Tue, Jul 16, 4:12am by Kevin Pitstock
Jackie Glazier did not survive the night session in Day 5 at the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship. Glazier, the last Australian playing in the tournament, went all-in pre-flop with ace-queen against Sergio Castelluccio of Italy, but didn’t receive the help she needed to win the pot.
Jackie Glazier came into Day 6 with with around $4 million in chips, the 12th highest chip stack. As a select few of the top competitors saw their chip stacks grow from the $6 million to $7 million range into the $15 million to $18 million range, Glazier’s chip stack shrank as the day continued. With her chip stack at around $1.7 million prior to the dinner break, she went all-in and won, climbing back to $3.4 million. When the players returned from dinner, Glazier won another solid pot, but didn’t have much luck later on in the session.
With her chip stack back down to $1.95 million, Glazier went all-in after a raise with an A-Q suited. At this point, the blinds were at 50,000/100,000 and the ante was at 10,000. This was the right move, but her opponent had a pair of 10s. When the cards came, they were 9-9-9-5-King, with only one a spade, so she received no help, and the pair of tens held up.
Jackie Glazier had the best tournament of any female in the field. Finishing 31st gave the native of Wantirna, Australia a cash boost of $229,801. This was a particularly good World Series of Poker for Glazier, who also finished 83rd in the Ladies Championship and 36th in the A/B/C Accumulator event at the WSOP Asia-Pacific Tournament at the Crown Melbourne in April (which is considered an official WSOP event).
Jackie Glazier is fast becoming one of Australia’s top professional poker players of either gender. This makes the 6th time she’s cashed in a World Series of Poker event and the fifth time in just the last two years. In fact, the 2013 WSOP Main Event is not the most money she’s won in a World Series of Poker event. That distinction comes from her winnings of $458,996 when she finished 2nd in a $3,000 buy-in No Limit Holdem event at last year’s World Series of Poker.
With the last Aussie eliminated from the competition, the only thing to do now is size up the remaining 27 players in the competition. The chip leader at present is the 22 year old German wunderkind, Anton Morgenstern. Morgenstern qualified for the event online and came to the championship as an unknown, but he now has $21,995,000 in chips and simply dominates any other stack in the field at this point.
The second biggest chip stack belongs to Sylvain Loosli of France, who sits at $14,125,000. Chris Lindh of Las Vegas is third with just over $12,000,000, while JC Tran is fourth with nearly $12,000,000 himself. JC Tran is the holder of two WSOP bracelets, though his best finish in the main event is 108th, back in 2009.
The player remaining with the most experience in the WSOP Main Event is Juan Carlos Mortenson of Spain, who won the 2001 WSOP Main Event over a final table with the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Phil Gordon, and Mike Matusow. Carlos Mortensen is in 6th place with $10,790,000 chips.
Fabian Ortiz of Chaco, Argentina is in 5th place with $10,810,000. The other 21 remaining competitors have less than $10,000,000 in their chip stacks, but one double-up could vault any of them into serious contention.
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