'Phatcat' Wins Inaugural Bodog Poker Open Main Event

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PocketFiver Shawn "phatcat" Luman Wins $76,000 in BPO Main Event, as "AJKHoosier1" moves up to #7 in the P5's Rankings. Former Triple Crown Winner Jeremy "Chipsteela" Menard is this week's special guest on the PocketFives.com Podcast, and "Bond18" is on the front page again with his "The Flaw In Level 2 Thinking" article that is now available.

Former PocketFives.com Triple Crown Winner Shawn "phatcat" Luman continued his hot streak this week by winning the inaugural Bodog Poker Open Main Event for $76,000. Shawn's recent results include a win in the PokerStars Nightly Hundred Grand tournament for $35,000, and a 2nd Place finish in the Wednesday Hundred Fifty Grand tournament for $37.600. "Phatcat" is currently ranked #20 in the world at online tournament play according to the P5's Rankings.

This week's rankings featured several moves in the Top 10, led by Alex "AJKHoosier1" Kamberis, who moved up one spot to #7. PocketFiver "amak316" had a huge week, winning the PokerStars $100 rebuy tournament and placing 2nd in the UltimateBet $200k Guaranteed for a combined $73,000. As "amak316" storms into the rankings at #79, "IWEARGOGGLES" moves up a whopping 40 spots to #54. He won the Sunday Warm-Up for $108,500 earlier this month.

This week's PocketFives.com Podcast features an interview with high-stakes tournament player Jeremy "Chipsteela" Menard, who won a Triple Crown in one day back in October. Jeremy's interview contains tournament advice and analysis of his own game. A former Top 100 player, "Chipsteela" could be on his way back into the Rankings if he continues putting up impressive results.

Popular online tournament player Tony "Bond18" Dunst has another article featured on our site from his "Things It Took Me A While To Learn" series. His latest article discusses some of the drawbacks of deep thinking in multi-table tournaments, and contains a few paragraphs from top-ranked player Shaun Deeb.

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