After two days of grueling final table action, Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson has emerged victorious from the 2014 World Series of Poker. Jacobson adds $10 million to his live tournament winnings, along with the most coveted prize in the history of the sport, the WSOP Championship bracelet. Although fellow European poker pro Jorryt van Hoof was the favorite coming into the November Nine on Monday, it was Norway’s Felix Stephensen that took on Jacobson in last night’s epic heads-up duel.

When the final table of the 2014 WSOP Main Event reconvened on November 10th after a four month hiatus, it took 12 hours to whittle the field down to three. First out was American Mark Newhouse (9th, $730,725), who amazingly finished in the exact same position in last year’s WSOP. Next to hit the rails was Brazilian Bruno Politano (8th, $947,077), followed by American Dan Sindelar (7th, $1,235,862), Spaniard Andoni Larrabe (6th, $1,622,080), and Americans Billy ‘Pappas’ Pappaconstantinou (5th, $2,143,174) and William Tonking (4th, $2,848,833).

When the final three returned on Tuesday, Jorryt van Hoof still held a sizable lead, with Martin Jacobson in second and Felix Stephensen trailing. 49 hands into the day (hand #293 of the 2014 WOSP final table), Jacobson, who started yesterday’s action as the second smallest stack, was responsible for the elimination of the November Nines’ majority leader.

Van Hoof opened with 3.6mm from the button, raised 9.2mm by Jacobson. Stephensen folded and the Dutchman hit the tank before shoving his remaining 46.2mm into the pot. Jacobson snap called, tabling As-10c to van Hoof’s Ad-5d. The board played out 10h-5s-2h, keeping the Swede in the lead with the higher pair. Silence overcame the arena as the Qc came on the turn, ultimately changing nothing. Van Hoof would need a 5 to save his tournament life, but a Qs fell instead. Jorryt van Hoof claimed $3,807,753 for the 3rd place finish, leaving Martin Jacobson (142mm) well ahead of Felix Stephensen (58.5mm) going into heads-up.

Martin played the next 35 hands fabulously, never coming close to giving up the lead in a duel that lasted just over an hour. On what would become the final hand, #328 (the 84th of the day), Felix bet 3.5mm from the button just before Jacobson announced he was all in with 170mm. Stephensen acquiesced, putting his last 28.3mm into the pot. Jacobson turned over 10h-10d, Stephensen Ah-9h.

Martin was already in the lead and both competitors’ rails were on their feet. From Jacobson’s side, a steady chant of “Ten for Ten!” could be heard, while Felix’s fans called “Ace! Ace! Ace!” The flop favored the Swede, bringing 3s-9c-10c, much to the delight of his rail. After a brief hesitation for the crowd’s sake, the dealer tabled a Kd turn. That left no outs for the Norwegian, who was already drawing dead when the 4c river was dealt.

Stephensen, whose disappointment was still worth a massive $5,147,911, shook hands with Martin Jacobson as the Swede’s friends and family rushed the stage to celebrate his 2014 WSOP Championship and $10 million victory. “This is what I played for, this is all that mattered to me,” Jacobson told reporters as he clutched the prestigious WSOP Championship bracelet. And with that, Martin Jacobson has become the first Swedish poker pro to ever win the World Series of Poker Main Event; the first since 2006 to even make an appearance at the final table.

On July 15, 120 days ago, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event reached its final table of 9 players. It happened just after midnight when Louis Velador became the unfortunate recipient of $565,193; unfortunate because it meant he was out in 10th place, one position shy of a final table appearance in the poker world’s most prestigious event. With that, the November Nine was formed, and now, four months later, they are all preparing a return to the felt tonight, Monday, November 10th.

The conclusion of the 2014 WSOP Main Event begins at 7:30 pm ET in the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All Suite in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Live” coverage begins on ESPN2 at 8:00pm, imposing a 30-minute delay to preserve the integrity of the game. Thanks to that delay, for the first time in history, viewers will be able to see the hole cards of all players from the start of the hand, rather than when the hand concludes. The November Nine will continue to play until just two competitors remain, then resume with the final heads-up battle Tuesday night, where the eventual winner is guaranteed $10 million.

This year’s WSOP Main Event will feature a bevy of young greenhorns. None of the 2014 November Nines has ever won a WSOP bracelet, and the oldest at the table will be Brazilian Bruno Politano, just 32 years old. Only one player has experience in the November Nine; Mark Newhouse, who came into the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table as the low stack, finishing 9th to the surprise of no one.

The highest stack belongs to 31 year old Jorryt van Hoof (38,375,000), a Dutch poker pro residing in London who operates his own online poker training website. In second position is 24 year old Felix Stephensen (32,775,000) of Oslo, Norway, a relatively inexperienced poker player who was inspired to join the WSOP Main Event after he and his friend won $60k betting on the World Cup. The third highest stack belongs to 29 year old American poker pro Mark Newhouse (26,000,000), one of the most experienced of the November Nine with a WPT Title and nearly $3 million in live tournament winnings.

The youngest player in the mix at 22, Andoni Larrabe (22,550,000) of Spain holds the fourth highest stack. Coming in fifth is 30 year old Dan Sindelar (21,200,000), another American poker pro who dropped out of college in Nebraska to pursue his career in Las Vegas. Another 30 year old American, Billy Pappaconstantinou (aka ‘Billy Pappa’; 17,500,000) will bring the 6th highest stack to the table, but is considered the greenest of the bunch, having very little live poker experience, but an extensive championship status in the foosball world.

27 year old Will Tonking (15,050,000) joins the table from New Jersey where he plays online poker professionally. 27 year old British poker pro Martin Jacobson is the second smallest stack, but the most experienced poker player in the field as the only 2014 November Niner with 7-figures in WSOP tournament winnings under his belt. Last but certainly not least is 32 year old Brazilian poker hobbyist Bruno Politano (12,125,000), who is dead last in the chip counts, but expected to rally the most extravagant fan support of any player in the history of the WSOP Main Event Final Table.