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Showing posts with label Clonie Gowen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clonie Gowen. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some Late Justice for Clownie Gowan

onlinecasinospro.com is reporting that clonie has won the appeal to have her day in court vs. full tilt poker

clonie-gowenClonie (onlinecasinospro.com likes to caller her Connie) allegedly agreed to join Team Full Tilt in exchange for a 1% share of the company, then in 2007 refused a payment of $250,000 which full tilt says reflected her 1% share (let’s see 250k x 100 = 25 million dollars—Ok we see her point, what a ridiculous number for the value of the second largest online poker company).

She is suing for $40 million for breach of contract by the company she says is worth at least 4 billion.  Although that value may have gone down with the recent events in the online poker world it still is well above $25 million although going by the current cashflow you could argue they arent’ worth anything since so far they haven’t been able to make good on their $150 million obligation to US players.

Go get ‘em Cycalona!

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

WPT Legends of Poker

I got to watch a bit of the final day (before the final six tomorrow) action of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker event at the Bicycle Club casino in Bell Gardens, California.

I wasn't there to play--at least not to play in the $5000 event--more as moral support for my significant other (SS) who was participating in the Ladie's Poker Party (first place would win a spot on the WPT Ladies Invitational event which is filming September 1st).

Before she went in to start her tournament we spotted Clonie Gowen and Evelyn Ng milling about and I was almost run over by Shana Hiatt and a small group moving with her (she would also be playing in the ladies event). Access to the final few tables of the WPT main event was suprisingly easy to get and I was able to watch Doyle Brunson and Jennifer Harmon play a few hands from my vantage. I didn't get to see any huge deciding pots or exciting races but I did get to see a lot of pots won without anyone ever showing a hand. Now that's good poker.

Pokerwise I did put in some obligatory time in the 3-6 holdem game and ended up a 10 big bet loser (the deciding hand was when my AA was cracked by 88 on the turn when his third 8 miraculously appeared) after three hours when SS was eliminated during the 5th blind escalation from her tournament when her all in with TT vs another player with 77 ended in tragedy when the person in question hit a 7 on the turn. She did pretty well and felt she was playing well the whole tournament and managed to eliminate Kathy Liebert with her JJ vs KL's 77.

I can definitely see the lure that the WPT has brought to poker. The air of the poker room was charged with excitement and it was pretty neat to be surrounded by celebrities (even if they are "just" poker celebrities). If you get a chance to participate in a WPT event (or even just railbird one for a little while) I highly recommend it.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

On Full Tilt

Take Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivy, Erik Seidel, John Juanda, Erick Lindgren, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon and Clonie Gowen and add an innovative and fun poker client and you've got Full Tilt Poker (Full Tilt). In the last few days they've opened the doors for real money play and each of these pros will be playing a minimum of 10 hours a week there so if you want to sit down with the best and win (or lose of that matter) you can do it now.

It's worth a visit just to check out the fun and humorous avatars they have and the clean user inteface of the clients, and each pro that plays there has a custom avatar that looks like a boardwalk caricature of them. Very nice!

Good luck to them all!