The inaugural Lex Not Live online series ended with a bang over the weekend, with the $55 High Roller and $33 Main Event playing down to champions.
On Saturday the $55 High Roller more than doubled its $25K guarantee to offer $55K in prizes after 1,103 entries sat down to play.
When all was said and done it was professional CS:GO player Nathan “SneakyBeakyL” Schmitt of France who took the top spot and $6,015 following a four-way deal with “pacanchic” (2nd – $6,289), “tomspillane” (3rd – $5,720) and “NIMMAN2018” (4th – $5,222).
Proud winner of a LexNotLive event, send me the trophyyyyy @LexVeldhuis ??
LFGGGGGGG ! pic.twitter.com/FJ94jQCOcg
— Nathan Schmitt (@NBK) April 25, 2020
“Yessssss mate so happy for you,” Lex wrote to Schmitt on Twitter upon hearing the result. “After COVID you’ll get a nice trophy sent home. Really nice mate.”
“The trophy is the only reason I gave it [my] all, woOOoOoo,” Schmitt replied.
On Sunday, we moved onto the headline event, the pièce de résistance.
The $33 Lex Not Live Main Event came with a $50K guarantee, but it was a safe bet that would be surpassed. When 5,038 total entries were recorded (3,638 unique, 1,400 re-entries), that amount was trebled to $151,140
Russia’s “Vasiliev” fired three bullets into this one, and he’ll be glad he did because as they say, the third time was a charm. He would finish on top for $21,512 after eight hours and 41 minutes of play, ultimately defeating Brazil’s “Toy.Woody” heads up ($15,352).
This is “Vasiliev”s first five-figure score, his previous career-high coming from a 498th-place finish in the $215 Sunday Million 14th Anniversary ($12.5M Gtd) in March, where he banked $4,051.
One notable who went deep was Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen who finished in 14th place for $519. As for the PokerStars Ambassadors, Georgina “GJReggie” James busted in 149th for $133, Lex would fall in 230th for $111, Nick “OP-Poker Nick” Walsh made $93 for finishing 274th, and Ben “Spraggy” Spragg made the money before exiting in 523rd for $65.