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WPT Merit Cyprus Classic: Rettenmaier Going For Back-to-Back WPT Championships

Tags: marvin rettenmaier, merit cyprus classic, Ran Azor, world poker tour.
Posted on 09 August 2012 by "T".

Day 4 of the World Poker Merit Cyprus Classic kicked off yesterday with 18 survivors, including notables such as Erik Cajelais, Sam El Sayed, Robert Mizrachi and Marvin Rettenmaier. Many expected either Cajelais, Mizrachi or Sam El Sayed to make it through the day with their healthy stacks, but unfortunately all of them hit the rail during the day and will miss out on today's final table.

Luckily, Marvin Rettenmaier, who had one of the smallest stacks when Day 4 started, played fantastic poker and turned his 200k stack into a 2 million stack, which puts him in 3rd place on the final table. The German pro now has the chance to win his second WPT title this year after winning the WPT $25k buy-in Championship (Las Vegas) in May for $1,196,858! If he takes down the tournament, he will also become the first ever back-to-back World Poker Tour Champion!

Here are the final table chip countrs:

1. Ran Azor - 2,405,000
2. Artur Voskanyan - 2,003,000
3. Marvin Rettenmaier - 2,002,000
4. Kiryl Radzivonau - 1,865,000
5. Victor Parashiv - 1,115,000
6. Joseph El Khoury - 435,000

The final table starts at 13:00 (local time) with live stream on WPT's website. 

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4 comments on "WPT Merit Cyprus Classic: Rettenmaier Going For Back-to-Back WPT Championships"

 Fakiry09/08/2012 12:39:08 GMT
Turning 200k chips into 2 million is a great achievment. This only proves wat i use to say that being in front of a tourney before the final table starts doesn’t give any advantage to the players. I had na experience recently in a big tourney in which i was 2nd and reach first place because the first one lost some chips and it was when i felt more unconfortable. Although i had more chips, i was a target, such as those in the end of the rank. I only played my better hands but the table didn’t helped and fat i was out from the top, just like these guys.
 ayaraled09/08/2012 13:39:54 GMT
there are so many stories that a short stack has take down a tournament... a chip a chair story.....there must be some luck on his side to comeback like this and hopefully taking down this one....
 noonlion09/08/2012 14:33:27 GMT
Rettenmeier is just so solid.

He's a strong favourite in that field for sure, but we'll see how the cards come down.
 caveman17509/08/2012 23:21:49 GMT
Hi Everyone. Just read online that he took out everyone at the final table to win. First person ever to win back to back WPT Tournaments. Way to go. Worship Worship

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