Her bank balance says it all. She has won more than 1.2 Million Dollars to date. But it’s not all about cash. Jackie has also won the title of Last Woman Standing at the WOSP main event in 2013. Let’s take a look at her career and the success and international fame that Jackie Glazier enjoys today.
Jackie was born on 23rd November, 1973. She is the eldest of two children. She grew up in Melbourne as her father worked there for the police search and rescue squad. Her mother worked as a bank executive in the same city. Jackie says she was more on the wilder side in her childhood days. She recalls that her school days were mostly spent in detention. An average student academically, Jackie loved competing in sports. She played lawn tennis and basketball throughout her school days.
The phase leading to the world of poker:
As Jackie finished school, she was faced with the question of what to do next. She admits that she had no idea what she wanted to do back then. Somehow she ended up studying physical education in college. However, she soon felt that her choice of career wasn’t challenging or interesting enough to hold her interest. She wanted more out of life. Jackie says that she always wanted a profession that involved a lot of travelling and adventure, rather than a desk job that keeps her static all day long.
Sudden rise to fame:
Jackie got her first shot to fame at the Melbourne Championship of 2012. She was skeptical of finishing at a good spot and even told her husband that she wanted to quit the world of poker. But fortune always favours the brave; and she gave it everything she had and finished in second place. Jackie was rewarded with $35,000 Australian Dollars as the prize money for finishing second in the tournament.
But success didn’t stopped there, and she went on to win the main event and cashed $95,000 Australian Dollar as the prize money for finishing first in the main event.
Riding on the wave of her newly found success, Jackie booked a flight to Vegas. She proved her metal in Vegas at the World Series of Poker, 2012 and finished as a runner up in the $3000 No Limit Hold-em. She says that she is still more of a conservative player and has learned a lot from her failures.
Today, Jackie Glazier is a brand ambassador of 888poker and her interviews are frequently published in magazines and online.