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Marvin Rettenmaier Nears Euro Player Of The Year Title

With No Major European Events Left In The 2012 Calendar Young German Likely To Take Player Of The YearPoker Title

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Marvin Rettenmaier is almost certain to win the Card Player European Poker Player Of The Year title, securing his place at the top of the tree with an impressive victory at the European Poker Tour Prague High Roller event the Czech capital last weekend.

With a current total of 4,130 points and lying third in the overall race Rettenmaier’s nearest European challenger is his fellow countryman Ole Schemion in 5th place overall on 3,676.

With only a couple of €1,500 buy in events to be settled in Prague and Austria this week and just two mid-level festivals left in the U.S. in Las Vegas and Colorado, Rettenmaier looks the likely victor as poker winds down for the holidays.

He has won four events this year including two World Poker Tour titles and an European Poker Tour side event and cashed in 18 for a total of $2.4 million.

Schemion has cashed in nine events winning four including the Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final and Master Classics of Poker. He has total winnings for 2012 of $1.67 million.

Vadzim Kursevich is currently in third place with five cashes including an EPT main event win in Deauville, a World Series of Poker final table and an EPT High Roller final table. He has won $1.4 million in 2012.

In fourth is the ever-consistent Davidi Kitai from Belgium with seven cashes including victory in the EPT Berlin main event, a WSOP and WPT final table for $1.1 million.

However with time running out and a 1,000 point plus lead to overcome it is unlikely anyone can catch the on-fire German before 2012 becomes 2013.