Many in the poker world were glued to the edge of their seats last Saturday for the final table of WSOP Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed. The reason? While there was great play all around, many were focused on well-known poker book author (and contributing coach to Red Chip Poker) Jonathan Little, who entered the final table with a healthy stack.
To make the event even more spectacular, that very same day saw the official release of Little’s new epic book Excelling at No Limit Hold ‘Em. Billed as sort of a modern Super/System geared specifically to NLHE, the book features chapters from many of poker’s top players (including one from Red Chip coach Dr. Tricia Cardner on mental game), and currently sits #1 atop the Poker books bestseller list on Amazon.
Jason Somerville, commentator and respected player in his own right, labeled Little the “odds-on favorite to take it down” during the live stream. Little played up to his reputation, but alas it was not to be, as he lost a coin flip (AKs v Little’s JJ) to exit in 6th place. It was disappointing, to be sure, but for a top player like Little, it was also just another day on the job. With two $1MM+ cashes and a bevy of 5- and 6-figure scores as well, the $85,616 6th place prize was another nice notch on his bankroll. Little left the table and immediately went to the Gripsed booth to sign his new book with Phil Helmuth, Mike Sexton, and other contributors.