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Photo courtesy of PartyPoker Marvin Rettenmaier, a former New Richmond High School foreign exchange student from Germany, recently won the 2012 World Poker Tour Championship, netting almost $1.2 million.

Former New Richmond exchange student wins big at poker

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When German student Marvin Rettenmaier sat down to play his first poker game with friends in New Richmond, he had no idea it would shape his future.

The 25-year-old from Stuttgart, Germany recently won the World Poker Tour Championship in Las Vegas, netting $1,196,858.

The 2003-04 foreign exchange student said he had never played poker before his year at New Richmond High School.

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