WSOP 2012 – the German hopes

WSOP 2012 – the German hopes
Which players have the biggest chances to win a bracelet at the WSOP 2012? We have taken a look and made some surprising discoveries.

With the size of today’s players fields, it is of course difficult, if not impossible to make an elaborate guess about potential bracelet winners.

Last year, there were more than 6500 players in the main event, and this year, the WSOP kicked off with a $1500 No Limit Hold’em tournament that attracted 2101 players.

Still, some players are better than others, and the best players should have a good chance to win one of the coveted bracelets. Here are some examples from Germany, you might not have heard of:

When Dominik Nitsche won the LAPT Main Event in Mar del Plata in 2009, nobody had ever heard of him. Since then he has become a regular in large European events, so much even, that people forget how young he actually is. This year marks his first time at the WSOP, because he wasn’t allowed to play earlier. He’s only 21.

Martin Finger would have been one of our picks, even if he hadn’t won the EPT main event in Prague last winter. Finger hails from the East German city of Chemnitz and has had some smaller successes in the past, before he hit big in Czech.

He also has turned 21 this year and thus can play live at the World Series for the first time. We expect him to turn up at the daily bracelet ceremony in the Rio Bellagio sooner or later this year.

Marvin Rettenmaier already has a big name in the poker business. He’s made final tables in different tournament series and in different countries between France and Cyprus, and between Malta and, of course, Germany.

This year, however, “Mad Marvin” has gone on a real heater. After having cashed in Australia, in Czech, and in Ireland, he carried on to reach the final tables of the WPT Vienna (5th) and the EPT High Roller event in Berlin (3rd), before winning a side event at the EPT Grand Final in Monaco and then outright dominating at the WPT World Championship, a $25k Buy-in event where Rettenmaier cashed $1.1 million for the win.

Rettenmaier is running red hot, and is definitely a force guy to be reckoned with.

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