Cyndy Violette

Cyndy Violette is a professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2004.

Born in 1959 in Queens, NY, Violette's family moved from Queens to Las Vegas when she was 12-years old. She learned to play cards when she was 12 years old at the kitchen table with her uncle.

She first played casino poker in the early 1980's, in a low-limit game, while she was on leave from her job while being pregnant and visited the Silver Slipper Casino where her sister was dealing cards.

After spending some time dealing blackjack and poker in Las Vegas, she developed a good instinct or the game of poker. She became a professional poker player in 1984, after winning her first tournament in Lake Tahoe. Next year, she won $74,000 in a Golden Nugget tournament, which was the highest amount ever won by a woman at that time.

After meeting her second husband, she took a break from poker for a couple of years to focus on family but came back to the game in 1990 and won $62,000 in a tournament at Caesars Palace while on a trip. At the time she was living in Washington state but but spent a lot of time playing poker in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

In 1993, she got divorced and relocated to Atlantic City after she heard they were legalizing poker there. She played the tournament circuit and was a regular participant in the WSOP. In 2004, she won a bracelet and $135,900 in the $2000 7-card stud hi-lo split event. She almost won 2 bracelets, but took a bad beat by Erik Seidel. A few months later, she was invited to play in the WPT Ladies Night II TV event, where she placed fifth.

At the 2005 WSOP she won $295,970 for finishing 2nd in the $2,000 a No-Limit Hold'Em event. She made three final tables, had 5 total cashes and showed her broad poker talents by cashing in 4 different types of events. At the 2006 WSOP she won $102,648 for finishing 3rd in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud event.

Cyndy is well known for being one of the nicest players in poker. She is also one of the most attractive, which led to her poker skills being overlooked. She is one of the top female money winners of all time and was winning poker tournaments and WSOP bracelets before it became cool to do so. She used to be only a cash game player, but how makes an effort to play in the major tournaments.

Cyndy lives a very healthy life - both mentally and physically. She practices positive thinking and visualization to maintain her mental health, and yoga and healthy eating for her physical health.

As of 2008, she has 28 WSOP cashes and total live tournament winnings exceeding $1,200,000. Violette is a team member of the Full Tilt Poker.


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She may be a space cadet, but what a rack.

gregm89 on October 7, 2007

Kathy's tournament winnings.....$3,150,860


????? on December 12, 2006

She's too spaced out to be the best female player....too many
hits on the crack pipe..............guaranteed!...Just listen to her comments at the table..."wow" etc

????? on September 30, 2006

Annie Duke is garbage and almost as overrated as her brother. Kathy is good but I'd put my money on Cindy anyday

bad_dog76 on August 31, 2006

The best out there?...Mabe you haven't seen Annie play, or
Kathy for that matter.

????? on August 17, 2006

Best woman player out there

bad_dog76 on August 15, 2006

you need luck

alan on July 11, 2006

the woman can play

AlaskanDinosaur on May 7, 2006

Why does she need a life coach?

????? on October 31, 2005

i just watched her last night on espn up against Eric Seidel and she was chip leader went all in with pocket 9s seidel had pocket 8s and got his 8 on the flop it was a dissapointment i was definately rooting for her. woman man whatever shes good

chrisr on September 1, 2005

slims the most misquoted person on this earth. your right jets fan. also gonna say it again, cindy violette is the best stud player in the world. man or woman

loveland on July 19, 2005

amarillo slim said in an interview that he was misquoted about woman not being able to play poker, he was talking to a specific woman when she said she was gonna win it. her name was vira and the exact quote was "Vera, if you win the World Series of Poker you can take a dull knife and cut my throat!" i got this from

JetsFan315 on July 10, 2005

she may well be the best 7 card stud player in the world. she has such a great personality. she very well might be the player of the year at the world series right now

loveland on July 7, 2005


Bristly1 on June 26, 2005

She is a class act all the way who treats people with respect on and off the felt. Anyone with negative things to say about her obviously haven't done their research.

JohnM on May 22, 2005

slim didn't say that - he said he'd eat his hat !!! slight diff!

si. on May 10, 2005

I'm wondering if Cyndi is related to DOminick Violetto (my great grandfather). I'm doing a geneology search and I came upon the name.A. Violette

AVIolette99 on April 14, 2005

she was in playboy? where do i find it

Unregistered on March 30, 2005

Over Rated Over Rated Over Rated!!!!!!!! Jen Harmon And Annie Duke Are Much Better.

Dirk Diggler on March 2, 2005

if she can win at this game anyone can unless they have down syndrome or something..not that shes dumb

vampyre on February 9, 2005

I think shes stone hot!!! She was in playboy

mike c on January 31, 2005

She is definetly all woman.

jbare on December 25, 2004

she is smokin! when is her picture gonna be posted?

acesup. on October 17, 2004

i know it just shows there ignorance, i hate people like that they have nothing better to say

pokerstar18 on September 21, 2004

Rock on Cyndy and to the charming a-holes who've posted before me, I think you should spend more time worrying about your game than posting and showing yourselves as the sexist, retarded losers that you obviously are.

Pokergal on September 19, 2004

women cant play poker just ask amarillo slim "the day a women win the main event is the day i die"

pocket7s on September 18, 2004

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