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A man arranges Martin Jacobson's cards with cash and chips after Jacobson won the World Series of Poker

John Locher/The Associated Press

Martin Jacobson is $10-million richer after winning the final hand at the World Series of Poker's no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event with three tens to his opponent's pair of nines.

The 27-year-old from Sweden won the top prize Tuesday night after outlasting nine final players during about 16 hours of gameplay in two days.

The poker pro who got his start in online poker had never placed first in a tournament but had gotten close before. His hand of three 10s beat Felix Stephensen's pair of nines.

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This was his first time turning his $10,000 buy-in for the main event into a spot among the "November Nine" who returned this week after outplaying about 6,700 players over the summer.

Stephensen, 24, took home a $5.1-million prize for second place.

Jorryt van Hoof from the Netherlands was the leader going into the face-off Tuesday night but was out after going all-in with a pair of fives shortly after three hours.

Van Hoof had a third more chips than Jacobson and nearly double the total of Stephensen going into the final face-off.

Van Hoof gets $3.8-million for third place.

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