Fri, Oct 14, 9:29am by Jonathan Zaun
Melbourne native Jackqueline ‘Jackie’ Glazier recently signed on to become the seventh Brand Ambassador for the PartyPoker online poker platform.
Glazier joins World Poker Tour (WPT) broadcaster and poker legend Mike Sexton, WPT announcer and accomplished pro Tony Dunst, former top-ranked online pro Patrick Leonard, Italian pro Natalia Breviglieri, Welsh pro Roberto Romanello, and four-time boxing champion Carl Froch among PartyPoker’s roster of Brand Ambassadors.
In a statement announcing the two-year sponsorship arrangement, Glazier promised to help PartyPoker expand its presence in the Australian market:
“I am proud to join the PartyPoker team of ambassadors and am extremely excited about the opportunities I see for us in Australia and surrounding territories. I have been closely monitoring the progress PartyPoker has been making over recent months and look forward to helping them to grow in the Australian market that I know so well.
“I am confident that together our passion will help us to expand the game of poker in my country. I am looking forward to announcing some games and promotions over the next few weeks that will offer great value to the Australian poker community.”
Tom Waters, who serves as Head of Poker operations for PartyPoker, also celebrated the sponsorship deal’s potential for attracting Australian players to the platform:
“It is a pleasure to have Jackie join the PartyPoker team as an ambassador and we are delighted to have such a prestigious player representing us in the Australian market. We are looking to invest in grassroots poker in Australia and Jackie is the perfect person to assist us in achieving these goals.”
Glazier is best known to casual poker fans for making a deep run in the 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, where she attracted coverage by ESPN cameras as that year’s ‘last woman standing’, before ultimately finishing in 31st place out of a 6,352-player field
For poker enthusiasts in Australia, however, Glazier is recognized as one the country’s leading talents – regardless of gender.
According to the Hendon Mob tournament results database, with USD$1,323,493 in recorded live tournament earnings over her eight-year career Glazier sits in 24th position on Australia’s all-time money list. That’s well ahead of well-known men like Tony Hachem, who occupies 40th place on the list with USD$783,165 in tournament winnings.
In terms of Australian women, Glazier is the top performer by a mile, nearly tripling the earnings of her closest competitor in Angelina Rich (USD$456,909).
And compared to fellow female pros all over the world, Glazier has climbed to 21st place on the Hendon Mob all-time money list for women. As an active player, Glazier is well within sight of passing poker legends like Barbara Enright (16th – USD$1,578,112), who broke through in 1996 by becoming the first woman to win a gold bracelet in an open event at the WSOP.
After recording her first live cash in 2008 – an 8th place finish for USD$118 in a USD$50 buy-in nightly tournament at her hometown Crown Casino – Glazier honed her craft and accumulated results until becoming a full-time touring pro and hit the tournament circuit in 2011.
At the 2012 Melbourne Poker Championship, Glazier experienced her first major win, taking down the AUD$1,100 buy-in Main Event to earn AUD$95,000 – her largest score to that point.
Less than six weeks later, she nearly won her first gold bracelet at the WSOP in Las Vegas, finishing as the runner-up in Event #41: $3,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em. Despite the near miss at achieving poker immortality, Glazier did pocket an impressive prize of USD$458,996 for the second-place run – which is her largest career cash to date.
Glazier added a gold bracelet to her trophy case in 2013, winning the €1,100 buy-in Ladies Event at the WSOP-Europe for €21,850.
Previous to joining the PartyPoker team, Glazier sported the sponsor patch of rival 888Poker, which signed her following the 2013 WSOP Main Event run. Glazier parted ways with 888Poker before this year’s WSOP, after she decided to take a hiatus from the game to focus on family matters.
Glazier’s last recorded live cash took place on April 29th of this year, when she finished in 14th place at the Crown Poker Championship’s AUD$1,650 buy-in Main Event for AUD$6,725.
Having recently been spotted playing on PartyPoker under the screenname “JACKSSTARPARTY,” Glazier reports her poker sabbatical to be over, and she’s expected to register for the PartyPoker Million and WPT Caribbean events, part of the Caribbean Poker Party series hosted by PartyPoker in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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