Jonathan Little Takes Down Second WPT TitlePublished on November 12th, 2008 7:10 pm EST
Lost in all of the hoopla of the World Series of Poker main event the past few days - Jonathan "Fieryjustice" Little took down ANOTHER WPT title. Jonathan Little outlasted Jonathan Jaffe in heads-up action to take down the 2008 Foxwoods World Poker Final main event for $1.12 million dollars.
The final table took a ridiculously long time to finish - 275 hands were played before Jaffe finally succumbed to Little. The heads-up portion of the final table took more than five hours to complete.
The final hand of the tournament came when Little raised pre-flop, Jaffe pushed all-in and Little quickly called.
Little showed A-Q offsuit, while Jaffe showed his dominated A-10 offsuit.
The flop came 8-8-6 - a 10 would win the hand for Jaffe, while a Six would result in a chopped pot.
The turn was the King of diamonds - now Jaffe could chop the pot with an eight or a six, and win with a 10.
The river brought the Queen of diamonds, giving Little top pair and the victory.
The final table of this event was loaded with familiar names. David "The Dragon" Pham finished in fourth place for $240,344, while Mike "The Mouth" Matusow finished in sixth place for $124,048.
Little has compiled an amazing record in major tournaments over a relatively short poker career. With his victory at the World Poker Finals main event, Little is now just shy of the $4 million dollar mark when it comes to "live" tournament cashes.
Little's first WPT title came in May of 2007 when he took down the Mirage Poker Showdown for just over a million dollars. He followed this up with an impressive second place finish at the 2007 North American Poker Championships.
Jonathan Little was previously a sponsored Full Tilt Poker "red" pro, but had his account closed after Full Tilt realized that he was allowing others to play on his account. He is no longer affiliated with Full Tilt Poker. Considering his unbelievable success over such a short period of time, it will be interesting to see if another room decides to give Little a shot and sign him to a sponsorship deal. Betfair signed Sorel Mizzi to a deal, even after Mizzi was banned from Full Tilt Poker for life. You never know.
The 2008 World Poker Finals main event had 412 entrants and a total prize pool of $3.876 million dollars. The tournament was well-attended by the biggest names in poker - Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow and Daniel Negreanu all took part.
Jonathan Little joins Tuan Le, Michael Mizrachi, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Alan Goehring and Gus Hansen in the list of multiple WPT title winners.
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