Little at the 2008 World Series of Poker
|Born||December 22, 1984 (age 31)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
Jonathan Little (born December 22, 1984 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American professional poker player who won both the World Poker Tour's Season VI Mirage Poker Showdown and Season VII Foxwoods World Poker Finals and won the WPT Season VI Player of the Year award.
Little was a student at the University of West Florida studying psychology when he began playing poker with friends. As his interest in poker grew, it led him to study many books on poker. After earning an initial bankroll of $35,000 online over a six-month period, he decided to drop out of college and play poker professionally.
Little is a successful professional poker player who has played online under the screen names "FieryJustice", "Jcardshark", and "JonLittle".
Little post a weekly educational poker blog and hosts a weekly podcast at his personal site, JonathanLittlePoker.com
Little was a participant in the now defunct online poker training site called SNGIcons.com. Little has since created his own poker training website, FloatTheTurn.com
Little creates poker training hand-packs™ for Insta Poker, a mobile-only poker strategy game on iPhone, iPod and iPad.
In 2009 Little joined PokerStrategy.com as a video producer and published since almost 150 training videos of multi table and sit-and-go tournaments.
Little has partnered with Blue Shark Optics, a company that specializes in making eyewear for poker players. Blue Shark Optics has created a special pair of glasses called The Jonathan Little Limited Edition, which consists of a shiny metal frame and incorporates a sleek contemporary Aviator style. The style has had limited success.
At the 2008 World Championship of Online Poker playing under his PokerStars screen name "Jcardshark" Little finished 7th place in the $10,300 buy-in (event #5), earning $107,535 at a final table consisting of other well known players like Major League Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser (O. Hershiser), 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker (Money800) online pros Nick Niergarth (gbmantis), Greg Hobson (DuckU), Scott Dorin (dorinvandy) who won the event and the European Poker Tour Season IV Grand Final Champion Glen Chorny (Choron). This win brings Little's total online cashes on Pokerstars to over $280,000.
Little finished fifth in the World Poker Tour (WPT) PokerStars.com Caribbean Poker Adventure Championship winning $317,000 and went to win the WPT Mirage Poker Showdown title, earning $1,091,295 the final table was made of four other professional poker players, Cory Carroll who finished runner-up, Darrell Dicken (3rd), Phil Ivey (5th) and Amnon Filippi (6th). In November 2007 he finished runner-up to Scott Clements in the WPT North American Poker Championship, where he earned an additional $715,702. Jonathan Little is the WPT Season VI Player of the Year.
In November 2008, Little won the WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals for his second WPT title after defeating professional poker player Jonathan Jaffe during heads-up play. The final table which included professional poker players Mike Matusow who finished 6th and David Pham who finished 4th. The match broke the record for longest WPT final table at 275 hands and longest WPT heads-up match with 170 hands.
Little has cashed 30 times at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). In 2010, he cashed 5 times, including a 3rd place finish in Event # 53, the Limit Hold'em Shootout for $73,218. In 2013, he cashed 5 times, including a 3rd place finish in Event # 32, the No-Limit Hold 'Em/Six Handed $5,000 buy-in for $238,833, as well as twice at the WSOPE. In 2015, he cashed 4 times, including a 6th place finish in Event # 25, Eight-Handed $5,000 buy-in for $85,616.
His lifetime winnings at the WSOP total $633,529..
As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,200,000.
Little married on August 1st, 2015 to Amie Broder. His best man was fellow poker player, Shannon Shorr.