LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Anyone who plays poker knows it’s about laying it all on the table.
A poker-pro from Sweden won first place in the World Series of Poker and walked away with a $10 million prize.
Who needs bragging rights with that type of money?
Martin Jacobson, 27, swept out two other European finalists at the championship in Las Vegas. His winning hand was a pocket pair of 10’s which defeated ace-nine suited in hearts. Jacobson picked up a 10 on the flop and went on to win the bracelet and the top prize of 10 million dollars.
“I think I’m in shock,” he said. “I’m not really feeling anything. I just feel super weird.”
And Caesars Entertainment Corp. , the company that owns the World Series of Poker, says it’s the first time three Europeans took the tournament’s top prizes.
Talk about having a lucky hand.