High Rollers Week at PokerStars is attracting lots of attention from railbirds, but that didn't keep thousands of poker players and fans from tuning in to Twitch.tv to watch Lex Veldhuis win the non-high roller $215 Triple Threat, yet another MTT victory for the Team PokerStars Pro.
Fresh off his called shot on Thanksgiving in the PokerStars Thrill, Veldhuis binked the Triple Threat and added over $10K to his growing bankroll. The Dutchman is on fire at the tables and his devoted followers are loving every minute of it.
More than 8,000 pairs of eyeballs caught a piece of the Triple Threat action, a similar number to the amount of viewers who watched Veldhuis' Thrill victory last week. Lex considers his followers to be a part of his team, and that following may be integral to his success.
"I have an amazing community behind me filled with bright, supportive people," Veldhuis told PokerStars Blog recently. "I cannot express how much I cherish that. It drives me every day. It really does feel like a team effort. If it wasn't for them I probably wouldn't even have shown up yesterday, as I had a pretty annoying week."
At this point, it's likely Veldhuis' opponents at the tables who are feeling annoyed. Having to face Lex during this particular run good is a tough task.
Here are the payouts of the top nine finishers in the $215 Triple Threat 3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom event that featured a $40K guarantee:
One of Lex' followers on Twitter summed up quite well the sentiments of many of his fans: