David Eldar

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David Eldar (born c. 1990) is an Australian Scrabble player and professional poker player who specializes in Omaha hold 'em.[1][2] He is the World Scrabble Champion of 2017, sweeping Harshan Lamabadusuriya 3-0 in the final.


Eldar attended the King David School in Armadale, an eastern suburb of Melbourne.


His Scrabble achievements include:[3]



Eldar plays under the alias Deldar182 on PokerStars and has earned over $1,800,000, as of April 2018.[5]

Eldar finished 5th in the 2009 European High Roller Championship No Limit Hold'em event winnings $181,450. As of 2018, his total live tournaments cashes exceeds $200,000.[6]


  1. ^ Frank Op de Woerd (12 October 2017). "Railbird Report: High Stakes' David Eldar Becomes Scrabble World Champ". PokerNews. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Oh my word: Aussie-born David Eldar is world Scrabble champion". The Sydney Morning Herald. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  3. ^ Chew, John J. "WSC 2007: David Eldar". live.wscgames.com. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ Telegraph Reporters (27 August 2017). "Obscure word propels Londoner to victory in world Scrabble championships". The Telegraph. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Poker Player Deldar182". HighstakesDB. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  6. ^ "David Eldar's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved 21 April 2018.

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