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Jason Klaczynski

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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


  • 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.

Pokémon World Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game only 2004-2008; TCG and Video Games 2009-on
2004: Blaziken TechMagma SpiritRocky BeachTeam Rushdown
2005: Bright AuraDark TyranitarKing of the WestQueendom
2006: B-L-SEeveelutionsMewtrickSuns & Moons
2007: FlyveesLegendary AscentRamboltSwift Empoleon
2008: Bliss ControlEmpotechIntimidationPsychic Lock
2009: StallgonCrowned TigerQueengarLuxdrill
2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
2013: Anguille Sous RocheAmerican GothicDarkraiUltimate Team Plasma
2014: Plasma PowerTrevgorEmerald KingCrazy Punch
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo

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