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Australian poker pro and Ivey Poker team member Jackie Glazier is one of the few females still alive in the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event and she had to fold kings preflop to get there. Glazier has cashed in three out of the last four Main Events and she came painfully close to her first gold bracelet last year, finishing second in a $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em event. Listen to Glazier tell us how she folded kings preflop for the first time ever, and what it would mean to her to truly deep in the world's biggest poker tournament.
This is my fifth year here in Vegas. The first year I came and I walked into the rear area. I didn't play a single world series event, but I was blown away by the place and I thought, "Next year I'm definitely coming back and playing." I came back and my first year I cashed in the Main Event, and I think it was around about 300th for a round of about thirty-something-thousand, and that was day five. And then the following year, I bombed out, outside of the money, but it wasn't... I don't think it was day one, it was probably day two. And then last year I made it to the end of day four, sort of around about two-hundred-and-something. So, yeah, this year's going good.
I started talking with Ivey Poker during last year's World Series, and it took a little while at first to sort of, you know, get everything up and running. And I feel really privileged to be part of such an esteemed group of players as well. And they're a really good community as well, and I know that if I needed anything or needed advice, that they're there to help me as well. So it's great to have that support behind me while I'm here.
On day two I got involved in a big hand, and I was holding pocket kings and I ended up folding them pre-flop. And that is the first time I've ever folded pocket kings pre-flop. The media cameras were all around me during the hand because I had six-bet with the kings and then it'd been seven-bet. And I knew he had aces, and I desperately wanted to fold my hand face-up, but I was fine if he didn't show his hand. That'd be like "Ah, that Jackie Glazier, she's like, terrible." So I folded them and he was kind enough to show me that he had the aces, so I didn't have too much of a restless sleep about it. And it was one of those spots where, you know, you make a good decision, and here I am now, going deep into day three, day four. What is it?
I feel extremely comfortable any time I sit down at a poker table. I'm not too overwhelmed by any situation as far as what we're playing for as money, or how much the buy-in's been. Every single time I sit down at a poker table, I want to win and that's that. So it means every hand I bring my A-game and there's no excuses not to do that. So yeah, that's how I approach the game, hand by hand. A deep run in this event would mean the world to me as far as the money goes, but I don't think it would mean as much to me if I could just final table it. So pretty much, from here on out, it's either final table or I'm going to be disappointed. So I'm heading for the final table, hopefully.