MONOPOLY Championship History Wiki

The eighth MONOPOLY World Championship took place October 16, 1988 at Park Lane Hotel in London, England. Ikuo Hyakuta of Japan was the champion over a field of 30 players from 29 countries.[1] His prize was $15,140 (the amount of money then in a set of Monopoly) and a personal computer. The final game took 2 1/4 hours to complete, the longest final to date.[2] The tournament consisted of three preliminary 90-minute rounds with five players per table. The five players with the greatest combined total assets across all of the preliminary rounds advanced to the final.

A jeweled Monopoly set valued at 1 million pounds by designer Sidney Mobell was on display at this tournament.

Participating Players[]

  • Ikuo Hyakuta, Japan - World Champion, 36 years old trading company employee from Chiba City
  • Tony Andrews, New Zealand - 5th Place(Final Table)[3],, 37 years old
  • Roger Edblom, Sweden - 4th Place(Final Table)[4],, 17 years old from Sweden
  • Chen Shabtai, Israel - 2nd Place (Final Table), 13 years old
  • Carmen Arrovo, Puerto Rico - 3rd Place(Final Table)[5], 28 years old
  • Hans-Günther Meyer, West Germany - 6th Place
  • Jason Bunn, United Kingdom, Defending Champion (1985)
  • Cara BuffettCanada
  • Àngel Agüeras, Spain
  • Gary Peters, USA
  • Michael Grabsky, United Kingdom

Know of other players who competed? Please add them with a reference.

  3. Keita Suguru(1999).Kairaku Monopoly Club,TBS-BRITANNICA(Japan),130 pages
  4. Keita Suguru(1999).Kairaku Monopoly Club,TBS-BRITANNICA(Japan),130 pages
  5. Keita Suguru(1999).Kairaku Monopoly Club,TBS-BRITANNICA(Japan),130 pages