Yang (39 in 2007) but still only 27 years old.
  6. Joined Joe Cada, Jonathan Duhamel, and Greg Merson as World Champs born in 1987 (four of the last six).
  7. Got all the money in preflop on the final hand, the sixth straight year that has happened.2
  8. Won with three-of-a-kind, only the second world champ to do so (Bobby Baldwin topped Crandell Addington with three Queens in 1978).
  9. Became the third foreign World Champion in the 2010s, already matching the three in the 1990s and three in the 2000s.
  10. Collected the second biggest first prize in WSOP Main Event history, behind only the twelve million dollars that Jamie Gold won in 2006; the field was only the fifth largest though.

2014 November Nine Final Results

FinishPlayerPrizeStartStart Chips
1stMartin Jacobson$10,000,000814,900,000
2ndFelix Stephensen$5,145,968232,775,000
3rdJorryt van Hoof$3,806,402138,375,000
4thWilliam Tonking$2,848,833715,050,000
5thWilliam Pappaconstantinou$2,143,174617,500,000
6thAndoni Larrabe$1,622,080422,550,000
7thDan Sindelar$1,235,862521,200,000
8thBruno Politano$947,077912,125,000
9thMark Newhouse$730,725326,000,000

2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Summary

Year2014
Date7/5/2014 to 11/11/2014
Players6,683 (693 cashed)
WinnerMartin Jacobson ($10,000,000, Sweden)
Runner-UpFelix Stephensen ($5,145,968)
Final Table Bubble BoyLuis Velador (10th, $565,193)
Money Bubble BoyZhen Cai,
Kori Hunter,
John Dwyer (694th)
Last Former Champ StandingHuck Seed (did not cash)
Last Woman StandingMaria Ho (77th, $85,812)
Last Celebrity StandingPaul Pierce (did not cash)
In 50 Characters or LessJacobson wins; Newhouse back-to-back final tables.

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