UK's Rupert Elder Starts 2013 With Aussie Millions Victory

UK's Rupert Elder Starts 2013 With Aussie Millions VictoryUK pro Rupert Elder has just won the $1,100 Opening Event of the Aussie Millions, after defeating a field of 1,338 players over five days to collect a gold ring, as well as the $250,000 first place prize.
The English pro is a prolific internet player and has won $739,587 online under the screen name “Rupert.” Elder is equally adept in the live arena and back in 2011 famously took down the €5k EPT San Remo for €930,000 ($1,355,488). Now with his latest win at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Rupert Elder boosts his live tournament earnings to around $1.8 million.
However, life hasn’t been too great for the poker pro of late after a disappointing 2012 in which a broken leg also left him with a $73k hospital bill, as well as a bout of depression. In fact,  Elder recently wrote in his blog: “I found myself wishing I had a real avenue in life with tangible results for other people. At best I provide an entertainment service, at worst I am actively preying upon those who have gambling, financial, family, drug etc problems. Hardly any sort of  honourable living or something to be proud of.”
Hopefully winning a quarter of a million dollars down under will help boost Elder’s confidence in his chosen profession, while the Aussie climate may also help improve his general outlook on life. He says he also now intends to continue traveling and entering tournaments in Oz.
Rupert Elder entered the $1,100 Aussie Millions event final table with a substantial chip lead, and eventually went heads-up against the 2011 EPT Prague champion Martin Finger. After Elder was dealt K-10 to his opponent’s Q-7, all the chips then went in on a 2-Q-J flop only for an A to fall on the river to hand Rupert Elder the emphatic victory.

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