MELB CHAMPS: Glazier scores emphatic Main Event victory

Jackie Glazier (pictured left) broke her duck in major championship final tables to claim a celebrated victory in the 2012 Melbourne Poker Championships Main Event.

Followed by scores of friends and fellow pros around the country via social media throughout the afternoon of the final table, the outpouring of congratulatory messages underlined the regard in which Glazier is respected in the poker community.

This was also her biggest tournament cash, surpassing the USD $72k she claimed for victory in a Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza $1k buy-in event in Las Vegas last year.

It almost seemed destiny had picked this event for Glazier. She was runner-up in the Joe Hachem Deep Stack event, which opened the Melbourne Poker Champs last week, and scratched her way into day two via the day 1C repechage flight having been KOed on days 1A and 1B.

The outright short stack with three tables remaining, she soared back to start the final table third in chips behind Ryan Hong and Simon Moshi. The final results were reversed with Hong out in third and, despite starting with the chip lead, Moshi finished second.

The pivotal hand came on the first hand of heads-up play when Moshi shoved all-in with K-J, Glazier called with pocket sixes and the board ran out eight-high. It was all over when Glazier found two-pair on the flop for her 8-4, leaving Moshi’s flopped pair of sevens wallowing.

Also noteworthy in the results was Sherrie Gelberg’s seventh-place – the same position she attained in this very event last year while defending champion Scott Peel ran all the way to 15th.

2012 Melbourne Poker Champs Main Event final results

1 Jackie Glazier $95,000
2 Simon Moshi $67,000
3 Ryan Hong $47,000
4 Liwei Han $35,000
5 Nishi Gamage $27,000
6 Simon Kidson $21,000
7 Sherrie Gelberg $17,000
8 Stelios Yenofkian $13,000
9 Paul Schembri $10,000
10 Ismail Ismail $7000
11 Michael Sinni $5000
12 Ryan Boswell $5000
13 Patrick Healy $5000
14 Aaron Benton $5000
15 Scotty Peel $5000
16 Mark Longhurst $5000
17 Brent Thomas $5000
18 Geoff Mooney $5000
19 Andrew Shanahan $3500
20 Nick Morales $3500
21 Jeremy Simon $3500
22 Andrew Lawrence $3500
23 Kamyar Ekrami $3500
24 Peco Stojanovski $3500
25 Paul Blacker $3500
26 Trung Tran $3500
27 Anthony Aston $3500
28 Alan Al-Hantosh $2500
29 Haibo Chu $2500
30 Joel Dodds $2500
31 Trent Jones $2500
32 Brett Harrison $2500
33 Nick Vanengelenburg $2500
34 George Virgiotis $2500
35 Steve Kalantzis $2500
36 Matthew Mitchell $2500

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