2014 WSOP Main Event Winner Martin Jacobson

Martin Jacobson sits atop Sweden’s all-time money list by a wide margin. This is owed most directly to his landmark win at the 2014 WSOP Main Event for $10 million. Even so, he’s notched many millions more in career earnings.

This player profile examines how Jacobson has fared at the felt both pre- and post-title.

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Stas Tishkevich

After Israelis notched a slew of impressive performances at the 2018 WSOP Europe, the eyes of the poker world turned to the Holy Land, wondering what the secret is behind the success of Israeli poker players.

A major component in the overall skill increase in Israeli poker players can be attributed to the existence of the Israel Poker Academy (IPA). In this interview, we speak with the institution’s co-founder Stas Tishkevich. Stas fills us in on the details of his own poker career, how the IPA was founded, and how it has developed into a one-of-a-kind poker school over the last five years.

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Malta Robbie waves

Over my time at the 2018 Malta Poker Festival, I took a number of pictures to help me remember the great times I had there. I’ve curated them through multiple Tweets and pictures, highlighting what was so special, to help capture what the entire experience was like.

I hope you enjoy experiencing the trip “through my eyes” and that it’ll perhaps convince you to head on over to Malta for a visit at some point, in particular for the next Malta Poker Festival. I know I’ll be going back some day!

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Yishai Mendelsohn

Longtime poker fan Yishai Mendelsohn has never played poker for real money and had never witnessed a poker festival in person. In Malta for the 2018 Blockchain Summit, he decided to pay a visit to the inaugural Malta Poker Festival to finally experience firsthand fandom.

In this special guest post, we get to see things through his eyes and enjoy the ever-so-rare perspective of a brand new poker spectator.

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taxes

Proper tax planning is a must for any professional poker player. Without it, you may be costing yourself huge sums of money. If poker is your profession, there’s plenty of work you’ve got to put in that isn’t even connected to poker play. We’re talking about understanding the tax implications – including expenses and mortgage eligibility – that come with the territory.

As the year draws to a close, poker pro and WSOP bracelet winner Chris Wallace has put together a primer on what it takes for a poker player to conduct themselves professionally, as far as taxes, recording income and expenses, etc. is concerned.

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