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Slivers everywhere! Randy and BDM wrap up an unforgettable Pro Tour-San Diego.
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  • Chris Lachmann and Jacob Van Lunen came to Pro Tour-San Diego with a Sliver plan that flew in the face of nearly every other established draft strategy. But who’s telling these first-time Pro Tour players they’re crazy now? The New Jersey duo steamrolled through the Top 4 with their Sliver-rific concoction in record time, dispatching Kentaro Yamamoto and Yuuta Takahashi in five rounds in the finals after besting semifinal opponents Genki Taru and Masami Kaneko in four rounds.

    Lachmann and Van Lunen started drawing attention after defeating Hall of Famers Jon Finkel and Dave Humpherys in back-to-back rounds during Day One with poison counters (thanks to many Virulent Slivers). They stuck with their plan all the way to the championship and $50,000 first prize. So the next time you think the metagame’s all figured out, remember Lachmann and Van Lunen…and the power of Slivers!


    Semifinals Finals Champion
    3 Kaneko / Taru Lachmann / Van Lunen
    4 Lachmann / Van Lunen Lachmann / Van Lunen
    2 Yamamoto / Takahashi Yamamoto / Takahashi
    1 Fiorillo / Harvey

    Click on the images to navigate to Josh Bennett's Coverage Blog, Craig Jones's Player Diary, the San Diego Podcasts, and the Judges' Blog.

    EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION

    • Column: Rise of the Sliver Surfers
      by Brian David-Marhsall
    • Finals: Welcome to the Lightning Round
      Chris Lachmann/Jacob Van Lunen vs. Kentaro Yamamoto and Yuuta Takahashi
      by Bill Stark
    • 準決勝: 高橋優太・山本賢太郎 vs Chris Lachmann・Jacob van Lunen
      by Naoki Shimizu
    • Semifinals: A Tough Row to Hoe
      Eugene Harvey/John Fiorillo versus Kentaro Yamamoto/Yuuta Takahashi
      by Josh Bennett
    • Semifinals: Momentary Blink and You'll Miss It
      Masami Kaneko/Genki Taru vs. Chris Lachmann/Jacob Van Lunen
      by Devin Low
    • 準決勝: 高橋優太・山本賢太郎 vs. Eugene Harvey・Joho Fiorillo
      by Naoki Shimizu
    • Feature: The Top 4 Team Profiles
      by Staff
    • Decklists: The Top 4 Decks
      by Staff
    • Feature: Top 4 Draft Watch - Chris Lachmann / Jacob Van Lunen and John Fiorillo / Eugene Harvey
      by Craig Jones
    • Feature: 決勝ドラフト観戦レポート
      by Naoki Shimizu



    • Round 14: A Friendly Rivalry
      Sebastian Thaler/Florian Pils vs. Kenji Tsumura/Yuuta Hirosawa
      by Josh Bennett
    • Round 14: From the Shadows
      Shingo Kurihara/Chikara Nakajima vs. Chris Lachmann / Jacob van Lunen
      by Craig Jones
    • Round 13: Lucky Charms
      Sebastian Thaler/Florian Pils vs. Tomohiro Kaji/Tomoharu Saito
      by Bill Stark
    • Feature: Draft Watch – Kenji Tsumura and Yuuta Hirosawa
      by Devin Low



    • Round 12: The Secret Code of Two-Headed Sliver
      Sam Gomersall/Craig Krempels vs. Sebastian Thaler/Florian Pils
      by Devin Low
    • Round 11: The Luck of Rosewater
      Masami Kaneko/Genki Taru vs. Gaudenis Vidugiris/James Hustad
      by Bill Stark
    • Round 10: Slivers against Families
      Brett Piazza/Shaun Piazza vs. Eugene Harvey and John Fiorillo
      by Devin Low
    • Round 9: Two Minus Three Equals Negative Fun
      Jon Finkel/Josh Ravitz vs. Jon Sonne/Mike Thompson
      by Bill Stark
    • Feature: Draft Skills or Opens?
      by Bill Stark
    • Round 8: Suspending their Sentence
      Kenji Tsumura/Yuuta Hirosawa vs. Aeo Paquette/Jeff Cunningham
      by Devin Low
    • Round 7: The Essence of the Game
      Terry Soh/Joe Soh vs. Dave Humpherys/Steve Sadin
      by Bill Stark
    • Feature: Draft Watch - Chris Lachmann and Jacob van Lunen
      by Devin Low



    • Round 6: Poison in the Well
      Dave Humpherys/Steve Sadin vs. Chris Lachmann/Jacob van Lunen
      by Devin Low
    • Round 5: Welcome to the Bubble
      Steve O'Mahoney-Schwartz/Matt Wang vs. Martin Dingler/Nick Lovett
      by Bill Stark
    • Round 4: The Mantle of Leadership
      Jon Finkel/Josh Ravitz vs. Masashi Oiso/Rogier Maaten
      by Devin Low
    • Round 3: "Counts for Doubles!"
      Julien Nuijten / Kamiel Cornelissen vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa / Willy Edel
      by Bill Stark
    • Feature: Draft Watch – Jon Finkel and Josh Ravitz
      by Bill Stark
    • Round 2: The Most Perfect Answer
      Jon Finkel/Josh Ravitz vs. Frank Karsten/Roel van Heeswijk
      by Devin Low
    • Feature: Draft Watch – Shu Komuro and Akira Asahara
      by Bill Stark
    • Feature: What Cards Get Better in Two-on-Two?
      by Devin Low
    • Round 1: Japan's Finest
      Akira Asahara/Shu Komuro vs. Tomoharu Saito/Tomohiro Kaji
      by Bill Stark
    • Info: Day 1 Player List / Team Roster
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Fact Sheet
      by Event Coverage Staff
     1.  Lachmann / Van Lunen $50,000
     2.  Yamamoto / Takahashi $30,000
     3.  Fiorillo / Harvey $22,000
     4.  Kaneko / Taru $20,000
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