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Charles Gindy, welcome to Hollywood...a land where dreams come true and stars are made. The 22-year-old American, who has been playing Magic for half his life, became Tinseltown’s latest break-out performer when he swept Jan Ruess in the Pro Tour-Hollywood finals.

Gindy, who said he has been dreaming of playing in a Top 8 ever since he started playing Magic, received a fortune cookie Saturday night saying “You’ll make a name for yourself.” Behind a stellar supporting cast of Garruk Wildspeaker, Chameleon Colossus, Imperious Perfect, and a host of Elves, Gindy overwhelmed Ruess’s Merfolk to take home the champion’s trophy and the $40,000 first prize.

The Pro Tour showcased the Standard format’s depth throughout the weekend, with Faeries showing up in big numbers on Day One. But the deck everyone expected to be a major force steadily fell by the wayside as a wide range of decks displayed their strengths and weaknesses en route to Sunday’s Top 8. Congratulations again to Charles Gindy, and thanks to everyone who made Pro Tour-Hollywood such a success.


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Shuhei Nakamura   Nakamura, 3-2        
8 Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa   Ruess, 3-1
       
4 Jan Ruess   Ruess, 3-2   Charles Gindy, 3-0
5 Makihito Mihara    
       
2 Nico Bohny   Gindy, 3-0
7 Charles Gindy   Gindy, 3-2
       
3 Marijn Lybaert   Choo, 3-0
6 Yong Han Choo    

Last Updated: 5:16 p.m. Last Updated: 6:36 p.m.

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION

  • Column: Gindy's Hollywood Ending
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Standard By The Numbers
    by Paul Jordan
  • Finals: Gindy Puts Name in Lights
    Jan Ruess vs. Charles Gindy
    by Bill Stark
  • Semifinals: Go Fish
    Jan Ruess vs. Shuhei Nakamura
    by Josh Bennett
  • Semifinals: “The Kid” vs. The Kid
    Yong Han Choo vs. Charles Gindy
    by Ted Knutson
  • Quarterfinals: Colossal Plays
    Nico Bohny vs. Charles Gindy
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: "Not Again!"
    Marijn Lybaert vs. Yong Han Choo
    by Bill Stark
  • Quarterfinals: Star Wars
    Shuhei Nakamura vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
    by Ted Knutson
  • Quarterfinals: The Walk of Fame
    Makihito Mihara vs. Jan Ruess
    by Nate Price
  • Feature: Top 8 Players
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Top 8 Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day Two Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day One Decklists A-M
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day One Decklists N-Z
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 16: Czechmate
    Nico Bohny vs. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
    by Nate Price
  • Round 15: Killer Queen
    Aaron Nicastri vs. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
    by Tom LaPille
  • Round 15: “Droppin’ a Deus”
    Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Helmut Summersberger
    by Dane Young
  • Round 14: Keeping it Fair
    Ruud Warmenhoven vs Gabriel Nassif
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 14: Enemy Mine
    Marijn Lybaert vs. Brandon Scheel
    by Bill Stark
  • Round 13: "One More!"
    Robert van Medevoort vs. Shuhei Nakamura
    by Bill Stark
  • Round 12: Token Efforts
    Stuart Wright vs. Helmut Summersberger
    by Bill Stark
  • Feature Match: The Littlest Necromancer
    Ken Nagle vs. Jake Beardsley
    by Nate Price
  • Feature: Deck Tech – Two Takes on Elves
    by Ted Knutson
  • Feature: Designing Coverage
    by Nate Price
  • Round 11: The Mirror Has Two Faeries
    Kenji Tsumura vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
    by Dane Young
  • Round 10: Fairly Faeries
    Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa vs. Robert van Medevoort
    by Josh Bennett
  • Photo Essay: Seeing the Sights, Pro Tour Style
    By Josh Bennett and Craig Gibson
  • Round 9: The Last Command
    Stan van der Velden vs Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
    by Ted Knutson
  • Feature: Deck Tech – Stu Pacts Much Back?
    by Ted Knutson
  • Feature: Deck Tech - It's Hammer Time!
    by Ted Knutson
  • Feature: Day 2 Metagame Breakdown
    by Bill Stark
  • Info: Day 2 Player List
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Day 2 Country Breakdown
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 8: Bubble Boys
    Sebastian Thaler vs. Mario Pascoli
    by Bill Stark
  • Round 7: Nowhere Land
    Thomas Enevoldsen vs. Jeremy Neeman
    by Dane Young
  • Round 7: Name Brand
    Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa vs. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
    by Nate Price
  • Round 7: Vision
    Marcio Carvalho vs. Stan van der Velden
    by Ted Knutson
  • Round 6: Seize the Day
    David Hafter vs. Kenji Tsumura
    by Josh Bennett
  • Feature: Day 1 Metagame Breakdown
    by Bill Stark
  • Round 5: EAST SIDE!
    Gadiel Szleifer vs. Jamie Parke
    by Nate Price
  • Feature: Testing 1, 2, 3 ...
    by Nate Price
  • Round 4: From the Vault
    Akira Asahara vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
    by Bill Stark
  • Round 3: Time to Kill
    Gabriel Nassif vs. Yuuya Watanabe
    by Ted Knutson
  • Round 2: Predator, Too
    Rob Dougherty vs. Osamu Fujita
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 2: "I've Felt More Awkward Before"
    Osyp Lebedowicz vs. Ruud Warmenhoven
    by Dane Young
  • Round 1: One Night in Paris
    Shouta Yasooka vs. Christoph Huber
    by Nate Price
  • Column: The Hollywood Scene
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Column: Hollywood Blockbuster
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Info: Day 1 Player List
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Day 1 Country Breakdown
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Event Coverage Staff

 1.  Gindy, Charles [USA] $40,000
 2.  Ruess, Jan [DEU] $20,000
 3.  Nakamura, Shuuhei [JPN] $15,000
 4.  Choo, Yong Han [SGP] $13,000
 5.  Bohny, Nico [CHE] $11,000
 6.  Lybaert, Marijn [BEL] $10,500
 7.  Mihara, Makihito [JPN] $10,000
 8.  da Rosa, Paulo Vitor D [BRA] $9,500
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