On Monday, Martin Jacobson entered the final table Monday ranked in eighth place out of the nine remaining players, he is now the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and $10 million richer.
At the start of heads-up play, Jacobson had 142 million to Stephensen's 58.5 million. On the final hand Stephensen opened with a raise from the button, Jacobson moved all in with a pair of Tens, and Stephensen called with the As Nine Suited. A ten on the flop gave Jacobson trip tens, and the championship title. Stephensen earned $5,147,911 for his runner-up performance.
Martin Jacobson first appeared on the poker scene with his third place in the 2008 European Poker Tour Budapest €4,350 Main Event. His largest career cash before the 2014 Main Event was last year in the $111,111 One Drop High Roller for $807,427.
When asked how the money would affect his life, Jacobson answered that the victory was more important.
“I haven’t thought about it,” he said. “All of my focus was on becoming the world champion. That’s what really means something to me. It may be hard to tell right now, but I’m in shock. For this to finally be over with me winning it all, it’s surreal.”
Final table results
1. Martin Jacobson — $10,000,000
2. Felix Stephensen — $5,147,911
3. Jorryt Van Hoof — $3,807,753
4. William Tonking — $2,849,763
5. Billy Pappas — $2,143,794
6. Andoni Larrabe — $1,622,080
7. Dan Sindelar — $1,235,862
8. Bruno Politano — $947,077
9. Mark Newhouse — $730,72