Clonie Not Coming Back for Day Two in Adelaide
With a prize pool of $644K and a player roster including WSOP Champion Tony Hachem, the ’09 ANZPT Melbourne winner Chris Levick, poker babe Clonie Gowen, and the ’09 Aussie Millions Champion Stewart Scott, the chip leader at the end of the seven levels of play was Darwin Roy Hills, he amassed a 118K chip stack and will take on the remaining field of 126 players.
Clonie will not be returning for day two as her tournament life was cut short by Derek Cheung. Both players were involved in an all in hand and after seeing a board that ran 5-7-8-A-J Cheung showed pocket sevens for a flopped set. Gowen decided to muck her cards and looked for the nearest exit.
Clonie Has Fun in Charity Poker Tournament
Hellmuth described how poker pro Brandon Cantu was knocked out of the charity rebuy tournament and was preparing to leave when Clonie Gowen stepped up to the mic and said:
“I will rebuy you Brandon, but then we have to have a last longer bet where the loser gets tasered by the winner!” Cantu reluctantly agreed to the bet.
The prop went down to the wire, with Cantu holding the chip lead at the last two tables after holding AA in a three-way all-in. Fortunately for Clonie, he doubled her up before being eliminated.
“Finally, Cantu went broke on the bubble, and Clonie will tase him at the Bellagio, and we will invite poker players to watch it, and play the video on youtube.com, cardplayer.com, and bluff.com!”
Nice going Clonie!
Clonie’s Former Employer Full Tilt Poker Sued by Players
Full Tilt Poker, the online site that formerly sponsored Clonie Gowen as well as dozens of other top professional poker players, now has a third lawsuit on its hands to go along with pending legal action from Clonie and former employee Jason Newitt. Unlike the previous two cases, this suit comes from a customer rather than someone with inside knowledge of how the company works.
Online poker players Lary “pokergirl z” Kennedy and Greg Omotoy filed their complaint on October 1st and levied accusations of fraud, libel, slander, false advertising, and racketeering against the popular online poker room.
Kennedy and Omotoy sought legal action after Full Tilt Poker confiscated more than $80,000 spread across the two players’ accounts because FTP believed they were using bots, which is against its Terms of Service. Shortly after her account was frozen in 2007, Kennedy posted her story on a poker forum seeking advice. As the thread developed, news broke that Kennedy was logging in on Omotoy’s account to elicit more action at the heads-up tables.
In addition to seeking restitution and damages, the lawsuit accuses the site of a number of other crimes and makes insinuations about the inner workings of its management team. The suit is filed against the companies Full Tilt Poker and Tiltware as well as several individual members of Team Full Tilt. The list of individuals named in the claim includes Howard Lederer, Raymond Bitar, Phil Gordon, Chris Ferguson and other sponsored players believed to be more than players.