Aussie Prodigy Jackie Glazier Becomes Full Tilt Red ProFebruary 18, 2011 10:35 am
Poker prodigy Jackie Glazier has just made history by becoming the first Australian woman to join Team Full Tilt Red Pro.
Despite being an excellent tennis player, and a qualified mathematics teacher, in 2008 Jackie Glazier also discovered a love for poker while playing with friends at home games.
In the space of just a few years, Jackie has now gone on to become one of Australia’s finest women tournament poker players with around $107,678 in live earnings. Glazier’s improving results would certainly back up that claim, and in 2009 her earnings totalled $14,693, while in 2010 she had her best year ever with $89,275 in winnings.
However, when you consider the Melbourne lass didn’t take up full-time tournament poker until December 2009, her achievements become all the more remarkable.
It was also last year Jackie Glazier made her two biggest scores to date, starting with a 427th place finish at the $10k WSOP Main Event for $31,647. In that event she not only survived five gruelling days of poker, but also finished the third last female in the competition, as well as the second last Australian.
The very next month, Jackie then took down the $1k ANZPT Melbourne for $36,390 and this year has already added a further $2,987 to her bankroll.
With her trade mark skill and aggression, Jackie Glazier has consistently shown she has more than enough of what it takes to compete in a male dominated game. The young Aussie also said she was now looking forward to becoming a poker ambassador and inspiring more women to take up the game.
Since the announcement of her new Full Tilt status was made, Jackie mentioned on her Twitter account that she has changed her favourite colour to red. She also wrote:
“Finally win my first t-shirt on Full Tilt for busting out a pro.”
Looks like things have started out well for Jackie Glazier, then, and we wish her all success for the future at her new home at Full Tilt.