WPT Caribbean Day 1a – Rettenmaier Holds Early Lead


It’s was a busy tour for the World Poker Tour yesterday as the Jacksonville event finished up and this one in the Caribbean got underway with the first of its two opening day flights. Day 1a saw 75 players converge onto the felt to play eight levels before there were just 45 of them left heading into Day 2.

The day’s action finished up with the German professional poker player Marvin Rettenmaier edging the chip counts with 104,400, putting him just 300 chips ahead of Marko Neumann in second place. Also through to Day 2 are notable names such as Joe Kuether, Michael Watson, Steve Gee and Micah Raskin.

The event is a re-entry meaning that each player has the option of using two bullets throughout the opening day flights. Some used their two bullets today whereas others can buy back in at anytime throughout Day 1b.

Among those that didn’t make it on Day 1a were Will Failla, Jake Schwartz, Bryon Kaverman, Ebony Kenney and Jonathan Roy, though all of them except Schwartz have a buy-in that they are probably going to use a little later tonight on Day 1b.

The 45 that did progress will now have to await the outcome of Day 1b to find out who will be joining them into Day 2 of the event on Thursday. If you are also anticipating who those players will be, you will know exactly where to come to find out.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Marvin Rettenmaier – 104,400

2nd) Marko Neumann – 104,100

3rd) Julian Thomas – 100,900

4th) Zoltan Purak – 95,000

5th) Thomas Laviano – 86,100

6th) Ricardo Sousa – 83,150

7th) Giacomo Fundaro – 82,300

8th) Marc-Etienne Blais – 81,500

9th) Alily Pandilica – 80,700

10th) Sean Jazayeri – 75,200