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It’s official. He did it!
Everyone knew it for quite some time, but now PartyPoker Pro Marvin Rettenmaier got the official confirmation that he’s the 2012 Bluff Magazine Player Of The Year.

It has been a neck and neck race till the end between him and Dan Smith. Marvin’s triumph at the EPT Prague Highroller Event secured him first spot and the title of the Player Of The Year.
As Lance Bradley (Chief Editor of Bluff) comments on it:
“The 2012 BLUFF Player of the Year race came right down to the last minute basically. Marvin needed to finish in the top two of the last real big event of the year and he did one better, he won it. The battle between Marvin and Dan Smith this year was incredible and easily the most exciting race we’ve ever seen.”

The Trophys Keep Coming.

2012 was a year of great success for Marvin (doh! How else should he become a POTY) . Sitting on 1st place of the Global Poker Index, he needs to free up some more room on his trophy shelf (or trophy cabinet).

It’s Hard To Be The Worlds No. 1

Marvin wins the Player Of The Year race of the European Poker Award miles ahead of Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier. On January 22nd he will be presented with the Award at the Aviation Club in Paris.

While this one is definite, he could take down two more Poker Awards, as he’s nominated in the categories “Best Tournament Performance” and the “Rob Gardner Memorial Award for the Poker Personality of the Year”. The latter has two more PartyPoker Pros among the nominees, Tony G and Kara Scott. With all this fame, Marvin might as well move out of Jesses’s home and find his own place to live.

Here’s All European Poker Award Nominees

Player of the Year:
Winner, Marvin Rettenmaier

Rookie of the Year Nominees:
• Gaëlle Baumann
• Lucille Cailly
• Aubin Cazals
• Ole Schemion

Best Tournament Performance Nominees:
• Davidi Kitai
• Rocco Palumbo
• Marvin Rettenmaier
• Ole Schemion
• Sam Trickett

Europe’s Leading Lady Nominees:
• Gaëlle Baumann
• Liv Boeree
• Lucille Cailly
• Elisabeth Hille

Internet Player of the Year Nominees:
• Viktor Blom
• Jens Kyllönen
• Chris Moorman
• Ilari Sahamies

Poker Staff Person of the Year Nominees:
• Dave Brannan
• Nicolas Fraioli
• Neil Johnson
• Simon Trumper

Rob Gardner Memorial Award for the Poker Personality of the Year Nominees:
• Neil Channing
• Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier
• Tony Guoga
• Gus Hansen
• Marvin Rettenmaier
• Kara Scott

Best European Event of the Year Nominees:
• EPT Barcelona
• Irish Poker Open
• Prague Poker Festival
• WSOPE Cannes

Who Are You Missing As A Nominee?

While most agree with the official numbers and see Marvin as a worthy Player Of The Year, you might have another opinion. Let us know in the comments or drop us a line on Twitter @partypoker.


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