Unfortunately, Australia’s leading poker lady Jackie Glazier couldn’t become the first woman to win an open event at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) since 2008. However, Glazier should be and will be proud of her achievement in coming in 2nd place in WSOP Event 41 the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em, which drew a massive 1,394 field.
Glazier went into today’s play with 9,480,000 chips to her opponent Greg Ostrander’s 5,055,000. The pair had played heads-up briefly on the previous evening but play was suspended until today after ten levels were completed yesterday. The one-on-one battle resumed with the blinds at 50,000/100,000/10,000a and Glazier continued where she left off by winning the first significant pot. The Aussie added 1,240,000 to her stack by turning two pair holding and getting her river bet paid off on a board.
Ostrander was now short and he soon got all his chips in the middle when he optimistically called Glazier’s pre-flop raise from the big blind with and the flop came , he shoved over Glazier’s continuation bet who called with a pair of eights but the turn and river could provide her no help. Glazier then lost a massive 2 million chip pot in a pre-flop raising war; she raised to 250,000, Ostrander popped it to 600,000, she four-bet to 1.5 million and the American shoved his whole stack in for 2,665,000 in total. Glazier tanked for a few moments before making a big laydown; some may say the maths would probably have said to make the call. The stacks were now nearly even as Glazier had 6,850,000 to Ostrander’s 5,700,000.
Glazier fought back admirably and won four pots to increase her stack back up to 9,510,000 but that would all change when shortly afterwards the players got all the chips in the middle pre-flop as Glazier four-bet shoved and Ostrander made the call with the board ran out and the players stacks were back to near dead even. Ostrander then managed to chip up to 8,245,000, helped by snapping off a Glazier bluff in a hand where she instantly mucked. The chip lead was now his.
It all ended soon after; Ostrander made it 200,000 on the button which Glazier called from the big blind. The flop say both players check, Glazier then check-called a 450,000 bet on the turn and then saw Ostrander bet a cool one million chips on the river. Glazier moved in and Ostrander made the call. Glazier held two pair with but Ostrander had the winner with for the straight.
It took around an hour of Day 4 action to send the bracelet to Ostrander’s wrist but Glazier can still celebrate her largest poker result ever with the USD$458,996 second place prize. Glazier told The Herald Sun "The cards just fell the way they fell and there wasn't a lot I could do about it. To be perfectly honest I would consider myself the better player, I don't feel like I played bad today...it's unfortunate but as a poker player that happens to everyone and you just have to deal with it.'' With still a few weeks left at the WSOP few would rule out Glazier out another deep run at this WSOP.
The Melbourne woman’s cash is the largest so far for an Australian at the 2012 World Series of Poker. Up to and including Event #41 there have been 19 Australian cashes at the 2012 WSOP with Glazier (USD$458,996), Brendon Rubie (USD$242,458) and Warwick Mirzikinian (USD$162,443) the only players to break six figures so far. With almost 20 events remaining on the schedule we think more names will be added to that list.
Congratulations to Jackie Glazier from everyone at PokerNetwork.
Australian Cashes at the 2012 WSOP (Up to and including Event #41)
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