Lex Veldhuis Peaks at 35,714 Viewers

Published on May 18th, 2020 10:44 am EST

Poker fans are tuning in to watch tournaments via streaming platforms.This past week has been extremely busy in the Twitch.tv Poker world, as Pokerstars is in the middle of their massive SCOOP series. As if that weren't enough, partypoker and ACR have also hosted big events during that time.

With much of the world still on lockdown, the online poker world has benefitted in the form of much larger turnouts, which has created some very large guaranteed prize pools.

These large prize pools attract prominent players, some of which also stream on Twitch.tv.

Over the past week, tens of thousands of people across the world have tuned in to watch deep runs from the likes of Lex Veldhuis and Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand, just to name a few.

Lex Veldhuis, who is the undisputed king of Twitch.tv Poker (in terms of viewership and membership numbers), had peak simultaneous viewership of well over 30,000 viewers when he made a deep run in SCOOP-57-H ($5,200 NLHE High Roller) a few days ago.

Veldhuis, who was nursing a short stack for the majority of the final table, ended up finishing in 7th place for over $40,000. There were a number of other prominent players at the final table as well, including the likes of "Odonkor1", "apestyles" and "bencb789".

Not to be outdone, fellow Team Pokerstars Pro Online member Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand made a deep run on Sunday afternoon.

Unlike Veldhuis, who came up a bit short, Hand ended up taking down the $1,050 SCOOP-69-H Afternoon Deep Stack event for over $70,000.

It wasn't easy for "EasyWithAces", as he had to overcome the talented Antoine Saout during heads-up play. In the end, "EasyWithAces" ended up grinding his opponent down before finishing him off with a full house.

Hand's deep run ended up attracting quite a crowd as well, as he peaked at well over 10,000 simultaneous viewers during his championship run.


With the $10,000 SCOOP main event currently underway and a number of prominent Twitch.tv streamers still in it, we will likely see some more massive Twitch.tv Poker numbers over the next couple of days.


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