Jonathan Little Wins Event 15 Outright for $97,160

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 15
$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 211
Prize Pool: $422,000
August 7, 2019

Jonathan Little
Matt Savage, Jonathan Little and Tony Burns

Event 15 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry). The tournament carried a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool and a field of 211 entries more than doubled that amount, generating a prize pool of $422,000.

Predictably, the field was stacked with some of poker’s best. When all was said and done, it was Jonathan Little who emerged victorious with an outright victory for $97,160 and his first SHRP trophy.

“It’s good to win,” said Little afterward. “I’ve done a great job of getting 6th to 12th place over the last two years, so it’s good to get the win.”

Little has two WPT titles under his belt and was also the WPT Player of the Year in Season VI. This marked his second final table at the Seminole Hard Rock and he began tonight’s sixth in chips, but caught fire when it mattered most.

“I did not have a lot of chips throughout this tournament, but towards the end, I kinda got hit by the deck, won my all-ins, and now I’m the champion.”

Final Results
1st: Jonathan Little –  $97,160 + SHRPO trophy
2nd: Tony Sinishtaj – $64,775
3rd: Joe McKeehen – $47,290
4th: Thai Ha – $35,020
5th: Nhut Nguyen – $26,310
6th: Raj Vohra – $20,055
7th: Franklin Fok – $15,515
8th: Bryce McVay – $12,185
9th: Mike Del Vecchio – $9,715
10th: Maziar Keshavarzi – $9,715
11th: Ricky Guan – $7,870
12th: Lawrence Lipman – $7,870
13th: Dalton Brinker – $6,475
14th: Jeremiah Williams – $6,475
15th: Shannon Shorr – $5,410
16th: Donaldson Brown – $5,410
17th: Justin Zaki – $4,600
18th: Darren Rabinowitz – $4,600
19th: Gregory Worner – $4,600
20th: Javier Zarco – $4,600
21st: Daniel Strelitz – $3,970
22nd: Ben Farrell – $3,970
23rd: Tom Koral – $3,970
24th: Byron Kaverman – $3,970
25th: Scott Baumstein – $3,490
26th: Jerry Wong – $3,490
27th: Mike Leah – $3,490

Event 15: Jonathan Little Wins ($97,160)! Tony Sinishtaj Finishes 2nd ($64,775)

$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 211

Event 15 Champion Jonathan Little

Jonathan Little raised to 65,000 from the button, Tony Sinishtaj three-bet shoved from the big blind for about 415,000 and Little called.

Little: 8h8d
Sinishtaj: KdJc

The flop fell 10c10d9h, giving Sinishtaj a lot of outs. However, neither the 7h turn nor the 6h river were any help to Sinishtaj, and gave Little a ten-high straight to win Event 15 for $97,160!

Tony Sinishtaj finished runner-up for $64,775.

Tony Sinishtaj
Tony Sinishtaj

Event 15: Joe McKeehen – 3rd Place ($47,290)

$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 211

Joe McKeehen
Joe McKeehen

Jonathan Little limped from the small blind, Joe McKeehen raised to 100,000 from the big blind, Little reraised to 325,000, McKeehen four-bet all in for about 1,200,000 and Little called.

Little: KdKc
McKeehen: KsQd

The board came 10s10d2h4h9d, no help to McKeehen, ending his tournament in third place.

Jonathan Little – 3,140,000 (126 bb)
Tony Sinishtaj – 1,080,000 (43 bb)
Joe McKeehen – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($47,920)

Event 15: Jonathan Little Doubles Into the Chip Lead

$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 211

Tony Sinishtaj raised to 50,000 from the button, Jonathan Little three-bet to 175,000 from the small blind, Sinishtaj four-bet shoved and Little called all in for 960,000.

Sinishtaj: 9s9d
Little: KhKd

The board came down 10s7h4h7c10h, safe for Little to double up and take the chip lead.

Jonathan Little – 1,970,000 (79 bb)
Tony Sinishtaj – 1,205,000 (44 bb)
Joe McKeehen – 1,045,000 (41 bb)

Event 15: Thai Ha – 4th Place ($35,020)

$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 211

Thai Ha
Thai Ha

Thai Ha raised all in for 405,000 from the button and Joe McKeehen isolated from the small blind with a shove of his own.

Ha: Ah2d
McKeehen: Ad10h

The board ran out 7s5s3cAc8d, no help to Ha, ending his tournament in fourth place.

Joe McKeehen – 1,045,000 (42 bb)
Thai Ha – Eliminated in 4th Place ($35,020)