Somerville, Little & Reynolds Sign with UltimatePoker

Jason Somerville with UFC President Dana White revealing his new deal.

Jason Somerville with UFC President Dana White revealing his new deal.

Poker pros Jonathan Little announced today on Twitter that he has signed on to represent UltimatePoker. Just an hour or so later William Reynolds also announced that he has signed on a representative for the first licensed real-money site in the state of Nevada. Little and Reynolds will be joining Antonio Esfandiari as the first members of the UltimatePoker team.

Little stated in a Tweet, “I am thrilled to announce I have signed with UltimatePoker and will now be representing them + playing a ton on the site.”

Little plans on being very active on the site, “When I’m not in a WSOP event I’ll be online,” Little said. “They have a good nightly and Sunday MTT also. I see the site becoming huge.”

Reynolds tweeted, “Toured UltimatePoker’s office today.. Professional environment with an expert team.. Looking forward to repping UP this WSOP.”

Little has a solid poker resume with over $4.8 million in career live tournament earnings with two World Poker Tour Main Event titles – the 2008 Foxwoods World Poker Finals and the 2007 Mirage Poker Showdown. Little also claimed the Season VI WPT Player of the Year title.

Little does not come without his share of controversy. Previously he was a Red Pro at Full Tilt and was released in 2008 after it was discovered he violated the site’s terms  and conditions of service. It was discovered that he allowed others to play on his account and was allegedly seen playing online while he was competing at the NBC National Heads-Up Championship.

Reynolds has put together over $1.5 million in live tournament earnings dating back to 2007. He won the 2010 PCA High Roller event of over a half million dollars at a final table that included Will Molson, Tobias Reinkemeier and Matt Marafioti. More recently he bubbled a 2012 WSOP final table in a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event.

UPDATE

Just minutes after publishing Jason Somerville also announced he was joining the UltimatePoker team. He tweeted the photo above and said, “part of a whole new family :)” with UFC boss Dana White.

Somerville will sit down for an exclusive interview with BLUFF.com this coming Monday, June 3.

Somerville has over $2 million in career live tournament cashes with eight final tables to his credit. His breakout performance came during the 2011 WSOP when he won his first bracelet in a massive 3,175 player field. He pocketed $493,091 for the win and it’s his single largest cash to date.

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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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