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Capture the Flag -- Lex Veldhuis

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Oct 16, 2009


Lex Veldhuis got his start in poker five years ago at the suggestion of fellow StarCraft player Bertrand Grospellier while struggling as a poor student in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Although criminology was his focus in school, Veldhuis spent most of his time studying poker. At the age of 25, Veldhuis now travels the world to marquee tournaments, and most recently made the final table of the World Series of Poker $40,000 no-limit hold’em event. He spends most of his time playing cash games online as “RaSZi,” and is known as one of the most aggressive and dangerous players around. His main game is $25-$50 no-limit hold’em, but lately he’s been frequenting the $100-$200 tables. Kristy Arnett: When you first started playing, what helped you move from low stakes to medium stakes? Lex Veldhuis: I think my biggest realization was that if I could raise preflop and continuation-bet with A-K and make ...

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