Marvin Rettenmaier Triumphs at 2016 SHRPO High Roller

Germany’s Marvin Rettenmaier has just won the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) in South Florida, after navigating his way through a 105 player field over two days to claim the title, as well as its $787,497 first place prize. Commenting after taking down the 13th live title of his poker career, the 29 year-old pro with $6,256,556 in tournament earnings said:
“I was playing relatively passively at the beginning of the final table. There were some short stacks, and I was six out of nine. I [subsequently] ran very well.. three-handed I get queens to jacks and aces to kings. So.. yeah.”
Ray Qartomy started the final table as chip leader, and added further to his stack after he was dealt pocket queens and eliminated Francisco Picasso (A-8) in 9th for $78,750. Qartomy followed up by doing likewise to Andjelko Andrejevic in 8th ($89,250), before being dealt A-9 and picking-off Barry Hutter’s (K-K) 3-bet shove to send him to the rail in 6th for $120,750.
In the meantime, Dan Colman took care of Daniel Strelitz in 5th ($147,000), and Nick Petrangelo in 4th ($190,313), and after Marvin Rettenmaier (A-A) subsequently eliminated Ray Qartomy (K-K) in 3rd ($291,375), the heads-up battle got underway between Colman and Rettenmaier for the title.
Colman started the final phase with a slight 4-to-3 chip lead over Rettenmaier, but the German managed to build a 3-to-1 chip advantage by the time the deciding hand was played with Rettenmair moving all-in preflop holding Jd-9d, only to be called by Colman with Ks-9s. The Kd-4d-2d-Jc-8s then sealed the deal, and so Colman added a further $485,625 to his burgeoning bankroll which now totals $26,039,557, placing him at number 4 on poker’s all-time money list. Meanwhile, Marvin Rettenmaier was crowned the 2016 SHRPO $25,500 High Roller Event champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Marvin Rettenmaier $787,497
2: Daniel Colman $485,625
3: Ray Qartomy $291,375
4: Nick Petrangelo $190,313
5: Daniel Strelitz $147,000
6: Barry Hutter $120,750
7: Rainer Kempe $102,375
8: Andjelko Andrejevic $89,250
9: Francisco Picasso $78,750

Poker News
Matt Waxman Claims 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions Title
28 May 2018
The WPT Tournament of Champions (TOC) is an invitational only tournament consisting of past WPT champions, who can enter the competition for $15k if they wish, or this season’s winners, who automatically receive a free seat, airfare and hotel accommodations through to the end of season finale. The World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions subsequently
MSPT Hosts Largest Poker Tournament in Michigan History
26 May 2018
Mark Brazis has won the biggest poker tournament in Michigan state history after besting a field of 1,287 runners over four days at the $1,100 MSPT Battle Creek for $221,323. The Indiana resident had just $31,264 in winnings from three cashes going into the MSPT Main Event, and after claiming his famous victory, the 36-year-old
Valentin Vornicu Wins Record 12th WSOP Circuit Title
16 May 2018
Valentin Vornicu, has extended his lead over Maurice Hawkins as the World Series of Poker Circuit’s top title holder after winning a 12th ring at the WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans $365 No Limit Hold’em event. Furthermore, Vornicu’s latest victory worth $24,084 comes just one day after he won a record 11th ring at the $365
Phil Ivey Takes Down Short Deck Event in Montenegro for $605k
14 May 2018
Phil Ivey may not be a regular on the tournament scene anymore, preferring instead to devote his time to playing high stakes cash games in Asia, but when the former world number one does get round to entering a live tourney he continues to represent a huge threat in the eyes of his opponents. Of