Marvin Rettenmaier Wins EPT High Roller For $477k

Marvin Rettenmaier Wins EPT High Roller For $477kMarvin Rettenmaier has just won the €10k EPT Prague High Roller, after overcoming a field of 113 players over two days to lift the trophy, and collect the €365,300 ($477,479) top prize. The young German pro has now amassed $3,873,480 from live tournaments over the past three year, $2,503,015 of which has come in 2012 alone.
As the final table of nine got underway at the Prague Hilton, many top pros were still in contention looking for the lion’s share of the  €1,107,400 prize pool. This included Jason Mercier, Sorel Mizzi, Juha Helppi, Fabien Quoss and, of course, Marvin Rettenmaier.
Three  players were then eliminated in the first level of play compliments of Juha Helppi. First to exit was Aubin Cazals in 9th holding A-7 to Helppi’s A-Q, followed by Andrey Gulyy in 8th whose A-J proved no match for the Fins pocket kings. Finally, Helppi (A-K) took care of Mercier (K-Q) in 7th before Marvin Rettenmaier (K-Q) dispatched a short stacked Marcin Wydrowski to the rail in 6th for a €55,500 payday.
Next, Fabian Quoss (K-J) proved the nemesis of Sorel Mizzi (Ad-9d) who missed his outs on a 4d-Jd-Jh-Ah-7h board to exit in 5th, while some time later Rettenmaier whittled the competition down to four players holding A-K to France’s Philippe Ktorza’s A-7.
Finally, Rettenmaier (Jc-10c) made a running flush on a 5c-6c-Kc-3c-4c board to dispatch a short stacked Juha Helppi (A-J) to the rail in 3rd (€121,800), thus heralding in the heads-up phase of the competition against Fabien Quoss. However, it would take a further two hours before the defining hand was played with a depleted Quoss all-in pre-flop holding Kh-10h to his opponent’s A-2. Unfortunately for Quoss, the board rolled out 3-A-K-4-4 to relegate him to a runner-up finish worth €210,300, while Marvin Rettenmaier collected €365,300 in prize money, as well as a prestigious EPT title.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1st Marvin Rettenmaier €365,300
2nd Fabien Quoss €210,300
3rd Juha Helppi    €121,800
4th Philippe Ktorza €96,900
5th Sorel Mizzi    €74,800
6th Marcin Wydrowski €55,500
7th Jason Mercier €44,200
8th Andrey Gulyy €33,200
9th Aubin Cazals €27,700

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