While the £230 Main Event—currently playing through its fourth Day 1 flight—is the apple of Lex Live 2’s eye, the biggest buy-in on the schedule, the £750 High Roller, will no doubt be grabbing its fair share of attention.

Lex Veldhuis may have chosen to sit this one out (he’s busy having drinks with the community over at the Welcome Party), but there are plenty of well-known faces who have shown up at Aspers Casino tonight.

Well-known online high stakes players like two-time SCOOP champion “extnl01”, Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson (who we interviewed last year) and Marc “14Alonso14” Macdonnell are in the field, looking to take home a Lex Live trophy.

Online crusher “extnl01”

Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson


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Marc Macdonnell

Then there are Twitch community members like Ben ”TheBenMartin98” Martin and Tjenno ”TjennoE” Eskes, hoping to keep this one in the Veldhuis family.

Ben Martin


They have a long way to go, mind.

Players started with stacks of 100,000, good for a whopping 500 big blinds at the kick-off, and they’ll play no longer than 10 hours tonight before the chips are bagged and tagged.

Right now the tournament screens show 22 entries. Check back with PokerStars Blog tomorrow to find out how many of them survive the night.

Spraggy on the grind

Meanwhile, Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg has taken his seat in the Main Event with a stack of 30,000 and a dream. You love to see it.

You can follow live updates of that over at PokerNews.

Or check out more Lex Live 2 coverage here.

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