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 two World Championships, once in 2006 and again 2008. In addition, Klaczynski won the 2000 Tropical Mega Battle in Hawaii at the age of fourteen.

Notable tournament performances


Klaczynski has played professional poker for over five years. He also spent time studying to work in law enforcement.


  • Mew is his favorite Pokémon, because many Mew cards "have a unique ability that adds to the depth of the game."
  • Klaczynski does not participate in any aspects of Pokémon outside of the TCG. He used to enjoy the games when he was younger, but moved away from them as his schedule tightened.
  • Klaczynski has met his three best friends through the TCG.
  • While performing exceedingly well at smaller tournaments and World Championships, he has had a noticeable lack of success at the U.S. National Championships. He attributes this primarily to bad luck.

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
2015: The Flying HammerPunches 'n' BitesHonorStoisePrimal Groudon
2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo