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Martin Jacobson, who took down the 2014 WSOP Main Event for a cool $10 million, has signed on to be a Brand Ambassador with 888Poker. He joins several other well-known players in the site’s bid to brand itself as a player-centric site. Dominik Nitsche, who has won four WSOP bracelets, joined up in 2015 and Chris Moorman, the $4-million winner of the One Drop High Roller earlier this year, is also onboard.
The Swede has worked with 888 in the past and it’s because of their joint history, and shared interest in philanthropy, that Jacobson decided to sign up. After he won the 2014 WSOP Main Event, he donated $250,000 to animal and other charities. He is also an ambassador for Raising For Effective Giving (REG) charity, alongside poker greats Erik Seidel, Cate Hall, John Juanda and others. REG dedicates itself to raising money for causes that are deemed to support effective altruism.
The 30-year-old Jacobson is ranked first in the Sweden all-time money list on the Hendon Mob. He took his first poker cash in 2008, coming in third in a European Poker Tour event in Hungary. He has earned over $16 million in live earnings and has enjoyed several brilliant finishes over the course of his poker career. Not bad for someone that had studied to be a chef.