It’s all over. Marvin “MadMarvin” Rettenmaier has captured the Season X WPT World Championship title and will be the newest poker player to have their name engraved on the WPT Champions Cup. For the win “MadMarvin” earns $1,196,858, which includes entry into next season’s WPT World Championship, and a silver Tiffany card protector.
When the last episode of the season kicked off last night at 8pm & 11pm local time on FSN, there were three players remaining at the WPT World Championship final table, Marvin “MadMarvin” Rettenmaier, Philippe Ktorza and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, with the following chip counts:
Rettenmaier – 11,575,000
Mizrachi – 1,925,000
Ktorza – 1,740,000
As you can see, MadMarvin entered the episode with a crushing chip lead; however, the going would not be as easy as it would seem with a chip lead like that. Both Ktorza and Mizrachi took huge pots off him multiple times during three-way play, and he eventually dropped out of the chip lead until knocking out Mizrachi in third place ($424,618), which gave him a 2 million chip lead going into heads-up play.
As heads-up play began, Ktorza continued to take pots off Rettenmaier and at one point the chip counts had almost completely reversed from where they had started at the beginning of the episode:
Marvin Rettenmaier – 3,725,000
Philippe Ktorza – 11,500,000
As the match stretched on, Rettenmaier’s talent level began to shine through as he built his chip stack back up and was able to eventually put away the match and go home with the WPT Champions Cup.
Below is a clip from last night’s episode in which WPT Raw Deal analyst Tony Dunst takes a look at the heads-up match between this poker pro and amateur and how fitting and end it was for WPT Season X.
See you next season!