888Poker’s longest serving ambassador, Jackie Glazier, has parted ways with the online poker room after three years, and we take a look at what happens next for Australia’s World Series of Poker bracelet winner.888Poker’s longest serving ambassador, Jackie Glazier, has parted ways with the world’s second largest online poker room after three wonderful years.
888Poker signed Glazier from the online training site IveyPoker after back-to-back successes at the 2012 & 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP). The Australian finished runner-up to Greg Ostrander in a $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em event for $458,996, and then a year later became the ‘Last Women Standing’ in the 2013 WSOP Main Event finishing 31st for $229,281.
888Poker were impressed and managed to drag her away from Phil Ivey to represent the blue brand. Glazier immediately repaid their faith in her by winning the Ladies Event at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) in Cannes for €21,850.
Glazier has been a fantastic stalwart for the brand, and it was a pleasant surprise to see her recent employer tweet about the parting of the waves on Twitter, something I have criticised PokerStars for not doing in the past.
— 888poker (@888poker) June 7, 2016
Dynamic by Design
Anyone looking to become an ambassador for an online poker brand should focus on the sterling work that Glazier put in during her time with 888Poker. She was always freely available for discussions or interview, always very open, and willing to share stories, and show her vulnerable side. She is a very humble and honest person, and I always loved talking to her.
One of the great things about Glazier was her ability to take action. Long before Twitch came along and shook things up a bit, Glazier never kept her ass on her seat and was always exploring new ways to expose the 888Poker brand to a wider audience including written and video blogging.
Her latest project is a podcast called Dynamic by Design. She co-hosts with her husband Jamie, a mental performance coach, and in episode one she talks very candidly about how difficult life has been for her in the past two years.
“The last two years I have been disappointed with my results on the table.” Said Glazier. “I have put in more work than ever, and that makes it even harder to take. I did a lot of training and spent a lot of time on forums but wasn’t getting the results.
“I was super excited for the Aussie Millions but then ran super-super bad during that time. It’s hard not to get a little bit jaded in poker because you can’t control the results. The past two years have been a little hard on me emotionally and mentality.
“I was in a bad place both physically and emotionally. I know a lot of people would love to do what I do, and so feel I don’t have the right to whinge about my situation. I didn’t want to be the skinny friend who talks about how fat they are. After 7-8 years of playing professionally, I needed some time out.”
Her husband Jamie said it was tough to stand by and watch his wife going through such a tough time and stated that she was suffering from ‘low-level depression’ but had gotten ‘her mojo back’ over the past four weeks.
Glazier will be missing the WSOP for the first time in seven years. Instead, she will be concentrating on the next phase of her journey, including helping to promote the game at the grassroots in Australia, and trying to get more females to compete.
The Dynamic by Design Podcast will roll on, and she has promised to get involved in more blogging sharing stories as she embarks on a new fitness regime, and continues her love of travelling.
Poker fans should also keep their eyes out for some training content. During the Dynamic by Design Podcast, Jamie notes that the current online poker training market aims to appease the professional player, and Team Glazier might step in and offer a service to the amateurs in the game.
“I could start up some training videos and maybe some coaching.” Said Glazier.
The New Breed
When Glazier joined 888Poker, she was part of a team that included the former November Niner Sam Holden, UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre and Australian cricket legend Shane Warne.
All of them have since fled the nest, including Xuan Liu recently. The brand recently signed Jeff Gross to represent them during the WSOP. Kara Scott, Dominik Nitsche, and Brazilian football star Denilson also joined the team within the past 12-months.