Shawn Sparks wins RunGood Series Global Championship

Posted On 22 May, 2018 0

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



Event Dates Buy In
Aussie Millions 2020 4 Jan - 24 Jan AUD 10,600
APPT Open Taipei 2020 31 Jan - 9 Feb TWD 35,000
The Indian Poker Series (TIPS) 3 Feb - 10 Feb TBD
WPT Philippines 2020 6 Feb - 17 Feb PHP 80,000
Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taiwan 2020 4 Mar - 15 Mar TBD