Clonie Gowen is a professional poker player from the Dallas, Texas area. Clonie learned poker by taking weekend gambling trips to Shreveport and Bossier City in Louisiana, about a 2-and-a-half to three hour drive from Dallas. When she began playing tournament poker, Clonie Gowan began to have major success. Gowan is now one of the most recognized women poker players in the world.
For someone who only started playing poker in tournaments in 2002, Clonie Gowan has built a pretty solid gaming resume. She parlayed her money finish at the WPT Costa Rica Classic into a spot at the WPT Ladies Night event, where she established her bona fides as an elite level poker player. Since her strong showings in 2003, Clonie Gowan has been a presence on the poker circuit -- and just as much in the online poker business.
Clonie Gowen Poker Moments
- 10th Place - 2003 - World Poker Tour Costa Rica Classic
- 1st Place - 2003 - World Poker Tour Ladies Night
- 7th Place - 2005 - $2,000 No-Limit Holdem Ultimate Poker Challenge
- 31st Place - 2005 - WPT Borgata Open ($15,000 winnings)
- 3rd Place - 2005 - Full Tilt Poker Championship - Wynn Las Vegas
- 3rd Place - 2006 - FullTiltPoker.Net Pro Showdown - Red Rock Casino
- 1st Place - Twice on NBC's Poker After Dark, where she won $120,000 each time.
- 1st Place - Bellagio Cup No Limit Hold'em Event - $438,000
Also in 2008, Clonie Gowan finished in the money four times at the World Series of Poker. She appears to be coming into her poker prime and there's every reason to assume Clonie Gowan will continue to post wins and near misses for the next several years.
Clonie Gowan Poker Commentator
Clonie Gowen has served as a poker commentator for the European World Poker Championship held in Dublin, Ireland. She once performed the same function for the Ultimate Poker Challenge.
When not actively playing tournament poker, Clonie Gowan hosts charity poker events meant to help novice players learn the skills to master the poker tournament circuit. Along the same lines, Clonie Gowan is a member of the United States Poker Association Board of Directors. Clonie Gowan also writes regular poker columns for All In Magazine, one of the leading poker publications.
Clonie Gowen Nude - Clonie Gowen Maxim
Clonie Gowen has not posed nude, however, she did make the cover of the June issue of Maxim in 2006. You can also find pictures of Clonie Gowen at her website cloniegowen.com.
Clonie Gowan Fun Facts
"Clonie" is short for Cyclona, which is Clonie Gowan's birth name. Clonie Gowan was born in Florida and, as the story goes, she was born in the middle of a storm. She spent most of her childhood in Kiowa, Oklahoma. Clonie won a local Oklahoma beauty pageant by the time she was 15, but moved to Coriscana, Texas by her high school years. In high school, Clonie was an athlete, where she enjoyed the competition of basketball and track & field (high jump).
Clonie Gowen has two children these days and lives in Sachse, Texas, a suburb about 30 to 45 minutes from downtown Dallas. Because it's illegal to play poker in the DFW area without driving an hour-and-a-half to Oklahoma or twice that time to Louisiana, Clonie Gowan mainly plays online poker when at home. Full Tilt Poker signed Clonie Gowan to its Team Full Tilt, so she can be found playing on the internet at Full Tilt.net.