Cody Fleming Wins $85K at DSPT Edmonton; Paul Sokoloff Finishes Third Again
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
|1||Cody Fleming||$85,475 + $3,000 DSPT Championship package|
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.