Jacobson Builds Lead and Legacy at EPT Vilamoura

Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson.

Coming off a final table appearance at the 2010 World Series of Poker this summer, Swede Martin Jacobson is leading the final 24 at EPT Vilamoura.

Jacobson, who made third at EPT Budapest in 2008, second at WPT Venice in 2009 and fourth in one of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em events at the WSOP this summer, will be looking to add to his $933k in career tournament earnings heading into Day 4 in Portugal Wednesday.

However, Season 1 EPT Grand Final winner Rob Hollink sits dangerously close in a bid to become the first ever two-time EPT main event champion.

UB pro Brandon Cantu led after two days, but busted on Day 3.

Jacobson qualified for the event through a PokerStars satellite.

A total of 384 players entered the €5,300 EPT Vilamoura main event, creating a €1.8 million prize pool and making it the biggest tournament ever held in Portugal.

First pays €467,835.

The tournament will run through Thursday at Casino Solverde on Portugal's Algarve coast.

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