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Australian poker pro Jackie Glazier has an amazing record at the World Series of Poker and she's in Paris at the 2013 WSOP Europe now fighting for her first gold bracelet. She's even got a special bottle of champagne chilling in her mini-bar to celebrate the occasion. Glazier was the last woman standing at the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas this year and she came painfully close to winning a bracelet when she finished runner up in a huge $3,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em event at the WSOP in 2012. We chat with Glazier about her recent travels, how she's fitting in with the 888poker team and how much it means to her to one day win a World Series bracelet.
Okay, when I left Vegas, I took approximately a month off and I played a small tournament series in Melbourne. And then I came over for EPT in London, and now I'm here in this beautiful place, the World Series. It's amazing. This is only my second time in Europe, and I've only ever done London and Paris before. So this time, I've been to Morocco, Spain, and again London and Paris, and I'll go to Italy after this, so looking forward to it.
I'm really happy to be here playing the ladies event, and I knew it would be a smallish field. It is the first time it's being played here, and a great opportunity for me to grab a bracelet. I think definitely having a ladies event is a great tournament to be holding especially because it promotes more women playing on the tables. And if women are more comfortable playing in a less male-dominated environment, it's an opportunity for them to play some poker and have some fun.
I don't necessarily think that a ladies event should be a bracelet event. I am here trying to win one, but, yeah, I think it's a little bit unfair and I think all bracelet events should be open events and that includes seniors as well. So that's just my take on it.
I think men entering a ladies event defeats the whole purpose of a ladies event, and it's a good way for women to get on the table outside of that sort of male environment. And if that's how they are more comfortable playing, I don't know why a guy would want to try and ruin that in entering the event. But I do understand when you make an event an actual bracelet event that there is some guys out there that just want the opportunity to win a bracelet regardless of whether it's a ladies only event or not.
I don't recognize a lot of the players out here in Europe, so I'm not really sure I'm still sizing up my table. We're just on first break. I do have some professional players on my table, but I'm not so sure about the rest of them. So, yeah, I'm still working it out. I'm not sure how recreational some of them are. It's an €1,100 buy-in, so it's not a cheap tournament, €1,100 euros is a bit of money. So I'd assume that most women that are playing have a fair poker history at least.
My experience so far with 888, and I'm not just saying this because I'm sponsored, has been amazing. They're such a great group of people to work with. Nothing is too much trouble, and I'll be honest I've never been treated so well by a sponsor before. They just go out of their way to look after you. They look after all their players though. It's not just their pros. They look after their players because they want them to be having fun and enjoying the sights. So, yeah, a fantastic team to work with.
Traveling with the 888 team has been great as well, because they're such a social group. Especially for me being a female and traveling a lot and not having a lot of other female friends with me, it's great to have the team there. We socialize outside of the poker table as well. I don't know. I don't talk a lot of poker with them, but we're all sick of it probably by the time we get off the tables. But, yeah, they're a fun group to be around.
Winning a bracelet and regardless of the size of the field is going to be tough. And it's something that is definitely on my bucket list, and I hope one day I do get there. And I have a bottle chilling in my mini bar fridge at the moment just in case.
I think this World Series in Europe will be a great success especially off the back of the EPT in London where a lot of players have camped for a longer period of time. So I think the numbers will be high and hopefully I'll get a great prize pool when I win it.