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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Pokerstars Team Pros give their Number One top for playing poker. Featuring Jason Mercier, Elky, Jake Cody and more!

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One hell of a bluff - Rousso vs Veldhuis

And Vanessa Rousso wins the hand with a pretty bluff

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Published 6 years ago

One of the Sickest Plays by Phil Ivey

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

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Published 5 years ago

Online High Stakes - One for Lex

Lex 'RaSZi' Veldhuis drags in a nice pot

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Published 6 years ago

PCA 2015: Cornelius VS Veldhuis Round One

Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis loves a competition. Laura takes him on in an online Heads-Up battle at the PCA. If she wins the ...

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Published 6 years ago

PCA 2015: Lex Veldhuis on playing PLO and fighting

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Published 6 years ago

PCA 2015: My First Poker Tournament

Laura hits the floor at the PokerStars PCA to find out about some of the players first ever poker tournament.

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PCA 2015: Nittiest Bitch in Poker

Laura asks the pros at the PCA 2015 some questions, like who is the breakout player of 2015, who is the nittiest bitch in poker an...

Lex Veldhuis Tops TwitchTV Streaming With 58,000 viewers

Veldhuis took poker streaming to a new level

Poker Streamers Worried After Twitch Receives Influx of Takedown Requests

Hundreds of thousands of Twitch streamers could be at risk after mass takedown requests for music copyright breaches

The Hand That Cost Lex Veldhuis $1.5million

Lex 'RAsZi' Veldhuis’ dream of WCOOP Main Event glory was shattered when runner-runner spades flushed his heroic efforts away

Drunkest Poker Games Captured on Film

Playing poker while inebriated is never a good idea

Lex Veldhuis Postpones Twitch Streaming Per Doctor's Orders

Veldhuis remains absent from his channel as additional heart tests are required

Lex Veldhuis Seeks Help For Candy Crush Addiction

There are worse ways to unwind after a hard day grinding away for your Twitch audience than leaning back with the simple gameplay of Candy Crush.

Lex Veldhuis Sidelined After Suffering Stress-Related Blackout

Veldhuis had a health scare over the weekend, passing out and bumping his head on concrete.

Lex Veldhuis Deemed to Have Healthy Heart, So He Gives it Away

The PokerStars Team Pro apparently decided that his heart can now be given away

Lex Live 3 Postponed By Pandemic

Veldhuis announced that Lex Live 3 is postponed thanks to the spectral shadow of Covid-19

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Lex Veldhuis Suffers Bad Beats

Lex Veldhuis recently compiled a video containing a number of bad beat snippets of his online action.