Pure product of the new online generation, Gaëlle is a player of shock and charm, one of the few true female grinder of the French professional circuit. After making a meteoric rise on the finest tables of cash games on the Net, Gaelle Baumann now travels the live circuit in search of her first major title.
It’s at the other end of the world Gaëlle Baumann found poker, during her English studies in Perth, Australia. Invited by friends to a table one evening, Gaëlle enjoyed the proverbial beginner’s luck: “I shaved the table!” is what she recalls.
We are in 2007 and this happy introduction to poker grows Gaëlle to continue the experiment: she deposits 100 euros online, by binding a radical barrier: “If I lose, I stop everything! “One step she will never have to cross: Gaëlle takes her chances, progresses, and quickly wins SNGs brilliantly.
A first triumph in MTT for a price of 1500 dollars confirms her potential. However, she quickly loses that sum, pushing her to abandon the tournament scene in 2009 to turn to another teacher of discipline, cash games.
Several thousand hands and 7000 dollars in earnings later, Gaëlle has earned a place on the cash game tables online, and her talent was spotted by the “Limpers” community, and made her an offer that she could not refuse: to be coached by some of the best players in the French poker league.
For six months, Gaëlle will progress at full speed under the tutelage of top pros like André Cyril Alexandre Luneau and Nicolas Ragot. During this period, Gaëlle accumulated 22 000 dollars in profit: in the small world of French professional poker, she is now recognized as one of the only true female grinder.
A reputation that will lead Gaëlle to a new challenge in early 2012. Eighteen months after deciding to make poker her full-time profession, she is inducted to the most successful European Poker Team, Team Winamax, to compete in the most prestigious tournaments of the Pro Circuit, and, in her words, “new experiences, diversify my skills and experience a real cohesion between players. ”
On her second European Poker Tour sponsored as a player, Gaëlle managed to climb into the money at the Grand Final in Monte Carlo (75th -. € 15.000; it comes a month later in Las Vegas and the spirits brand during the World Series of Poker … Reaching the money on her three tournaments she played, the girl from Down Under achieved a good performance in itself. these results fall to exploit them.
After a paid place in an event of No-Limit Hold’em, Gaëlle rises in the semifinals of the Ladies Championship (15th), the tournament that brought together 936 competitors. But it is at the best tournament in the world, the Main Event, the player of Team Winamax reveals her immense talent to the limelight.
In seven days of fighting and over 70 hours of poker, Gaëlle knows multiple sensations: the conclusion of a second day at the chip leader position, a great international media interest and accession to the pre-final table. Of 6598 players departing, Gaëlle finally managed to climb to tenth place, pocketing $590.442 and signing the best female performance in this tournament for 17 years!
What a great young woman to watch on the poker pro circuit, now and in the future. Like Vanessa Rousso, she is very good-looking, very smart and very talented. She is a magnet for the media and you are sure to see her more and more on the television during the main tournament coverage.