Olivier Ruel

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Olivier Ruel
Olivier Ruel
Born July 24, 1981
Residence Aubervilliers, France
Nationality France.png French
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Rome 1999
Winnings $298,515 (as of 2017-06-27)
Pro Tour top 8s 5 (0 wins)
Grand Prix top 8s 28 (5 wins)
Median Pro Tour Finish 103
Pro Tours Played 63
Lifetime Pro Points 532 (as of 2017-11-28)

Olivier Ruel is a French former professional player. He has finished in the top eight of five Pro Tours, and held the record for most Grand Prix top eights until he was tied by Shuhei Nakamura in 2017, with 28 total (including five wins) to his name. In 2008, he was inducted into the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame. His brother, Antoine, was also a professional player, and joined Olivier in the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
1999–00 Grand Prix Madrid Extended 29–30 January 2000 5
1999–00 Grand Prix Cannes Team Limited 26–27 February 2000 1
2000–01 Grand Prix Porto Rochester Draft 23–24 September 2000 2
2000–01 Grand Prix Valencia Limited 10–11 February 2001 2
2000–01 Masters Tokyo Team Limited 16–18 March 2001 3
2000–01 Nationals Avignon Standard and Booster Draft 12–13 May 2001 3
2001–02 Grand Prix Shizuoka Rochester Draft 13–14 October 2001 4
2001–02 Grand Prix Biarritz Rochester Draft 24–25 November 2001 8
2001–02 Grand Prix Lisbon Extended 19–20 January 2002 4
2001–02 Pro Tour Osaka Block Constructed 15–17 March 2002 2
2001–02 Grand Prix Barcelona Limited 23–24 March 2002 3
2001–02 Grand Prix Naples Limited 6–7 April 2002 4
2002–03 Nationals Chambéry Standard and Booster Draft 3–4 May 2003 3
2003–04 Pro Tour Amsterdam Rochester Draft 16–18 January 2004 4
2003–04 Grand Prix Hong Kong Limited 6–7 March 2004 2
2003–04 Nationals Tours Standard and Booster Draft 17–18 July 2004 1
2005 Pro Tour Columbus Extended 29–31 October 2004 4
2005 Grand Prix Helsinki Rochester Draft 6–7 November 2004 1
2005 Pro Tour Philadelphia Block Constructed 6–8 May 2005 4
2005 Grand Prix Bologna Limited 11–12 June 2005 1
2005 Grand Prix Copenhagen Extended 5–6 November 2005 5
2005 Grand Prix Bilbao Extended 19–20 November 2005 1
2005 Grand Prix Beijing Extended 26–27 November 2005 3
2006 Grand Prix Dortmund Limited 18–19 February 2006 7
2006 Pro Tour Honolulu Standard 3–5 March 2006 4
2006 Grand Prix Barcelona Limited 8–9 April 2006 5
2006 Grand Prix Toulouse Limited 24–25 June 2006 6
2007 Grand Prix Singapore Extended 3–4 March 2007 5
2007 Grand Prix Krakow Standard 3–4 November 2007 4
2007 Grand Prix Kitakyushu Limited 10–11 November 2007 4
2008 Grand Prix Shizuoka Standard 8–9 March 2008 2
2008 Grand Prix Buenos Aires Standard 28–29 June 2008 6
2008 Nationals Tours Standard and Booster Draft 2–3 August 2008 2
2008 Grand Prix Okayama Limited 20–21 November 2008 6
2008 Grand Prix Auckland Limited 6–7 December 2008 5
2009 Nationals Aix-en-Provence Standard and Booster Draft 25–26 July 2009 6
2009 Grand Prix Brighton Limited 8–9 August 2009 1
2011 Nationals La Rochelle Standard and Booster Draft 22–24 July 2011 7
2012–13 Grand Prix Lyon Modern 3–4 November 2012 6
2014–15 Grand Prix Lille Legacy 4–5 July 2015 2

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Pro Tour Results[edit | edit source]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Olivier Ruel
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
1998–99 Rome Extended 99
1999–00 Washington, D.C. Team Limited 11 $650
1999–00 Worlds (Brussels) Special 110
2000–01 New York Team Limited 6 $3,700
2000–01 Chicago Standard 141
2000–01 Los Angeles Rochester Draft 93
2000–01 Tokyo Block Constructed 48 $690
2000–01 Barcelona Booster Draft 42 $825
2000–01 Worlds (Toronto) Special 173
2001–02 New York Team Limited 44
2001–02 New Orleans Extended 288
2001–02 San Diego Rochester Draft 29 $1,400
2001–02 Osaka Block Constructed 2 $20,000
2001–02 Nice Booster Draft 159
2001–02 Worlds (Sydney) Special 126
2002–03 Boston Team Limited 6 $3,500
2002–03 Houston Extended 79
2002–03 Chicago Rochester Draft 264
2002–03 Venice Block Constructed 258
2002–03 Yokohama Booster Draft 132
2002–03 Worlds (Berlin) Special 114
2003–04 Boston Team Limited 105
2003–04 New Orleans Extended 142
2003–04 Amsterdam Rochester Draft 4 $13,000
2003–04 Kobe Block Constructed 222
2003–04 San Diego Booster Draft 14 $3,800
2003–04 Seattle Team Limited 6 $3,500
2003–04 Worlds (San Francisco) Special 27 $1,600
2005 Colombus Extended 4 $13,000
2005 Nagoya Rochester Draft 80
2005 Atlanta Team Limited 104
2005 Philadelphia Block Constructed 4 $6,950
2005 London Booster Draft 148
2005 Los Angeles Extended 11 $5,000
2005 Worlds (Yokohama) Special 103
2006 Honolulu Standard 4 $14,000
2006 Prague Booster Draft 20 $2,800
2006 Charleston Team Constructed 28
2007 Geneva Booster Draft 44 $775
2007 Yokohama Block Constructed 20 $2,800
2007 San Diego Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft 90
2007 Valencia Extended 111
2007 Worlds (New York) Special 146
2008 Kuala Lumpur Booster Draft 67
2008 Hollywood Standard 27 $1,700
2008 Berlin Extended 42 $850
2008 Worlds (Memphis) Special 37 $1,100
2009 Kyoto Standard and Booster Draft 51 $645
2009 Honolulu Block Constructed and Booster Draft 182
2009 Austin Extended and Booster Draft 286
2009 Worlds (Rome) Special 181
2010 San Diego Standard and Booster Draft 252
2010 San Juan Block Constructed and Booster Draft 97
2010 Amsterdam Extended and Booster Draft 87
2010 Worlds (Chiba) Special 245
2011 Paris Standard and Booster Draft 216
2011 Philadelphia Modern and Booster Draft 241
2012–13 Gatecrash in Montreal Standard and Booster Draft 274
2013–14 Theros in Dublin Standard and Booster Draft 186
2014–15 Dragons of Tarkir in Brussels Standard and Booster Draft 276
2015–16 Battle for Zendikar in Milwaukee Standard and Booster Draft 208
2015–16 Shadows over Innistrad in Madrid Standard and Booster Draft 75 $1,000
2015–16 Eldritch Moon in Sydney Standard and Booster Draft 139

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