It’s not often that you see a straight up call out from one poker pro to another but that’s exactly what Team PokerStars Online pro Lex Veldhuis did on his recent appearance on*Joe Ingram*'s Poker Life podcast.
Recent rumors have been swirling around that Veldhuis, the well-known online poker specialist, had some ill-will in the direction of top tier televised pro Antonio Esfandiari, the inaugural All In For One Drop Champion. Ingram jumped right in and Lex—with little hesitation—didn’t hold back on telling a couple stories that from his point of view, led Veldhui to declare Esfandiari as “worthless” and he openly expressed his “fuck this dude” attitude.
It’s not some off-handed comment either as Lex speaks to his dislike of Esfandiari for about a good 10 minutes right at the top of the show, and while it seems that Lex is harboring a decent amount of animosity for Antonio he does admit that the pair have had limited interaction, and it sounds like that pair haven’t spoken or interacted in years.
Nevertheless, Veldhuis doesn’t hold back and joins the last guy to speak out like this, Daniel Colman, by getting a jab in on Phil Hellmuth while he’s at it.
The whole podcast is two hours, but for this part of the story, you can start right at the beginning.
More fightin’ words: Daniel Colman Rips Phil Hellmuth, Calls Him “Spineless”,“Cancer To This World”