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Palm Beach, Fla.
Boardwalk 'n Park Place fall to the Australians, too
A real estate man from Perth, Australia, put his four opponents into ''bankruptcy'' and became the world's premier Monopoly player Tuesday night. Greg Jacobs put his real estate experience to good use and beat finalists from Peru, Britain, Venezuela, and Austria. Twenty players from 19 countries competed in the two-day tournament sponsored by Parker Brothers, which manufactures the game. Mr. Jacobs's prize was a $10,000 (real money) shopping spree in this wealthy resort community.
At age 14, James Mallett (pictured above) was the youngest competitor. He had defeated his father to win the British championship.