In the final twenty years, we’ve seen the Swedes take dwelling a number of poker bracelets. Martin Jacobson gained $10M the WSOP essential occasion. A win that noticed him turn into 888Poker’s model ambassador. This gentleman has cashed in no less than $12M (from the WSOP alone) and he’s not the one Swede on the large listing. Here are the highest 5 Swedish Poker gamers of all time. This is the nation’s corridor of fame.
Throughout his profession, Martin has gained 16 financial rewards from WSOP and has sat on the finals desk 5 instances. He turned standard in 2014 after taking dwelling the coveted gold bracelet. It’s by no means concerning the cash, no less than for Martin. He performs for enjoyable and the financial rewards are a bonus. He would spend time taking part in poker with mates – as a social occasion. This was in 2004 when the poker Buzz hit Sweden. He thinks of poker as a technique sport the place he was capable of significantly enhance his method after studying the sport. He doesn’t consider that poker is a sport of luck – tied to the playing cards in entrance of you – as all of us do. Martin is on the high of the All-time money list with $17,040,135 gained all through his profession. His most up-to-date win was on Sept this 12 months (2020) the place he gained $2,306 at WSOP on-line. WSOP is among the top online casinos and the PokerStars like it too.
Chris is the primary runners up with $5.76M gained all through his profession. He was born in 1947 when playing was frowned upon. While he had a “respectable” profession, he was paying payments from playing proceeds. When Poker turned mainstream, he made it a full-time profession. He moved to England within the early 80s the place the no Limits Hold ‘Em became his favourite poker variant. While Chris had many trophies to his name, his first big win was in 1997 where he earned his first WSOP bracelet and $1,500. He’s gained quite a few challenges and his largest single win was in 2000 the place he gained $334K on the WSOP essential occasion.
Mike has made no less than $5.11M in his poker profession within the 103 “official” tournaments he’s taken half in. His final win was a $4,900 at a stay sport on-line early this 12 months. He’s the third greatest Swedish poker participant and quantity 244 worldwide. His largest single win was just below $1M at a stay match.
Martin De Knijff
Martin is a fortunate first title. There are quite a few Swedish poker stars with this title. De Knijff has made no less than $3.8M from his poker profession making him the 4th most profitable Swedish poker participant of all time. He’s been out of the sport for a while now and his final look at a match was in late 2018. De Knijff (or the Knife as he’s recognized) is the 368th greatest poker participant internationally. His largest single win was $2.7M in 2004. That’s some huge cash; even to a champion like Martin. Aside from taking part in poker, Martin is a commendable athlete and was the youngest participant to obtain the “Bridge of Life Master” standing at 21 years.
Johan is the fifth most profitable Swedish poker gamers with $3.7M in winnings. This 35-year-old was within the navy service earlier than turning into a full-time poker participant. He had labored in retail jobs too as a salesman. Johan has been to 41 skilled poker tournaments and has been on the WSOP 12 instances. His most up-to-date win was $36K on the 2020 Helsinki freezeout the place he was in second place. Even although Storakers is but to win a WSOP bracelet, he has gained quite a few No restrict Hold ’Em tournaments.