Jonathan Little Steals PokerGO Cup Championship from David Peters in Series Closer

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Jonathan Little is the 2024 PokerGO Cup Champion after winning the final of the eight-event high roller series that just wrapped up in Las Vegas. It was his second victory and his fourth cash at the PokerGO Cup for a grand total of $730,350.

Jonathan Little
Johnathan Little is the Champion of the 2024 PokerGO Cup series after winning two out of eight events. (Image: PokerGO)

Little won the PokerGO Cup trophy, which came with a $25,000 PGT Passport bonus that can be used to buy-in to any future PokerGO Tour events.

Little’s win in the final event stopped David Peters and Justin Zaki from taking the overall Championship title.

Peters climbed to the top of PokerGO Cup’s leaderboard by also winning two events at this series. He won the $5,100 opener for $141,525 and then put himself on top of the leaderboard again when he won the second-to-the-last event, a $15,100 buy-in for $315,000.

Little put himself in the driver’s seat by winning Event #3, a $10,100 contest that attracted 85 and was good for $229,500.

The two men won half of the events, but Peters’ chance at the title ended after Justin Saliba was eliminated in third ($192,500). The Toledo, Ohio native has won more than $44 million on the tournament trail.

Justin Zaki just misses

But Peters not only had to sweat a Little victory in order for him to win the bonus prizes. He also had to worry about Zaki, who put himself into Championship contention by winning Event #5, a $10,100 contest that paid $232,400.

PokerGO, the streaming service behind these high-roller series, couldn’t hope for a better outcome — it’s PokerGO Cup Championship would come down to the final hand between the last two players of its last tournament of the series.

In this case, that would be A3 suited against Zaki’s K7 suited. They both hit top pair on the flop, but Zaki would be left as the runner-up after his hand failed to improve.

The 2024 PokerGO Cup finale attracted a total of 55 entrants and created a $1,375,000 prize pool.

Little is a popular poker columnist, content creator, and poker coach through his The $453,750 he won in the PokerGO Cup finale pushed him towards the $9 million tournament cash mark.

Little is having a fantastic start to 2024. He brought two cashes into the PokerGO Cup series — a ninth and seventh-place finishes at the PokerGO Tour Last Chance series, which also took place at its studios at the Aria in Las Vegas.

His two largest tournament cashes came by becoming a two-time World Poker Tour champion in 2007 and 2008 ($10,000 Mirage Poker Showdown for $1,066,295 and WPT Championship in 2008 for $1,120,310).

Although Little has 53 cashes in World Series of Poker events since 2007, WSOP hardware has eluded him.

Final six of $25,200 PokerGO Cup finale

PlacePlayerCountryPrizePGT Points
1stJonathan LittleUnited States$453,750272
2ndJustin ZakiUnited States$288,750173
3rdJustin SalibaUnited States$192,500116
4thJohn RiordanUnited States$137,50083
5thSeth DaviesUnited States$110,00066
6thShaneil StokesUnited States$82,50050

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