(born June 30, 1987)
is a Swedish professional poker player, originally from Stockholm, Sweden
but currently residing in London, England
. In 2014, he won the World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000.
Prior to his poker career, Jacobson studied to be a chef. His first live cash came in 2008, when he came in 3rd place at the European Poker Tour event in Hungary. In season 7 of the EPT he made 3 final tables, including two runner-up finishes in Vilamoura and Deauville. He also finished runner-up at the World Poker Tour event in Venice in 2009. Prior to the 2014 Main Event, his largest tournament cash came from a 6th place finish at the Big One for One Drop High Rollers event at the 2013 WSOP, earning $807,000. He has 16 career WSOP cashes, including 5 final tables. At the 2014 Main Event, he ended Day 1A as the chip leader and entered the November Nine in 8th chip position. Beginning heads-up play with the chip lead over Felix Stephensen, on the 35th hand of heads-up his
prevailed over Stephensen's
to win the title.
As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $14,700,000. His 16 WSOP cashes account for $11,224,000 of those winnings.
"There's no such thing as a 'perfect tournament,' but this was close to perfect, maybe," Jacobson said after the confetti blasts signaled his win had been cemented and friends and family ran to embrace him.
Watch the video of the final hand of the 2014 WSOP Championship Tournament. Provided by "Poker Station."