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Full Tilt Poker drops Jonathan Little
That's the message Jonathan Little is no longer affiliated with Full Tilt Poker. He violated the terms and conditions of Full Tilt Poker by allowing others to play his account. While we encourage our pros to play as much as they can, we do not allow them to share their account with any other players..."
The release went on to say it is imperative that all red Full Tilt pros are, in fact, the pros they are advertised to be. It is assumed Little would have been trying to generate more in rake-back without actually playing.
Suspicions were raised earlier this month on the PocketFives forums when user rusypolano noticed that Little had played 1,227 sit-and-gos in just seven days. It's undetermined if that discovery precipitated Full Tilt's subsequent action. Other forum members have claimed Little was playing on Full Tilt while competing in the NBC National Heads-Up Championship.
Earlier this year Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi was busted for buying an account from a friend who was deep in an online tournament. Before that, online player Josh "JJprodigy" Fields was busted for multi-accounting.
This is the first case of a well-known professional player getting caught violating his sponsor's terms of service.
Little entered the poker spotlight with a first-place finish at the 2007 WPT Mirage Poker Championship, after considerable online success. Little went on to have an exceptional season at the WPT with a seventh-place finish at the Gulf Coast Poker Championship, a second-place finish in the WPT North American Championship and finally a 53rd-place finish at the Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic.
Little has cashed for well over $2 million in WPT events alone and also has numerous cashes at the WSOP.
Meanwhile the online poker community is buzzing over Little's apparent firing. Some think he should have received a warning before termination while others are simply calling it justice.