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Elisabeth Hille Makes Top 5 With 27 Left at World Series of Poker Main Event
Norwegian amateur Elisabeth Hille is conjuring up memories of fellow Norwegian Annette Obrestad, who won the first ever World Series of Poker Europe Main Event before she even turned 18 years old.
Should Hille make the Final Table of this year’s WSOP, she would become the first female to ever do so. Hille is one of two women still standing, the other being Gaelle Baumann of France in 20th place.
Tournament officials expect Monday’s session to play from 27 down to the final table of nine players.
DAY SIX -- NOTABLE DEVELOPMENTS
Nicco Maag (Karlsruhe, Germany) had the chip lead five minutes before the Day Six dinner break. However, the night session was a disaster for the German player. Although he is still alive, he is ranked in 27th place out of 27 players.
There are three German players still in the field, which is second in number only to the United States.
Amonon Filippi, the longtime tournament poker veteran from New York City, finished in 39th place.
Fabio Gonzalez (Montevideo, Uruguay) became the highest world championship finisher in history from the nation of Uruguay -- by finishing 45th in the Main Event.
Former gold bracelet winner Leo Wolpert (Fairfax, VA) finished in 50th place.
Sam Holden (Sussex, UK), one of last former "November Nine" finalists, finished in 55th place.
Former gold bracelet winner David "ODB" Baker finished in 56th place.
Daniel Strelitz, from Torrance, CA seized the chip lead moment before the last hand before dinner. He rocketed to 9 million in chips, becoming the first player to hit that mark. He ended the day ranked second in chips.
Gaelle Baumann (France), who was chip leader after Day Two, currently ranks 20th.
Early on Day SIx, two of the four remaining women, Marcia Topp (USA) and Vanessa Selbst (USA,) were eliminated.
None of the 36 former "November Nine" finalists remain alive. Sam Holden (UK) and Eric Buchman (USA) were both eliminated on this day.
Two WSOP gold bracelet winners remain alive – Steven Gee, Greg Merson. Two others were eliminated after the dinner break -- including Leo Wolpert and David “ODB” Baker.
Roman Valerstein, winner of a WSOP Circuit gold ring last season -- busted in 82nd place
Gold bracelet winner from Canada Erik Cajelais -- busted in 86th place
Ben Greenberg, former chip leader -- busted in 88th place
Gold bracelet winner Gavin Smith -- busted in 96th place.
- Ace King, Gambling911.com
Submitted by Ace King on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 10:15