If you’re on the poker road as much as the likes of Jesse May then you’ll undoubtedly know that ‘Mad’ Marvin Rettenmaier is one of the most popular European circuit pros out there. The best part is he’s also the latest player to join the Team PartyPoker.com roster after making his debut at the WPT World Championship at Bellagio in Las Vegas at the weekend.
$1.7 million in live tournament winnings
25-year-old Marvin is one of the most popular professional players on the circuit and has over $1.7 million in live tournament winnings. Originally born in Stuttgart, Germany, the Management and Business Law graduate now lives in London with his biggest score being winning the France Poker Series event in Paris in February 2011. A keen musician, Marvin always flies with his guitar and has a large following, nearly as large as the famous spoof Marvin on twitter @fmlmarvin.
“I am pleased to join Team PartyPoker.com,” said Marvin. “It feels like a natural move for me and I am looking forward to representing them in WPT events and beyond.”
Marvin joins fellow German Bodo Sbrzesny in Team PartyPoker.com and his fellow team mates have welcomed him with open arms.
TonyG’s new son?
Tony G said. “ It is great to have Marvin on board, I have always said he is a player of true character. He has the Germanic mathematical game and he has heart, he is winning, he gets drunk, he loses his passport – he is also running good. He needs my guiding hand. If anybody other than my son John Eames was to get a deal it would have to be Mad Marvin.”
Kara Scotts singing partner
Kara Scott said:” I’m so stoked to welcome Marvin to Team PartyPoker.com. He’s a seriously talented poker player which makes his addition no surprise at all. On top of that though, he’s a friend and one of the most fun people to hang out with on the poker circuit. I’m looking forward to many more nights of karaoke, Mad Marvin style! “
Mike Sexton on character
Mike Sexton said: “Poker needs characters and Marvin is certainly one of those. I think he’ll be an asset and I am delighted that he has joined the team.”
First Up WPT World Championship
Marvin is currently playing day two of the WPT World Championship at Bellagio. To discover if he is on song read WPT Live Updates Marvin can be found on twitter @MadMarvin.