Marcel Vonk

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Marcel Vonk
Born 14 January 1974 (1974-01-14) (age 43)
Leiderdorp [1]
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 3
Information accurate as of 18 July 2014.

Marcel Louis Vonk (born 14 January 1974) is a poker player and the first Dutch person to win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in No Limit Hold'em (NLHE). On July 5, 2010, he beat out 3,843 opponents to capture the gold bracelet in event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em, taking home $570,960 USD for the victory.[2]

In 2008, Rob Hollink became the first Dutch WSOP bracelet winner by winning the $10,000 WSOP Limit Hold'em World Championship event.[3][4] In 2009, Marc Naalden won the second WSOP gold bracelet for the Netherlands by winning the $2,000 WSOP Limit Hold'em event.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Marcel Vonk has a Ph.D. in physics from University of Amsterdam, and works as a researcher in string theory at the University of Amsterdam. In 2010 he authored a book on string theory in Dutch.[6]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Event Prize Money
2010 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em Event #54 $570,960

References[edit]

  1. ^ M.L. Vonk, 1974 - at the UvA Album Academicum website.
  2. ^ "Marcel Vonk wins Event No. 54" Cardplayer, 5 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Rob Hollink Bio" "Cardplayer"
  4. ^ "Rob Hollink wins event no 30" "Cardplayer", 17 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Marc Naalden poker pages player profile"
  6. ^ http://www.marcelvonk.nl/?p=boek-snaartheorie