Can Jonathan Little Win His Third World Poker Tour Title?Published on August 24th, 2010 4:39 am EST
After three full days of play in the 2010 WPT Legends of Poker event, just 15 of the original 462 entrants remain.
One of those 15 players is Jonathan "FieryJustice" Little, who will be gunning for his third World Poker Tour title.
Little managed to finish Day 3 with a little over 1.3 million in chips, which is far above average. Only Andrew Frankenberger (1.96 million chips) managed to finish Day 3 with a larger stack.
Steve Reitzfeld (1.2 million chips), John Smith (1.0 million), Tom Braband (936k), Adam Schiffer (868k) and Franco Brunetti (795k) all finished with above average chip stacks as well.
All 15 of the remaining players in the WPT Legends of Poker event are guaranteed a minimum of $19,500 for making it this far. The eventual winner of the event will take home $750k, while the runner-up will walk away with $370k.
A number of notable names were eliminated in the money on Monday, including:
Allen Kessler - 20th, $13,000
Erica Schoenberg - 30th, $11,500
Joe Sebok - 32nd, $11,500
Soi Nguyen - 34th, $11,500
JC Alvarado - 38th, $10,200
Joe Hachem - 43rd, $10,200
Jonathan Aguiar - 44th, $10,200
Amit Makhija - 45th, $10,200
As mentioned, Jonathan Little currently has two WPT titles under his belt and will be looking to win his third later in the week. A win would move Little into a tie for first place with Carlos Mortensen and Gus Hansen on the all-time WPT title list.
Little's previous two WPT titles came at the 2008 World Poker Finals ($1,120,310) and the 2007 Mirage Poker Showdown ($1,066,295). In total, Little has earned over $3.4 million in WPT events over the course of his career. This includes four WPT final table appearances and the two titles that were mentioned earlier.
Given Little's success in WPT events, you would have to think that he will be playing with a great deal of confidence over the next couple of days, which will make him even harder to stop.
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