Gaelle Baumann

Gaelle Baumann

Gaelle Baumann



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Gaelle Baumann
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Gaelle Baumann is a French poker player with over $1.2 million in career earnings. She is currently sponsored by French poker site Winamax. Baumann is best known for being the final table bubble girl at the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event.

She was also the last woman standing in the 2016 WSOP Main Event, finishing 102nd for $49,108.


Gaelle Baumann was born in 1983 in Strasbourg, France. She started playing poker in 2007 mostly concentrating on cash games.

Before she got into poker Baumann obtained a university bachelor's degree and then a master's degree. She started playing poker at the age of 24, but it wasn't until 2011 that she entered a major live tournament. Cash games were Baumann's first choice and only after playing for a few years she had finally decided to enter the big tournament scene. The decision seemed to have paid off as Baumann started collecting cashes in some of the biggest poker events, including her biggest achievement, the 2012 WSOP Main Event 10ta place finish.

Baumann at the WSOP

Baumann first entered the World Series in 2012 and immediately made a name for herself cashing in three tournaments. She first finished in the money in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event collecting more than $5,000 for her 123rd place finish. A few days later Baumann added another cash after placing 15th in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Ladies Championship for almost $8,000.

However, the two cashes meant nothing compared to what came after. Baumann entered the $10,000 Main Event along with other 6,597 hopefuls and after seven grueling days of play Baumann ended up as the unfortunate final table bubble girl. She was eliminated from the tournament in 10th place and took home almost $600,000 in prize money.

It was really devastating for a bit after the WSOP was over but Im long over thinking about it," Baumann told PokerNews in 2013. It was one of those situations you cannot control. I didnt make a mistake and didnt have a choice on the outcome so you just have to be okay with how it worked out.

Did you know?

  • With just 11 players left in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event Baumann was one of the two women left in the game. The second one, Norway's Elisabeth Hille was eliminated in 11th place just before Baumann leaving no female players in the October Nine.

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2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus$1,100 Eureka Main Event60th$5,125
2023 Winamax Poker Open Bratislava500 Main Event21st€3,600
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #74: $1,000 Mini Main Event656th$1,601
2023 PokerStars EPT Paris5,300 EPT Paris Main Event33rd€24,650
2023 PokerStars EPT Paris2,200 FPS Paris High Roller30th€7,750
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Prague Main Event73rd€13,150
2022 Marrakech Poker Open1,300 MPO Main Event46th€2,800
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event26th€41,290
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona2,200 Estrellas Poker Tour High Roller278th€3,800
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event384th€3,600
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship302nd$40,900
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo5,300 Main Event60th€13,790
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo1,100 FPS Main Event99th€3,190
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague2,200 Eureka High Roller156th€3,530
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Main Event36th€20,540
2019 Winamax Poker Open DublinMain Event78th€1,350
2019 EPT Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event20th€61,710
2019 EPT Barcelona2,200 EPT National High Roller109th€5,470
2019 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPT5,300 EPT Main Event112th€9,660
2019 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPT1,100 French National Championship209th€1,750
2019 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPT2,200 French National Championship High Roller28th€5,530
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague1,100 EPT National217th€2,300
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em30th$7,915
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #57: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship31st$2,991
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK804th$2,380
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER1089th$2,249
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed189th$2,342
2018 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPTMain Event59th€11,900
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona2,700 Warm Up73rd€6,500
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed85th$5,105
2017 Winamax SISMIXMain Event58th15,500 MAD
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas$5,000 Main Event32nd$14,760
2016 EPT Season 13 Barcelona5,300 Main Event113th€11,170
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Dublin5,300 Main Event55th€11,440
2015 partypoker World Poker Tour ViennaMain Event5th€35,500
2014 EPT Season 11 Prague5,300 Main Event106th€10,740
2013 EPT London5,250 Main Event87th£9,080
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em76th$7,287
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event10th$590,442
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship15th$7,716
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em132nd$5,265
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand FinalMain Event75th€15,000