Glazier Golden in First Event of 2013 WSOPE

Jackie Glazier

A dream came true for Aussie Jackie Glazier at the 2013 WSOPE on Saturday.

After several heart-breaking finishes at the WSOP over the last couple years, Glazier finally secured her first gold bracelet in the Ladies Event in Enghien-les-Bains.

The affable Australian was the dominant force of the tournament and, despite a brief scare against Maryline Valente heads-up, was confident she would win from the very beginning.

“I’ve always aspired to win a WSOP bracelet and to do it in the first Ladies Event in Europe is a real honor,” said the 888poker pro.

The Ladies Event was the first tournament of the 2013 WSOPE and although it produced a relatively small field with only 65 runners, it was a surprisingly tough one with Liv Boeree, Loni Harwood, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman and Jessica Dawley among the contestants.

Gaëlle Baumann Goes Out Early in Seventh

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Gaëlle Baumann

Even the final table was no cakewalk with pros Gaëlle Baumann and Laurie Bismuth on deck.           

Baumann couldn’t overcome her severe chip deficit and finished seventh. On the bright side she did make it into the money and picked up €3,200 for her efforts.

Glazier finished second in a $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em in Vegas in 2012. Although it was a huge payoff - she won $458,996 - it was a particularly painful finish as she had a massive chip lead over heads-up opponent Greg Ostrander at one point.

Earlier this year Glazier outlasted thousands of players and become the last woman standing in 2013 WSOP Main Event.

Eventually Glazier finished 31st and although she picked up $229,281 for her efforts she had aspirations to go much farther.

In the final hand of the Ladies Event, Glazier got it in good with pocket jacks against Maryline Valente’s pocket sixes.

Glazier was speechless as the tournament director counted up the chips and declared her the winner.

“I’ve had so many close calls,” she said. “If I came second again I don’t know how I would have coped with it. I’m so glad I got there in the end.”

Here are the complete payouts from the 2013 WSOPE Event 1 €1,100 Ladies Event:

  • 1. Jackie Glazier – €21,850
  • 2. Maryline Valente – €13,500
  • 3. Laurie Bismuth – €8,850
  • 4. Celine Bastian – €6,330
  • 5. Nathalie Odet – €4,770
  • 6. Sherrill Lindsey – €3,800
  • 7. Gaëlle Baumann – €3,200
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