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Rupert Elder Wikipedia
Rupert Elder is a Welsh professional poker player. He turned professional in 2009, after graduating from the University of Didsbury with a degree in Home Economics. He holds a European Poker Tour title and an Aussie Millions ring. He is also known by his PokerStars screenname, ElRupert. His total tournament winnings, both live and online, exceed $3,000,000.
Elder has several notable online tournament victories. In October 2010, he came runner-up in the Full Tilt Poker Million-Dollar Guarantee for $142,846. In April 2012 he took fifth place in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $59,770. According to PocketFives.com, an online tournament player ranking site, Elder has amassed over $1.1 million in online tournament earnings.
In May 2011, Elder won the European Poker Tour in San Remo for €930,000 ($1,225,647), defeating German professional Max Heinzelmann heads-up. In April 2013, Elder won the €1,100 turbo event at the EPT Berlin for €49,800.
In September 2011, he was featured heavily in the ESPN coverage of the World Series of Poker main event, where he eventually finished in 132nd position for $54,851. He also took 18th in the $2500 six-handed event at the WSOP for $25,769.
In January 2013, Elder won the inaugural event at the Aussie Millions for 250,000 AUD ($263,925), defeating a field of 1338 players.
As of 2013, his live tournament winnings exceed $1.9 million.