Jonathan Little Wins PokerGO Cup Finale, Clinching 2024 Cup Championship

Jonathan Little emerged victorious in Event #8, the $25,000 PokerGO Cup Finale, securing a prize of $453,750. This victory marks his second win in the series, following his earlier success in Event #3. His stellar performance, with two victories and two additional cashes, propelled him to the top of the leaderboard and crowned him the 2024 PokerGO Cup Champion. Alongside the championship, Little was awarded an additional $25,000 PGT Passport.

Recently, there has been a lot of noise in the Twitter poker community, with prominent players debating the merits of various poker coaching platforms. Jonathan Little’s PokerCoaching school found itself on the chopping block as well, facing criticism from Matt Berkey among others.

However, with support from notable figures like Daniel Negreanu, coupled with Little’s dual high-roller event wins, there’s hardly any better response to your critics than this. Just in 2024 alone, Little has amassed almost $800,000 in live tournament cashes, pushing his career earnings to over $8,880,000, as per HendonMob.

2024 PokerGO Cup Event #8: $25,200 NLHE Final Table Results

1stJonathan LittleUnited States$453,750
2ndJustin ZakiUnited States$288,750
3rdJustin SalibaUnited States$192,500
4thJohn RiordanUnited States$137,500
5thSeth DaviesUnited States$110,000
6thShaneil StokesUnited States$82,500

2024 PokerGO Cup Event #8: $25,200 NLHE Final Table Action

The final event was a battle not just for the tournament win but for the series’ supremacy. David Peters entered the finale leading the PokerGO Cup leaderboard after a double victory in a series, but among the remaining six players, three, including Little, Justin Zaki, and Seth Davis, still had a shot at the title, but they all needed a win. Despite an early exit for Davis, Little and Zaki pressed on, with Little overcoming the odds from a position as one of the shortest stacks.

Seth Davies

Despite an early exit for Davis, Little and Zaki pressed on, with Little overcoming the odds from a position as one of the shortest stacks. Key moments for him included a big pot when eliminating Davis and a critical hand against Zaki, where Little capitalized Zaki’s bluff on a QK74A board with 54 by rivering a pair of aces with A5. From there, Little maintained his chip lead through aggressive play and stealing blinds.

Zaki managed to close the gap by eliminating John Riordan and Justin Saliba, setting the stage for a heads-up with Little. At this point, it became clear that Peters would not retain his championship lead. “We demolished Peters,” they acknowledged the fact with a fist bump. The battle for a double win began with Little holding 4,880,000 chips to Zaki’s 3,375,000, but the gap was widening slowly but surely.

Justin Zaki

The final hand saw Little push all-in with ace-three, and Zaki called, holding king-seven suited. The board ran 79AJ, and although Zaki still had five outs, he was already shaking hands with Little, congratulating him on the win. The river indeed was blank, confirming Little’s win and securing him the tournament victory and the overall PokerGO Cup championship.

Justin Zaki also had an exceptional series, clinching victory in Event #5 for $232,400 and securing a second-place finish in the finale, amassing over half a million dollars in winnings.

Jonathan Little 2024 PokerGO Cup Champ

2024 PokerGO Cup Leaderboard Top 10

PlacePlayerPGT PointsWinsCashesWinnings
1stJonathan Little54924$730,350
2ndDavid Peters45722$456,525
3rdJustin Zaki40512$521,150
4thDavid Coleman34712$346,900
5thSeth Davies27703$321,050
6thDaniel Smiljkovic26102$260,750
7thCary Katz25212$251,700
8thJustin Saliba25004$326,875
9thDylan Weisman24011$240,300
10thKristen Foxen23702$237,150

* Images and hands courtesy of the PokerGO Tour

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