The World Series of Poker Europe has been running regularly for the last 7 years but has never had a special event for ladies. However, this year was an exception with the WSOP Europe featuring a gold-bracelet awarding ladies’ no-limit hold’em tournament.
This was a special event and got a lot of publicity drawing a total of 65 players who put down €1,100 as the buy-in in the starting event event of the 2013 WSOP-E. The total payout for this event was €62,400 and there was stiff competition at the Casino Barrière d’Enghien-les-Bains which lasted for over two days.
In the end, it was Jackie Glazier who held her nerve and became the first even WSOP-E ladies champion. Glazier who is an Australian won 144 Card Player of the Year points and also €21,850.
Glazier is not a newbie on the circuit, she has had success at previous WSOP events, where she was the runner-up finish in a 2012 no-limit hold’em event and also was in the last-woman-standing run to 31st place in the 2013 WSOP main event. While these accomplishments helped her win reasonable sums of cash, it did not give her the recognition she desired.
Glazier was always looking for a big win, where she could walk away not just with a big payout but also with the championship and the recognition of her accomplishments. She managed to do exactly this at the WSOP-E 2013.
Glazier told reporters during the 2013 WSOP main event
I just had this feeling I was going to win it. I said to my husband, ‘It is wrong not to have a bottle of champagne in the fridge ready to go. I’m going to go buy a bottle and put it in the fridge so it is ready when I win this bracelet.’ He was like, ’That’s ridiculous. It’s poker. You can’t think like that, you don’t know what is going to happen.’ I said, ’I know what is going to happen. This is going to happen.
This new accomplishment had made Glazier the first player to win a WSOP ladies’ event bracelet outside of Las Vegas. Glazier went on to say
It is definitely a dream come true. I’ve always aspired to win a World Series bracelet and to do it here in the first-ever Europe Ladies Event is a real honor