Cyndy Violette

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Cyndy Violette is an American professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2004. Cyndy Violette was born 19 August 1959 in Queens, NY.

Cyndy Violette often played poker with family members as a child. Her family relocated to Las Vegas when she was 12 years old; Cyndy took to playing casino poker once she reached the legal age. She spent a short time as a casino employee, working as a blackjack and poker dealer.

In 1984, Cyndy Violette cashed in a poker tournament in Lake Tahoe and used the proceeds to launch a professional poker career. Cyndy Violette later took the top prize of $74,000 at a seven-card stud tournament at the Golden Nugget; at the time this was the biggest tournament prize ever won by a woman. Shortly thereafter, Cyndy Violette married her second husband, and took a two year hiatus from poker.

In 1990, Cyndy Violette returned to the poker scene by winning $62,000 in a tournament at Caesars Palace. Cyndy Violette maintained her residence in Washington state but split time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

In 1993, Cyndy Violette divorced her husband and relocated to Atlantic City. Cyndy Violette continued to work the poker tournament circuit and was a regular participant in the World Series of Poker (WSOP). She has also competed on the World Poker Tour.

At the 2004 World Series of Poker, Cyndy Violette won a bracelet in the seven-card stud high-low split tournament. She was one of three women (Kathy Liebert and Annie Duke being the other two) to win a gold bracelet in an open tournament in that year's WSOP.

Cyndy Violette is a team member of the Doyle's Room online poker site. As of 2008, her total live tournament winnings exceed $1,200,000.

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