Marvin Rettenmaier – The First Ever Back To Back WPT Champion

Over the years there have been some special moments in poker, such as watching unknown players becoming poker champions, and players continuing to buck the trend by winning out of certainty. However, there has never been a player to win back to back WPT titles….ever.

It is an achievement that really does deserve special praise, something that has never been done before and has to go down as one of the greatest poker achievements of all time. In the space of two months he had won the last of the previous seasons WPT titles and the first of the current regime.

He took both the WPT Prague Main Event and then the WPT Merit Merit Cyprus Classic, to make the unimaginable seem easy.

A Short Poker Bio Of Rettenmaier

He first showed up on the poker radars back in 2009 when he had a good run in the 1,500 Euro Main Event at the Christmas Poker Festival in his homeland of Germany, he finished as runner up to Payman Mahourvand.

That same year he continued that vein of form by finishing in the money in no less than 18 major events, something that any pro would be extremely proud of, he finished that year with profits of $510,362.

Of the tournaments that year, the most notable ones was a final table in the WSOP, finishing as runner up in the Marrakech Poker Open and a win in Nova Gorica in an Italian Poker Tour.

He Loved To Travel the World

Rettenmaier always showed a willingness to globetrot to earn his success; he then signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with a well known poker site due to his performances in 2009. Two years later he managed to cash for a total of $825,953, which included his best ever payout at the time of $332,470 when he won the French Poker Series Finale.

Probably his biggest achievement before his back to back wins was winning the recent 2012 $25,000 WPT World Championship Event in Las Vegas, beating established pros such as Michael Mizrachi, and Steve O’Dwyer to take home a massive $1,196.858.

It didn’t stop there however, as even during the WSOP he cashed in six events, making one final table. Rettenmaier just breeds consistency, he may not win as many tournaments as some others, but he is always there and there abouts and seems to always cash, however as the last two WPT events have shown, he is now turning those consistent finishes into wins…and for a young player he is starting to go places.

Unfortunately he was unable to make it three WPT titles in a row as he crashed out in the WPT Parx Event, though we are pretty sure he isn’t too worried about that.

 

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