He may be a past World Poker Tour champ, but that hasn't stopped Full Tilt Poker from dropping Jonathan "Fiery Justice" Little for violating its terms. The poker ace was shown the door by Full Tilt administrator TilterRick this week in a very public forum announcement.
Full Tilt's official position was outlined in a press release, which explained that despite having a great year on the WPT, 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," the release continues: "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…" Full Tilt feels that by allowing others to play on his account Little has departed from the company philosophy that all red Full Tilt pros are, in fact, the pros they are advertised to be."
Speculation on the forums is that Little could have been trying to generate more in rake-back without actually playing.
Forum suspicions were raised earlier this month on the PocketFives forums when user rusypolano noticed that Little had played some 1 227 sit-and-gos in just seven days. It is not known if that was the trigger for a Full Tilt investigation or not, and other forum members have claimed Little was ostensibly playing on Full Tilt while competing in last weekend's NBC National Heads-Up Championship.
Little is not the first online poker star to be exposed and ejected. 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 (see previous InfoPowa reports).
The disgraced pro has considerable online poker talent and experience, but became high profile when he won the 2007 WPT Mirage Poker Championship. His star continued to rise with a strong season at the WPT that included 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. All in all, the leader board records show that Little has cashed for well over $2 million in WPT events alone and also has numerous cashes at the World Series of Poker.
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