Australia’s worst kept poker secret has finally been made official. After much speculation during the Aussie Millions, Royal Flush Management has today announced Jackie Glazier as Australia's first ever female Full Tilt “Red Pro”.
It will no doubt be a challenge for Glazier, to take on such a male-dominated field but she is looking forward to the challenge of working as an ambassador for women in poker.
Glazier played State League tennis as a junior and travelled to the USA to compete as a 17-year-old. After spending four years studying a teaching degree in Science/Mathematics and Human Movement, she decided that teaching did not provide a big enough challenge and continued to search for a vocation that challenged her fierce competitive nature.
In 2008, Jackie discovered poker playing in a home game with friends. Her skills developed at a rapid rate and she decided to take the next step and tackle the cash games at Melbourne's Crown Casino. She quickly became a familiar face in Australia’s largest and most competitive poker arena and considered herself a full-time poker pro by the end of that year.
Jackie Glazier burst on the live MTT poker scene with skill, aggression and consistency, mixing it up with the best players instantly on her debut in 2009, and even cashed in her first major live event.
With consistent in-the-money finishes, several final tables including two outright victories in 2010, a deep run in the Aussie Millions Main Event and cash in the 2010 WSOP Main Event, Jackie is rightly considered the best female poker player in Australia today. Her earnings for her first year on the tournament circuit topped AUD $100,000.
In addition to climbing the ranks in the cut-throat world of tournament poker, Jackie is also looking forward to giving something back to the game as an ambassador in the poker community, where she hopes to motivate more women to join her at the table in the game that she loves.
It is an achievement that is thoroughly deserved and there is no doubt this is just the beginning.
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