Lex Veldhuis

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Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis 2017.jpg
Lex Veldhuis in 2017
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Born (1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 35)
Vlissingen, Netherlands
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)9
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)1
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)4
Information accurate as of 6 June 2011.

Lex Veldhuis (born 29 December 1983) is a Dutch professional poker player from Vlissingen, Netherlands.[1][2][3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Veldhuis is currently[when?] 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.tv. [7]


  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.tv to Stream World Series of Poker". PokerNews. Retrieved 24 June 2018.

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