Lex Veldhuis fulfilled the dream of many poker lovers. This young Dutch player learned a lot, grew up fast and is now a true professional. He is a member of the Team Pro PokerStars, and also a Supernova Elite, and has already achieved several accomplishments. In this exclusive interview, Lex tells us about his beginnings, his likes and dislikes, and naturally details many aspects of his poker life.
What can you tell us about the experience with StarCraft?
I just loved playing games when I was younger, especially games you played versus other people. Always played a lot of fighting games for instance too. Starcraft was just perfect. First game I played over the internet against people and the strategy is so deep and you have to be fast. Just an insane skill-ceiling. I loved playing it, even though I played it a little too much!
How did your poker career started? What influence did Bertrand have on it?
It started when some people from Starcraft were switching over to poker. Elky was one of those. He told me about this game you can make money in. Spending so much time on video games it sounded good that it can also be sort of a summer job, so that peeked my interest. Elky helped me get started so he was a huge influence.