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Live Coverage of 2003 Grand Prix Kansas City

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Antonino DeRosa is the Grand Prix-Kansas City Champion!

Antonino rarely finished outside the money in any Grand Prix he had ever played in but winning the whole shebang remained on his to-do list. He drafted a nasty little green-red deck and made short work of all of his competition—including Michael Krumb and Brian Kibler before squaring off with Nate Heiss in the finals.

It was a hard fought match—as all finals should be—going the full three games. Game one was an ugly affair with Nate stuck on land while Antonino rode his Liar’s Pendulum to a card advantage-fueled victory. Nate came back in game two with his full arsenal of removal. Antonino took the final game despite being stuck early on three lands. A tap on the top of his deck from Gerard Fabiano yielded a fourth land and he was able to play the game breaking Glissa Sunseeker—and that was the game, set, and Grand Prix for the transplanted Italian.

Steve Ferrell and his Feral Events crew ran a sparkling event and everyone went home happy—none happier than DeRosa but happy nonetheless.


Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Antonio De Rosa $2,400
 2.  Nathan Heiss $1,700
 3.  Ben Stark $1,200
 4.  Brian Kibler $1,000
 5.  Michael Krumb $800
 6.  Gerry Thompson $800
 7.  Justin Smith $800
 8.  Jonathan Cassidy $800

(Click here for complete final standings)


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Ben Stark   Ben Stark        
8 Jonathan Cassidy   Nathan Heiss
       
4 Nathan Heiss   Nathan Heiss   Antonio De Rosa
5 Gerry Thompson    
       
2 Michael Krumb   Antonio De Rosa
7 Antonio De Rosa   Antonio De Rosa
       
3 Brian Kibler   Brian Kibler
6 Justin Smith    

Photo Coverage
EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Antonino De Rosa vs. Nate Heiss
    by John Stephens
  • Semifinals: Ben Stark vs. Nate Heiss
    by John Stephens
  • Semifinals: Brian Kibler vs. Antonino De Rosa
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Quarterfinals: Ben Stark vs. Jon Cassidy
    by John Stephens
  • Quarterfinals: Michael Krumb vs. Antonio De Rosa
    by Paul Rietzl
  • Final Draft: Antonio De Rosa
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Deck Building with the Top 8
    by John Stephens
  • Decks: Top 8 Deck Lists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Final Draft: Final Picks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Top 8 Resumes
    by Brian David-Marshall

  • Round 14: Ben Stark vs. Aaron Estrin
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 13: Robert Dougherty vs. David Rood
    by Paul Rietzl
  • Round 13: Jonathan Becker vs. Jon Sonne
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 12: Antonino De Rosa vs. Nate Heiss
    by John Stephens
  • Round 12: Aaron Estrin vs. Brian Kibler
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft 2: Table 1 Picks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Draft 2: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 11: Mike Turian vs. Morgan Douglass
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Round 11: Brian Kibler vs. Antonino De Rosa
    by John Stephens
  • Round 10: Tim Aten vs. Jonathan Sonne
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Round 9: Joshua Wagener vs. Nate Heiss
    by John Stephens
  • Round 9: Jonathan Becker vs. Ken Krouner
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft 1: Nate Heiss and Rob Dougherty
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft 1: Table 1 Picks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Draft 1: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Feature: How did they do?
    by John Stephens
  • Round 8: Jonathan Sonne vs. Michael Musser
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 7: Jonathon Becker vs. Mike Abraham
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 7: Rob Dougherty vs. Joshua Wagener
    by John Stephens
  • Round 6: Gerard Fabiano vs. David Rood
    by John Stephens
  • Info: Results slip error!
    by John Stephens
  • Round 5: Jonathan Cassidy vs. Ken Krouner
    by John Stephens
  • Round 5: Jeff Zandi vs. Brian Kibler
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 4: Neil Reeves vs. Brad Taulbee
    by John Stephens
  • Round 4: Mark Zajdner vs. Eugene Harvey
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 3: Diego Ostrovich vs. Taer Bluett
    by John Stephens
  • Round 2: Laura Mills vs. Cameron Heize
    by John Stephens
  • Round 2: Tim Aten vs. Gabe Milos
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Card Pools of the Pros...
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Sealed Deck: Bob Maher, Jr.
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Decks: GP Trial Top 8 Deck Lists
    by Sideboard Staff
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