DSPT Championships
We are just under an hour away from kicking off the Season 3 DSPT Championship here at the beautiful Grey Eagle Resort & Casino! Today players will have their opportunity at the first of two starting days in this $2,500 tournament, that includes a $1,000,000 guarantee. This tournament provides players with 30,000 in chips, and 40 minute blinds throughout Day 1. Here is a look at the entire schedule for this event:

Friday, December 2: Day 1A (12:00 PM)
Saturday, December 3: Day 1B (12:00 PM)
Sunday, December 4: Day 2 (12:00 PM)
Monday, December 5: Day 3 (12:00 PM)

On Sunday the previous two starting days will combine, and play will move to 60 minute levels. On Monday the returning players will combine and play until a winner. The final table will be live-streamed with hole cards and commentary from Jason Somerville. Be sure to stay tuned to all of the action right here at DSPT Live for updates, videos, and photos of the DSPT Championship!

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Cody Fleming (pictured) topped a field of 451 players to win the DSPT Edmonton Main Event on Monday night at the Yellowhead Casino. Fleming was awarded $85,475 in prize money, a trophy, and the $3,000 DSPT Championship package after winning a final table that clocked in at just over five hours of play.

Cards got into the air at 1 p.m. between the final nine players, and shortly there after it was Jerome Makonen exiting in 9th. The fast pace would be a continuous trend at this final table, as the eliminations continued to come in flurries. Following Mokenen in 9th it was Kris Klimosko exiting in 8th and Aaron Haw in 7th. Ramesh Puradchithasan was the next out the door in sixth, and Cody Fleming headed into five handed play with a massive chip lead, after a big hand that resulted in him doubling thru Jerry Tria.

Five handed play wouldn’t last too long, as beginning of the day chip leader, Jerry Tria, was eliminated when his top pair ran into the trips of Paul Sokoloff. Four handed play saw the momentum begin to shift in favor of Paul Griffin, as the short stack starting closing the gap between himself and Fleming. Eventually it was Issa Moustapha falling in fourth when he moved all in holding two fours, and ran into the jacks of Fleming.

 

Before the start of three-handed play, the players discussed a potential chop, but it was eventually turned down by Cody Fleming who held a massive chip lead at the time. Paul Sokoloff would draw first blood as he doubled thru Fleming, winning a flip when his A5 improved to a flush against the 22 of Fleming. Pace of play would take a dramatic hault as the three exchanged chips back and forth for a few orbits with preflop raises. Sokoloff ended up running his sevens into the kings of Fleming, and Sokoloff hit the rail in 3rd place.

Sokoloff’s bustout propelled Fleming into heads up play with nearly a 5-1 chip lead, but the tournament was far from over. Peter Griffin continued to fight back, nearly taking over the chip lead, but the constant pressure of Fleming was too much for Griffin to overcome. On the final hand Fleming called the all in of Griffin holding A7, but a huge dog to Griffin’s AK. Fleming flopped two diamonds, and rivered a third to improve to a flush. He jumped into the arms of his rail as they all celebrated and Cody Fleming is your newest DSPT Champion!

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Peter Griffin moves all in for his last 2,500,000 and Cody Fleming calls. Griffin shows AK and is in great shape to double up against the A7 of Fleming.

The dealer fans the 529 and Fleming flops the nut flush draw. The turn brings the Q and Griffin will need to fade a river seven or diamond to stay alive. The 10 completes the board and Fleming rivers his flush to earn the pot and the elimination. Griffin is our DSPT Main Event runner up earning $60,280 for his efforts.

Peter Griffin raises to 500,000 and Cody Fleming calls. They see a flop of 865 and both players quickly check. The turn brings the A and Fleming checks.

Griffin bets 450,000 and Fleming check raises all in covering Griffin who has 2,500,000 behind. Griffin folds and Fleming shows AA as he rakes in the pot.

Cody Fleming- 9,750,000
Peter Griffin- 2,500,000

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Player of the Series

Final total for Points Race

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

Points

Damien Minev

150.0

Chris Comely

130.0

Michael Cantwell

122.8

Somsanouk Sitthamavong

120.0

Sal Sen

120.0

Zhaoyong Fong

120.0

Joey Bosanuba

120.0

Shlomi Sokolovski

119.3

Sheraz Nasir

105.6

Josh Wallace

105.0

Nicholas Rawluk

100.7

Wes Hickey

96

Eric Wesylenko

91.0

John Dalphond

86.4

Darcy VanWachem

84.0

Bakai Toichubekov

84.0

David Brough

84.0

Stefan Maloney

82.5

Aaron Haw

77

Jerry Widgiz

75.0

Francis Fan

70.8

Homan Mohammadi

66.5

Marc Tougas

60.0

Jeff Scrulon

60.0

Steven Bidwell

57.2

Mike “Nos” Vaynshteyn

57.0

Ambrose Ng

52.8

Jared Klimosko

51.6

Tyler Fillmore

51.6

Sammy Hezime

49.5

Srinivas Gottiparthi

45.6

Phillip Godley

45.6

Calvin Haczkewicz

42.0

Ryan Cairns

40.1

Calvin Teetaert

39.6

Amy Ly Fontaine

39.6

Saroar Parvez

36.0

Andrew Watt

33.6

Alan Bell

33

Deron Noksana

31.5

Darren Vodden

31.2

Paul Sokoloff

30.0

Raymond Li

28.8

Justin Bondy

28.8

Dan Macnaughton

26.0

Ricardo Teixeira

24.0

Mitchell Heidt

24.0

Nick Gebran

24.0

Tony Hoang

22.5

Gary Best

22.5

Karim Ali

22.5

Abe Shawile

21

Ryan Smith

19.5

Heather Turner-NG

18.0

Kenneth Turner

18.0

Raymond Thorne

18.0

Talal Shoush

18.0

Micheal Schwarz

18.0

Giulio Predda

18.0

John Letts

18.0

Joel Lennie

18.0

Kyle Hartree

18.0

Ronald Giles

18.0

Tony Comely

18.0

Iona Bliss

18.0

Kelly Bernas

18.0

Jan Rofuli

15.0

Pamela Macnaughton

15.0

Georg Jancev

15.0

Jiwan Gill

15.0

Mary Gabriel

15.0

Karim Chatur

15.0

Tom Tonka

13.0

Jody Fayant

13.0

Tom Cemm

13.0

Sam Tu

12.0

Brad Stevens

12.0

Nagi Ka-fai

12.0

Dave Howat

12.0

Phillip Wright

7.5

Devin Verstraelen

7.5

Ron Toledo

7.5

Tim Strong

7.5

Alemu Makonen

7.5

Joshua Kahahastian

7.5

Keith Graham

7.5

Daniel Gleason

7.5

Nicholas Civitarese

7.5

David Chau

7.5

Randolph Chalifoux

7.5

Holly Berry

7.5

Leor Wasserman

6.5

Ronny Der

6.5

Mike Smith

6.0

Fraser Short

6.0

Homer Jiminez

6.0

Remi Ayotte

6.0

With the blinds escalating, as they switch to 30-minute levels for heads up play, Peter Griffin has closed the gap on Cody Fleming. Griffin came into heads up play at nearly a 5-1 chip deficit, but has clawed his way back as he now sits with nearly 5,000,000, just trailing the 6,100,000 of Fleming. The table talk is far less frequent, as the pressure mounts on both of these players.

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Cody Fleming limps in and Peter Griffin calls from the small blind. With the action on Paul Sokoloff in the big blind he moves all in for his last 3,900,000. Fleming calls, Griffin folds and the hands are shown.

Fleming: KK
Sokoloff: 77

The dealer fans the 5106 flop and Flemings kings remain ahead. The turning brings the 3 and Sokoloff picks up a gutshot straight draw. The 2 hits the river earning Fleming the pot and the knockout. Sokoloff is our third place finisher here in the DSPT Main Event earning $38,505 for his efforts.

Cody Fleming- 9,375,000