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Just 27 Remain In World Series of Poker Main Event

Two Female Players Vying For Elusive Final Table


Marc LadouceurThe sixth day of play of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event wrapped up early Monday morning, leaving 27 out of the 6,598 who entered to battle it out Monday for a spot at the nine-handed final table. More than $8.5 million will go to first.

Leading the way is Marc Ladouceur. He has nearly 16 million, while the chip average is 7.3 million. The Canadian finished in the top 100 last year in the Main Event.

Joining the chip leader with experience on poker’s biggest stage is Jamie Robbins, who finished 11th in 2009.

“I’m final table or bust,” Robbins told Card Player earlier on day 6. “I said that on the first day of play and I’m sticking to it. Anything short of that goal will be a major disappointment for me. The money is great, but I need to be in that final nine to consider this tournament a success.”

Both Elisabeth Hille and Gaelle Baumann are still alive to try to become just the second woman to make the final table in the event’s history. Barbara Enright did so in 1995.

Also in contention are Greg Merson, who won a bracelet this summer, California poker pros Danny Wong and Roland Israelashvili, Steve Gee, who has a bracelet from 2010, former L.A. Poker Classic champion Andras Koroknai, and online pros Yuval Bronshtein and Paul Volpe.

Here are the complete chip counts:

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Marc Ladouceur 15,875,000
2 Daniel Strelitz 12,790,000
3 Robert Salaburu 10,915,000
4 Russell Thomas 9,985,000
5 Elisabeth Hille 9,770,000
6 Yuval Bronshtein 9,735,000
7 Jamie Robbins 8,750,000
8 Robert Corcione 8,745,000
9 Cylus Watson 8,500,000
10 Jeremy Ausmus 8,300,000
11 Scott Abrams 8,080,000
12 Greg Merson 7,435,000
13 Jesse Sylvia 7,385,000
14 Jacob Balsiger 7,330,000
15 Michael Esposito 7,045,000
16 Percy Mahatan 6,750,000
17 Jan Heitmann 6,390,000
18 Danny Wong 6,360,000
19 David Balkin 6,330,000
20 Gaelle Baumann 5,530,000
21 Roland Israelashvili 5,525,000
22 Steven Gee 4,830,000
23 Robert Buckenmayer 4,410,000
24 Andras Koroknai 3,125,000
25 Wilfried Haerig 2,665,000
26 Paul Volpe 2,650,000
27 Nicco Maag 1,300,000



almost 10 years ago

The guy that mucked his hand was a charity case and he should have been out...rules are rules and it is pathetic the ruling went in his favor...horrible call by wsop personel....this should have never happened and he is very fortunate...I am shocked Alan Kessler has not chimed in on the matter......