Jackie Glazier wins WSOP European Gold Bracelet


One of Australia’s most important and talented poker exports, Jackie Glazier, has just taken down the first ever ladies event hosted at the World Series of Poker Europe. Glazier collected EU21,850 and became only the eleventh Aussie to win a WSOP gold bracelet.


It was the talented Glazier’s first time at the World Series of Poker Europe with beginners luck in such a high profile tournament going on to define one of the most important wins of her relatively short career. In 2012 Glazier came very close to earning her first bracelet, coming runner-up in a USD$3,000 NLH, so when in a position to claim the title she wasn’t going to let the opportunity slip through her hands again.


Glazier bested a talented field of 65 players to win the EU$1,100 Ladies Event and became only the eleventh Australian to win a WSOP bracelet. While the event may not have been biggest or even an open one, but it is still a gold bracelet which will further enhance the reputation of Australia’s best poker players.


Once the final table was set, eight players were all vying for the gold with Glazier chip leader by more than 20,000 chips. Her closest rivals were Maryline Valente and Laurie Bismouth, with the remainder all bunched-up with similar chip counts.


Below are the Final Tables standings and seat allocations.

Seat 1 – Celina Bastian – 15,675

Seat 2 – Maryline Valente – 35,725

Seat 3 – Laurie Bismouth – 31,975

Seat 4 – Jackie Glazier  – 57,400

Seat 5 – Anais Lerouge – 15,975

Seat 6 – Nathalie Odet – 9,150

Seat 7 – Gaelle Baumann – 4,500

Seat 8 – Sherrill Lindsey – 25,625



Despite the final table being set, one player would finish as the “bubble lady” and walk away with nothing for their hard efforts. Anais Lerouge would be that lady finishing in the unlucky eight position. 2012 WSOP last lady standing winner, Gaelle Baumann, was the next to bow out in seventh place collecting EU3,200 for her troubles. Sherill Lindsey would be the next to fall at the hands of the eventual winner, Glazier, in sixth place pocketing EU3,800.


Glazier still held the chip lead and control of the table when five players remained. Nathalie Odet was next to hit the rail in fifth place quickly followed by Celine Bastian in fourth, who was again eliminated by Glazier.


Glazier would eliminate Laurie Bismuth to set-up a heads-up battle against Maryline Valente, with Glazier holding a 2/1 chip lead. The blinds were at a relatively low 400/800 meaning both players had enough chips to make this heads-up fight a long one. Valente was the more aggressive during the opening round of hands as she shoved all-in on more than one occasion, slowing chipping away at Glazier’s dominating stack. On the 37th hand once again Valente shoved but, as Valente’s face showed, that move backfired as Glazier called her, setting up a winner take all hand.


Glazier held J-J while Valente 6-6. The board would run 4-A-Q-5-7 to give Australia another world champion and her maiden World Series of Poker gold bracelet.


2013 WSOP Europe Final Table Results and payouts

1-      Jackie Glazier – EU21,850

2-      Maryline Valente – EU13,500

3-      Laurie Bismuth – EU8,950

4-      Celine Bastain – EU6,330

5-      Nathalie Odet – EU4,770

6-      Sherrill Lindsey – EU3,800

7-      Gaelle Baumann – EU3,200


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European Poker Tour London sees Jeff Rossiter finish 5th



Europe again was the destination where another Australian was trying his very best at collecting a title. European Poker Tour 10 London Main event was the setting and Jeff Rossiter was the competitor who was looking for yet another title to add to his already bursting resume. His eventual finish was an impressive fifth place which was good for £152,320, not exactly a bad chunk of change for a few days work.


The talented Aussie had all eyes on him as he was the chip leader when the final table sat down to play. His stack was attacked from on the onset with Georgios Karakousis and Robin Ylitalo, eventual champion, both taking large chunks, reducing Rossiter’s stack to one of the lowest counts.


On his final hand, Rossiter moved all in against one of his early challengers, Karakousis, with 4-4 while Karakousis held K-Q. The board then ran Q-6-9-2-7 eliminating the Australian in fifth place as Karakousis flopped a better pair.


The finish is yet another excellent result for Rossiter who earlier this year had finished runner-up in the GuangDong Asia Millions Tournament collecting US$3,155,887. The fifth place finish means the Australian moves up to third in the 2013 poker Money list with still a whole host of events to run.


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David Nirnes Wins The Showdown Event


The inaugural The Showdown event came to a close late on Sunday at The Star Casino, Sydney, following an exciting final two days of competing. A total of 182 players took part with David Nirnes outlasting them all to pocket AU$37,300 and the championship ring.


The final 40 players would be guaranteed AU$1,200 for their efforts with all 182 players from the two Day1 flights and Day2 fighting to make the final 40. When the final day began, Evan Ryan led the way with 699,000 in chips after knocking down a huge pot just before the end of play on Day2. With all 40 players safe knowing that the minimum they could leave with was AU$1,200 play became a lot looser quickly reaching the bubble for the final table in what felt like minutes.


Damien Stanley would end up being the final table “bubble boy” after going head-to-head with chip leader Ryan. The first player to be eliminated from the final table would be Jordan Summerfield who could not find a way past Kevin Makita, leaving with AU$4,600 for his efforts. Joel Dagg was next to fall after Michael Mayar’s pair of tens were enough to eliminate Dagg in ninth place. David Nirens then took down Mathew Kelly, sending him home with AU$6,600 in eight.


Gareth Jones was next to hit the rail in seventh position with Conner Lea following quickly after in sixth. Five players remained with Ryan still leading the way but would find himself in a tough situation quickly as Makita would take him down with a river flush. Mayar was next to fall in fourth as Abdine would eliminate him, collecting AU$13,600 for his finish. Nirens would then eliminate Abdine in third to leave two remaining and the heads-up battle between Nirnes and Makita. Nirnes would have a 5/1 chip lead over Makita but the battle is never over until its over with Makita fighting hard to remain in the hunt. After some back and fourths Makita then went on a eight hand winning streak, taking down big pots to bring this contest closer and even have people suggesting this could be one of the best heads-up battles ever seen at the Star Casino.


Makita then shoved all in with Q-J which Nirnes called with A-10. The board then ran 6-2-J-A-7 to give Nirnes the win and finish Makita off in second place, receiving AU$24,600 for three solid days work.


Nirens collected a package of AU$50,000 which included a trophy, ring, AU$37,300, entry into the 2014 Showdown at The Star and a seat at next year’s Aussie Millions Main Event.


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PokerPro Cash Tables open at PokerStars Live


Not happy with the impending Asian Championship of Poker, which begins on Friday 19 October, PokerStars Live at the City of Dreams, Macau poker room has revealed the launch of six brand new PokerPro cash game tables.


Melbourne locals are familiar with the electronic PokerPro machines which have become very popular at the Crown Poker Room. Players at each table have their own electronic touch screen where they can peek at their cards, enter bets and look at statistics, very similar to online play. The game is fast, has no dealer, low-limit and brings the online style of play to the casino floor.


PokerStars Macau announced that they have launched six PokerPro tables, offering 60 seats, spread across HK$5/HK$10 or HK$10/$20 pot-limit Omaha as well as KH$10/HK$20 and HK$20/HK$40 No Limit Hold’em, with all the games based on demand.


Players can either register at the registration desk, use prepaid PokerPro cards or can manually deposit cash onto their City Club Card to play. To celebrate the launch PokerStars Macau are giving away over HK$30,000 in prizes to players who try out the new machines, simply playing the games for five hours at any stake before midnight on 17 October to receive a PokerPro Freeroll entry ticket. The Freeroll will run 20 October where the winner will receive an ACOP Warm-up seat, valued at HK$25,000. The runner-up will receive an ACOP Warm-up mega satellite ticket valued at HK$4,000.


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