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Martin Jacobson still doing well after 2014 WSOP Main Event Victory

In recent years, some of the WSOP Main Event champions have either quit playing poker or just not played the game well (see Jamie Gold, Jerry Yang, Ryan Riess) following their victory. But it doesn't look like this will be a problem with 2014 WSOP Main Event winner Martin Jacobson, who's already performing well in more tournaments.

Not long ago, Jacobson made the trip to EPT Prague, where he competed in a €4,000 + 250 Deepstack Hold'em event. And in a field of 64 players, Jacobson ended up taking second and earning €60,570 ($75,369). He made a final table deal with France's Benjamin Pollak, with the latter collecting €64,190 ($79,874) from the tourney.

Thanks to his latest high finish, Jacobson has now earned over $14.9 million in winnings. Almost $10.8 million of his earnings have come this year, which his $10 million Main Event score accounting for a significant portion of this. He also picked up a couple of big scores at the 2014 Aussie Millions, taking fourth in the $25k High Roller ($250,134) and eighth in the $100k High Roller ($313,468).

Jacobson was a very accomplished player even before 2014, having made multiple deep runs in WSOP, EPT and WPT events before. He was actually entering discussions of the greatest player never to win a major tournament title before finally taking down the 2014 Main Event.

Speaking of which, it didn't seem like Jacobson had a very good chance to win the ME, given that he was just eighth entering the 2014 November Nine. But then again, he was almost universally believed to be the best among the nine final table participants. And Jacobson certainly proved this by overcoming his chip disadvantage and eventually becoming the Main Event champ.