Champions gonna champion.
Less than a month after the 2014 World Series of Poker Champion was signed by 888poker, he’s already causing a stir.
The ink on his contract is barely dry but Martin Jacobson has already won his new sponsor’s most prestigious weekly event.
Jacobson Takes Down Whale
Last Sunday the signature 888poker Sunday Whale was played as a special $1,050 buy-in edition with a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000.
A total of 159 players including re-entries made for a $159,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 15 players.
In a tournament that had 888 regs like Kannwas, Jan Graftekkel Arends, Christopher NigDawg Brammer, Fabrizio DrMikee Gonzalez and Jerry PerryMejsen Ödeen in the top 25, Jacobson once more proved his superiority.
The tournament took eight and a half hours and Jacobson cashed for the top prize of $39,750. Astonishingly, this was already his second win in an MTT on 888poker since he signed his new sponsorship deal.
On January 2 Jacobson won the $565 Volcano, another high-level Sunday major event on 888poker. That night Jacobson added $18k to his new online poker account.
That’s two wins out of just six tournaments the Swedish world champion has played as an 888 pro.
On a side note Jacobson was also the bubble boy of the New Year’s Special Whale on January 1 and just missed the money of the Mega Deep New Year’s Special on the same night.
It seems like the relationship between Jacobson and 888poker has already turned out to be a win-win-situation.
Whale $150k Guaranteed FT Results
Ylitalo Wins Mega Deep for $25k
It was a weekend of Swedish success on 888poker. While Jacobson was taking down the “Whale” his countryman and former EPT London winner Robin Ylitalo was busy cruising through the $215 Special Edition Mega Deep.
With 643 entries this was a much larger tournament to get through and consequently it took three hours longer than the Whale.
Ylitalo eventually prevailed and earned $24,434 for his efforts. Niklas tutten7 Arendt, another Swedish player, also final-tabled this event to add to the feeling of Swedish dominance.
$215 SE Mega Deep FT Results
It’s been a good weekend for the Swedes but take note of Argentinian player lasochobi, who made it to the final table of both these events and finished in 3rd and 5th place!
888poker in January
The Sunday Majors are not the only tournaments to go for on 888poker. Right now they’re preparing the first edition of the XL Blizzard, a 34-event series starting on January 18 with a wide range of buy-ins.
Also, join the Fortune Trail. Just open your lobby and spin the Wheel. You”ll win freeroll tickets and much more.
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