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  • Call him Remi Fortier, Magic Savant. The 16-year-old student from Mortree, France defeated Andre Mueller 3-2 in the finals of Pro Tour-Valencia on the back of Venser, Shaper Savant. That card's unique timing derailed Mueller's Enduring Ideal deck, allowing Fortier to take home the $40,000 first prize.

    Fortier, who came in to Valencia with four lifetime Pro Points, prepared with Resident Genius and Pro Tour-Yokohama champion Guillaume Wafo-Tapa for two weeks leading up to the event. Fortier's CounterTopGoyf deck took the Counterbalance-Sensei's Divining Top control engine and strapped it to everyone's favorite creature, Tarmogoyf. His victory made it three straight Extended Pro Tour wins for France, following up on Antoine Ruel (Los Angeles 2005) and Pierre Canali (Columbus 2004).

    Fortier's triumph was one of many memories that will be taken from Valencia. The show opened a day late due to flooding at the event site, the first time a Pro Tour has been significantly delayed. But the event staff and crew at the venue worked overtime to get the hall ready to re-open in time to run 13 rounds across two days. The Extended metagame proved as varied as expected, with approximately 20 archetypes making the cut. The Player of the Year race remains tight as none of the front-runners put up big finishes. That means the Sprint to the Title will continue across the five Grand Prix over the next five weeks, culminating at the 2007 World Championships in New York City on December 6-9.

    Congratulations to Remi Fortier, Pro Tour-Valencia 2007 champion!


    Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
    1 Giulio Barra   Giulio Barra, 3-0        
    8 Makahito Mihara   Remi Fortier, 3-1
           
    4 Tine Rus   Remi Fortier, 3-2   Remi Fortier, 3-2
    5 Remi Fortier    
           
    2 Takayuki Koike   Shuhei Nakamura, 3-1
    7 Shuhei Nakamura   Andre Mueller, 3-2
           
    3 Andre Mueller   Andre Mueller, 3-1
    6 Sam Stein    

    Last Updated: 12:28 p.m. Last Updated: 5:00 p.m.

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    EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION

    • Finals: Epic
      Andre Müller vs. Remi Fortier
      by Nate Price
    • Semifinal: In the Balance
      Giulio Barra vs. Remi Fortier
      by Bill Stark
    • Semifinal: Pedal to the Metal
      Andre Müller vs. Shuhei Nakamura
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Quarterfinal: Living Off the Land
      Makihito Mihara vs. Giulio Barra
      by Dave Sutcliffe
    • Quarterfinal: Right Off the Top
      Remi Fortier vs. Tine Rus
      by Craig Jones
    • Quarterfinal: Something to Mull Over
      Shuhei Nakamura vs. Takayuki Koike
      by Nate Price
    • Quarterfinal: "I Have the Nuts"
      Andre Müller vs. Sam Stein
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Feature: Top 8 Profiles
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Top 8 Decklists
      by Event Coverage Staff

    • Feature: Day Two Decklists
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Video Deck Techs
      Enduring Ideal, Rock and Nail, and Cephalid Life
      by Randy Buehler and Brian David-Marshall
    • Round 13: Sphere of What?
      Makihito Mihara vs. Sean Connor
      by Dave Sutcliffe
    • Round 12: Quick on the Draw
      Shuhei Nakamura vs. Thomas Refsdal
      by Nate Price
    • Feature: Extended Metagame Breakdown and Rogue Decks
      by Bill Stark
    • Round 11: Elephants Ante Portas
      Shuu Komuro vs. Masashiro Kuroda
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Feature: Metagame Impressions of a Tired Reporter
      by Nate Price
    • Feature: Day 2 Country Breakdown
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Day 2 Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff

    • Live from Gleemax: Buehler's Blog
      by Randy Buehler
    • Round 10: Complete Awkwardness
      Antoine Ruel vs. Roel van Heeswijk
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 9: Stick to Your Sideboard
      Kenji Tsumura vs. Tsuyoshi Ikeda
      by Dave Sutcliffe
    • Round 8: Shortcut to Nowhere
      Melissa DeTora vs. Quentin Martin
      by Nate Price
    • Round 7: "Looks like Tog"
      Marijn Lybaert vs. Mark Herberholz
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • News: Two Players Disqualified in Valencia
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 6: If You Could Play Just One Spell This Match...
      Frank Karsten vs. Arnost Zidek
      by David Sutcliffe
    • Round 5: Clash (Not That Clash) of the Titans
      Paul Cheon vs. Masashiro Kuroda
      by Nate Price
    • Round 4: Disco Inferno
      Raphael Levy vs. Osamu Fujita
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Feature: Killer Combos
      by Nate Price
    • Round 3: Vintage Extended
      Steve Menendian vs. Tsuyoshi Fujita
      by David Sutcliffe
    • Round 2: Making a Breakthrough
      Chris Lachmann vs. Masahiko Morita
      by Nate Price
    • Round 1: Tii-iii-iii-ime... Is on my Side...
      Gabriel Nassif vs. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Ask the Pro: A Players View of the Flood
      By Raphaël Lévy
    • Column: A Video View of Valencia
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • News: Flooding Postpones Start of Pro Tour
      by Greg Collins and Hanno Terbuyken
    • Feature: Impact of Compressed Schedule
      by Nate Price
    • Feature: How to Cut Three Rounds
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Feature: Spreading the News
      by Dave Sutcliffe
    • Feature: One Man's Journey
      by Nate Price
    • Info: Day One Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day One Country Breakdown
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Fact Sheet
      by Event Coverage Staff
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