Every year in November, history is written and dreams are fulfilled at the World Series of Poker(WSOP). Yet another fairy tale finish was guaranteed at this years WSOP Final table as Nine players from six countries took to the felt at the Penn and Teller Theatre. Only one out of the Nine would emerge the World Champion. Only that poker player would win the WSOP Gold Bracelet and the $10 Million Prize money. Only he would be granted poker glory and a new chapter in the game’s history. This year, that chapter starts with Martin Jacobson. The Swedish poker player started out the final table on Nov 10th with less than half the chips as the chip leader. But he continued to chip up, show aggression, show opponents the door and finally took the chip lead sending Jorryt Van Hoof(the initial chip leader) out. And in the end he showed why he has been called Mr.Consistent at the 2014 WSOP. He walked away with his first WSOP Gold Bracelet and the biggest prize money in poker. Martin Jacobson begins his reign at the top of the poker world. Behold the 2014 WSOP World champion-Martin Jacobson.
The biggest contest of poker started off in a glitzy show and when play started no one was in a hurry to hit the rails. One player who managed to run all over the chip positions was Felix Stephensen who ultimately finished runners up to Jacobson. He somehow gave away big hands, won big hands and consequently has been chip leader, smallest stack and middle positions at the final table. But the first elimination of the day that came after many hours of play was a shocker as Mark Newhouse was eliminated in 9th place, earning $730,725. He apart from the chip leader Jorryt Van Hoof was one of the most spoken about players at this FT since he was making back to back Main Event final tables. Around 45 minutes later, the first ever Brazilian finalist Bruno politano exit in 8th place taking $947,172. With him went one of the loudest cheering rail the WSOP will ever see.
The only local in Dan Sindelar was the next to go when his fell short of Ace Pair of Van Hoof with $1,236,084, the largest cash of his career. Spaniard Andoni Larrabe went next to cash $1,622,471. Larrabe whose troubles started as the final table started when he lost a big hand to Billy Pappas. Pappas had doubled up with against Larrabe who had three bet pre flop with . Larrabe lost more than half of his stack when Pappas’s Pocket Kings held good.
After another hours of play, Pappas exit in 5th place despite doubling up twice during the day reaching a high of 26 million chips. America’s final hope William Tonking exit in 4th place after starting out 7th in the chip leader position. what happened correspondingly was Van Hoof’s gigantic stack snowballing into an even bigger stack to gain an unprecedented chip lead. Play was stopped as the final 3 Europeans remained in the battle. When they started play today again, it was Jacobson’s day completely. He overcame the big chip stack of Van Hoof to become chip leader and finally overcome a resilient Felix Stephensen.
this is how the final hand played out-
Stephenson moved from the button to 3.5 Million and Jacobson raised all in with his big stack. Stephenson called with his 28.5 M stack. Both the players rails erupted as the players went on their backs. Jacobson’s stronghold began as the flop was turned over. The turn raised his hopes more with and the river sealed the fate.
OPN Congratulates Martin Jacobson for his great victory at the 2014 WSOP.