Noah Boeken (pronounced Boo-Ken) was born on January 6, 1981 in Holland, Denmark and currently resides in Amsterdam. Prior to getting into poker, he used to be a professional “Magic: The Gathering” player .As such Noah Boeken has entered a few gaming tournaments. In 1997 he entered the Pro Tour Chicago where he placed 15th and a little later entered the Pro Tour Mainz where placed he 32nd.His biggest hit in this area was when he won the 2000 European Championship along with $11,500. Not long after this success Noah Boeken turned his interest to poker as he decided to drop out of his economics degree at university. Noah Boeken credits Marcel Lüske, also known as the "The Flying Dutchman", as his mentor throughout his poker career. Noah Boeken is described as an enthusiastic and charismatic person for which he is well liked in the poker world.
In 2001, Noah Boeken started playing online poker, and it was not long before he hit success.. He came to the conclusion, that playing poker would be far more profitable than playing “Magic: The Gathering”. Quickly, Noah Boeken gathered numerous cashes and titles, especially on the PokerStars.com, European Poker Tour and Full Tilt Poker web sites.His online nickname is ‘Exclusive’, but it was about to change as he started entering live tournaments too. His second nickname came to be "Mini-Marcel" because the two are almost always seen together. Noah Boeken`s first major finish was at the 2003 Master Classics of Poker tournament, where he finished 4th, earning $201,032. Previously, Noah Boeken managed to finish 1st at the Copenhagen Leg Of The Tour, earning the sum of $191,355 and 6th at the London Leg Of Season 1 tournament, where he earned $30,196. Noah Boeken has two first place finishes, both of which during the year 2005. The first one was on January 29th at the Scandinavian Open - EPT/Pokerstars Season 1, where he took $193,503 and the second one was at the Caribbean Poker Classic on November 28th , where he took $19,830. Other tournaments that he has participated include the Festa al Lago II, World Heads Up Championship, Caribbean Poker Classic and many more.
Up to the year 2008 Noah Boeken has won the total amount of $761,999, has 2 first place finishes and 35 money finishes. When he is away from the poker table, along with Marcel Luske, Noah Boeken hosts a couple of poker show on Dutch television, called “Veronica Poker” and “Poker Kings NL”. The first show has the goal to improve poker skills of famous Dutch people, and the second one follows Noah Boeken and Marcel Luske while they travel around the world to attend various poker tournaments. Noah Boeken`s future ambition is winning the WSOP bracelet, which is surely just a matter of time, because of his strong skills and deep dedication to the poker game.
Top 5 achievements:
Master Classics of Poker €5,000 No Limit Hold’em – 4th place - $201,032
EPT Copenhagen No Limit Hold’em – 1st place - $191,355
British Poker Open – 1st place - $87,371
EPT London £3,000 No Limit Hold’em – 6th place - $30,196
EPT Barcelona €4,800 No Limit Hold’em – 14th place - $29,429