Lex Veldhuis is enjoying his poker right now, and it’s hardly surprising. Last week he called his win in the PokerStars Thrill, and then promptly delivered (well perhaps not promptly, his 9,000 viewers for that performance will tell you it took about 15 hours).
Now he’s at it again, this time in the $215 Triple Threat, which he won, again in front of an avid Twitch audience of more than 8,000, who also got to witness his victory dance.
As Veldhuis himself put it: “It’s so nice to run good.”
What a ride. Won the $215 Triple Threat for $10.4k and 4th in the $530 Bounty for $8.7k. Day off tomorrow back on Wednesday with more Highrollers. https://t.co/BBtaPmVWqo
— LexVeldhuis (@RaSZi) November 28, 2017
As Veldhuis put it last week, winning while streaming makes it feel like a team effort:
“It really feels like at that moment you’re the people’s champion. People who don’t watch Twitch sometimes ask why I say on Twitter ‘we did it!’, but the moment you watch a stream where someone is winning something, and you feel the chat’s presence, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It really does feel like a team effort.
“I have an amazing community behind me filled with bright, supportive people. I cannot express how much I cherish that. It drives me every day. If it wasn’t for them I probably wouldn’t even have shown up yesterday, as I had a pretty annoying week. Imagine that!”
Meanwhile Jeff Gross, who we featured earlier today turning aces into quads while his friend (aka “the GOAT”) Michael Phelps watched on Facetime, was making more news as his day kept getting better.
He shipped the Big $109 for $7,993.65, ahead of a total field of 444 players. Is Gross the excited type when he wins a tournament online? Check out the video below to find out.
Not a bad day’s work for Team PokerStars.
You can watch Lex Veldhuis and Jeff Gross on their Twitch channels, links to which are below: