Boeken at the European Poker Tour in 2007
|Born||6 January 1981|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|European Poker Tour|
Magic: The Gathering career
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:
- 1997 Pro Tour Chicago - 15th place
- Pro Tour Mainz - 32nd place
- GP Copenhagen - 3rd place
- 2000 European Championship - Champion - $11,500
After his early success in his Magic: The Gathering career, he started playing poker.
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 Tour
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 Poker
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 Open
As of 2011, Boeken's total live tournament winnings exceed $1,200,000.
Other poker ventures
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.
- Column written by Boeken
- Pokerlistings.com profile
- Gutshot.com interview
- Wizards.com profile and interview
- Magicthegathering.com Article and Interview
- Boeken Online Stats on Macropoker
| Magic European Champion