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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Lex Veldhuis

"RaSZi" applies pressure in Barcelona

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: May 01, 2010


Event European Poker Tour Barcelona 2009 Blinds 800-1,600 Prize Pool €3,382,000 Entrants 428 Chip Counts Veldhuis: 250,000; Villain: 125,000 Rebecca McAdam: Set the scene… Lex Veldhuis: I have been playing pretty aggro [aggressive], but definitely tighter than the villain is used to from me. I pressure a lot of weaker players to my left when they’re in the blinds, something any player would do, so he doesn’t perceive me as batshitcrazy at this point. RM: Have you played with the villain before? LV: The villain is a tight-aggressive tournament regular who is not afraid of big moves here and there. He is very competent and out of respect I won’t mention his name. Also cause it’s not nice to write these hands without them being present. I played with him during a WSOP shorthanded event and I called him with king-high no diamonds on a four-diamond board. So he knows ...

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