Mon, Jul 8, 4:27am by Kevin Pitstock
Three Australian women finished in the money in the 2013 World Series of Poker Ladies Championship event. One of the ladies finished second overall, while a second Aussie female finished in 17th place. This is only the second event in the 62-event tournament in which multiple Australians placed so highly, so the Australian women represented the country quite well.
Event #51 is called the Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship. A total of 954 people entered the field, which had a prize purse of $858,600. Entry fees for the event were $10,000, though women get a rebated entry fee down to $1,000. This mean men can enter, but the field is overwhelmingly full of female poker players.
The ladies event has been considered a mixed bag in past years by female professional poker players on the tournament. For years, Annie Duke refused to play in the event, preferring to match wits against the top players in the mens’ game. The event allows men to enter, but their entries cost $10,000. Women have their entry fee rebated down to a $1,000 buy-in. This policy tends to keep the male players out of the tournament.
Leanne Haas of Newcastle East finished in second place at the championship. Haas won $107,616 for her finish. This is the first time Leanne has finished in the winnings in her WSOP career. She wasn’t the only Aussie to have a top 20 finish, though.
Tania McBride of Nelly Bay, Australia finished in 17th place. She collected $6,387 in winnings for her seventeenth place finish. Again, this was the first time she finished in the money at a World Series of Poker event. Tania McBride is the second of three money finishers in this event. The next winner is starting to build a nice resume over the last few World Series of Poker tournaments, including finishing in the money at a couple of WSOP Main Event championships.
Jackie Glazier of Wantirna, Australia finished in 83rd at the 2013 Womens Championship. She collected $1,923 in earnings for her finish. Though this covers only the entry fee and a few expenses, this was not the first time Jackie Glazier has finished in the money. In fact, she’s collected a whole lot more than she’s spent on entry fees, with 2 WSOP money finishes in 2013, 2 more in 2012, and 1 in 2010. Several of these netted a lot of cash for Jackie.
Jackie Glazer has won over a half-million dollars in her World Series of Poker career. Coming in the Ladies Championship, she had finished in 36th place in the WSOP Asia Pacific A/B/C No-Limit Holdem Accumulator, winning $4,307. Last year, Jackie Glazier finished in the money twice: finishing 2nd in event #41, a $3,000 buy-in no limit hold’em event (worth $458,996) and finishing 284th out of 6,598 entrants at the World Series of Poker Main Event. For that feat, she collected $38,453. Glazier also finished 427th out 7,319 entrants in the $10,000 buy-in 2010 No Limit Hold’em Championship, collecting $31,647 in winnings for this accomplishment.
The winner of the Ladies Championship was Kristen Bickness of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Bicknell won $173,922 in earnings for her 1st place victory. She defeated the no-nonsense Leanne Haas in the heads-up portion of the tournament.
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