Shawn Sparks Leads the Final 7 Into the Final Day of the RGPS Global Championship

Shawn Sparks

Shawn Sparks leads the final seven players in the Run Good Poker Series Global Championship. He bagged 821,000 and Eric Bunch is close behind with 719,000.

The final seven players started Day 2 at 7:30 with 31 other players and worked there way into the money and then some.

Reba Wright was the bubble, finishing 19th after Eric Bunch turned trip fives and dodged Wright's flush draw. Blair Hinkle followed close behind in 18th, taking home $1,258.

Nam Phan, Daniel Stone, Dan Martin, Jana Mangimelli, and Nick Peperone all made Day 2, but were unable to make the money.

The remaining seven players will return Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and play down to a winner. Follow all the action here on and keep tabs on all the action on Twitter as well.

Below is the seating chart and the chip counts for each of the remaining players:

Seat 1: Shane Fuller 529,000
Seat 2: Eric Bunch 719,000
Seat 3: Shawn Sparks 821,000
Seat 4: Tim Krisher 428,000
Seat 5: Lauren Bunch 82,000
Seat 6: John Heckenkamp 131,000
Seat 7: Cash Carpenter 180,000


Reba Wright Bubbles

Reba Wright

As the players headed to break, Scott Buller, Eric Bunch, John Heckenkamp, and Reba Wright were still playing.

Bunch, Buller and Heckenkamp are all in for 10,000 and Wright puts in her final 6,500 from the big blind.

The flop comes A♠ 5♠ 5♥ and Bunch is the first to bet. He makes it 10,000 and Buller is the lone caller.

The turn is the 6♦ and Bunch bets 30,000. Buller folds and Bunch shows 8♣ 5♦ against the Q&spades 8♠ of Wright. The river is the Q♦.

Wright is eliminated in 19th place and that leaves 18 players in the field, all of which will receive $1,258

May 18, 2018

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Reba Wright Doubles Through Grant Hinkle

Reba Wright

Reba Wright goes all in from early position for 19,500 and Grant Hinkle reshoves behind for more.

The remaining players fold and Hinkle shows A♦ T♣ against the J♥ J♣ of Wright.

The board runs out T♦ 6♠ 5♥ J♦ 2♣ and Wright wins with a set of jacks to double up.

Reba Wright - 52,000
Grant Hinkle - 60,000

Phil Weast Bags Day 1a Chip Lead in RGPS Global Championship

Papa Karn advances to Day 2 with 69,400

A relatively quick Day 1a is in the books and Phil Weast is on top of 13 players who will advance to Day 2 on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

The opening flight of the Run Good Poker Series Global Championship Main Event saw 53 entries and a good mix of Run Good regulars as well as Card Player Cruisers has moved on to Day 2.

Weast kicked off a nice run after busting Kelly Vande Mheen. Weast went on to bag 137,400 but did not finish too far ahead of Shawn Sparks (131,500) and Scott Buller (123,900).

Sparks earned the elimination that stopped play when he sent Jane Johnson home a tad bit early after flopping an ace against Johnson who missed a gut-shot straight draw and was eliminated.

Buller had a pretty big stack early in the tournament and bounced around a little before finally settling into third place for Day 1a.

Chris Conrad was eliminated just before the last level of play when he got all in in a three-way pot. He lost to Reba Wright who had pocket tens against the T♣ 9♣ of Conrad. Fellow Run Good Ambassador Dan Lowery ran up a big stack early and eventually found himself drawing very thin against Lauren Bunch when she flopped a flush. Bunch would exit shortly after when she had the nut flush against Shane Fuller's full house. Bunch's husband, Eric also failed to qualify for Day 2 during this flight. Grant Hinkle, Sam Panzica, and Derrick Contreras also failed to qualify for Day 2.

Papa Karn bagged 69,400 after an intriguing spot facing a shove from Justin Gardenhire. Karn opened on the button and Phil Weast called. Gardenhire shoved and Karn folded before Weast called and both players chopped the pot with ace-jack. Karn finished the day in night place of the remaining 13.

Here are the chip counts for the players who advanced from Day 1a:

Phil Weast - 137,400 Shawn Sparks - 131,500
Scott Buller - 123,900 Neil Peters - 104,400
Cody Pack - 101,300 Reba Wright - 75,900
Shane Fuller - 74,600 Justin Gardenhire - 70,000
Papa Karn - 69,400 Daniel Stone - 56,700
Charles Bass - 47,900 Donald Lazenby - 38,400
Cash Carpenter - 30,500


Day 1b will start Thursday 7:30 p.m. and all the updates will be right here on

Reba Wright Wins Three-Way All In, Eliminates Chris Conrad

Reba Wright

Run Good Ambassador Chris Conrad is all in in a three-way pot against Shane Fuller and Reba Wright. Conrad shows T♣ 9♣ and is against the A♦ K♣ of Fuller and the T♦ T♠ of Wright.

No player connects with the board and Wright holds on to win the hand and eliminate Conrad.

Reba Wright - 95,000
Shane Fuller - 75,000
Chris Conrad - Eliminated

Photos From Day 1a

Eric Bunch

Papa Karn

Della Jones

Reba Wright

Nam Phan

Dave Repicky

Charles Bass

Grant Hinkle