In Part 1 of this series I detailed the rise to prominence of Germany in the tournament poker world; in this installment I’ll take a look at some of these players individually, so without further adieu here is a look at some of the talented young German poker players tearing up the tournament trail:
Tobia Reinkemeier is #1 on the all-time money list for German tournament players with $5.9 million in career tournament earnings. With three seven-figure scores on his resume Reinkemeier definitely rises to the challenge in the biggest events, even though he has yet to win an EPT, WPT, or WSOP tournament in his career!
So where does he do his damage? In the High-Roller and Super-High-Roller events of course! Reinkemeier won the 2010 EPT Grand Final High-Roller tournament, finished 2nd in the 2012 EPT Grand Final Super-High-Roller, and second in the $250k Challenge at the 2013 Aussie Millions; all of which saw him pocket over $1,000,000 in prize-money.
Moritz Kranich is on the cusp of poker greatness as the 31 year-old German is only a WSOP bracelet from joining the ranks of poker’s Triple Crown winners. Kranich won the 2009 EPT Deauville Main Event and followed that up with a WPT victory at the 2010 Bellagio Cup VI. Kranich nearly completed the Triple Crown in 2011 when he finished 3rd in the WSOPE Main Event.
Since then Kranich has barely registered on the tournament radar, but his talent cannot be understated, and should he play a full slate of tournaments at the WSOP he has a very good shot at becoming the fifth Triple Crown winner.
“Mad Marvin” as he is known in the poker world is one of the top young talents in the game, which explains why Party Poker (a very picky site when it comes to sponsorships) had no issue scooping him up in 2012. Rettenmaier returned the favor by winning not only the WPT $25k Championship mere days after signing the sponsorship deal, but he also won the next WPT tournament held, making him the only back-to-back winner in WPT history.
Rettenmaier already has surpassed the $4 million mark in career tournament earnings, putting him 4th on the all-time list for German poker players.
With so many talented players coming out of Germany the name Fabian Quoss tends to get lost in the shuffle, but make no mistake about it, Quoss is just as good as any of his countrymen. Quoss is another German without a major win on his resume, but he has been consistently appearing at final tables over the past couple of years and racked up an impressive $3 million in career tournament earnings in less than five years.
Stay tuned for Part 3 of this series where I’ll highlight four more talented young German poker players. Get the latest poker news and updates here.
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