Jonathan Little: Lyons Tamer

Little and Lyons go head-to-head at Shooting Star.

Sweet revenge was served for poker author Jonathan Little yesterday during Day 1B of the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star. First we need to rewind a couple days to the preliminary event when word broke on Twitter that Jonathan Little had busted the 2k at the hands of F5 pal and bad beat photog Pat Lyons...but in his exit, he called Lyons an angle shooter.

In the hand Little claims that Lyons pulled the old “I meant to call but I put enough in to raise in order to throw off my opponent trick.” Little made a losing call which handed Lyons the chip lead in that event (at that time).

For Lyons part, he said it was a legit live misclick that led to Little’s elimination. So while Little took to Twitter to let out some aggression, Lyons played on to eventually bust out just shy of the final table in 11th place for roughly $7k.

CUT TO: Day 1B of the Shooting Star Main Event. Lyons, who was upgraded to being a bounty (as he’s a very well known player in the Bay Area and harmlessly arrogant enough to call himself “Best In The Bay”) finds himself, once again, seated with Little. But this time it’s Little that gets a little…

That’s right. Just two days later the same two players tangle again and again one goes busto. Little’s two pair beat Lyons’ two pair (ironic as Lyons is a featured pro for 2Pair Magazine) but this time Little collects the $2500 bounty on Lyons, to essentially make back his $2k buy-in from the prelim, and sends his new nemesis to the rail. Plus…there was another legit misclick (not by Little though).

Will there be a round 3? Lyons fired his 2nd bullet into Day 1b and sits with $129k in chips while Little enters day 2 with 100k. Good luck to both!

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