Live Coverage of 2003 Grand Prix Boston

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It's taken more than five years, but Brian Kibler has finally won a second Grand Prix title. The only player to commit to playing plains, he was rewarded with a deck that can only be described as "The Sickest Ever". In the quarters he took revenge on teammate Ben Rubin, who had beaten him twice in the swiss. That meant he faced Canada's Mark Zajdner, who'd just eliminated Zvi Mowshowitz. In an ironic twist, he'd done it on the backs of Quicksilver Dragon and Kilnmouth Dragon. Dragonmaster Kibler was not so easily beaten, and he advanced to the finals.

There he met amateur Matthew Cory. Incredibly, this was Cory's first sanctioned limited tournament. To be fair, he'd done a lot of unsanctioned drafting, but the accomplishment was not to be denied. In the quarter's he swept fellow amateur Josh Wagener, then did the same to Aaron Breider. However, he'd met his match in Kibler's monstrous deck. Insisting on winning with style, he took the match in two straight games, serving with Akroma, Angel of Wrath. Congratulations to Brian Kibler, Grand Prix - Boston Champion!

Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Brian Kibler $2,400
 2.  Matthew Cory $1,700
 3.  Aaron Breider $1,200
 4.  Mark Zajdner $1,000
 5.  Ben Rubin $800
 6.  Joshua Wagener $800
 7.  Zvi Mowshowitz $800
 8.  Eric James $800

(Click here for complete final standings)


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Aaron Breider   Aaron Breider, 2-1        
8 Eric James   Matthew Cory, 2-0
       
4 Joshua Wagener   Matthew Cory, 2-0   Brian Kibler, 2-0
5 Matthew Cory    
       
2 Mark Zajdner   Mark Zajdner, 2-0
7 Zvi Mowshowitz   Brian Kibler, 2-1
       
3 Ben Rubin   Brian Kibler, 2-1
6 Brian Kibler    

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Brian Kibler vs. Matt Cory
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Semifinals: Mark Zajdner v. Brian Kibler
    by Mike Flores
  • Semifinals: Aaron Breider vs. Matt Cory
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Quarterfinals: Eric James vs. Aaron Breider
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Mark Zajdner
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: Brian Kibler vs. Ben Rubin
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Final Draft: Top 8 Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Final Draft: Zvi Mowshowitz – Top 8 Draft
    by Brian David-Marshall

  • Draft 2: Ed Fear and Antonio De Rosa
    by Matt Urban
  • Draft 2: Looking at Draft Two
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 15: Mike Gilmore vs. Jon Becker
    by Matt Urban
  • Round 15: Jerry Freedman vs. Philip Freneau
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 14: Jordan Berkowitz vs. Seth Burn
    by Matt Urban
  • Round 13: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Joshua Wagener
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Draft 2: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Draft 1: Draft One’s 3-0’s
    by Josh Bennett
  • Draft 1: Looking at Draft One
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 12: Ben Rubin vs. Brian Kibler
    by Matt Urban
  • Round 12: Mark Zajdner vs. Paul Jordan
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 11: Shawn Regnier vs. Gab Tsang
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 10: Trey Van Cleave Versus Zvi Mowshowitz
    by Matt Urban
  • Round 10: Ryan Fuller vs. Brian Lynch
    by Josh Bennett
  • Draft 1: Joe Crosby and Mike Turian
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Draft 1: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Feature: The Undefeated
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 9: Antonio de Rosa vs. Richard Hoaen
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 8: Ryan Fuller vs. Alex Shvartsman
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 8: Adam Horvath vs. Shawn Regnier
    by Matt Urban
  • Round 7: Mike Pustilnik vs. Toby Wachter
    by Matt Urban
  • Round 7: Darwin Kastle vs. Matthew Vienneau
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 6: David Rood vs. Mike Turian
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 5: Andy Stokinger Versus Ed Fear
    by Matt Urban
  • Round 5: Eric Froehlich vs. David Humpherys
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 4: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Justin Gary
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 3: Elijah Pollock vs. Eric Taylor
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Round 2: Mike Flores vs. Alan Webster
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 1: Christina Gerhardt vs. David Nolan
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Feature: Quick Interviews
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Sealed Deck Construction - William Jensen
    by Josh Bennett
  • Feature: Sealed Deck Construction - Joseph Crosby
    by Jun-Wei Hew
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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