MONOPOLY Championship History Wiki
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The ninth MONOPOLY World Championship took place October 3-6, 1992[1] at the Grand Hotel Esplanade in Berlin, Germany. This was a notable location because Monopoly had previously been banned behind the Iron Curtain. Joost van Orten of The Netherlands was the champion, beating a field of players from 28 nations plus the defending world champion. His prize was $15,140 (the amount of money then in a game of Monopoly) plus a gold medal. Van Orten won the final game in 86 minutes, having made a 3-way trade that got him the Purples/Browns and the Light Blues as well as the Railroads.[2]

Participating Players[3][]

  • Joost van Orten, The Netherlands - World Champion, 34 years old temp agency manager
  • Ikuo Hyakuta, Japan, Defending Champion (1988) - 2nd Place, Final Table (Automatic Seat)
  • Gary Peters, USA - 14th Place[4]
  • Paul Anthony Cordy, Britain
  • Geoff Masters, Australia
  • Manfred Werlein, Austria
  • Gilliard Pascal, Belgium
  • Jay Bleiweiss, Canada - 4th Place, Final Table
  • Jose Antonio Vaca, Colombia
  • Petr Kohut, Czechoslovakia
  • Karim Abdel Kerim Mahmoud, Egypt
  • Ilkka Sakari Mauranen, Finland - 5th Place, Final Table
  • Thomas Joannes - France - 7th Place
  • Reiner Sietas - Germany - 11th Place
  • Maggie So - Hong Kong
  • Annamaria German - Hungarian Republic
  • Anthony Redmond - Ireland
  • Guglielmo Marco Opitari - Italy - 3rd Place, Final Table
  • Shigesato Itoi - Japan - 8th Place
  • Harisson Sanjay - Malaysia
  • William Harmon - Mexico
  • David Melville Louisson - New Zealand - 13th Place
  • Jacek Szmidt - Poland
  • Rafael Belgodere - Puerto Rico
  • Jimmy Poh Kim Choon - Singapore
  • Maximo Caturla Rubio - Spain
  • Ragnhild Thorbech - Sweden
  • Erich Dubler - Switzerland
  • Ingrid Boynes - Trinidad & Tobago
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