Lex Velduis went all-in on PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) this year, but it paid off with a small profit. With the very real possibility going in that it could be the biggest WCOOP ever, the PokerStars Pro and popular streamer had good timing for his bet.
Veldhuis has long been a member of Team PokerStars, streaming his play on the site for many years. He’s currently the number one poker streamer on Twitch, according to the September 2021 stats at TwitchMetrics.
The streamer is also the face behind the Lex Live festival. He was all set to run Lex Live 3 when the pandemic shut him down, but it just morphed into the Lex Not Live and became an online festival as so many others did.
All-in on WCOOP
Veldhuis picked a good time to go all-in on buy-ins for a WCOOP. As he said, he “fired pretty much every tournament.” As it turned out, he was firing every game in the biggest WCOOP in online poker history.
There was more than $120 million in prizes handed out in the end, a significant increase over the $100 million guarantee, and according to his tweet, Veldhuis supplied $455,000 of that himself. There were 306 total tournaments, and once again, it sounds like he was in the lion’s share of them.
Overall, he says he came out $30k up after the dust settled, so while he likely wasn’t thrilled with the result, he won’t be too disappointed with it either. Check out the video below to watch highlights of one of his biggest days of the festival with $25k at stake on the tables.