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When I Was A Donk – Marcel Luske

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Sep 12, 2018


In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Marcel Luske, otherwise known as the Flying Dutchman, worked in nightclubs and even owned a bar before finding poker. The colorful character opened a card club in Belgium before turning pro himself, traveling all over Europe to play the game. Luske appeared on the British television show Late Night Poker before breaking out in Las Vegas in 2003 with a win at the Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic for $67,512 and a 14th-place finish in the World Series of Poker main event for another $65,000. The very next year, he returned to the WSOP, and finished second in the $5,000 stud event for $120,800, and went deep in the main event yet again, earning $373,000 ...

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