Who is RaSZi?

Player: RaSZi

Real Name: Lex Veldhuis

Also Plays Under: As far as I know, "RaSZi" logs most of his time on two sites - Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker. He is most often seen playing high-stakes cash games on Pokerstars, however he has been known to occasionally jump into a game on Full Tilt Poker.

Online Notes: Lex "RaSZi" Veldhuis is primarily a cash game player, and a very good one at that.

online poker player RaSZi - aka - lex veldhuisAccording to Pokertableratings.com, "RaSZi" is up just over $201k on Pokerstars since the site started tracking his hands.

"RaSZi" has been known to play as low as $2/$4 and as high as $100/$200 (he has been spotted playing $100/$200 on Full Tilt Poker multiple times).

"RaSZi" has disabled access to any of his MTT and SNG stats online.

"RaSZi" reportedly once turned $330 into over $100k in a single session on Full Tilt Poker.

Live Notes: eldhuis has just over $108k in lifetime tournament cashes.

His largest cash came in the 2007 Belgian Poker Championship, when he came in 18th place for $14,690.

"RaSZi" has two WSOP cashes:

1. $14,438 (2008 10k Heads-Up Championship)
2. $5,596 (2008 1500 NLHE Shootout)

"RaSZi" is about to significantly add to his bankroll, as he is currently 5th in chips at the $40k event at the 2009 WSOP. First place is just under $2 million dollars, and there are only 23 players left.

Other Notes and Info: "RaSZi" is 25 years old and is originally from Rotterdam, Netherlands.

"RaSZi" got his start playing poker in late 2003. His friend, Victor "Nazgul" Goossens, gave him a small stake to test out the real-money games on the site, and the rest is history.

"RaSZi" used to be a fairly serious Starcraft player.

"RaSZi" was one of the instructors at Pokernews Strategy, but the site seems to be on a hiatus right now.

Veldhuis is currently dating fellow poker pro Evelyn Ng.

Here is an interview with "RaSZi" and Ryan Daut from WorldPokerTour.com:

Photo: PS - WSOP 2009

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