Lex Veldhuis in 2017
|Born||29 December 1983|
|World Series of Poker|
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
Veldhuis was formerly a notable 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.
Later he played live tournaments as well, but wasn't used to the slow pace. Online, he was used to playing very fast, and many tables at a time. While playing live, he often complained about the slow pace of the game. 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.
Veldhuis was knocked out of the WSOP Vegas 2009 on day 2 after finishing high in day 1 through bluffs with 84,000 chips, which eventually caught him and ended his main event competition without cashing.
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