Little Big Man In Foxwoods
November 12, 2021
Jonathan Little proved what made him last season's WPT Player of the Year yesterday when he successfully took down the Foxwoods World Poker Finals. Little overcame a tough final table that included 2 WSOP bracelet winners, a poker legend and a Card Player Player of the Year. For the win Jonathan Little earned $1,120,310.

The long difficult final table was punctuated with a heads-up battle that lasted over 150 hands. Both Little, and his final opponent Jonathan Jaffe, have had quite a bit of heads-up success. Little made it into the quarterfinals of the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship and his competitor Jaffe, made it all the way to the final four, of the 2008 WSOP Heads Up No Limit Hold 'em World Championship (Event #25). With both players coming off such huge high profile successes, it was assumed that this WPT ending would be historic, and in that it did not disappoint.

With both Jonathans holding the lead at numerous times during the match, it was never fully clear who had the upper hand until moments before the battle was won. Eventually though, after a staggering five hours of heads-up play, Little closed the door on Jaffe with a pocket Ace-Queen that dominated Jaffe's Ace-Ten. Jonathan Jaffe had an amazing run in Foxwoods but eventually had to bow to the moment's better man. For the second place, Jonathan Jaffe earned $670,636.

The final table results for the 2008 WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals were as follows:

1st. Jonathan Little- $1,120,310
2nd. Jonathan Jaffe- $670,636
3rd. Charles Marchese- $337,256
4th. David "The Dragon" Pham- $240,344
5th. Jack Schanbacher- $182,196
6th. Mike Matusow- $124,048

Story by Mark Anderson
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