GERMAN ACE TAKES WORLD POKER TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP HONOURS
27th May, 2012 at 06:12:45Source: http://www.bluffed.net
Marvin Rettenmaier wins in eight-hour final table endurance test
Marvin Rettenmaier of Germany is having a great year at the tables in 2012, this week moving on from his April $156,186 first placing in the EPT Grand Final in Monaco to a $1.2 million victory in the $25,000 main event of the World Poker Tour World Championship.
The epic eight-hour long final table competition saw Rettenmaier, holding the chip lead, pitted against Philippe Ktorza, Michael The Grinder Mizrachi, Nick Schulman, Steve O'Dwyer and Trevor Pope, who all ultimately left the table with six-figure pay checks. Many of them fell to the German ace's aggressive and skillful play.
When Mizrachi was ousted in the number three spot for $424,618, the heads up took centre stage, with Rettenmaier around 2 million chips ahead of his last opponent Philippe Ktorza.
It was the start of a long and exciting battle that saw the lead change several times and some spectacular double ups by both players as the contest increased in intensity with each hand.
In the end, and at around hand 200, it was the German who prevailed, leaving his very worthy opponent with the runner up prize of $805,310.
Rettenmaier took home almost $1.2 million in prize money - thought to be his biggest career win yet - and the WPT title and trophy, along with a seat in the 2013 WPT World Championship.
Poker News index »
GERMAN VICTORY IN POKER SUPER HIGH ROLLER GAME
16th May, 2013 at 06:13:12
Online ace wins Euro 1,746,400 in a live tournament thriller
Full Story: German Victory In Poker Super High Roller Game »
WORLD POKER TOUR GAME DESTINED FOR FRENCH TV
14th May, 2013 at 14:27:30
Canadian developer in GameTree television deal
Full Story: World Poker Tour Game Destined For French Tv »
NEW WORLD POKER TOUR CHAMP FOR CANADA
10th May, 2013 at 06:19:07
Poker pro takes the honours and $442,248 in prize money at the Canadian Spring Championship
Full Story: New World Poker Tour Champ For Canada »
POKER FESTIVITIES IN BERLIN END (Update)
28th April, 2013 at 03:07:14
Canadian and German victories in a successful EPT festival of poker
Full Story: Poker Festivities In Berlin End (update) »
DUTCH POKER ACE TAKES THE BERLIN CUP HOME
22nd April, 2013 at 01:55:35
Along with a main prize of Euro 145,400
Full Story: Dutch Poker Ace Takes The Berlin Cup Home »
More Poker News
On This Day