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Jan-Moritz Merkel
Jan-Moritz Merkel.jpg
Nickname Poggy
Born February 17, 1989
Residence Valetta, Malta
Nationality {DEU} German
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Kobe 2006
Winnings $41,000[1]
Top Finishes 4 (2 wins)
GP top 8s 0
PT Champion

Jan-Moritz "Jan" Merkel is a German Magic player currently living in Valetta, Malta.

Professional play[]

He is best known for winning Pro Tour Kobe 2006, his first Pro Tour, defeating Tomoharu Saito, Bastien Perez, and Willy Edel in the top eight en route to the title.

The digital environment of the 2020–21 Players Tour Season allowed Merkel to make a return to the Pro scene. Making the Top 8 of the Zendikar Rising Championship, he was invited to the Rivals Gauntlet, and consequently won that play-of competition. This gained him a place in 2021 World Championship and the 2021–22 Magic Pro League. Merkel was also the champion of the 2020 MOCS Showcase 3.

After 16 years Merkel won his second Pro Tour: the New Capenna Championship.[2]

League play[]

Season Rank
2021–22 Magic Pro League 8


Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
2006 Pro Tour Kobe Booster Draft 20–22 October 2006 1
2020–21 Split Championship MTG Arena Standard and Historic December 4–6, 2020 7
2020-21 Worlds MTG Arena Standard and Booster Draft 8-10 October 2021 3
2021-22 Set Championship MTG Arena Standard and Historic May 20-22, 2022 1


Pro Tour results[]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Jan-Moritz Merkel
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
2006 Kobe Booster Draft 1 $40,000
2006 Worlds (Paris) Special 135
2007 Geneva Booster Draft 224
2007 San Diego Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft 24 $600
2007 Valencia Extended 290
2017–18 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis Team Constructed 54 $1,000


External links[]


  1. Jan-Moritz Merkel's Pro Player Card from the Lorwyn expansion
  2. Wizards of the Coast (May 26, 2022). "The Magic of 16 Years".