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Poker Stories Podcast: Australian Poker Pro And WSOP Bracelet Winner Jackie Glazier

Poker Stories Is An Audio Podcast Series That Features The Game's Best Players and Personalities


Poker Stories is a long-form audio podcast series that features casual interviews with some of the game’s best players and personalities. Each episode highlights a well-known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favorite tales both on and off the felt.

Jackie Glazier grew up playing cards with her grandparents, but didn’t find poker until well after fellow Australian Joe Hachem had won the World Series of Poker main event. The Melbourne-native grew up with a passion for sports and earned her degree in education, but ultimately felt lost as to what she wanted to do for a career. While searching for the answer, she stumbled on poker, and found herself grinding small-stakes at the casino. One good month turned into three good months, and she decided to give poker a shot.

The decision paid off quickly, with Glazier finishing second in the opening event of the Melbourne Championship Series in 2012, before winning the main event. She took her newfound bankroll and confidence to Las Vegas, where she finished runner up in a $3,000 no-limit hold’em event for $458,996. The next year, she was the last woman standing in the main event, cashing for $229,281 in 31st place. Glazier earned her WSOP bracelet in the WSOP Europe ladies event. Last year, she competed on Australian Survivor, spending a month in Fiji for the televised reality game show.

Highlights from this interview include flashing her accent to attract American men, not using her degree, crashing the guy’s poker game, being on the good side of variance early on, learning the ropes with Joe Hachem, a mandatory win in Melbourne, refusing a big chop, crying for three days over a half-million dollar score, being the last woman standing in the WSOP main event, learning to practice gratitude, binking her first ladies event, where she keeps her bracelet, the online poker situation in Australia, playing poker on the London Eye, being married to a golf whisperer, calling the snake catcher, competing on Survivor in Fiji, pretending to be a Rubix cube expert, folding kings preflop and being right, a nice swap with Heidi May, cleaning the sausage roll vats, and the joy of driving in silence.

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