Lex Veldhuis

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Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis 2017.jpg
Lex Veldhuis in 2017
Nickname(s)RaSZi
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Born (1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 36)
Vlissingen, Netherlands
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)None
Money finish(es)9
World Poker Tour
Title(s)None
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)1
European Poker Tour
Title(s)None
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)4
Information accurate as of 6 June 2011.

Alexander Bastiaan Martin "Lex" Veldhuis (born 29 December 1983) is a Dutch professional poker player and Twitch streamer from Vlissingen, Netherlands.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

Veldhuis was formerly a StarCraft player. During an international event he met the French poker player Bertrand Grospellier. Grospellier inspired Veldhuis into playing online poker. In 2005, Grospellier deposited Veldhuis' first $10 at PokerStars.[4]

Later he played live tournaments as well, but wasn't used to the slow pace. Online, he was used to playing fast with multiple tables at a time. He often complained about the pace of live poker. He met professional tennis player Raemon Sluiter, who advised him about sports mentality. Later Veldhuis helped and mentored Sluiter's girlfriend Fátima Moreira de Melo with her professional poker career.[5]

Veldhuis was knocked out of the main event in the 2009 World Series of Poker on day 2 after finishing high in day 1 through bluffs with 84,000 chips. This eventually caught him and ended his main event competition without cashing.[6]

Veldhuis is a member of Pokerstars Pro Team Online and streams high/mid stakes tournaments on PokerStars with average monthly buy-ins of US$40K on Twitch. He is considered a major poker personality in the industry.[7] In 2020, Veldhuis finished 15th in the PokerStars SCOOP Main Event, winning $62,620. During this event, his stream was watched by a peak of 58,799 viewers, a record for poker streamers.[8]

As of August 2020, his live poker winnings exceed US$600,000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnett, Kristy (27 May 2013). "Seat Open: Lex Veldhuis Part One". PokerNews Global. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ Glatzer, Jason (29 May 2015). "BlogNews Weekly: Veldius, Antonius, and Kings of Vegas". PokerNews Global. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ McAdam, Rebecca (6 September 2009). "Poker Tournament Trail -- Lex Veldhuis". CardPlayer. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  4. ^ PokerStars.com - Biography of Lex Veldhuis
  5. ^ "On Poker and Acting: Fatima Moreira de Melo Appears in New Poker TV Series". PokerWomenNews. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  6. ^ Kristy Arnett (29 April 2010). "Bluff Attempt at EPT Grand Final With Lex Veldhuis". PokerNews Global. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  7. ^ Op de Woerd, Frank (26 May 2018). "Poker Central Partners With Twitch to Stream World Series of Poker". PokerNews. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  8. ^ Fast, Erik. "Lex Veldhuis Discusses His Record-Breaking Run On Twitch - Poker News". www.cardplayer.com.

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