Famous Poker Players from Holland

When it comes to poker, anyone from around the world can become a skilled professional. There have been several famous individuals come up from Holland, with Marcel Luske, Lex Veldhuis and Fatima Moreira de Melo serving as three of the most profitable. While these individuals have won a considerable amount of money while playing, they have also won a number of championships as well. You can play online poker with one of the pros in Holland.

Marcel Luske finished 10th in the 2004 World Series of Poker and, by 2009, had racked up more then $3.7 million in winnings. He quit his job as a salesman in 2003 in order to become a professional player and has a rather unusual style. While he always wears a suit to his games, he also flashes upside down sunglasses throughout the games. He won the European Poker Awards Player of the Year in both 2001 and 2004.

Lex Veldhuis is another Dutch poker player is rather new to the world of poker, as he is only 29 years of age. He has had nine money finishes in the World Series of Poker, one money finish in the World Poker Tour and four money finishes in the European Poker Tour. He also made it to the second day of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, 2009, after finishing with the high in day one through bluffs, although this eventually caught up with him in the second day, forcing him into an early exit without any cash winnings.

Fatima Moreira de Melo is a rather interesting addition to the Dutch history of poker. She was formerly a Dutch field hockey player and won a Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, not to mention a Silver and Bronze medal previously. After retiring from the sport, she started as a television personality and is now part of the Team PokerStars. Over her short career, which only dates back to 2008, she has had seven different payout events. Her first came in November, 2008, where she placed ninth in the Master Classics of Poker, taking home almost $49,000. This, to date, still stands as her largest payout, although she did finish third in March, 2010 at the EPT Snowfest No Limit Hold’Em and fifth at the Master Classics Of Poker No Limit Hold’em. She currently plays a considerable amount online using the screen name FatimaDeMelo on PokerStars website and at the Fatima.fr French website.

There have been some rather important and influential poker players hail from the nation of Holland. These are just three of the more prominent and current players.

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The mastermind behind NFL Betting Lines Guide. NFL, Poker and gambling fan. Fueled by Rock N' Roll and travel. Let's roll the dice.

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