PokerStars Offers Players The Chance to Have an Event Named in Their Honour; Jason Somerville Takes RunItUp on the DSPT

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PokerStars has renamed a $22 Pot-Limit Omaha daily tournament The Lex Veldhuis Open, and opened up a challenge to all players to have the event renamed in their honour; Jason Somerville RunItUp show joins the Deepstacks Poker Tour in Calgary, Canada.

You may remember Lex Veldhuis as the man who once kicked Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier’s head into the atmosphere surrounding Mars, but rumour has it he’s also a pretty good poker player.

 PokerStars Offers Players The Chance to Have an Event Named in Their Honour; Jason Somerville Takes RunItUp on the DSPTThe Team PokerStars Pro has a popular Twitch stream where he provides thrills and spills for his 11,741 followers playing under his pseudonym RaSZi.

The Dutchman has been quite a hit in the PokerStars daily $22 Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) Six-Max Turbo event, so much so, that PokerStars offered him a unique challenge.

“Make the final table three times in the space of seven days and we will name the event after you.”

Last week, he did just that, making the final table on Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday. PokerStars have renamed the $22 PLO Six-Max Turbo Event the Lex Veldhuis Open.

“From now on we play in my house,” said Veldhuis after his accomplishment.

Not so fast, Lex.

Ensuring no cries of nepotism, PokerStars has opened up the challenge to all of their players. If you can make the final table of The Lex Veldhuis Open three times in a week, they will rename the event {The Your Name Open}.

Jason Somerville Takes His Stream on The Road With Deepstacks

Let’s move swiftly on from a member of Team PokerStars Pro with 11,741 followers to one with 183,519.

Jason Somerville, the undisputed king of poker Twitch streams, will be taking his RunItUp Twitch show on the road as he joins the Deepstacks Poker Tour (DSPT). Somerville will act in the role as ambassador for the trip to the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, Calgary, Canada.

The 11-event festival will take begin November 25, and the centrepiece will be a C$2,500 buy-in C$500,000 Guaranteed Main Event taking place, Dec 2. Somerville will live stream the final table on his jcarverpoker Twitch channel, as well as being on hand for Q&A sessions throughout the week. He will also host a special Mixed Game Run It Up Tournament on Dec 1.

Somerville said he was tremendously excited to bring his RunItUp show to Calgary and the DSPT. The tour’s president, Chris Torino, said he had been a ‘huge fan’ of Somerville’s and referred to him as one of ‘poker’s unique voices.’


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