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Marvin Rettenmaier Wins World Poker Tour Merit Cyprus Classic Main Event

German Pro Makes History As First Player to Win Back-To-Back WPT Titles


Marvin RettenmaierMarvin Rettenmaier made history this week when he became the first player ever to win back-to-back World Poker Tour main events.

The young German emerged victorious in the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic, the first event of the new WPT season XI, after winning the WPT Championship $25,000 main event that closed season X in May.

Rettenmaier topped a field of 329 entires, earning the $287,784 first-place prize and 720 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. As a result he climbed into third place in the overall standings with 3,272 points and $1,872,791 in year-to-date earnings. This was Rettenmaier’s third title of the year, and sixth final table finish as well.

Rettenmaier eliminated all five of his final table opponents en route to victory, as well as seventh place finisher Erik Cajelais the day before. Cajelais took home $43,690 and 180 points, moving him into 27th place in the rankings for making his fourth final table appearance of 2012.

Here is a look at the payout and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Marvin Rettenmaier $287,784 720
2 Artur Voskanyan $184,020 600
3 Ran Azor $118,360 480
4 Victor Paraschiv $87,610 360
5 Joseph El Khoury $65,770 300
6 Kiryl Radzivonau $52,590 240
7 Erik Cajelais $43,690 180
8 Walid Habib $35,020 120
9 Gilboa Yossi $26,240 60