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Marvin Rettenmaier Eliminated in 8th Place (€15,020)
Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Featured Blog, Michele Caroli, Marvin Rettenmaier, WPT Venice, Tournaments, Season X, Casino Di Venezia Ca Vendramin Calergi
(Photo: "Stunned" Marvin Rettenmaier)
"He can now change his name to FML Marvin Rettenmaier," says Steve O'Dwyer after a horrible elimination for the Mad One.
Michele Caroli raises to 50,000 in the cutoff and Rettenmaier three-bets to 156,000 in the big blind. The dealer put out the KQ9 flop and Rettenmaier c-bets for 126,000 and Caroli snap-calls.
The turn is the 6 and Rettenmaier once again bets, making it 176,000 to play. Caroli quickly calls once more and the final card is the 7. With around 220,000 left in front of him, Rettenmaier moves all in and Caroli makes an instantaneous call.
Rettenmaier confidently peels off AK and Caroli triumphantly slaps the T8 onto the table. For a few seconds, time seems to stand still and nobody understand why he has T 8? Then all of a sudden everyone wakes up and realises that he has rivered a straight - everyone except Rettenmaier who just stares at the board for a full minute.
Meanwhile it looks like Caroli's adrenaline is going to burst out of his goggled eyeballs. He his really pumped up and is staring at everyone when out of nowhere the silence is broken. One of the players allows his laughter to sneak through his fingers and a chorus of uncontrollable bursts permeate the air. This is Rettenmaiers cue to leave and as he gets up he says, "that's the craziest thing I have ever seen at the poker table!"
Caroli ~ 2,000,000
10:09 PM, 12/17/11