2018 has arrived and 888poker has apparently made the resolution to keep firing on all cylinders.
Just weeks after signing rising Brazilian star Vivian Saliba – winner of the last 888poker Ladies Event in London – they’ve now added one of the biggest names in poker to the 888 pro roster.
2014 World Series of Poker champion Martin Jacobson is now a member of Team 888poker and together they have big plans to continue 'taking back the game' for the amateur player.
Jacobson an All-Time Swedish Great
Jacobson didn’t emerge on the poker scene when he made the final table of the WSOP main event like so many champions before him.
Seasoned pro even before the big show.
He was already an accomplished pro at the time with achievements under his belt like:
- 6th place in the $111,111 Big One for One Drop
- 10th place in the PCA Main Event
- Runner-up finish at the WPT Venice
- Final tables at EPTs in Hungary, Portugal, France and Germany
His $10 million win in Las Vegas - the second highest prize money ever paid out in the WSOP main event and the only year the WSOP put a guarantee on the winner’s prize money - propelled Jacobson to the top of the all-time Swedish money list.
But in fact he would have gotten there as well by now without it - that’s how big his lead in the national rankings is.
Helping People Realize Their Dreams
This comfortable position has enabled Jacobson to focus on things away from the poker table, too.
He donated a quarter of a million dollars to the REG charity – of which he had become a member a few months prior – even before he sat down at the final table of the WSOP Main Event. He’s been even more active in charitable donations since.
Helping others is at the top of Jacobson’s list of life hacks.
“I want to help people realize their dream of starting from the bottom and eventually becoming a World Champion,” says Jacobson.
“I believe that everyone who has accomplished great things in poker has an amazing story behind them because we all have a long journey behind us. From the moment we learnt the rules of the game until we start lifting trophies, there are no shortcuts.”
The dream is real.
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Jacobson joins a growing team made up of absolute top earners of the game like Chris Moorman and Dominik Nitsche, sports stars like Denilson, female aces Saliba, Sofia Lövgren and Kara Scott and promoters of the world’s fastest growing poker market – Brazil – like Nicolau Villa-Lobos and Bruno Kawauti.
There are also now two former November Niners as one of Jacobson’s new team mates is Bruno 'Foster' Politano, who finished in 8th place in 2014, sitting right across from Jacobson.
You always meet twice, they say.
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