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“Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier

Hell Bent On Card Player Glory

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Mar 01, 2012

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Marvin Rettenmaier spent all of last year hopping from tournament to tournament, grinding extremely long hours at the live felt. In this time he became well-known in poker circles from one side of the world to the other. But Marvin wasn’t chasing money or trophies, it was the Card Player Player Of The Year (POY) title he was pulling out all the stops for. The young German started 2011 with a bang finishing third in a $1,000 buy-in six-max tournament at the PCA, second in a €1,000 event at the European Poker Tour Deauville, and third in a World Poker Tour Venice €1,000 side event. This was all building up to his biggest win to date — €244,036 for taking down the French Poker Series main event. But just when he achieved victory, things took a turn for the worse. “I had a non-cashing streak of 35 or so, which ...


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