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Final Table Takedown: Marvin Rettenmaier Calculates All the Odds

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jul 25, 2012


Marvin Rettenmaier has been one of the hottest players on the live tournament poker circuit over the past two years. In 2011, he won the France Poker Series Grand Final, took second at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Deauville main event, and closed out the year with a third-place finish at the World Poker Tour Venice main event. He recently joined Team Party as a sponsored player. He has more than $3,000,000 in career tournament cashes. Event 2012 WPT Championship Main Event Players 152 Entry $25,000 First Prize $1,196,858 Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Future equity strategy; the power of the chiplead; ICM Craig Tapscott: Can you explain what you mean by ICM, so our readers unfamiliar with that term can understand? Marvin Rettenmaier: ICM stands for Independent Chip Model which assigns a certain dollar value to your chip stack in a tournament. It is based on the current ...

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