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Rettenmaier Rattles Rizzo
Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
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(L-R Marvin Rettenmaier & Heinz Kamutzki)
Marvin Rettenmaier and Giovanni Rizzo both have chip stacks that can lead them all the way to the final table. You would therefore think that they would stay out of each others way? On the contrary, it seems Rizzo and Rettenmaier are having a little supremacy battle over at Table 3 and it has accumulated in a six-bet pot.
Rettenmaier starts it all with a bet of 5,200 in middle position and the action folds around to Rizzo in the big blind and he three-bets to 12,600. Back to Rettenmaier and he four bets to 28,200 before Rizzo five-bets to 66,300.
After a minute of thinking Rettenmaier verbally announces "one hundred and eleven thousand" before putting in the required chips. This last bet sends Rizzo deep into the tank and he stays here for over four minutes occasionally shaking his head and sighing and eventually apologising for taking so long, saying, "Sorry guys."
Eventually he folds and Rettenmaier lets him choose one card. He picks the one on the right and discovers it is the K.
"Are you kidding me?" says Rizzo softly as the dealer sends the massive pot to Rettenmaier.
Seat 1: Steve O'Dwyer - 65,000
Seat 2: Arnaud Mattern - 200,000
Seat 3: Giuseppe Broccia - 115,000
Seat 4: Giovanni Rizzo - 230,000
Seat 5: Leonardo Berti - 150,000
Seat 6: Johan Guilbert - 120,000
Seat 7: Dario Alioto - 160,000
Seat 8: Marvin Rettenmaier - 535,000
Seat 9: Heinz Kamutzki - 140,000
03:12 PM, 12/16/11