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Live Coverage of 2004 Grand Prix Madrid

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2,400 US dollars. 1,352 registered opponents. 31 hours of regulation play. 6 pro points. 5 hours of sleep. 2 days. 1 undeniable champion. This weekend Kai Budde showed the talent that has put him at the top of the list of money earners in Pro Magic history. Finishing in 27th place yesterday, he annihilated all that would stand in his way and claimed the title of tournament Champion for himself.

The biggest Grand Prix ever has a fitting ending. What began with a record attendance ended with a record breaking finish, now setting Kai's bar at a whopping seven Grand Prix victories.

Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Kai Budde (DEU) $2,400
 2.  Bernardo Da Costa Cabral (BEL) $1,700
 3.  Dirk Hein (DEU) $1,200
 4.  Raphael Levy (FRA) $1,000
 5.  Thomas Gundersen (NOR) $800
 6.  Aniol Alcaraz (ESP) $800
 7.  Jaime Marrero (ESP) $800
 8.  Tommi Lindgren (CHE) $800

(Click here for complete final standings)

Bernardo Cabral had the feared Oblivion Stone and the frustrating Crystal Shard, but even his deck was no match for the Juggernaut who was playing a fast white/red beatdown with the game-breaking Grab the Reins.

Congratulations to Kai Budde, the Grand Prix Madrid 2004 Champion!


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Tommi Lindgren   Bernardo Da Costa Cabral, 2-1        
8 Bernardo Da Costa Cabral   Bernardo Da Costa Cabral, 2-1
       
4 Dirk Hein   Dirk Hein, 2-1   Kai Budde, 2-0
5 Thomas Gundersen    
       
2 Aniol Alcaraz   Raphael Levy, 2-1
7 Raphael Levy   Kai Budde, 2-0
       
3 Kai Budde   Kai Budde, 2-1
6 Jaime Marrero    

EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Final: Bernardo Cabral vs. Kai Budde
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Semifinals: Dirk Hein vs. Bernardo da Costa Cabral
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Semifinals: Kai Budde vs. Raphael Levy
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Quarterfinals: Dirk Hein vs. Thomas Gundersen
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Quarterfinals: Raphael Levy vs. Ariol Alcaraz
    by Olivier Ruel
  • Quarterfinals: Jaime Marrero vs. Kai Budde
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Decks: The Top 8 Decks
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Top 8: Introduction
    by Event Coverage Staff

  • Round Fifteen: Jaime Marrero vs. Xavier Petit
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Fifteen: Olivier Ruel vs. Jose Barbero
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Round Fourteen: Markus Kolb vs. Kai Budde
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Fourteen: Raul Mestre vs. Raphael Levy
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Round Thirteen: JF Culus vs. Raul Mestre
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Round Thirteen: Raul Gonzalez vs. Kai Budde
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Twelve: Antoine Ruel vs. Thomas Gunderson
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Round Twelve: Dirk Hein vs. Emilio Campos Lopez
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Eleven: Helio Felix vs. Jose Barbero
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Ten: Bernardo da Costa Cabral vs Omar Sagol
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Round Ten: Jason Spiteri vs. Raphael Levy
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Decks: Day 1 Undefeated Decks
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round Ten: Pods
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Day Two: Introduction
    by Event Coverage Staff

  • Day One: Wrap-Up
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round Nine: Kai Budde vs. Rui Malheiro
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Eight: Raul Mestre vs. Andreas Flicker
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Round Eight: Jose Luis Gomez vs. Antonio Martins
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Seven: Olivier Ruel vs. Rafael Truchado
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Six: Demetrio Gutierrez vs. Raphael Levy
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Five: Hélio Félix vs. Quentin Martin
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Round Five: Roc Herms Pont vs. Sam Gomersall
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Four: Antonino De Rosa vs. Marcos Horno
    by Rui Oliveira
  • Round Four: Bernardo da Costa Cabral vs. Amiel Tenenbaum
    by Bruno Ferreira
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Day One: Introduction
    by Event Coverage Staff
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