Lex Veldhuis

Lex started his career in the card rooms of the Netherlands and he was eager to get out to Las Vegas as soon as possible.

Lex Veldhuis was born in Vlissingen, a small harbour town on the southern coast of Netherlands. As a child Lex loved playing sports and computer games which enhanced his competitive side. With a love for playing computer games, Lex dedicated most of his time playing Nintendo games but quickly needed a new challenge of complex strategy games like StarCraft. It was through StarCraft that Lex met Frenchman and fellow PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier who urged him to try online poker. ElkY deposited Lex’s first $10 in his online PokerStars account in 2005.

Lex attempted studying for a degree in Criminology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, but as his poker career took off, he decided to put his degree on hold. A University degree is something the Dutch pro might return to, but for now his determination to succeed is focused around winning the biggest poker games live and online. Dividing his time between Las Vegas, Toronto and his hometown Vlissingen and Lex Veldhuis enjoys the life of a jet-setting poker pro. He multi-tables the highest limits online with numerous big tournament results now under his belt, topping the Tournament Leader Board twice. As well as playing online Lex has played on the live tournament circuit for a number of years and has found success in Europe as well as the US.

He started his career in the card rooms of the Netherlands and he was eager to get out to Las Vegas as soon as possible. Once in Vegas, Lex made cashes in the big tournaments at the Bellagio, Mirage and Mandalay Bay. The World Series of Poker has also seen Lex making a few cashes, the highlight of which was a deep finish at the 40th anniversary tournament in 2009. The tournament had a $40,000 buy-in and attracted the world’s best players. Lex Veldhuis made it to the final table, finishing in seventh place for the biggest cash of his career and $277,939 in prize money. You will regularly find Lex at the top tournaments in Vegas and also at the European Poker Tours.

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Online High Stakes - One for Lex

Lex 'RaSZi' Veldhuis drags in a nice pot

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The Verdict is In - Guilty

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Lex Veldhuis and Justin Bonomo playing an action pot

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Lex Veldhuis makes a rather thin value bet in a pot against Eli Elezra

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Phil Ivey had many great moments, but this one is in top three

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Daniel Negreanu slowrolls Lex Veldhuis just a little bit

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Lex Flexing His Muscle vs Barry

Lex Veldhuis putting maximum pressure on Barry Greenstein

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Tom Dwan vs Lex Veldhuis - You Can Never Be too Careful

Tom Dwanplays a hand quite cautiously vs Lex Veldhuis

Somerville and Veldhuis Agree on Ultimate Sweat Prop Bet!

Jason Somerville and Lex Veldhuis have taken up the spirit of the Ultimate Sweat prop bet and run with it in a new direction.

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Jeff Gross touched on a variety of topics - including the big blind ante, poker players boxing and Fortnite.

Online Poker , 2 years ago

Called It!: Lex Veldhuis Reads Victory in His Future Then Wins It

Lex gave thanks for his victory in the $1,050 Thursday Thrill on Stars. Only thing was, he sent the tweet about 14 hours before his victory.

Online Poker , 3 years ago

PokerStars Launches SNG Omaha Tournaments

PokerStars launched their next ‘new big thing’ to the poker world – a Spin & Go version of the popular Omaha variant hitting the site just in time for the SCOOP festival.

Online Poker , 2 years ago

“One Time” Comes In Every Time For Lex Veldhuis

Luckbox Lex Veldhuis’ KK v. AA. v. QQ v. JJ Flip for Tournament Life

Jason Somerville to Live Stream 2018 Aussie Millions on Twitch

The OG of poker streaming on Twitch.tv, Jason Somerville, will once again use that platform to showcase the 2018 Aussie Millions.

Online Poker , 2 years ago

Poker Player Tagged as 'Fish' By Lex Veldhuis Gets Revenge

The alleged fish, Tuomo Niskanen, had a chance to confront Veldhuis at a PokerStars Online Qualifiers Meet and Greet at the EPT in Monte Carlo.

Liv Boeree Talks WCOOP Prep

Boeree did a quick interview covering anecdotes from past events, comments on her history with Veldhuis and her top tips

Online Poker , 2 years ago

Lex Veldhuis Folds Pocket Kings Pre-Flop

Watch how Lex lays down KK pre-flop in the $55 Daily Marathon while sitting in 7th place with 24 players remaining.

Live Poker Events, 2 years ago

Twitch $100K Poker Charity Invitational a Huge Success

the invitational event saw the likes of Jason ‘jcarverpoker’ Somerville and Lex Veldhuis take on popular game-streamers ‘Reckful’, ‘itsHafu’, ‘Onscreen’, ‘MitchJones’, ‘Timmac’ and ‘PMSProxy’.