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Sweden’s Jacobson Hunts First Title in Epic One Drop Event
Frequent runner-up finisher Martin Jacobson is hoping that he’s saved all his run good for the epic $111k buy-in One Drop event at the 2013 WSOP.
The skilled Swede has over $3 million in lifetime live tournament winnings with four EPT final tables and two WPT final tables but no major titles.
The massive One Drop instantly grabbed his attention when it was announced earlier this year.
“As soon as I heard about this tournament I really wanted to play,” he said.
“I said I would play if I had some success. So far I haven’t had any at the WSOP but I decided to play anyways. I figure I’ll save all the run good for this one."
Jacobson Gunning for $4.8 Million First-Place Prize
One Drop ended up drawing 166 of the best poker players in the world including Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Tom Dwan but Jacobson has been a force to be reckoned with in the elite tournament.
When the bubble burst, Jacobson was one of the chip leaders with over three million chips.
Despite his history of runner-up finishes, Jacobson brushed off the idea that’s he’s due to win a tournament.
“Everyone in poker is due to win a tournament,” he joked.
“Nah, I don’t think I’m due. I think I’ve been very fortunate to have so many final tables but obviously it’s kind of bittersweet. I would like to win a tournament one day though and I hope this is the one.”
Every player remaining in the 2013 WSOP One Drop is guaranteed at least $173,723. The player who finishes first, however, will walk away with $4.8 million.
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