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Marvin Rettenmaier Wins 2016 SHRPO $25,500 High Roller Event

German Poker Pro Tops Field of 105 Entries To Win $787,497


Marvin Rettenmaier In 2011 and 2012 Marvin Rettenmaier strung together an incredible run on the live tournament circuit. Over that two-year period he made 20 final tables and won six titles, cashing for just under $3.1 million along the way.

Rettenmaier hadn’t been making quite the same level of noise in recent years, but got back to his winning ways this week by taking down the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $25,500 no-limit hold’em high roller event for $787,497.

The German poker pro defeated Dan Colman heads-up to capture the title, the 13th of his live poker tournament career. Colman has found incredible success at the SHRPO in recent years, winning the $5,300 no-limit hold’em championship event in 2014 for $1,446,710 and then finishing third in the same event for $310,000 in 2015. For the third year in a row the young phenom found himself at one of the final tables of the Big 4 events, the four marquee tournaments that all wrapped up on Tuesday Aug. 16 at the SHRPO.

The final table began with Ray Qartomy in the chip lead. Qartomy scored four out of the first six knockouts to extend his lead, holding 6.4 million of the roughly 10.5 million chips in play at the start of three handed action. Colman chipped away at Qartomy and eventually overtook the lead. Qartomy then ran pocket kings into Rettenmaier’s pocket aces to hit the rail in third place, taking home $291,375 for his deep run.

Colman began heads up play with roughly a 4-to-3 chip advantage over Rettenmaier. The two battled back in forth, but by the time the final hand arose Rettenmaier had built a 3-to-1 lead. With blinds of 100,000 – 200,000 and an ante of 25,000 Rettenmair moved all in from the button and Colman made the call with the KSpade Suit9Spade Suit. Rettenmaier was in trouble with the JDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit, that is until the flop came down KDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit. The JClub Suit on the turn left Colman drawing dead and the 8Spade Suit was merely a formality. Colman earned $485,625 for his runner-up showing while Rettenmaier locked up the second largest score of his career.

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