Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Luske Flies To a Double

Marcel Luske (Day 1)

Marcel Luske, "The Flying Dutchman," just doubled up against Anthony Wise.

Wise fired 13,000 on the {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop and Luske made the call to see the {K-Hearts} fall on the turn. Wise moved all in to put the pressure on Luske, who made the call for his last 55,500.

Luske tabled the {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for aces and sevens along with a flush draw. Wise held just a diamond draw with the {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}.

The river completed the board with the {A-Clubs} and Luske finished with a full house. He doubled up to 175,000 in chips while Wise slipped back to 190,000.

Luske is easily the most notable face still left in the field here in Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship. With 21 World Series of Poker cashes to his credit, this marks the 22nd of his career. If Luske is able to place eighth or higher, he'll eclipse the $4 million mark in career tournament earnings.

Although Luske has no gold bracelets to his credit, he does seven WSOP final tables. His most notable finish at the Series wasn't a final table, though, but rather a 10th-place result in the 2004 Main Event, where he took home a massive $373,000. The closest Luske has ever come to winning a bracelet was that same year when he took second in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud World Championship for $120,800.

Luske hails from The Netherlands and is currently number one on both the All-Time Money List and the Number of Cashes list for the country.

Player Chips Progress
Anthony Wise us
Anthony Wise
us 190,000 -79,000
Marcel Luske nl
Marcel Luske
nl 175,000 122,000

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