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Live Coverage of 2003 Masters Chicago

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Franck Canu has won the Chicago Masters! Using an innovative blue-green Opposition deck that splashed black for Smothers and discard, he sawed through a field of Psychatog. He even felled fellow countryman Antoine Ruel in the semifinals. In the finals he faced Ken Ho, playing an update of his Pro Tour – Osaka block deck, blue-green madness. Ho had had no trouble making short work of Neil Reeves's Psychatog the round before, thanks to his Upheavals.

The finals were a lopsided affair. Canu got the beatdown draw in Game 1 while Ho struggled with inappropriate spells, and in the second Canu got the pieces of the lock in place by turn three, and Ho didn't have access to enchantment removal between maindeck and sideboard. He waited a few turns, but seeing the inevitability, he conceded the game. Congratulations to Franck Canu, Chicago Masters Champion!

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Pro Tour Chicago Coverage



Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 David Humpherys Franck Canu, 2-0
24 Franck Canu Franck Canu, 2-0
21 Kamiel Cornelissen Antoine Ruel, 2-0 Franck Canu, 2-0
20 Antoine Ruel
30 Neil Reeves Neil Reeves, 2-0
11 Gary Wise Ken Ho, 2-0
10 Ken Ho Ken Ho, 2-1
2 Kai Budde

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Franck Canu vs. Ken Ho
    by Josh Bennett
  • Semifinals: Franck Canu vs. Antoine Ruel
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Semifinals: Ken Ho vs. Neil Reeves
    by Josh Bennett
  • Semifinals en Francais: Franck Canu vs. Antoine Ruel
    by Olivier Ruel
  • Decklists: Top 4 Masters Decklists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Decklists: All Masters Decklists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 3: Kai Budde vs. Ken Ho
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 3: Gary Wise vs. Neil Reeves
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 2: Carlos Romao vs. Kai Budde
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 1: Jin Okamoto vs. Jens Thoren
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 1: Neil Reeves vs. Rob Dougherty
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 1: Gary Wise vs. Brian Davis
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 1: John Larkin vs. Jeff Cunningham
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Gateway Deck Analysis: Three...two...one...Ignition
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Gateway: All Decklists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Gateway: Deck Breakdown
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Gateway Round 6: Ben Stark vs. Mark Zeigner
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Gateway Round 6: Peter Szigeti vs. Amiel Tenenbaum
    by Toby Wachter
  • Gateway Round 5: Mike Pustilnik vs. Ruud Warmenhoven
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Gateway Round 5: Ben Stark vs. Antonio De Rosa
    by Toby Wachter
  • Gateway Round 4: Antonino De Rosa vs. Dave Williams
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Gateway Round 4: Dario Minieri vs. Ben Seck
    by Toby Wachter
  • Info: Masters Bracket
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Gateway Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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