European poker legend Marcel Luske comes from a generation of old-school pros, the type that had to pay their dues in local card rooms and dangerous private games - a world away from how many of today's biggest young stars find their feet in the modern poker scene. It's this kind of back-story that makes Marcel one of the most interesting and watchable characters in poker. And also the reason why he's one of the most successful competitors to ever sit down and play.
Marcel has an incredible live tournament record that stretches back over a decade, filled with major victories and final table appearances. He's been dominating the European circuit for years, picking up thousands of dollars in cash along the way. But what's most impressive about Marcel's record is that he's managed to find success all over the world, especially in the biggest events in Las Vegas. He's cashed at the World Series of Poker* many times, including a good run in 2004 that saw him finish second in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud event for $120,800, and 10th in the Main Event. He's also a regular face at the PokerStars European Poker Tour, and made the final table of the Monte Carlo Grand Final in 2006. He's also a true all-round player, having found success in a wide range of games outside of Hold'em, including Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Stud and HORSE. Marcel also regularly plays PokerStars biggest online tourneys, and scored an impressive win in the Sunday Warm-Up in December 2012, good for $75,039.
His years of experience have meant that Marcel is a great teacher of the game, and he's been able to pass on his wisdom to a number of players who have gone on to find major success. Those he has mentored include 2004 WSOP* Main Event runner-up and fellow Team Pro David Williams.
Elsewhere, Marcel is a keen musician, and often takes to the stage to entertain the crowd at major poker events and parties. It's a passion he's had since childhood and he's even recorded some of his work. He also dedicates his spare time to various charities, and can be found appearing on poker shows on Dutch TV, alongside Noah Boeken.
A true legend of the game and one of the most popular faces on the circuit, Marcel Luske is the kind of player that will probably be around forever, always making final table appearances and winning major titles around the world. He is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays online using the screen name ‘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|
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