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Gaelle Baumann Winamax Photo Shoot Turns Heads

While poker sites often hope to get maximum exposure out of their sponsored pros, most of those pros wouldn’t look as good in red leather as Gaelle Baumann did at a recent Winamax photo shoot.

The accompanying photo appeared on Instagram and will undoubtedly call a bit of attention to the lone female pro player among the ten who represent Team Winamax.

Since just missing the final table at the 2012 WSOP Main Event and earning $590,442, Baumann has cashed at seven live events. Her biggest score among those came three months after the WSOP 10th place finish at the EPT San Remo where 11th place in the €2,000 + 200 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry was good for €12,800 ($16,527).

Baumann’s deepest run occurred at the WSOPE in the Ladies Event last October in France. She landed 7th after buying in for €1,000 + 100 and took home €3,200 ($ 4,325). Her most recent cash came in Johannesburg, South Africa in November at the WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic. A 24th place finish in the $3,300 + 300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event returned $5,278, according to the Hendon Mob database.

Baumann told GPI last year that bubbling the WSOP Main Event final table 1 and 1/2 years ago was “my best and worst poker experience at the same time.” She went on to add that although that 10th place finish created “a lot of frustration and the feeling that I just missed a huge opportunity in my life,” the 30-year-old eventually was able to find peace and is “very pleased with my performance.”




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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.