2012 will undoubtedly go down as a year to remember for Marvin Rettenmaier. In January we saw him down under in Australia finishing 10th in the ‘Joe Hachem & Shane Warne Charity Event’. A nice start to the year and probably some good poker karma earned right?
Well he proved this by quickly wreaking havoc in mainland Europe with numerous cashes in a lineup of cites that read more like a major rock band on tour, Prague, Dublin, Vienna, Berlin. And then of course there was Monte Carlo where he took 1st place for the 2k NLHE and of course a very nice pay day of $156,000. Marvin it seemed was clearly on a roll.
And with the ink hardly even dry on his sponsorship contract with PartyPoker he went on to astound us all in the poker world by crushing the WPT Championship at the Bellagio and cashing for next to $1.2 million. So with two back to back wins you’d probably think this guy needs a break right?
Nope, there’s no rest for the wicked as they say and so Marvin dived head first into the WSOP and incredibly when he surfaced for air a few days later he’d final tabled event #6 the 5k NLHE Mixed Max. Way to go buddy.
Now on top of all of this he’s also sitting right at the top of Bluffs Power Rankings Top 20. He’s managed to steamroll his way past Jonathan Duhamel with a gap of over 200 points and trust us you won’t find a gap larger than that anywhere in the whole list.
So what makes this young German so damn good at the poker tables? I figured the best person answer me that was none other than Lance Bradley of Bluff:
“Marvin’s been one of poker’s best kept secrets the past few years but I think the cat is out of the bag now. The guy can play. He’s gone from being in the mix in smaller buy-in live tournaments to winning the World Poker Tour championship and being a threat for BLUFF Player of the Year every year. It should serve as a shining example to those that dream of turning pro that getting to that point is a grind . It’s not easy, but hard work and dedication to your craft can pay off handsomely.”