Jonathan Spinks might not be a household name yet, but anyone who has been roaming the halls of the Rio for the last month has certainly seen Spinks, and he was probably deep in a tournament. Coming into this year's World Series, Spinks had recorded just 12 live cashes, only one of them being in America. However, he has stormed onto the scene this year, as he has just registered his fourth cash of the series.
Spinks started off his success in Event #5 $1,500 Seven Card Stud event, where he placed 4th for $35,476. Proving he was no fluke, Spinks came back just a week later, and was at another final table. This time it was the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, where he took 4th again, but this time, it was for $108,358, easily his biggest career score.
Spinks continued his great play two weeks later, when he finished 15th in Event #38: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em for $24,679. In that event, he was the chip leader at the end of the first night. Now, he has set himself up for yet another deep run, as he is currently one of the top stacks in the room with just 64 players left. Will this be the event where Spinks is able to break through, making his third final table and claiming his first bracelet? Only time will tell, but we will be sure to keep an eye on this exciting young player.