Marvin Rettenmaier entered the 2012 WPT Championship final table as the massive chip leader.
Then he lost it.
Then he went on to win anyway.
At one point in heads-up play, Rettenmaier was at a 4-to-1 chip disadvantage. But he battled back, defeating Philippe Ktorza to win the title.
For the win, Rettenmaier banks $1,196,858. This marks the second lowest ever WPT Championship first place prize (Season 1, won by Alan Goehring, was for just over $1M). Ktorza earns $805,310 for second.
Along with Goehring, Rettenmaier joins the following WPT Championship winners: Martin De Knijff, Tuan Le, Joe Bartholdi, Carlos Mortensen, David Chiu, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, David Williams, and Scott Seiver.
Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi finished third ($424,618), Nick Schulman fourth ($256,235), Steve O’Dwyer fifth ($192,176), and
Trevor Pope sixth ($155,571).
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