Jonathan Little, hired by Full Tilt Poker in November as one of the site’s resident pros, has been abruptly dismissed by the popular poker room.Known online as “FieryJustice,” the 2007 Mirage Poker Showdown champion was caught breaking site rules.
Full Tilt Poker’s management released the following statement on its message forum:
“Despite having a great year on the WPT, Jonathan Little is no longer affiliated with Full Tilt Poker. He violated the terms and conditions of Full Tilt Poker by allowing other players to play his account. While we encourage our pros to play as much as they can, we do not allow them to share their account with any other players.
When a player on Full Tilt Poker plays against and chats with a red pro on the site, it is imperative that they be able to trust that it is really the advertised pro playing the account. Given that Mr. Little violated that trust, we have decided to sever his ties to the site, and close his account.
Full Tilt Poker values the trust of its players and will deal with any violation of that trust swiftly. We apologize to any of our players who may have been misled during the past few months by Mr. Little's actions.”
Many in the internet poker world were suspicious of Little’s recent record, as he played in an ungodly number of sit-and-go’s in the month of February.The numbers were so skewed (almost 1,300 in the first week) that people doubted that one person could have played all of the tournaments by himself.Full Tilt did not come out and say what concrete evidence it had, but that is not necessarily the business of the poker public, anyway.