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Live Coverage of 2002 Grand Prix Los Angeles

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Phil Freneau is the Grand Prix - Los Angeles Champion! Sitting in the co-operative half of the Top 8 had its advantages, as all four of Brian Hegstad, Bob Maher, Phil Freneau and Ken Krouner sat in a row, played nice, and wound up in the Top 4. Of the four, most thought Maher had the best deck, having been fed good red cards from all directions, and sure enough, Freneau met him in the finals.

Once there, everyone assumed Maher would take the title. After all, he's been ripping up Onslaught Limited Grand Prix lately, with a win in Copenhagen and a disappointing ninth at Philadelphia. Nevertheless, Freneau had his best game on, and Maher's speedy green-red was shut down by the wall of Freneau's black-white cleric deck. Congratulations to Phil Freneau, Grand Prix - Los Angeles Champion!


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Brian Hegstad   Brian Hegstad, 2-0        
8 Gerardo Godinez Estrada   Robert Maher, 2-1
       
4 Nick Eisel   Robert Maher, 2-0   Philip Freneau, 2-1
5 Robert Maher    
       
2 Peter Swarowski   Philip Freneau, 2-1
7 Philip Freneau   Philip Freneau, 2-1
       
3 Allen Sun   Ken Krouner, 2-1
6 Ken Krouner    

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Bob Maher, Jr. vs. Phil Freneau
    by Josh Bennett
  • Semifinals: Ken Krouner vs. Phil Freneau
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Semifinals: Bob Maher, Jr. vs. Brian Hegstad
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: Ken Krouner vs. Allen Sun
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Quarterfinals: Gerardo Godinez Estrada vs. Brian Hegstad
    by Josh Bennett
  • Info: Top 8 Decks
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Round 14: Phil Freneau vs. Zvi Mowshowitz
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 13: Robert Bayardo vs. Nick Eisel
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 12: Chris Benafel vs. Peter Szigeti
    by Noah Weil
  • Round 12: Mike Turian vs. Ed Fear
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Draft 2: The Top Table
    by Gary Wise
  • Draft 2: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: The 3-0's Speak
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 11: Jeff Cunningham vs. Phil Freneau
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 11: Franck Canu vs. Brian Kibler
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 10: Trevor Blackwell vs. Ken Krouner
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 10: Nick Eisel vs. Brian Hegstad
    by Noah Weil
  • Round 9: Ed Fear v. Dave Williams
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 9: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Alex Shvartsman
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Draft 1: The Top Table
    by Gary Wise
  • Draft 1: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Feature: The Undefeated Day One Decks
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 8: Brian Hegstad vs. Antonio De Rosa
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 8: Nick Eisel vs. Ed Fear
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 7: Ben Rubin vs. Alex Shvartsman
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 6: Dave Williams vs. Ben Stark
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 5: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Mike Turian
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 4: Brian Kibler vs. Tony Tsai
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 4: Peter Szigeti vs. Mike Pustilnik
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Feature: The Pros on Sealed
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 3: Phil Freneau vs. Eric Taylor
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 2: John Yoo vs. Mauro Bongiovanni
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Sealed Deck: Bob Maher, Jr.
    by Josh Bennett
  • Sealed Deck: Ken Krouner
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Feature: Quick Interviews
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Setting up the Bombs
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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