Martin Jacobson has arguably been this millennium’s most-skilled WSOP Main Event champ prior to winning the prestigious tournament. How Jacobson performs following his Main Event victory is an open book, but so far, he’s off to a great start after recently finishing runner-up in an EPT Prague side event (€60,000).
Many people have heard bits and pieces about Jacobson before and after winning the 2014 ME – i.e. he was a chef, had over $4.5 million in tournament winnings, never won a major title despite plenty of second and third-place efforts. But if you’ve been wanting an expanded take on Jacobson’s actual Main Event experience, then you’ll want to check out a new feature that PokerNews did on him.
As the Swede explains in the following piece, he had never made it past the Day 2 dinner break in previous ME’s. But the seventh time was a charm as he ran through the field and won the $10 million top prize.
Jacobson also explains how great it was to make the November Nine, although he admits that he would’ve liked to have had “more chips at that point,” starting the final table in eighth place.
So how much of that $10m did Jacobson get to keep? He didn’t get into the specifics, but did say, “I swapped out quite a bit of action.” He added, “One of the first things I did when I made the Main Event final table was to contact all my poker friends to see who had interest in helping me to prepare, and also to gather ideas on how I should prepare in the best way.”
It is this help from players that propelled Jacobson to the victory. But enough talk…check out the two parts of this interview below (about 14 minutes long).