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Martin Jacobson has a chance to become the first Swedish world champion of poker in history after making the 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine final table. Before this event Jacobsen had earned almost $5 million playing live poker events. He's got to triple that total in November when he'll be competing for the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion. Jacobson had played in seven WSOP Main Events before this and had never made it to the dinner break on Day 2. He told PokerListings this year felt totally different. Jacobson also said he didn't have a single losing level for four days. Get the whole story on 2014 WSOP November Niner Martin Jacobson with this in-depth video interview.
Well yeah, it feels incredible to make the final table, definitely a big dream come true. And I can't wait to come back in November and finish it. At the end of day one, I was chip leader which was very nice. All the way from there it just went very smoothly. I didn't have a losing level for the first four days, so it's just a really, really good run. My results in the main event previous years haven't been that well. I've actually never made dinner break at day two, and I played it seven times. I'm not sure what it's been, but it could have been I've been burnt out from the summer all the pre-elims, or I lost my patience or something like that. But, this year, I felt totally different. And I felt like I was in the zone, and I'm ready to go.
I started off as to cook. I was planning to move to Barcelona and work myself up there at one of the top restaurants, but that job opportunity never materialized because I had some issues with my contact down there. So during the time I was playing poker, just as a hobby, and I started to spend more time to poker and had some results and yeah, just took it from there. Well, I'm hoping that I can be a big role model and represent Sweden well and make my country proud. Hopefully, a mix of my poker friends and family will be supporting me. My family has never been to Vegas, so I would love to have a good reason to bring them over here and show them around.