Shawn Sparks wins RunGood Series Global Championship
Shawn Sparks emerged victorious in the RunGood Poker Series Global Championship after a three-way chop with John Heckenkamp and Tim Krisher. Sparks collected $21,417 for his win in the $675 buy-in Main Event during the 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas vessel. Sparks outlasted 159 players where in this tournament which had three starting flights to qualify for Day 2. The final table featured seven players including Sparks.
Sparks managed to earn himself the official win once Lauren Bunch was eliminated in fourth place. Sparks, Tim Krisher and John Heckenkamp found themselves with fairly even stacks and decided to chop three ways, but threw Sparks a little more for holding the chip lead. Sparks takes home $21,417 and a custom RunGood chipset and case, while Heckenkamp and Krisher each got $20,416 for their runner-up finishes.
This is Sparks' second recorded cash. Earlier this year, he won $13,284 and a WSOP circuit ring in a $365 No-Limit Hold'em ring event at the March 2018 WSOP Circuit stop in Tulsa, OK.
Final Table Results:
1st Shawn Sparks $21,417
2nd John Heckenkamp $20,416
3rd Tim Krisher $20,416
4th Lauren Bunch $8,258
5th Eric Bunch $6,160
6th Shane Fuller $4,675
7th Cash Carpenter $3,608
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