Jonathan Little

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Jonathan Little
Jonathan Little 2019.jpg
Jonathan Little in 2019
Nickname(s)Fiery Justice
BornDecember 22, 1984 (1984-12-22) (age 37)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)26
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
490, 2014
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)5
Money finish(es)26
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)2

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[1] and won the WPT Season VI Player of the Year award.[2]


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.[2] 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.[2]


Little is a successful professional poker player who has played online under the screen names "FieryJustice", "Jcardshark", and "JonLittle".

Little posts a weekly educational poker blog and hosts a weekly podcast at his personal site,

Little was a participant in the now defunct online poker training site called[3] Little has since created his own poker training websites, and[4]

Little creates poker training hand-packs™ for Insta Poker, a mobile-only poker strategy game on iPhone, iPod and iPad.

World Championship of Online Poker[edit]

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).[5] This win brings Little's total online cashes on Pokerstars to over $280,000.

Full Tilt[edit]

In March 2008, Full Tilt Poker announced it had dropped Little from its group of sponsored professionals for violating its terms and conditions by allowing other people to play his Full Tilt account.[6][7] Via his blog, Little later accepted responsibility for his actions and issued an apology to Full Tilt.[8]

World Poker Tour[edit]

Little finished fifth in the World Poker Tour (WPT) 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.[3] 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 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.[1][9]

World Series of Poker[edit]

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. In 2016 he cashed in 5 events for $63,231 - including a tag team event with his mother and father as partners.

His lifetime winnings at the WSOP total $696,841.[10]

As of February 2019, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,800,000.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Little married on August 1, 2015 to Amie Broder. His best man was fellow poker player, Shannon Shorr. When Little is not traveling the live poker circuit, he teaches his students how to improve their poker strategies at


  • Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1: Fundamentals and How to Handle Varying Stack Sizes (2011) ISBN 978-1904468561
  • Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 2: Stages of the Tournament (2012) ISBN 978-1904468585
  • Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 3: The Complete Workout (2013) ISBN 978-1904468950
  • Positive Poker: A Modern Psychological Approach to Mastering Your Mental Game (2013)
  • The Main Event with Jonathan Little: In-Depth Analysis of 54 Poker Hands from my WSOP Main Event (2014) ISBN 978-1500766375
  • Jonathan Little on Live No-Limit Cash Games, Volume 1: The Theory (2014) ISBN 978-1909457232
  • Jonathan Little on Live No-Limit Cash Games, Volume 2: The Practice (2015) ISBN 978-1904468950
  • Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Tournaments (2015) ISBN 978-1508660200
  • Jonathan Little's Excelling at No-Limit Hold'em: Leading poker experts discuss how to study, play and master NLHE (2015) ISBN 978-1909457447
  • Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games (2015) ISBN 978-1518655388
  • Peak Poker Performance: How to bring your 'A' game to every session (2016) ISBN 978-1-909457-50-8
  • Bluffs: How to Intelligently Apply Aggression to Increase Your Profits from Poker (2016) ISBN 978-1537130231


  1. ^ a b Rodriguez, Julio. (November 12, 2008). "WPT: Jonathan Little Wins the 2008 Foxwoods World Poker Finals". Retrieved November 12, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c – profile – Jonathan Little
  3. ^ a b profile – Jonathan Little
  4. ^ Arnett, Kristy (December 30, 2009). "Poker Strategy -- Jon Little Discusses Taking a Beat Little Analyzes a Cash-Game Hand". Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  5. ^ Green, Shawn Patrick (September 8, 2008). "Online Poker: WCOOP High Roller Event has a Winner". Retrieved September 8, 2008.
  6. ^ Newell, Jennifer (2008-03-07),;
  7. ^ - Poker News
  8. ^ "Jonathan Little Fired by Full Tilt Poker | Mad World of Poker". Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  9. ^ WPT Live Updates (temp ref) Archived October 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Jonathan Little – WSOP Stats". WSOP. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "Jonathan Little – Stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved September 25, 2014.

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