Not exactly a newcomer to the poker world, German player “Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier has been something of a flavor of the moment in the World Poker Tour.
The first big news involving the 25 year old Stuttgart born player this year was about his inclusion in one of the most prestigious communities of the poker word, Team PartyPoker.com. Immediately welcomed aboard by Team PartyPoker.com stars such as Kara Scott or Mike Sexton, Marvin was also lauded by Tony G, one of the biggest players in the game, who also offered to give his new colleague a helping hand. “He has the Germanic mathematical game and he has heart, he is winning, he likes a beer, he loses his passport – he is also running well. He needs my guiding hand. If anybody other than my son John Eames was to get a deal it would have to be Mad Marvin”, said Tony G, who is 13 years older than Marvin Rettenmaier.
Instant hit at the WPT World Championship
The German player, who had more than $1.7 million in live tournament winnings before joining Team PartyPoker.com, tasted success at the highest level at just one week after the inclusion in PartyPoker’s community by winning the WPT Championship in Las Vegas on May 26.
“Mad” Marvin worked his way through the difficult field to claim the WPT World Championship title and nearly $1.2 million in prize money. Marvin Rettenmaier said: “This was simply amazing. The heads-up was such a roller coaster and it feels so great to win such a big, prestigious title in my first week as a newly sponsored PartyPoker pro.”
The new challenge for Marvin: the WPT event in Cyprus
After the Las Vegas success, Marvin is eyeing a new WPT event, this time the Cyprus tournament, scheduled to be played in the period of 4-9 August. Hosted by the five stars Mercure Cyprus, the event will give poker professionals the chance to play for a $1 million pool prize. It will be yet another opportunity for the German player to shine among poker’s biggest players!