Every year when the poker world turns its attention down under and to the Aussie Millions there’s a player or two who step into the spotlight to represent their hometown. Of course, you expect to hear a lot from and about 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem, but this year Melbourne resident and WSOP bracelet winner in her own right, Jackie Glazier commands attention in 2014.
Jackie recently talked with Card Player Magazine about her poker journey including her beginnings and how she may have gotten into deep waters a little too early:
“I started playing full time poker way too early,” she admitted. “It’s a very steep learning curve and it is hard to survive when you are making so many mistakes at the table. I tried a lot of coaching with various players to fast track my skills in the game but just before WSOP in 2012, I was ready to quit.”
Jackie who has been a pro for about 3 years now, already has over $1.2 million in Hendon Mob recorded earnings. Even though, some of her largest scores, brought her the biggest disappointments.
“Finishing second in that $3,000 event was the most disappointing moment of my entire poker career,” she said. “It took me a few days to move through the disappointment and get to the point of celebrating. If I only ever took pride in winning, it would be very disheartening and I think I would hate the game. I try as much as possible to celebrate small achievements as well as the wins.”
If you want to get to know more about Jackie, from her views on women in poker to the time leading up to her WSOPE bracelet win, read this comprehensive article on Glazier from Card Player.