2015 WSOP: Hand Analysis with Jonathan Little
Poker pro Jonathan Little is among the many battling for bracelets this summer at the 2015 World Series of Poker. He’s cashed in tournaments twice thus far, including final tabling Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed where he took sixth for a $85,616 score.
Little’s two in-the-money finishes this summer bring his career total to 28 WSOP cashes, totaling almost $615,000. That represents just a fraction of the more than $6 million he’s won in tournaments over the last decade.
Besides his consistently strong performances at the tournament tables, Little has become known in recent years for his contributions to poker strategy via his three-volume series Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, and the first two volumes of his new Jonathan Little on Live No-Limit Cash Games series.
This summer Little is responsible for a new strategy title as well, Jonathan Little’s Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em, a book that brings together hold’em advice from 18 different contributors including Phil Hellmuth, Liv Boeree, Olivier Busquet, Chris Moneymaker, and many more. (Read a review of Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em here.)
Speaking of no-limit hold’em strategy, Little took some time out this week to discuss with our Sarah Herring an interesting hand he played during the early stages of Event #34: $1,500 Split Format Hold’em.
The hand took place during nine-handed play and involves a blind-versus-blind situation in which Little (in the big blind) fortunately flops especially well and gets to play the hand from position.
Watch and find out how Little proceeded as the hand continued to the river, with his discussion helped by animation from the popular ShareMyPair app: