Nevada’s first legal online poker site which this week dealt their second millionth hand , announced the signing of three new poker pro representatives.
Within minutes of each other, poker professionals Jason Somerville, Jonathan Little and William Reynolds announced on Twitter that they had signed a professional poker reps with Ultimate Poker. The three pros join all time tournament money winner Antonio Esfandari on Ultimate Pokers Roster.
Jason Somerville was the last of the three to announce his signing on Friday. Somerville Tweeted that he was part of a “whole new family” with a picture of him with UFC head Dana White. Somerville has over $2 million in tournament winnings and eight final tables. His performance at the 2012 WSOP announced to the world that he was indeed a world class player, as he won his first bracelet after outlasting a massive field of over 3,100 players. Viewers of the 2012 WSOP main event coverage also saw a great deal of Somerville’s play as well as a player profile.
William Reynolds’ career includes over $1.5 million in tournament winnings, including winning the 2010 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure High Roller Event and bubbling the final table at a 2012 WSOP No Limit Event. After Black Friday, Reynolds moved around playing poker online from Mexico, Costa Rica and Canada. Recently, Reynolds moved to Macau to play high stakes cash games. Reynolds is also known for his confrontations with Annie Duke during the short lived Epic Poker League events.
Jonathan Little also boasts an impressive tournament career. Little’s career tournament winnings approach the $5 Million mark and include two WPT titles and the WPT Season VI Player of the Year award. Unlike Ultimate Poker’s other signings, Little does come with a bit of baggage. Little was a Full Tilt “Red Shirt” Pro until 2008. It was discovered that he allowed others to play on his account and to be “playing” online while he was competing in the NBC Heads Up Championship. His signing did result in a few negative Tweets and comments about his honesty and integrity.