Main Event

Goodbye, Lex

Lex Veldhuis

Action folded to Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis in the cutoff seat and he raised to 3,500. In the small blind was Marian Murcek and he reraised to 8,300. Number two on Poland's all-time money list Artur Wasek snap-called from the big blind before action fell back on Veldhuis.

The man who beat up "ElkY" tanked for a bit and then reraised all in for 62,300. Murcek quickly ducked out of the way, but Wasek didn't go away so easily. He tanked for a little bit and looked pained about his decision.

Wasek began the hand with around 120,000 in chips and Veldhuis made the comment, "It's only 10 more chips," to Wasek, hinting that the call would only cost Wasek just about 10 blue T5,000 chips. After Wasek heard that comment, another 30 seconds or so passed and he stuck in the call.

Veldhuis was in dominating shape with the {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} to Wasek's {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. He kept his form on the {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop along with the {Q-Clubs} turn. The river, though, would be the death of him when the {J-Hearts} fell and gave Wasek a winning two pair. Wasek, who was standing during the all-in situation, pumped his hands in triumph before saying sorry to Veldhuis and reaching out his hand. Veldhuis gave him a big high five with a smile to take it as best as possible before heading out the door.

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Tags: Artur WasekLex VeldhuisMarian Murcek