Only one participant was new to the SHRB scene – Jonathan Little – in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl VI, Little was making his debut in the largest buy-in tournament he’d ever played, whereas the rest of the field had previously competed in a SHRB event.
“Every now and again, I love a nice gamble,” he told PokerNews. “I like PokerGO and all they do to put up fantastic tournaments. I’m in town, so I may as well have some fun. It’s the most buy-in I’ve ever seen in a game. I had already played a couple $100Ks. This is the largest one, so winning it would be fantastic.”
Little may be new to the SHRB, but he’s no stranger to tournament competition. He’s made almost $7.3 million in his career, with a strong World Poker Tour (WPT) resume. He won both the Season VI Mirage Poker Showdown and the Season VII Foxwoods World Poker Finals on the World Poker Tour, as well as being awarded WPT Season VI Player of the Year.
“I study poker about as much as most people who have at this stage, and I simply try to study certain opponents since there is a lot of film on my specific opponents in this game,” he added. “I also like to show up ready to play my best, so I’m well-rested, not hungover, well-fed, just to make sure you’re in excellent mental form, which I am today.”
Given that he is one of poker’s most renowned instructors and publications, Little’s dedication and professionalism are all well. Few can keep up with Little and his staff at PokerCoaching.com when it comes to training content.
“It was just a straight raffle,” says the narrator. We just gave it away in a raffle to those who entered. We handed out three $1,000 pieces, for a percentage of.333 percent. We offer away a lot of prizes to members of the PokerCoaching.com community.”
At the end of Day 1 of the Short Stacks World Series of Poker (SHRB) in Las Vegas, Chris Little was one of ten players eliminated. With only 56,000 chips to play, he has an uphill struggle to qualify for Tuesday’s second day. Little contributes to PokerNews on a regular basis and will be evaluating several of the hands played throughout the tournament.