Lex Veldhuis

The grind to Supernova Elite

I've been writing frequently in my posts about my goal of reaching Supernova Elite in 2013. Well, I did it! Here's a tweet I sent out shortly after I finally got there: Just got Supernova Elite @Pokerstars. Can't describe how happy I am. Worked really hard for this http://t.co/NdkAcNYKeH— L...more

by Lex Veldhuis on January 23, 2014 8:09 AM

My crazy image

I've been grinding a lot lately, pretty much staying in what I call "full on vampire mode" while working towards SuperNova Elite. I'm ahead of schedule for that now. I did get out of the house for a while not long ago, though, to play in the Master Classics of Poker at the Holland Casino in Amster...more

by Lex Veldhuis on December 18, 2013 6:35 AM

Managing the space on the screen... and between my ears

The WCOOP ended not too long ago, which was quite a grind as I played a lot. But it was also a perfect excuse for me to log more hours and collect more VPPs as I continue with my attempt to make Supernova Elite this year, because while playing events I also would often play 12-14 cash games, too. ...more

by Lex Veldhuis on October 22, 2013 7:52 AM

Climbing the VIP ladder the right way

I've been playing a ton online lately. That was my plan heading into the summer -- to play only a little at the WSOP and try to put in a lot of volume online in June and July -- and it worked well. Even in Holland where I sometimes have a lot of distractions, I was able to play a lot and am please...more

by Lex Veldhuis on September 16, 2013 6:56 AM

My big WSOP change

I am writing from Toronto. I came here right after EPT Monte Carlo to play SCOOP, and I continue to play a regular schedule online. I start at 11 a.m. and in most cases will finish around 10 p.m., so it's like a normal working day. I eat meals at a regular time, relax in the evening, and have a n...more

by Lex Veldhuis on June 21, 2013 7:57 AM


I spent some time in Canada this spring trying to get in some relaxation time. I've been playing a lot online, but also trying to take breaks, too, to keep myself alert and focused. One thing I like to do when not playing is to watch various television series like House of Cards, Vikings, or Surviv...more

by Lex Veldhuis on May 15, 2013 9:26 AM

Finding the On/Off switch

I don't really believe in new year's resolutions. For me if you want to quit smoking or lose weight, you should just do it and not necessarily look to the calendar to prompt you to make a change. That said, now that we're already more than a month into the year, I am kind of thinking of 2013 as a ...more

by Lex Veldhuis on February 12, 2013 6:26 AM

Relaxing in Toronto with no NHL

Greetings from Toronto, where I'm spending the holidays this year. Toronto is kind of like the Bermuda Triangle for me. That is to say, it's a place where I can go and feel like I'm unplugged from responsible life -- like a vacation, but with all the luxuries you have at home. This is where I f...more

by Lex Veldhuis on December 27, 2012 9:04 AM

The importance of keeping fighting fit

Someone was asking me the other day if I'd been doing much kickboxing since the big match with ElkY. It's hard to believe that was almost a year ago. That fight was a pretty intense experience, really. For the couple of months leading up to it my profession essentially changed entirely from poke...more

by Lex Veldhuis on November 22, 2012 4:32 AM

Lex Veldhuis: Staying active during the grind

Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis is known for his prowess at the poker tables but did you know he's also become quite the tennis player? We chatted with Veldhuis about his passion for tennis, including a potential prop bet with poker pro Brandon Adams. How has your tennis fit in with your poker s...more

by Andres Martinez on June 20, 2012 7:14 AM
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