Clonie Gowen

Cycalona "Clonie" Gowen is a professional poker player based in Dallas, Texas and is considered one of the rising female players.

Born in 1971, Clonie grew up in Oklahoma and was born during a storm, which how she got her name Cycalona.

Gowen was introduced to poker by her boyfriend's father. After she became old enough she started playing poker while living in Dallas and driving to Shreveport, Louisiana on the weekends.

Although she owned a travel agency at one time, her true passion was poker. After she was making steady money and she decided to move away from traditional work and make poker her sole income.

Because she has a family, she treats her profession of poker very seriously and tries to maintain a consistent yearly income from playing poker. To lower her personal risk, she is frequently backed when she plays tournaments.

In 2002, Clonie finished 10th in the 1st season of the WPT at the Costa Rica Classic. The following year, she was invited to play in the first WPT Ladies Night tournament. She finished in 1st place, ahead of the best female players in the world - Jennifer Harman, Annie Duke, and Kathy Liebert. The notoriety that ensued has never ceased, and she has gone on to cash in a number of tournaments since that time,

Gowen appeared on NBC Poker After Dark, winning 1st place and $120,000 during "Ladies Week". She followed that up with more success on the show and is one of only five players to win three or more Poker After Dark titles.

Gowen was a guest commentator for the Ultimate Poker Challenge and is a regular columnist for All In magazine.

She is a former a member of Team Full Tilt. In 2008 she filed a lawsuit in Nevada court against Tiltware LLC, the software company associated with Full Tilt, claiming breach of contract. She sought damages of $40 million, but her lawsuit had been dismissed in 2010.

Gowen has 9 WSOP cashes with her best being a 15th place finish in the 2008 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em w/ReBuys Event for $28,940. Her total live tournament winnings (as of 2008) exceed $1,500,000. This is really good considering she has not had a notable cash in either the WSOP or WPT.


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Anyone know? I don't know what's uglier, her face or her game. She sucks!

bad_dog76 on December 20, 2006

Ooohhhhhh Hot Hot...

SHANKPIPE on October 18, 2006

hey droops, hows the cards treating ya?

DonkeySlayer on September 21, 2006

I Just Saw Her At The Wsop, She Is All Droopy, Her Whole Body Looks Like A Melting Wax Figure. Nasty. Well. I Might Bang That Ass Greek Style, But Thats It

DonkeySlayer on August 10, 2006

I saw her on WPT Ladies Night, and it was terrible for her opponents. No matter what she had, whether it was Jx offsuit, or anything else, she would call a raise, then either she would hit a full house, flush or straight. Every hand was won this way, she got really lucky. I wanna see her play when she doesnt hit a thing. Then we can see if she has skill.

Pokey on May 19, 2006

nice ass, but need some jugg implants to keep up with Evelyn and Jennifer Tilly

DonkeySlayer on May 5, 2006

I met her in person as well. Attractive but far from smoking hot. As a poker player she has her moments but is not that good. When FullTilt pays your freight it is easy to be assumed to be one of the top women players.

grdred944 on September 27, 2005

She couldn't beat Jennifer Tilley.

Unregistered on September 7, 2005

Even when she's down to the felt, she's still not "Short-stacked".Get it? Get it?

Shana Hiatt's mailman on August 1, 2005

We are horny pathetic guys - we CAN'T help checking out these poker chicks when most of them are sooo hot. They wanna draw attention to themselves thats their probs.

Unregistered on July 25, 2005

Met her in person, sorry guy's this lady is SOMKING HOT!

Jon on July 22, 2005

Listen all you monkeys - alot of people are hot, as is she, but not alot of people are as cool, and are as good a player as her. Mad respect to her skill and personality. So what if she is hot too, God you guys are killing me.

MikeRizzTheProphet on July 18, 2005

yeah clonie is so dam hot!

whoa on July 18, 2005

I went to Shreveport with Clonie many times, she was an all business player in the mid 90s. I am glad to she succeeded playing poker. It was and is her passion, and for someone to succeed at thier favorite career goal is something many never get to realize. Best wishes Clonie.

Dan/Dan/dan.munger on July 15, 2005

you guys are crude but i guess that's the internet. she is pretty and is a good player.

dave on July 12, 2005

Well, isn't that nice that she's nice to her friends and family-most of us are. I find her cold, even unfriendly, to those of us on FullTilt, and simply don't talk to her anymore

CaptPickCard on June 10, 2005

Doesn't do it for me, then again I'm only 22 I have a lot of options at this age. I didn't even know she was a real pro. I saw whoop Moneymaker's ass at blind man's bluff though

Unregistered on June 8, 2005

I've met her and played poker with her.She is sweet and a good player.A genuinely great person.All you pervs get a life.Keep it up Clonie you're great for the game!!

FUGAWI. on April 12, 2005

Keep it up girl, you are a hell of a player, screw all these perverts.

a fan on April 11, 2005

not the hottest in poker but very hot

JetsFan315 on April 3, 2005

She has nothing on the Maxim chick

Unregistered on April 1, 2005

stunning..and great at poker.what else do you need?

atal 216 on March 21, 2005

So Jeanette u knew her when she worked at bd's?

Unregistered on March 10, 2005

All of your rude comments just show what kinds of pigs you people are. Clonie is one of my best friends since before she stated playing poker and let me tell you she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She is genuinely a wonderful person and is and always will be beautiful depite what you pigs comment about her!!

Jeanette/Jeanette/Jeanjam on March 8, 2005

Last time I checked being sexist was believing one sex was superior to the other. The fools posting here are not sexist, they are horny. I know this is anti-PC and all, but I don't think they have outlawed admiring attractive people yet. They may be working on a bill to ban all forms of sexual thought, but I don't think it's law yet. On the other hand, this is a poker site, not a poke-her site, so can we please stick to discussions of the players' poker skills?

Hey language police on February 20, 2005

She is so hot!! And she is excellent player ...right on baby!!

Dan on February 8, 2005

Does Anyone Have Anything To Say About Her As A Poker Player, Or Do You All Judge Everyone By Their Looks?

GROW UP, PEOPLE on February 7, 2005

I sure hope Clonie igonores all the crap people say on this site. She is a fine player and a very gracious lady. I've had the distinct pleasure of playing poker with her. Keep to the pokder topic people!

RIVAHQUEEN on February 7, 2005

she has a website for all of u horney boys. i think it said that she won a beauty pagent or somethin...

LOB on February 5, 2005


LOB on February 5, 2005

Sexy little cowgirl! Yeeehaaa!

Unregistered on January 27, 2005

I agree, she's hot!

Unregistered on January 23, 2005

She's more woman than you rude mental-midgets will ever have. But then you probably already know that which is why you reprove attractive, successful people. Clonie is very sexy and she CAN play poker! So, dump your negative attitude and you MAY get a life!!

Lucky Guy on January 22, 2005

hot and awesome at cards, hope she does well

wolfy14 on January 5, 2005

She looks like she'd be fun to hang with, but she's certainly attractive enough to stir your emotions.

BarberRick on January 1, 2005

You are just jealous because you always get rejected by beautiful women like her.

Unregistered on December 29, 2004

You are either a woman or a gay man that is obviously jealous because she is rich and good looking. You must be pretty damn picky.

ARE YOU GAY, djnpa?!!! on December 1, 2004

This woman made a deal with the devil. She had to. Her TV tournament win was an embarassment. I could not believe the sh&t she was playing. Regardless, she is not that attractive guys. If you like a beat helmet and that cartoonish chest on skinny body look, she's for you.

slvsc2 on November 15, 2004

I think she is terrible! Hot, but Terrible.

Wsopchamp05 on November 3, 2004

met and played with you at the Bike....we have a common acquaintance that has long red daughter! lol it was a thrill for me to play against you. Thanks! Ignore all the junk on this site. You are a good player, but then you know that don't you? Hope to see you again at the WSOP in Tunica.

amnutz on October 9, 2004

pretty nice.....but, what the hell do i know. i'm one of the old fat men......

roaddog on October 3, 2004

Agree with pocket7s. Clonie is extremely attractive! And to Gus the man, SO WHAT!! Would you rather sit at a table with some fat old guy that has never been to one either. Do agree with the more info part though.

Metz2004 on September 23, 2004

she at least decent looking god you guys are harsh if you think shes ugly hate to see what you posted about annie duke

pocket7s on September 15, 2004

Ok, the ladies night wpt event is by invite, but other than that, has this women actually ever made a final table in her life? More info on her would be appreciated.

Gus is the man on September 4, 2004

[url][/url] Not bad... above pic has logged into days and hours of poker.

Unregistered on July 28, 2004

I met her a few weeks ago at Turning Stone.... she is very skinny with monster yabos. She didn't play well when I saw her but she was cordial when I met her. The poker room was a zoo and I think she was a bit over-whelmed. However, if she's a "big time" poker player she should be used to it.

Stud7. on July 25, 2004

She lookes way better on tv - a 10!

phillyscr on July 21, 2004

Who is this ? Is she a porno star ? Clownie ??

Roy Batty on July 13, 2004

Shes hot???????? Are you kidding me? need to get out more!

WHAT!!! on June 20, 2004

Hot, smoking hot

TTBoy on June 19, 2004

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