€25,500 High Roller

Martin Jacobson, Sweden (628,000)

Martin Jacobson

Martin Jacobson is one of poker’s most consistent players, but last year was when his life truly changed. Jacobson entered the famous World Series of Poker Main Event as a top pro amongst the field of 6,683 entries. When it was all said and done in November, Jacobson proved to be the last man standing to claim the $10 million top prize from poker's grandest event.

In that event, Jacobson rode the Day 1a chip lead all the way to victory, and he currently boasts nearly $15 million in live tournament earnings. In fact, this result here — no matter what the finish from here on out — will push him over $15 million in live winnings.

Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Jacobson now makes London his home base as he travels the globe playing his trade. He's ranked first on Sweden's all-time money list and ninth on the overall poker all-time money list.

Since the life-changing score, Jacobson has continued to put up results, but this one will be his largest since.

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