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Mihara, Dutch Crowned World Champions!

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  • Quarterfinals (85.5 MB zip)
  • Semifinals, Part 1 (116 MB zip)
  • Semifinals, Part 2 (52.7 MB zip)
  • Team Finals (75 MB zip)
  • Finals (79.6 MB zip)
  • Awards Ceremony (5.6 MB zip)

  • Day Four Wrap-Up (24.4 MB zip)
  • Building Serra Angel (21.1 MB zip)

  • Day Three Wrap-up (40.6 MB zip)
  • Deck Tech: Ritual Desire (26.5 MB zip)
  • Deck Tech: Sunnyside Up (30.7 MB zip)
  • Deck Tech: Dirty Kitty (17.5 MB zip)

  • Day Two Wrap-up (31.5 MB zip)
  • Drafting with Luis Scott-Vargas (10.5 MB zip)
  • Felix Leong, MTGO Worlds Qualifier (11.4 MB zip)
  • Deckbuilding with Øyvind Andersen (18.3 MB zip)

  • Day One Wrap-up (55.9 MB)
  • Catching up with Peer Kroger (12.3 MB zip)
  • 2006 Worlds Opening Ceremony and Hall of Fame Induction (49.7 MB zip)
  • Profile: Bob Maher (10.9 MB zip)
  • Profile: Dave Humpherys (11.3 MB zip)
  • Profile: Raphael Levy (10.3 MB zip)
  • Profile: Gary Wise (17.7 MB zip)
  • Profile: Rob Dougherty (11.1 MB zip)
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  • Hunted DragonHunted DragonBogardan HellkiteBogardan Hellkite…and after the storm of dragons had cleared, Japan's Makihito Mihara claimed the title of 2006 Magic: The Gathering World Champion!

    The stage here in Paris had been set for a different sort of immortality with Gabriel Nassif and Katsuhiro Mori each chasing legendary goals, but it is Mihara who can now add his name to the list of Magic World Champions. After lurking near the top of the standings for the last few major events, Mihara broke through with a Dragonstorm deck that regularly grabbed victory when crushing defeat seemed imminent.

    Mihara took down Player of the Year hopeful Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa in the quarterfinals, shocked native son Gabriel Nassif in the semifinals, and then swept aside countryman Ryo Ogura to win his first title and give Japan back-to-back World Champions. Shouta Yasooka could also breathe a sign of relief after the quarterfinal losses of da Rosa and Tiago Chan, which gave Yasooka the 2006 Player of the Year title.

    Japan's stranglehold on the major titles was not complete like last year, however. The Netherlands brought two Pro Tour champions to Paris in Kamiel Cornelissen and Julien Nuijten, but it was relative unknown Robert van Medevoort who sealed the deal for the Dutchies by dispatching Shouhei Yamamoto to send the team title back to Europe.

    Five days in Paris showcased the best the game has to offer - thousands of players and fans packing the fantastic location at the Louvre, five new Hall of Famers inducted, nail-biting Sunday play, thrilling comebacks, timely topdecks, stunning new deck tech, and so much more. Congratulations to all the 2006 champions, and we'll see you at Pro Tour-Geneva in 2007!



    Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
    1 Paulo Carvalho   Ryo Ogura, 3-0        
    8 Ryo Ogura   Ryo Ogura, 3-2
           
    4 Nick Lovett   Nick Lovett, 3-1   Makihito Mihara, 3-0
    5 Katsuhiro Mori    
           
    2 Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa   Makihito Mihara, 3-2
    7 Makihito Mihara   Makihito Mihara, 3-2
           
    3 Tiago Chan   Gabriel Nassif, 3-2
    6 Gabriel Nassif    

    National Team Finals

    1 Team Japan Team The Netherlands, 2-0
    2 Team The Netherlands




    EVENT COVERAGE INFO

    • Feature: Sebastian Thaler, Rookie of the Year
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Feature: Shouta Yasooka, Player of the Year
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Finals: Mihara Rides Storm to Victory
      Makihito Mihara vs. Ryo Ogura
      by Ted Knutson
    • Team Finals: Three-Headed Giants
      Japan vs. the Netherlands
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Decklists: The Top 2 Team Decks
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Finals Team Draft Report: Drawing Battle Lines
      by Ted Knutson
    • Semifinals: Fire and Water
      Nick Lovett vs. Ryo Ogura
      by Scott Johns
    • Semifinals: Hard-Knock Life
      Gabriel Nassif vs. Makihito Mihara
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Quarterfinals: Life Is Life
      Gabriel Nassif - Tiago Chan
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Quarterfinals: One Big Turn
      Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa vs. Makihito Mihara
      by Ray "blisterguy" Walkinshaw
    • Quarterfinals: Mori no More
      Nick Lovett vs. Katsuhiro Mori
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Quarterfinals: Bad Beats
      Paulo Carvalho vs. Ryo Ogura
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: European Junior Finals
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Thanks to all the Judges
      by Senior Judging Staff



    • Team Profiles: Japan and the Netherlands
      by Ted Knutson and Scott Johns
    • Team Round 4: "In With A Win!"
      The Netherlands vs. Portugal
      by Ray "blisterguy" Walkinshaw
    • Team Round 3: Champing at the Bit
      Japan vs. Netherlands
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Ask the Pro: Who Will Win Worlds?
      by Raphael Levy
    • Feature: Your Extended PTQ Metagame Bomb
      by Ted Knutson
    • Team Round 2: Tilting at Windmills
      China vs. The Netherlands
      by Ted Knutson
    • Team Round 1: A Gauntlet of Power
      Japan vs. Brazil
      by Scott Johns
    • Feature: Rochester Draft Observations
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: The Top 8 Player Profiles
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Decklists: The Top 8 Decks
      by Event Coverage Staff



    • Decklists: The Top Extended Decks
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Pro Players Blog
      by Craig Jones
    • Round 18: Fan the Flames
      Paulo Carvalho (POR) vs. Christian Flaaten (NOR)
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 18: Keep Your Eyes on the Top
      Gabriel Nassif (FRA) vs. Jonathan Rispal (FRA)
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 18: The Path is Clear
      Willy Edel (BRA) vs. Ryou Ogura (JPN)
      by Ray "blisterguy" Walkinshaw
    • Feature: Welcome to the New Extended, Not Quite the Same As the Old
      by Ted Knutson
    • Deck Tech: "Dirty Kitty" - (Goblins/Fecundity)
      by Scott Johns
    • Feature: Secret Force
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Deck Tech: Take A Walk On The Sunny Side
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 17: Keeping on Top of Tings
      Gabriel Nassif (FRA) vs. Ryuuchi Arita (JPN)
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 16: Drawn Together
      Katsuhiro Mori (JPN) vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa (BRA)
      by Ray "blisterguy" Walkinshaw
    • Round 15: Grueling Beats
      Nicholas Lovett [WAL] vs. Øyvind Andersen [NOR]
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 14: In Soviet France, Eggs Eat You!
      Tiago Chan (PRT) vs. Jonathan Rispal (FRA)
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 13: The Champ and His Millions
      Olle Råde [SWE] vs. Paul Cheon [USA]
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: Exploring Extended
      by Hanno Terbuyken and Tim Willoughby
    • Column: Lessons at the Louvre
      by Randy Buehler
    • Column: The Last Word
      by Gary Wise
    • Info: National Team Members
      by Event Coverage Staff



    • News: Update on Disqualifications
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 12: The Lord and the Looter
      Julien Nuijten (NLD) vs. Katsuhiro Mori (JPN)
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Feature: Not Your Standard Decklist
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Round 11: Big O
      Olle Råde (SWE) vs. Osyp Lebedowicz (USA)
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 10: Breakfast of Champions
      Katsuhiro Mori (JPN) vs. Raphael Levy (FRA)
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Draft Viewer: Time Spiral Draft 2, Pod 1
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 10: Pods


    • Round 9: Eight… Oh!
      Tsuyoshi Fujita [JPN] vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa [BRA]
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 8: Blasting Out The Warrens
      Jan-Moritz Merkel (DEU) vs. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa (FRA)
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 7: Brazil Nuts
      Willy Edel (BRA) vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa (BRA)
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Draft Notes: I See A Red Deck And I Want It Painted Black
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Draft Report: Setting Up the Christmas Season for Willy Edel
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 7: Pods



    • Column: Swimming in the Seine
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Decklists: The Top Standard Decks
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • News: Two Players Disqualified in One Match
      by Scott Johns
    • Feature: Dealer Talk
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 6: The Mirror and the Throne
      Shuuhei Nakamura (JPN) vs. Takuya Oosawa (JPN)
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 5: Memories Ignited, Visions Burst
      Gabriel Nassif (FRA) vs. Olle Råde (SWE)
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 4: "Pretty Much Just Like That"
      Osyp Lebedowicz (USA) vs. Paulo Vitor Damo de Rosa (BRA)
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 3: Gargadon Gobbles Elephants
      Wesimo Al-Bacha (GER) vs Tomohiro Kaji (JPN)
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Round 2: Izzet Time for an Izzet Pun Already?
      Antonino De Rosa (USA) vs. Johan Sadeghpour (SWE)
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 1: French Persecution
      Pierre Canali (FRA) vs. Raphael Levy (FRA)
      by Hanno Terbuyken
    • Hall of Fame Profile: Bob Maher
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Hall of Fame Profile: Dave Humpherys
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Hall of Fame Profile: Raphael Levy
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Hall of Fame Profile: Gary Wise
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Hall of Fame Profile: Rob Dougherty
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Feature: 2006 World Championships Preview
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Info: Day 1 Country Breakdown
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 1 Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Fact Sheet
      by Event Coverage Staff
     1.  Makihito Mihara $50,000
     2.  Ryo Ogura $25,000
     3.  Nick Lovett $17,750
     4.  Gabriel Nassif $15,000
     5.  Paulo Carvalho $13,500
     6.  Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $13,500
     7.  Tiago Chan $10,500
     8.  Katsuhiro Mori $15,000
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