Lets take a look at the player profile of our next poker babe, Clonie Gowen. She was born on November 6th, 1971 in Sachse, Texas and is well known as a popular female poker player. Clonie was around during the poker boom after 2003, appearing as a player on many prime time and late night poker TV shows. Clonie is an ex beauty pageant champion, winning Miss Teen Oklahoma at the age of 15. She was always an athlete, joining her school’s varsity basketball team as well as placing 7th in the state of Texas in high jump in her senior school year.
Gowen first learned the game of poker by her boyfriend’s dad and started playing the underground games so famous in the state of Texas. There is where she cut her teeth and gained the skills that eventually would lead her to play with world class players on the biggest set ever, Vegas. She became truly famous in the poker world after finishing top 10 in the Costa Rica Classic (WPT) followed by a first place finish in the 2003 WPT Ladies Night. At the time, the WPT Ladie’s Night was the most watched show in the series history.
Clonie has also appeared as a host to many poker shows including the Ultimate Poker Challenge, The Gaming Club WPC and the 888 Women’s Poker Open (UK). She is also well known as a blogger and journalist for All In Magazine, arguably the most popular poker magazine in existence. She has won first place in the Poker After Dark show twice, once in an all ladies event, and once amongst the men. Both times were good for a $120,000 payday for Clonie.
Gowen was formerly a member of Team Full Tilt until she filed a breach of contract suit against them for an amount of $40 million in damages. The case got thrown out at first, then reinstated after an appeal. In total, Clonie Gowen has a total live tournament winnings amount of $1,600,000, making her one of the most decorated female poker players in the history of the game.