Martin Jacobson: 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine Bio

Martin Jacobson

The last time the overall Day 1 chip leader made the November Nine, he won it.

Back in 2009, Joe Cada ended Day 1C as the overall chip leader and won the Main Event. Now, Martin Jacobson is hoping to do the same for $10 million.

Jacobson finished Day 1A --the smallest starting day-- with 200,100 and continued to climb until he reached the November Nine with 14,900,000.

Jacobson is guaranteed $730,725 for making the final nine, but he'll have to survive one more elimination to beat his biggest cash --a 6th place finish at the 2013 $111k One Drop High Roller for $807,427.

Jacobson is a seasoned pro with more than $4.8 million in live tournament earnings.

The Swedish pro has four WSOP, three EPT and two WPT final tables on his resume. 

Jacobson, 27, learned how to play poker when he was 18 by watching it on TV. From there, Jacobson moved from homegames and freerolls to online poker, where he won a seat to EPT Budapest.

Jacobson finished 3rd in that event for $247,668 and a poker pro was born.

Before poker, Jacobson was an aspiring chef who planned to move to Barcelona to become a chef at a three-star Michelin restaurant.

While Jacobson is still a fan of fine cuisine, poker is his livelihood.

When he isn’t at a table or behind a computer playing poker, the incredibly health-counscious Jacobson is studying for his next sport bet or engaging in some type of physical training.

Jacobson will come back in November 8th in chips with 14,900,000. 

  • Nationality: Sweden
  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Stockholm/London
  • Online Nickname: M.nosbocaJ (PokerStars)
  • Career Live/Online Earnings: $4,807,306/$3,156,637
  • Biggest Previous Live Cash: $807k - ($111k 2013 One Drop High Roller)
  • Twitter Handle: @Martin_Jacobson
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