Online poker players looking to get in the action with PokerStars ambassador and streamer Lex Veldhuis are in luck. The “Lex Not Live” series is back for its second running on the site from May 18-23.
The schedule includes at least three tournaments each day with 18 total events with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $55. Players will find a variety of formats and a host of PokerStars community activities.
Highlights from ‘Lex Not Live’ at PokerStars
Those looking to jump in the Lex Not Live series will find a plethora of unique poker variants. Some of those include:
The series also includes Fusion, a PokerStars hybrid of Hold’em and Omaha. In this game, players start with two hole cards and potentially end with four.
Beyond those options, several tournament styles will be offered. Some of those include:
- Zoom, including a heads-up version
- Progressive Knockout (PKO) bounty events
- Win the Button
- FU Flipout, all-in shootout event
The $33 Main Event highlights the series on May 23. The $55 High Roller should draw plenty of interest as well on May 19. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.
2021 PokerStars “Lex Not Live”
Date Event Bu-in
May 18 PLO Lex Veldhuis Open $33
May 18 NLHE PKO $22
May 18 6+ Hold'em $11
May 19 NLHE/PLO PKO $22
May 19 High Roller $55
May 19 6-Card PLO $11
May 20 Total Knockout Heads-up Zoom $22
May 20 PKO Zoom $22
May 21 Community day – all day May 22 Win the Button $11
May 22 Deepstack $22
May 22 FU Flipout $11
May 22 Fusion $22
May 23 NLHE $22
May 23 NLHE/PLO PKO $22
May 23 Main Event $33
May 23 Second Chance $22
May 23 NLHE PKO $11
Plenty of satellite action planned
Along with lower-geared buy-ins, players will find plenty of satellites. These feature even smaller buy-ins and allow players of all bankrolls to get involved.
Main Event qualifiers start at just $1. However, players must have their Twitch and PokerStars accounts linked and enter a daily password.
The password changes every day and will be released on Veldhuis’s Twitch channel.
Lex Not Live all week! Really excited about all the tournaments. Going to have lots of cool community events as well.
You can find the tournaments under 'Events' in the Pokerstars lobby.
— Lex Veldhuis (@LexVeldhuis) May 16, 2021
Those making it through the $1 Step 1 satellites move on to a $5.60 Step 2 event. Players can then earn a Main Event ticket if they make it through that step.
Players with Twitch-linked accounts can also win PokerStars chests throughout the series. Daily Chest Drops feature awards ranging from $1 satellite tickets to $33 Main Event entries.
More promotions in the works
Even more is planned for the series beyond the tournaments offered. As part of the “community” dynamics, a “Mandatory Discord Call Home Game” is also planned.
To participate, players need to register in advance. Those taking part will be on a voice call with their table mates for the entire tournament.
“It’s not ‘live,’ but it’s about as close as it gets,” PokerStars notes in a new release.
A series “off day” is set for May 21, but more fun events are still planned. Several community-focused activities are scheduled including online video games and a movie watch party.
There should be plenty of fun for players who enjoy the community created at Twitch. Recreational players may also enjoy the lower-priced buy-ins and fun events throughout the series.