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Marvin Rettenmaier Wins European Player of the Year

German Poker Pro Lifts Card Player Euro Player of the Year Titles With Four Major Victories in 2012

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Marvin RettenmaierMarvin Rettenmaier from Germany has won the Card Player European Player of the Year title taking 4,130 points over the course of 2012 – good enough for third in the overall standings behind winner Greg Merson and runner up Dan Smith.

Rettenmaier, who won four events in 2012 including a World Poker Tour title and cashed in 18 tournaments, was chased home for the Euro title by his fellow countryman Ole Schemion who finished with a late surge after victory at the Amsterdam Master Classics.

The Partouche Poker Tour grand final winner came fifth in the overall rankings with 3,676 points.

The pair earned $2.4 million and $2 million respectively.

Belarusian Vadzim Kursevich finished as the third European Player of the Year with five cashes including an European Poker Tour main event win in Deauville, a World Series of Poker final table and an EPT High Roller final table.

He earned $1.4 million in 2012.

The fourth placed European was Davidi Kitai from Belgium who managed seven cashes including victory in the EPT Berlin main event, a WSOP and WPT final table for $1.1 million.