Martin Jacobson: How No-Limit Hold'em Has Changed Over Last Four Years

Martin Jacobson

2014 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Martin Jacobson will be one of the thousands taking part in today's Day 1c of the 2018 WSOP Main Event. The 888poker Ambassador will be playing as part of Team Sweden in the site's "8-Team Competition," a friendly last-longer contest between 888poker team members.

The Swedish pro has continued to collect tournament cashes over the years, adding to the $10 million first prize he won in 2014 to build his lifetime live earnings up over $16.7 million. This summer he's cashed six times at the WSOP so far, including finishing fifth in Event #24: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em - THE MARATHON won by Michael Addamo.

Jacobson recently spoke with PokerNews' Sasha Salinger about how poker has changed over the years since his big win in 2014.

"It's evolved tremendously... it's gotten a lot tougher," says Jacobson. He notes that the growth of online poker in Europe and elsewhere has led to an increase in skill among many players, a development that becomes even more conspicuous when playing in the United States where access to online poker over recent years hasn't been as great.

Jacobson also discusses the relative prestige of events like the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop and the Main Event, what he thinks his second-greatest accomplishment in poker has been, and Sweden's World Cup performance. Take a look:

Stick with PokerNews for ongoing coverage of the 2018 WSOP Main Event through its conclusion on July 14, and of every other bracelet event, too, including Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em that starts July 15.

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