Swedish poker player Martin Jacobson has announced yesterday that he is now officially linked to the poker entity 888poker. The poker entity has appointed Jacobson to the position of the newest member of the Ambassador team of the online poker network and this announcement comes as no surprise to anyone since the poker player is one of the leading names in the poker industry for quite some time now. His total live earnings amount to some $16,505,894 and this places him among the top players on a world scale.
This is not the first time Jacobson collaborates with the online poker provider, as the last instance when this happened was for the World Series of Poker, when Jacobson participated in the events with the patch of 888poker adorning his shirt. His new role at the online poker brand is driven by the mutual interest of the two parties to drive poker ahead. Many poker experts were excited to find out about the new partnership and they support the move, as it is a very logical one. Jacobson has numerous big wins to his name and he is expected to skillfully defend his place in the Ambassador team.
With such a long experience on the felt things could not be any other way for the Swedish poker pro. His first poker table took place back in 2008 when he participated in the European Poker Tour €4,350 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event and finished third. This is considered a banging start of his live poker career and as such brought him the whooping third-place prize amounting to €197,904. Kicking off with the top positions he rapidly amassed a considerable amount of live cashes and continued progressing in leading poker tournaments around the world.
Riveting Poker Career for Jacobson
The poker achievement he is best known for came during his participation at the 45th World Series of Poker in Las Vegas which happened back in 2014. Jacobson played at Event #65 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em where he managed to defeat all 6,683 entries willing to win the big cash and claimed the throne. Due to the considerable interest towards the poker event, the total prize pool swelled to the impressive figure of $62,820,200. This, of course, maid the payouts even more appealing to everyone willing to participate in the poker event and the Swedish poker pro laid his hands on the impressive first-place prize amounting to $10,000,000.
During his performance at the poker tournament, he made his way from a short stack to a leading position on the temporary leader board, which then led him to the throne. Before that, his total live earning amounted to $4 million and this seriously boosted his position on various leader boards in the poker world. His most recent winning from a live poker event came at the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party which took place in Punta Cana. There he participated in the $5,300 No-Limit Hold’em #4 MILLIONS Main Event and made it to the 92nd position on the leader board. This accomplishment brought him a payout amounting to $10,000.
Jacobson is going to join other big names in the poker world to the likings of Dominik Nitsche, Parker Talbot, Chris Moorman, Sofia Lovgren, as well as Vivian Saliba. They are already well-known team members of the 888poker Ambassador Team and as such represent the brand all around the world.