High Roller: Marvin Rettenmaier Conquers the SHRPO High Roller

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #25
$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Total Entries: 105
Total Prize Pool: $2,625,000
August 15-16, 2016

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The $25,500 SHRPO High Roller featured the biggest buy-in on the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule and it drew a great crowd. There were 105 entries into the tournament, more than doubling the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

When it was over, it was Marvin Rettenmaier standing along as the champion. He earned $787,497 for the title along with the SHRPO High Roller trophy.

The last 14 players earned a piece of the $2,625,000 prize pool and it took several hours after their noon start time to make into the money. The event was scheduled to play down the final table nine and they finally got there in the early morning hours.

The leader was Ray Qartomy when they returned to The Big 4 final table in the Hard Rock Live arena in front of the Poker Night in America cameras. There were three short stacks at the start of play with Francisco Picasso, Andjelko Adrejevic, and Rainer Kempe hitting the payout cage early in the day.

“I was playing relatively passively at the beginning of the final table,” Rettenmaier said as he reflected on the win. “There were some short stacks, and I was six out of nine.”

Qartomy seemed to be running over the table but his huge lead disappeared when there were only three players remaining. Dan Colman took several large pots from Qartomy before Rettenmaier sent him out with aces versus kings.

“I ran very well on the final table,” Rettenmaier said. “I got some — three-handed I get queens to jacks and aces to kings. So… yeah.”

The heads-up match between Colman and Rettemaier was in the German’s favor for most of the match though Colman continued to battle with several doubles. Colman even wrestled the lead away from Rettenmaier but that was only temporary.

The final hand saw Colman get all in with the best hand preflop but Rettenmaier came from behind when he flopped a flush. It was a great end to a great heads up match, one worthy of the High Roller event.

Final table results:

1st: Marvin Rettenmaier (Stuttgart, Germany) $787,497
2nd: Daniel Colman (Holden, MA) $485,625
3rd: Ray Qartomy (Spring, TX) $291,375
4th: Nick Petrangelo (Feeding Hills, MA) $190,313
5th: Daniel Strelitz (Torrance, CA) $147,000
6th: Barry Hutter (Hollywood, FL) $120,750
7th: Rainer Kempe (Berlin, Germany) $102,375
8th: Andjelko Andrejevic (Miami, FL) $89,250
9th: Francisco Picasso (San Isidro, CA) $78,750

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High Roller: Marvin Rettenmaier Defeats Dan Colman to Win High Roller ($787,497)

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 100,000/200,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Marvin Rettenmaier moved all in from the button, and Dan Colman called all in for 2,875,000 in the big blind, putting himself at risk.

Rettenmaier: Jd9d
Colman: Ks9s

There was a king right in the window, but the Kd4d2d flop gave Rettenmaier a king-high flush and a hammer lock on the pot. Colman needed running cards to stay alive, but the Jc on the turn left him drawing dead. The two men were already shaking hands as the meaningless 8s completed the board.

Rettenmaier won the pot and the tournament with a flush. Colman was eliminated as the runner-up, earning $485,625.

High Roller: Marvin Rettenmaier Takes from Dan Colman

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Dan Colman opened to 325,000 from the button and Marvin Rettenmaier called to the 9s7h4c flop. They both checked, the turn came 7d and Rettenmaier led out for 400,000.

Colman called, the river was 8c, and Rettenmaier checked. Colman bet 1,400,000 and Rettenmaier went deep into his person thinking tank. After a few minutes, Rettenmaier called and Colman said “ace high”.

Rettenmaier’s ad4d was better than Colman’s ac6c to drag the big pot.

Marvin Rettenmaier – 6,850,000 (46 bb)
Dan Colman – 3,650,000 (24 bb)

High Roller: Dan Colman Takes the Lead

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Dan Colman opened the button to 325,000, and Marvin Rettenmaier defended his big blind.

The flop was Jd9c2c. Rettenmaier checked, Colman continued for 325,000, and Rettenmaier called. The turn was the 8s. Rettenmaier checked, Colman bet 850,000, and Rettenmaier folded. Colman won the pot, taking the chip lead in the process.

Dan Colman – 5,425,000 (36 bb)
Marvin Rettenmaier – 5,055,000 (34 bb)

High Roller: Dan Colman Doubles Through Marvin Rettenmaier

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

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Dan Colman

Marvin Rettenmaier moved all in from the button, and Dan Colman called all in for 1,775,000, putting himself at risk.

Rettenmaier: Qc7c
Colman: KsJc

The board ran out Jd4c3h9c5s, and Colman doubled up with a pair of jacks.

Dan Colman – 3,600,000 (24 bb)
Marvin Rettenmaier – 6,880,000 (46 bb)

High Roller: More For “Mad Marvin”

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Marvin Rettenmaier opened the button to 325,000, and Dan Colman defended his big blind.

The flop was AdAcTh. Colman checked, Rettenmaier continued for 250,000, and Colman called. Both players checked through the 9h turn and the 4h river. At showdown, Rettenmaier tabled Jd4d, winning the pot with two pair.

Marvin Rettenmaier – 8,380,000 (56 bb)
Dan Colman – 2,100,000 (14 bb)

High Roller: Marvin Rettenmaier Chipping Away

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Marvin Rettenmaier opened the button to 325,000, and Dan Colman defended his big blind.

Both players checked through the turn of the Jd5d4h3d5s board. On the river, Rettenmaier bet 225,000, and Colman called.

Rettenmaier showed Qd3s, winning the pot with two pair.

Marvin Rettenmaier – 8,130,000 (54 bb)
Dan Colman – 2,350,000 (16 bb)

High Roller: Dan Colman Doubles Thru Marvin Rettenmaier Again

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Dan Colman open/shoved his button for 1,170,000 and Marvin Rettemaier called.

Colman: ah4d
Rettenmaier: ksts

Colman was ahead for the double and stayed that was as the dealer spread 5c4s3hqc9c.

Marvin Rettenmaier – 8,120,000 (68 bb)
Dan Colman – 2,380,000 (20 bb)

High Roller: Marvin Rettenmaier Check-Raises the River

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Dan Colman opened the button to 250,000, and Marvin Rettenmaier defended his big blind.

Both players checked through the turn of the KsKdTc2s9s board. Rettenmaier checked again on the river, and Colman bet 300,000. Rettenmaier check-raised to 960,000, and Colman quickly called to see a showdown.

Rettenmaier tabled As7s, winning the pot with the nut flush.

Marvin Rettenmaier – 7,835,000 (65 bb)
Dan Colman – 2,645,000 (22 bb)