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2012 WSOP Event #61: $10,000 No-Limit Holdem Championship

WSOP, 2012-07-19, by Ozone

The 2012 WSOP Main Event Final Table is set. Despite two women remaining in the field with eleven players remaining, it will be all men competing for the $8.5 million top prize in October.

Gaelle Baumann and Elisabeth Hille finished 10th and 11th, respectively, to dash hopes of a woman appearing at the most prestigious annual final table. Instead, it will be nine men none of whom were largely known to the poker world prior to the start of the tournament competing for the bracelet:

Seat 1: Russell Thomas - Hartford, CT (24,800,000 in chips)
Seat 2: Jacob Balsiger - Tempe, AZ (13,115,000 in chips)
Seat 3: Jeremy Ausmus - Las Vegas, NV (9,805,000 in chips)
Seat 4: Steven Gee - Sacramento, CA (16,860,000 in chips)
Seat 5: Greg Merson - Laurel, MD (28,725,000 in chips)
Seat 6: Jesse Sylvia - West Tisbury, MA (43,875,000 in chips)
Seat 7: Robert Salaburu - San Antonio, TX (15,155,000 in chips)
Seat 8: Andras Koroknai - Debrecen, Hungary (29,375,000 in chips)
Seat 9: Michael Esposito - Seaford, NY (16,260,000 in chips)

Eight of the finalists are from the United States with one player from Hungary. Jacob Balsiger is the youngest participant at age 21. The oldest player remaining is 56 year old Steve Gee.

The final table will be played October 29-30 at Rio in Las Vegas.

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