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The semifinals are closed. Here are the finals.

Everyone can think of a designer who makes great games. But which designer is truly the best? These polls will allow us to see who is BGG's Favorite Board Game Designer.

The designers have been ranked by the average rating of all their games (see Tom Vasel's 2010 stat list). Their list of notable games include their five highest ranked games. Is your favorite game missing? Add it in the comments.

We know what the numbers say - but who do YOU think is the best designer? Who is worthy of parading around Essen with the Derk Cup? Vote now!! Polls close on February 26th, 2010 at 12:00 am (BGG time).

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To see how the 4 designers facing off this week made it to the semifinals, click on the image above, or revisit Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, and the Quarterfinals .
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1. Board Game Designer: Friedemann Friese
Board Game Designer: Friedemann Friese
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8) Friedemann Friese vs. 4) Andreas Sefarth

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Whose games do you prefer?
 Choices Your Answer  Bars Vote Percent Vote Count
Friedemann Friese
57.6 percent
57.6% 87
Andreas Seyfarth
42.4 percent
42.4% 64
Voters 151
This poll is now closed.   151 answers
Poll created by Shaun L
Closes: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:00 am

Friedemann Friese
Average rating: 7.56
Notable games: Power Grid, Power Grid - Factory Manager, Funkenschlag, Fearsome Floors, Felix: The Cat in the Sack

Round 1: faced 57) Stefan Dorra
Round 2: faced 25) Peter Olotka, Bill Eberle, and Jack Kittredge
Round 3: faced 9) Bernd Brunnhofer
Quarterfinals: faced [i]1) Jason Matthews
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2. Board Game Designer: Andreas Seyfarth
Board Game Designer: Andreas Seyfarth
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8) Friedemann Friese vs. 4) Andreas Seyfarth

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Whose games do you prefer?
 Choices Your Answer  Bars Vote Percent Vote Count
Friedemann Friese
57.6 percent
57.6% 87
Andreas Seyfarth
42.4 percent
42.4% 64
Voters 151
This poll is now closed.   151 answers
Poll created by Shaun L
Closes: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:00 am

Andreas Seyfarth
Average rating: 7.72
Notable games: Puerto Rico, San Juan, Thurn and Taxis, Manhattan, Airships

Round 1: faced 61) Bruno Faidutti
Round 2: faced 36) Glen Drover
Round 3: faced 13) Kevin Wilson
Quarterfinals: faced 5) Corey Konieczka
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3. Board Game Designer: Wolfgang Kramer
Board Game Designer: Wolfgang Kramer
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31) Wolfgang Kramer vs. 3) Vlaada (Vladimír) Chvátil

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Whose games do you prefer?
 Choices Your Answer  Bars Vote Percent Vote Count
Wolfgang Kramer
55.7 percent
55.7% 97
Vlaada (Vladimír) Chvátil
44.3 percent
44.3% 77
Voters 174
This poll is now closed.   174 answers
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Closes: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:00 am

Wolfgang Kramer
Average rating: 7.15
Notable games: El Grande, The Princes of Florence, Tikal, Maharaja: Palace Building in India, Torres

Round 1: faced 34) Sébastien Pauchon
Round 2: faced 2) Richard Ulrich
Round 3: faced 15) Uwe Rosenberg
Quarterfinals: faced 7) Thomas Lehmann
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4. Board Game Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Board Game Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
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31) Wolfgang Kramer vs. 3) Vlaada (Vladimír) Chvátil

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Whose games do you prefer?
 Choices Your Answer  Bars Vote Percent Vote Count
Wolfgang Kramer
55.7 percent
55.7% 97
Vlaada (Vladimír) Chvátil
44.3 percent
44.3% 77
Voters 174
This poll is now closed.   174 answers
Poll created by Shaun L
Closes: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:00 am

Vlaada (Vladimír) Chvátil
Average rating: 7.75
Notable games: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, Galaxy Trucker, Space Alert, Dungeon Lords, Prophecy

Round 1: faced 62) Jervis Johnson
Round 2: faced 30) Klaus Teuber
Round 3: faced 19) Martin Wallace
Quarterfinals: faced 38) Alan R. Moon
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