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Jason Klaczynski after winning the 2008 World Championships
Jason Klaczynski, born October 10, 1985, is the only player of the Pokémon Trading Card Game to win three World Championships, first in 2006, again in 2008, and most recently in 2013. Klaczynski also won the 2000 Tropical Mega Battle in Hawaii, and the 2003 Fan Appreciation Tournament, which was the final Pokémon TCG event hosted by Wizards of the Coast. In addition to playing competitively, Klaczynski is outspoken regarding ways to improve premier Pokémon TCG events, namely by advocating alternative tournament structures and match time limits.
Notable tournament performances
- 1st Place, 2000 Tropical Mega Battle
- 1st Place, 2003 Fan Appreciation Tournament
- 1st Place, 2006 World Championships
- 1st Place, 2008 World Championships
- 1st Place, 2011 The Top Cut Tournament of Champions
- 1st Place, 2013 World Championships
- 2nd Place, 2001 East Coast Super Trainer Showdown
- Top 8, 2000 East Coast Super Trainer Showdown
- Top 8, 2004 United States National Championships
- Top 32, 2005 World Championships
- Top 32, 2012 United States National Championships
- Klaczynski is 15-1 in World Championship Top Cut matches, his only loss in 2005 to eventual winner, Jeremy Maron.
- Has played the TCG since it's U.S. debut in 1998
- Favorite Pokémon: Mew
- While performing exceedingly well at smaller tournaments and World Championships, Klaczynski has had a noticeable lack of success at the U.S. National Championships, his highest finish being Top 8 in 2004.