Lex Veldhuis Almost Broke Twitch Poker Viewership Record

With Over 34,000 Concurrent Viewers

Last night was a crazy night for Twitch poker fans as Dutch PokerStars Pro, Lex Veldhuis made an incredible deep run in the WCOOP $5k buy-in Main Event.

Lex made it into Day 2 along with 247 other players competing for a massive $1.5 million first-place prize. He started his second day with over $2 million chips and was guaranteed to take home at least $11k.

Unfortunately, luck didn’t favor him as he lost as a 60-40 favorite with AK to Q9 suited to finish with just over $28k in winnings. 17 players remain in the tournament and will battle it out today, with each guaranteed to win at least $57k.

During his five hours of the stream, Lex peaked at around 34,000 concurrent viewers and gained 592 subscribers and over 4.5k new followers. The Dutch pro almost broke legendary poker live-streamer Jason Somerville’s record of the most concurrent viewers—37,000—which he attained during WCOOP in 2015.

All is not over for Lex, as he plans to play his biggest tournament buy-in ever. Tonight he will be streaming WCOOP-62-H [High Roller] which carries a massive $25k buy-in with a guarantee of $1.5 million.

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