Poker Champ Wins Monopoly Title

Tuesday, 20 July 2004

New Zealand Poker Champion, Andrew Dimock, is proving he has something of a monopoly on championship titles by winning the Monopoly Championship title. Andrew, 26, triumphed by scoring $4,964 worth of assets during a 90-minute game in Auckland on Fr

New Zealand Poker Champion, Andrew Dimock, is proving he has something of a monopoly on championship titles by winning the Monopoly Championship title. Andrew, 26, triumphed by scoring $4,964 worth of assets during a 90-minute game in Auckland on Friday.
“The game was pretty intense! I based my strategy on negotiation and just rolling the dice,” he said. “I’m pretty good at board games and after winning the Poker Champs in March I’m really happy.”
The New Zealand Monopoly Championships were hosted by distributors, Hasbro New Zealand. Teresa Mitrovic, Marketing Manager for Hasbro said the competition a great success. “Today’s final game brought the best players in the country together and it’s been an exciting game of skill and strategy.”
Dimock, from Christchurch, will now go on to represent his country at the World Monopoly Championship being held in Tokyo in October this year for a $US 15,140 grand prize.
Monopoly is the world’s most popular board game, sold in eighty countries around the world and published in 26 languages.



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