Clonie Gowen

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Cycalona (Clonie) Gowen is an American professional poker player, based in Dallas, Texas. Clonie Gowen was born in Florida on November 30, 1971. Clonie Gowen grew up in Kiowa, Oklahoma.

Clonie Gowen(Her first name was inspired by the fact that she was born during a powerful storm.) She won Miss Teen McAlester, Oklahoma at age 15, and as a teenager moved to Corsicana, Texas. Clonie Gowen was a member of the varsity basketball team and placed seventh in state high jump.

Clonie Gowen was introduced to poker by her boyfriend's father, and started playing while living in Dallas, driving to Shreveport, Louisiana on the weekends. She earned national recognition when she followed up her Top 10 finish at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Costa Rica Classic with a win at the WPT Ladies' Night event in 2003, then the highest rated WPT show ever broadcast.

Clonie Gowen has served as a guest commentator for the Ultimate Poker Challenge, The Gaming Club World Poker Championship and the Women's Poker UK Open. Clonie Gowen is a regular columnist for All In magazine. She frequently hosts tournaments and charity events and is now a partner in a poker school.

Clonie Gowen is a member of "Team Full Tilt" at Full Tilt Poker and in 2007 appeared on the NBC television program Poker After Dark, winning first place (and $120,000) during "Ladies Week" (Week 10) and again during Week 17. Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Gabe Kaplan and Johnny Chan are currently the only other five players to win at least two tournaments on Poker After Dark.

As of 2008, her total live tournament winnings exceed $1,200,000.

At one point in time she owned a travel agency, but now only plays poker. Clonie Gowen has two children, and in her spare time enjoys scuba diving throughout the world.

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