Cyndy Violette – The Women They Call Ultra

Why would anybody call another person Ultra, is it because of her super powers at the tables or is it because of her fast paced  playing style? Whatever the reason may be that is what they call Cyndy Violette and it fits her just right. Cindy Violette was born in Queens, New York and at the tender age of 12 her family relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. There she would play poker among friends and family until she reached the legal age to play inside a casino.

Cyndy Violette didn’t always think she would be a poker player, at first she started out as a blackjack and poker dealer until later quitting to play for herself. Cyndy Violette wasn’t hooked right from the get go on poker, it wasn’t until she was pregnant with her daughter and won an event at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas in the amount of $74,000. At the time this was the largest single winning ever by a woman poker player. Soon after this win she married for the second time and took off two years from the poker scene.

Cindy Violette only has 1 World Series of Poker Bracelet to her name and that win came in 2004 when she won the World Series of Poker Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo event. It was this exact year that two other women also won gold World Series of Poker Bracelets, Annie Duke and Kathy Liebert being the other two. As of 2010 Cyndy Violette has won an estimated $1.2 million and is one of the older women on the poker tour. She is also a team member of the Full Tilt Poker Online Poker site, so you can play against her live if you are lucky enough to be placed at the same table.

What many people don’t know about Cyndy is that she has moved around the country many times. She was born in Queens, New York and relocated to Las Vegas when she was 12. From there she got married and moved to Washington State until she got divorced and moved back to the East Coast to Atlantic City where she continued playing poker. Now she spends most of her time between Las Vegas and Las Angeles. Cyndy Violette is a great poker player that has reached a money finish in 29 events including the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2006 where she placed 400th and has yet to finish higher.

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