Marvin Rettenmaier Named As European Poker Player Of 2012January 2, 2013 3:12 pm
Germany’s Marvin Rettenmaier has been named as the Card Player European Player of the Year after a glorious 2012 in which he cashed in 18 tournaments for a total of $2,503,015. In addition, he also walked away with BLUFF Magazine’s 2012 Poker Player of the Year award.
Amongst Rettenmaier’s accomplishments during 2012 was capturing four titles, starting with the €2k EPT Grand Final Monte Carlo which he won for €118,300 ($156,186). The German pro subsequently went on to become the first player ever to capture back-to-back WPT titles, after taking down the $25k WPT World Championship Las Vegas for $1,196,858 and then the $4k WPT Merit Cyprus Classic for $287,784.
Finishing the year on a strong note, Rettenmaier then capped off an incredible year by beating out a tough field of players at the €10k EPT Prague to add a further €365,300 ($477,479) to his burgeoning bankroll.
Marvin Rettenmaier cashed in his first live tournament back in 2009 and now boasts life time winnings of $3,873,480. Shedding further light on Rettenmaier’s incredible work ethos that helped propel him to the top of his chosen profession, Lance Bradley of Bluff Magazine explained:
“Marvin’s been one of poker’s best kept secrets the past few years but I think the cat is out of the bag now. The guy can play. He’s gone from being in the mix in smaller buy-in live tournaments to winning the World Poker Tour championship and being a threat for BLUFF Player of the Year every year. It should serve as a shining example to those that dream of turning pro that getting to that point is a grind . It’s not easy, but hard work and dedication to your craft can pay off handsomely.”
In 2012, Marvin Rettenmaier eventually finished with 1,348.52 points to close out the title of BLUFF Magazine POY. Also challenging close behind was Dan Smith (1,261.01), Greg Merson (1,157.55), Joseph Cheong (961.42), Phil Ivey (947.37) and Phil Hellmuth (915.64).