Pro Gamer Noah Boeken Wins €306,821 At MCOP Main Event

Pro Gamer Noah Boeken Wins €306,821 At MCOP Main EventDutch poker player and ‘Magic: The Gathering’ pro Noah Boeken has just collected a huge €306,821 ($411,013) payday after taking down the €4k Master Classics of Poker Main Event at the Holland Casino in Amsterdam last weekend.
The impressive score represents Boeken’s biggest ever cash in a live tournament and with his latest victory the 32 year-old now boasts $1,714,642 in tournament earnings. In addition, Noah Boeken also adds his name to the a list of top players who have captured the title since 1993, including the likes of Surinder Sunar (1993), Robert Mizrachi (2004), and Ole Schemion (2012).
The €4k Main Event attracted a good-sized field of 246 players and 52 reentries to create a prize pool worth €1,180,080 ($1,580,817). Amongst the notable names cashing in at the tournament but falling short of a final table appearance was Eoghan O’Dea in 27th (€8,261), 2013 November Niner Michiel Brummelhuis in 26th (€8,261), Ole Schemion in 20th (€10,621), and Bryn Kenney in 12th (€15,341).
By the time the final table of nine had been reached, Boeken took his place alongside other notables, including WSOP bracelet winner Rob Hollink and Andrew Chen, but with relative unknown Luuk Gieles heading the table.
Eventually, however, Noah Boeken would find himself facing Sweden’s Simon Persson heads-up for the title, with Persson holding a 5.5 million to 3.4 million chip lead over his Dutch opponent. Nevertheless, Boeken would soon overcome the deficit and forge ahead before the defining hand was played with Persson all-in preflop holding pocket jacks to Boeken’s inferior pocket sevens. Unfortunately for the Swedish player, however, the board subsequently rolled out a Q-6-5-7-2 board to send Simon Persson to the rail in 2nd place (€182,913), while Noah Boeken was crowned the 2013 Master Classics of Poker Main Event champion.
Final Table Payouts:
1 Noah Boeken        €306,821
2 Simon Persson        €182,913
3 Clyde Terlaan        €105,027
4 Luuk Gieles        €83,786
5 Andrew Chen        €71,985
6 Charlie Combes    €59,004
7 Johan Verhagen    €47,203
8 Rob Hollink        €35,403
9 Dmitry Nemirovsky €23,602

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