The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe kicked off on Friday, October 11th, 2013, with the €1,100 Ladies Event, which brought a field of 65 players to the tables. When Day 1 came to a close, Jackie Glazier was the chip leader heading into the final table and she didn't slow down. On Saturday Glazier put the finishing touches on the Ladies Event and won the €21,850 top prize and her first WSOP gold bracelet.
2013 WSOP Europe €1,100 Ladies Event Results
Eight players were going to return for Day 2 and one of them was going home on the bubble without any cash and just a memory of the action and excitement to stave off the disappointment of finishing Day 1 to return to bust-out empty-handed.
Someone came up with the idea of taking €200 from each of the payouts for the bubble player. Glazier was the only one of the eight that did not agree to that deal. She had the chip lead and she wanted to play as aggressively as possible to send the bubble player out of the game, and that's how tournaments are meant to be played. Glazier is no stranger to tournament poker and she was, after all, playing in a new event and ready to write a page in poker history.
According to the WSOP.com live updates, it took only 10 hands for Anais Lerouge to claim the bubble position in the event. Lerouge began the day fifth in chips, but she ran into a hand with Marline Valente that sent her home.
Lerouge raised to 1,225 preflop at the 300/600/75 blind level, and Valente called from the big blind to see a flop of . Valente checked, Lerouge bet 1,350, and Valente check-raised to 4,300. Lerouge reraised all in, and Valente called with the for an open-ended straight flush draw. Lerouge had the which gave her bottom pair and the nut flush draw. The on the turn gave Valente the lead with a pair of tens. The hit the river and Lerouge was eliminated while the remaining seven players were guaranteed a payday of at least €3,200.
Gaelle Baumann, 2012 WSOP Main Event 10th-place finisher, was next to go when she moved all in for 3,800 from early position and Laurie Bismuth called from the small blind. Baumann tabled the to Bismuth's . The flop, turn, and river ran out to give Bismuth a pair of nines and send Baumann home in seventh place for €3,200.
Sherrie Lindsey-Jones finished her run for the bracelet in sixth place for €3,800, followed by Nathalie Odet in fifth place (€8,950), Celine Bastian in fourth place (€6,330), and Bismuth in third place (€4,770).
Then it was down to two — Glazier and Velente. Glazier had the chip lead with 113,500 in chips to Valente's 81,500 and blinds were at 400/800/100.
Valente took the lead by the time they got to 20 hands but Glazier came back to claim the chip lead and when Hand #109 hit, when the smoke from the fireworks cleared there would be a brand new WSOP Europe Ladies Event champion!
From the button Glazier opened to 2,500 with blinds at 500/1,000/100 and Valente moved all in for approximately 90,000 from the big blind. Glazier called and tabled the , Valente held the . The board ran out and Valente was eliminated in second place for €13,500.
Glazier took home all the glory; her first WSOP gold bracelet, the €21,850 top prize, and the honor of being the first winner of the WSOP Europe Ladies Event!
The 2013 WSOP Europe is underway. The second event — €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry — put cards in the air on Saturday! Stay tuned for more recaps.
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