Cody Fleming Wins $85K at DSPT Edmonton; Paul Sokoloff Finishes Third Again

Cody Fleming DSPT Edmonton DeepStacks Poker Tour Casino Yellowhead

DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) returned to Canada for their second series in Edmonton this year. Casino Yellowhead hosted the seven-event series that was headlined by a $1,100 Main Event.

After three starting flights created a field of 451 entries, the Thanksgiving long weekend was capped with Day 2 of the Main Event in Alberta’s capital city. After a hard-fought two days, Cody Fleming earned the win.

Fleming pocketed $85,475 plus a package for the season-ending DSPT Championship in Calgary worth $3,000. This was his largest tournament cash by far, having less than $6,000 in live event wins previously.

Peter Griffin (not that Peter Griffin) was the runner-up and earned $60,280. Griffin was another player with a similar level of experience as Fleming. His best prior cash was his 12th-place finish in a DSPT Main Event in Calgary last year for $5,975.

In third was a player more accustomed to final tables and big cashes … and to finishing third. After recently leaving Ontario and becoming an Albertan, Paul Sokoloff was paid $38,505 for being third-best. He has more than $700,000 in lifetime cashes with his most notable being his two narrow misses at a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. He finished third twice on WSOP final tables.

2016 DSPT Edmonton Main Event Final Table Results

1Cody Fleming$85,475 + $3,000 DSPT Championship package
2Peter Griffin$60,280
3Paul Sokoloff$38,505
4Issa Moustapha$28,620
5Jerry Tria$21,510
6Ramesh Puradchithasan$17,780
7Aaron Haw$14,480
8Kris Klimosko$11,310
9Jerome Makonen$8,610

The next time DSPT returns to Canada will be for the DSPT Championship at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino running November 24 to December 5. The 10-event series is setting a new Alberta record with a $2,500 Main Event guaranteeing $1,000,000 in the prize pool!

Details and photo courtesy of the DSPT Live blog.

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