Team Titan’s Marvin Rettenmaier is featured in the March 2012 edition of CardPlayer Magazine. The popular poker magazine boldly declares “Mad Marvin link vao w88 Conquers Europe” on its cover, and headlines its in-depth interview with him by stating that Mad Marvin is “hell bent on card player glory.”

Teammate Sam Trickett has frequently appeared on the covers of poker magazines but this is Mad Marvin’s most prominent appearance.

In its article, CardPlayer deals with Marvin’s attempts to win the title of CardPlayer 2011 Player of the Year (POY). That was why Marvin spent “all of last year hopping from tournament to tournament, grinding extremely long hours at the live felt.”

“I really made it my goal to win this ranking before the year had even started, which is kind of a weird goal. I mean other people try to win money and stuff, but I just wanted to win this ranking,” Marvin tells the magazine.

At year’s end, however, Marvin was ranked fourth on the CardPlayer POY leaderboard, behind Ben Lamb, Chris Moorman, and Oleksii Kovalchuk.

“I tried my best and I am proud that I managed to keep up with all the stress I went through last year,” Marvin says. “And if I would have binked one more of those deep runs I had I could have won it as well!”

Marvin is very positive about the year ahead, stating, “I’m looking forward to a great year ahead. I really feel that this is going to be my year. I will try to have a better work-life balance, play destinations where I have more than poker, not play tired anymore and therefore play my absolute A-game a lot more often.”

Marvin finishes his interview with CardPlayer by stating, “I would really like to win a major tournament, maybe a bracelet this summer, and I’m very confident in my game. I’ve been in so many spots where I was very close to it, so I feel like it’s only a matter of time.”

Check Lord of the Grind Status in Real Time

Players are grinding away at the tables and tournaments in efforts to earn Points and meet their targets in Lord of the Grind, Titan Poker’s exciting new promotion that launched on the first of the month.

The Lord of the Grind promotion offers players something unique. For the first time they can check their progress towards meeting the monthly targets in real time. The personal information is available either on the Titan Poker website or directly in the software.

Lord of the Grind challenges players with monthly targets, listed at a number of levels. For example, a player is challenged to earn 30 Points on 10 separate days, and if he succeeds, he will receive a $5 cash bonus and a $15 pending bonus. There are multiple levels and rewards offered, and players may succeed in completing more than one over the course of the month. At the end of the month, players are rewarded for the highest target level they’ve achieved.

To participate in the Lord of the Grind poker promotion, players must first opt-in on the Titan Poker website. Then they are encouraged to start playing and earning Points. It’s a simple task for a player to check his progress so far in the promotion, and this can be done by clicking the “Check Your Status” button on the website or clicking on “News & Offers” on the navigational menu in the software.

The Lord of the Grind status page shows a player’s Points earned per calendar day. In addition, the player is tracked on each of the monthly levels, showing how close he is to completing the level and how many days are left until the end of the month. Players can earn Points towards achieving more than one level simultaneously, but only one reward will be awarded to them at the end of the month.

Players are enjoying Lord of the Grind in March, especially due to the fact that they know exactly how close they are to receiving cash prizes and bonuses.