Noah Boeken

Noah Boeken (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbukən]; born 6 January 1981) is a Dutch professional poker and Magic: The Gathering player.

Noah Boeken
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Boeken at the WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam in 2019
Nickname(s)Exclusive, Towley88
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Born (1981-01-06) 6 January 1981 (age 39)
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)9
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
96th, 2009
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)6

Magic: The Gathering careerEdit

Before becoming a professional poker player, Boeken was a professional Magic: The Gathering player. He started playing the game when he some kids with Magic cards at his school. He started collecting and eventually learned how to play. He found that he could beat people who had been playing for years and became a professional.

Some of Boeken's notable results include:

After his early success in his Magic: The Gathering career, he started playing poker.[1]

Poker careerEdit

Like fellow Magic player David Williams, Boeken credits professional poker player Marcel Lüske as his mentor.

Early careerEdit

Boeken's first major finish in the money was at the 2003 Master Classics of Poker, where he finished 4th in the €200 no limit hold'em event. Eight months later, he played in the $10,000 no limit hold'em championship of Festa al Lago II in Las Vegas, Nevada where he again cashed.

European Poker TourEdit

In October 2004, both Boeken and Lüske made the final table of the European Poker Tour (EPT) event in London won by professional John Shipley. Boeken made a second EPT final table in January 2005 at the Scandinavian Open in Copenhagen where he defeated professional and Hendon Mob member Ram Vaswani in the final heads-up confrontation. Boeken has cashed six times at the EPT and made two final tables.

World Series of PokerEdit

Boeken attended the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2005 and cashed twice, including at the final table of the $2,500 limit hold'em event. He finished 96th out of 6,494 total entries in the Main Event at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

British Poker OpenEdit

Boeken won the 2006 British Poker Open beating a strong field, which included Gus Hansen, and collecting 50,000 GBP.

Poker winningsEdit

As of 2011, Boeken's total live tournament winnings exceed $1,200,000.[2]

Other poker venturesEdit

Boeken plays online poker as Exclusive at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Until the start of February 2012, he was a member of the Team PokerStars group of sponsored players.

In 2007, Boeken and Lüske started a television show called Veronica Poker where famous Dutch people learned the game of poker from them. Eventually the famous people had to play against each other, with the winner invited to an important tournament in Las Vegas. A second television show with Boeken and Luske started in February 2007. The show is called Poker Kings NL and airs on the Tien channel. The show follows both Boeken and Lüske while they travel around the world, attending poker tournaments.


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Noah Boeken".
  2. ^ "Noah Boeken's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database.

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Preceded by
  Nicolai Herzog
Magic European Champion
Succeeded by
  Eivind Nitter