Top 8: Rui Mariani Rodrigues
Name: Rui Mariani
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation: Computer programmer
Played Magic since: Ice Age, 1996?
Best accomplishments: 4th GP Lisbon 1999, 7th GP Madrid 2000, 27th PT Rome.
Q: What made you decide to come to Grand Prix Porto?
A: It's near and I won a trial.
Q: What were your expectations going into this tournament, and why?
A: Top 32, top 8 with some luck because I play really well. :)
Q: Briefly describe your tournament play-wise so far, both day one and day two.
A: Day 1: 2-1-1 with an ok deck. Day 2: 5-1 with good drafts and some luck.
Q: What do you think is the main reason for you making top 8 in this tournament, and why?
A: Constistency, luck and no stress.
Q: What does this top 8 performance mean to you?
A: I really want to win this time! It's very satisfying. I'm happy.
Q: What are your predictions for the top 8?
A: Can I win? It's a very competitive top 8.