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Live Coverage of 2003 Grand Prix Yokohama

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Shu Komuro is the Grand Prix - Yokohama Champion! Riding a tidal wave of red-white control, Komuro managed to survive countless mirror matches on his way to the Top 8. There, he met Yusuke Osaka and his Zombie-Bidding deck in the quarterfinals. The Biddings didn't come fast enough, and Komuro was clear to the semifinals. There he faced Masashiro Kuroda in the red-white mirror. Kuroda had already bested Kazuyuki Momose and his "Claw-style" red-white, and quickly took the first game from Komuro. However, Komuro was not easily defeated, and battled back to win the next two.

The other side of the bracket was full of upsets. Big names Shuuhei Nakamura and Masahiko Morita both lost their quarterfinal matches. Yuichi Yamagishi's goblins got the better of Morita, taking the deciding third game when Morita made an uncharacteristic error. Nakamura was swept by Kazuki Kato. Kato, however, came prepared for Goblins, and after losing the first game to drawing his expensive spells he waltzed over Yamagishi. However, his good fortune turned to defeat when he faced Komuro. He thought he would even the score in the second game, cycling a Decree of Annihilation with Akroma on the board, but Komuro stole the win with a cycled Decree of Justice, wowing the audience. Congratulations to Shu Komuro, Grand Prix - Yokohama Champion!


Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Shu Komuro (Japan) $2,400
 2.  Kazuki Kato (Japan) $1,700
 3.  Masashiro Kuroda (Japan) $1,200
 4.  Yuichi Yamagishi (Japan) $1,000
 5.  Masahiko Morita (Japan) $800
 6.  Shuhei Nakamura (Japan) $800
 7.  Kazuyuki Momose (Japan) $800
 8.  Yusuke Osaka (Japan) $800

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Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Masahiko Morita Yuichi Yamagishi, 2-1
8 Yuichi Yamagishi Kazuki Kato, 2-1
4 Kazuki Kato Kazuki Kato, 2-0 Shu Komuro, 2-0
5 Shuhei Nakamura
2 Shu Komoru Shu Komuro, 2-0
7 Yusuke Osaka Shu Komuro, 2-1
3 Masashiro Kuroda Masashiro Kuroda, 2-1
6 Kazuyuki Momose

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Kazuki Kato vs. Shu Komuro
    by Josh Bennett
  • Semifinals: Kazuki Kato vs. Yuichi Yamagishi
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: Masashiro Kuroda vs. Kazuyuki Momose
    by Josh Bennett
  • Decklists: Top 8 Decks
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Decklists: Top 32 Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 16: Takashi Ishihara vs. Masahiko Morita
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 15: Katsuhiro Mori vs. Tsuyoshi Fujita
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 14: Tsuyoshi Fujita vs. Osamu Howa
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 13: Masashiro Kuroda vs. Kazuyuki Momose
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 12: Katsuhiro Mori vs. Yusuke Osaka
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 11: Tsuyoshi Fujita vs. Shu Komuro
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 10: Osamu Fujita vs. Masahiko Morita
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 9: Itaru Ishida vs. Jin Okamoto
    by Josh Bennett

  • Decklists: Day 1 Undefeated Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: OBC Breakdown
    by Isamu Fujieda
  • Round 8: Osamu Fujita vs. Yosiyuki Kawasima
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 7: Takayuki Nagaoka vs. Shinsuke Hayashi
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 6: Tsuyoshi Douyama vs. Itaru Ishida
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 5: Fumihiko Sano vs. Tsuyoshi Ikeda
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 4: Jin Okamoto vs. Tsuyoshi Douyama
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 3: Kazuya Hirabayashi vs. Tomoya Taniguchi
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 2: Tadayoshi Komiya vs. Fumihito Arakuni
    by Josh Bennett
  • Feature: Quick Interviews
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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