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Marcel Luske Joins Team PokerStars

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In October of 2003, the £1,500 No Limit Hold’em event at the European Poker Classic came to an end with European poker player Marcel Luske winning the event. As Luske collected his paycheck of $116,940 for his victory, no one imagined what a bright star he would become in the poker world.

Dubbed ‘The Flying Dutchman’ appropriately Luske resides in Almere, Holland while traveling the world playing poker. His poker career started back in the days of local card rooms and private games that could be dangerous, securing his spot as one of the old school players. Due to his colorful history in poker, Luske continues to be an interesting player worth watching. Not to mention he has turned his humble beginnings of back room poker games into a very successful professional career.

For over 10 years, Luske has proven himself time and again in the live tournament field, being a familiar face at final tables and racking up major victories. Although he has been a force to be reckoned with in Europe for years, he is also just as formidable on the world poker stage like the World Series of Poker. At the  2004 WSOP, Luske finished second in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud event for a $120,800 win, then went on to finish 10th in the Main Event which paid him $373,000. Proving his WSOP showings were no fluke, he came back in 2006 to take fourth in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $204,638. Then in 2008 he showed he was no flash in the pan when he returned to the WSOP to take down $110,264 for third in the $3,000 HORSE event and fourth in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event which paid him $95,069.

If anyone had any notions that Luske was just lucky, they were proven wrong when he finished in the money at this year’s WSOP by taking 26th in the $3,000 HORSE event and winning $6,449. Without a doubt Luske has proven age and experience pays off, as he continues to come in the money at the biggest tournament events in the world. And because Luske has been a familiar face at the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour events, it is only natural that online poker giant PokerStars sought out this great all-round player to recruit him for their Pro Team.

Since becoming a member of Team PokerStars Pro, Luske plays under his own name, while joining other Team members; Daniel Negreanu, John Duthie, Tom McEvoy, Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, Joe Hachem, Barry Greenstein, Isabelle Mercier, Steve Paul-Ambrose, Vanessa Rousso, Luca Pagano, Victor Ramdin, William Thorson, Marcin Horecki, Bertrand Grospellier, Humberto Brenes, Katja Thater, Noah Boeken, André Peter Eastgate, JC Alvarado, Johnny Lodden, Akkari, Dario Minieri, Hevad Khan, Raymond Rahme, Gavin Griffin, Chad Brown, Victoria Coren, Alexandre Gomes, Alex Kravchenko, Ylon Schwartz, Dennis Phillips, Ivan Demidov, Leo Fernandez, Maridu Mayrinck, Henrique Pinho, Nuno Coelho and Luis Medina.

Away from the tables Luske is passionate about music and has even recorded some of his work, which is why he can be regularly seen entertaining enthusiastic crowds at major poker events and parties. In his spare time, he is also well known for supporting several different charities and can be seen on Dutch TV poker programs with fellow PokerStars teammate Noah Boeken.

To keep up on all of Marcel Luske’s latest accomplishments, be sure to check out his blog on PokerStars, where the news should be juicy because there is no doubt this accomplished player will be in the limelight for a very long time.

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