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Jean Daligault of France is the Arimaa World Champion
Karl Juhnke of USA placed second
Greg Magne of Canada placed third
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Event: The 2009 Arimaa World Championship tournament will determine the best human Arimaa player. A contest will also be held for spectators during the final rounds of the tournament.
Prizes: The winning player will receive an official Arimaa World Champion certificate along with cash and gift prizes. All participants will also receive a cash prize for each game they win. See tournament rules for details. Spectators will also receive prizes for picking the right player. See contest rules for details.
Format: A Swiss preliminary (Open Classic) to select the top 8 players followed by a Floating Double Elimination final. This is the same format as used in the 2008 World Championship.
When: The tournament will begin on Tuesday January 6th, 2009 and run for 10 to 12 weeks. The participants will play one game per week.
Where: The games will be played over the Internet in the Arimaa gameroom.
Registration: Interested players should register before the deadline of 6PM EST Friday January 2nd, 2009. The registration fee is $20 USD of which $10 USD is returned if you do not forfit or resign any of your games. The rest is used for the prize fund. Commemorative World Championship T-shirts listing the names of all participants and match-ups will be available after the event for $20 USD.
Tournament Coordinator: Omar Syed
Tournament Director: Ned Bent
Event Reporter: Greg Magne, Karl Juhnke Brian Haskin and Omar Syed
Arimaa is part of the 2009 IAGO World Tour
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