Marcel Luske aka ‘The Flying Dutchman’ is the Netherlands’ most famous poker player, with a long and distinguished career at the felt behind him. He is the leading Dutch tournament money winner of all time, and is one of the most respected players in the game -thanks to both the quality of his of play and the values he brings to the game. Firmly from the old school, Marcel learnt his trade in the cardrooms of Europe long before the invention of online poker. He is known for his sharp suits and sharper poker game, but above all he is a true gentleman, friendly and polite to everyone he meets at the tables.
His live tournament successes stretch back as far as 1999, with cash finishes in all games and in most countries of the world where serious poker is played. He has been involved with the European Poker Tour since the very beginning, cashing at Season 1 Copenhagen. The Season 2 Grand Final in Monte Carlo was the scene of his best EPT result, when he finished in seventh position for $134,902. He has a career total of 20 World Series of Poker* cashes, with many final tables. He has yet to claim a winner’s bracelet, but has gone close on numerous occasions. He finished third in the $5,000 Omaha Hi Lo Split in 2002, second in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud in 2004, fourth in the $ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em in 2006, third in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. in 2008, and fourth in 2008 in the $5,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi Lo. He’s also final tabled the biggest poker tournament in the world, the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event – finishing in tenth position for $373,000 in 2004. Add in tournament wins at the European Poker Classic and Five-Star World Poker Classic in Las Vegas, plus countless televised poker appearances and its obvious why Marcel is one of the most feared and respected poker players in the world. It isn’t just on the live scene where Marcel has won big either. He plays many of PokerStars biggest online tourneys, and scored an impressive win in the Sunday Warm-Up in December 2012, good for $75,039. It isn’t just on the live scene where Marcel has won big either. He plays many of PokerStars biggest online tourneys, and scored an impressive win in the Sunday Warm-Up in December 2012, good for $75,039.
Alongside his epic career record, Luske has also won many awards, further evidence of his standing in the global game. He won European Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004, and one honor that particularly stands out is his ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, received at the European Poker Awards at the Aviation Club in Paris in 2008. Marcel is an excellent ambassador for poker, and is also involved in television projects in his homeland, as well as recording music! In fact, Marcel often sings live at casinos and card room openings, and loves to perform. He’s a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays online as ‘Marcel Luske’.
|2003 European Poker Classic £1,500 No Limit Hold’em||October 2003||1st||$116,940|
|2004 WSOP $5,000 Seven Card Stud||May 2004||2nd||$120,800|
|2004 WSOP $10,000 Championship Main Event||May 2004||10th||$373,000|
|Five-Star World Poker Classic $2,000 No Limit Hold’em||April 2005||1st||$212,070|
|€10,000 Hall of Fame Poker Classic||July 2005||1st||$142,503|
|Master Classics of Poker €5,000 Main Event||November 2005||4th||$102,462|
|EPT €10,000 Monte Carlo Grand Final||March 2006||7th||$134,902|
|Five-Star World Poker Classic $3,000 No Limit Hold’em||April 2006||1st||$315,630|
|2006 WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold’em||July 2006||4th||$204,638|
|2008 WSOP $3,000 HORSE||June 2008||3rd||$110,264|
|2008 WSOP $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo||June 2008||4th||$95,069|
|All Stars of Poker €5,000 No Limit Hold’em||May 2010||2nd||$99,714|
|EPT Vienna €1,000 HORSE||October 2010||1st||$13,953|
|2012 WSOP $10,000 Championship Main Event||July 2012||102nd||$52,718|
|PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up||December 2012||1st||$75,039|
|EPT Berlin €1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed||April 2013||1st||€32,000|