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2001 European Championship

Sunday's Pictures

[view]The top four players and their trophies. Come home safely and congratulations
[view]Eivind Nitter happily takes over the heavy duty of representing Europe as its Champion from Noah Boeken
[view]Last years European Champion Noah Boeken looks a bit sad giving the trophy to Nitter
[view]Craig Jones at work for the Sideboard
[view]Daniel Zink receives his fourth place trophy
[view]Event Manager Christophe Weyers calling the winners on stage
[view]...together with Gary Wise, for a nice balance of personalities
[view]Ben Ronaldson is the commentator in English...
[view]Andrea Santin joins in with the comments
[view]Marco Makuz and Davide Bonate giving life comments in Italian
[view]Dave Montreuil receives the second place trophy
[view]Sergio Simonelli handing out the trophy to winner Eivind Nitter
[view]Red alert
[view]Dark room, concentrated audience
[view]A look at the finals match on stage
[view]Tomi Walamies - that close to being one of the finalists - in the dark at the Sideboard table
[view]The trophies
[view]The finals match
[view]Eivind Nitter versus Dave Montreuil in the finals of the European Championship 2001
[view]Daniel Zink versus Wolfgang Eder in the quarter-finals
[view]Sturla Bingen versus Tomi Walamies in the quarter-finals
[view]Jens Thoren versus Dave Montreuil in the quarter-finals
[view]Eivind Nitter versus John Ormerod in the quarter-finals
[view]The Sideboards own Alex Shvartsman
[view]Rui Oliveira, the Sideboards Mobile Fort
[view]Ladies and gentlemen, the best eight European Magic players in 2001
[view]Haunted Angel, Yawgmoths Agenda and Explosive Growth are from the hands of Arnie Swekel
[view]Mark Tedin, the creator of Sol Ring, Mana Drain and Juzam Djinn
[view]Kev Walker made Void, Orims Chant and Obliterate
[view]Top 8 Competitor Tomi Walamies
[view]Top 8 Competitor Jens Thoren
[view]Top 8 Competitor Eivind Nitter
[view]Top 8 Competitor Daniel ink
[view]Top 8 Competitor Wolfgang Eder
[view]Top 8 Competitor John Ormerod
[view]Top 8 Competitor Sturla Bingen
[view]Top 8 Competitor Dave Montreuil
[view]After some matches
[view]The Italian side of the web coverage table
[view]Gary Wise curious about how Antoine Ruel is doing
[view]This happens when the air-conditioning breaks down
[view]Sucking inspiration from a pen
[view]Antoine and Olivier Ruel, Ben Ronaldson and Farid Meraghni discussing decks
[view]Alberto Adessos pictures will be in the next issue of the Sideboard magazine
[view]The fabulous Federico Faenza, responsible for the Italian version of the Sideboard
[view]Sideboard reporters Rui Oliveira and Gary Wise on a diet of bits, bites and water
[view]Owner of Urban Legend, Davide Tolle Bonati, looking elsewhere for inspiration. Backed up by Gaetano Gagliardi, new at Wizard of the Coast, Italy
[view]Marco Makuz takes care of the webcoverage for Urban Legend
[view]Nexus boot, editor of the Oraculo magazine
[view]Good deal, huh
[view]Side events are up and running
[view]Playing at the side events
[view]Registration at the side events: Federico Calo and Gianluca Panebianco
[view]Judge Jeroen Vercruysse gives us a big smile for his girl
[view]Sergio Simonelli, Vice President Europe
[view]Sergio Seen my badge Its officially me Simonelli

Saturday's Pictures

[view]Tomi Walamies versus Svend Geertsen in round fourteen
[view]Many hold the opinion that Tomi Jelly Walamies is the best deckbuilder in Finland
[view]Tuomo Nieminem versus Frank Karsten in round fourteen
[view]Tuomo Nieminem is friends with Tomi Walamies. There is definitely a Finn going through to top 8
[view]Frank Karsten finished ninth last year and does not want to see this happen again. Well Frank, you wont...
[view]The Argentinian Gero Maier lives in Germany this year and is making the best out of it
[view]Tom van de Logt and Gero Maier in round fourteen
[view]Andrea Santin versus Svend Geertsen in round thirteen
[view]Andrea Santin, probably the only Italian to have ever asked the supporting crowd to be a bit quieter
[view]Svend Geertsen, the guy who released Stompy on the unsuspecting Magic community at Worlds 1997
[view]Ben Ronaldson and Franck Canu following the Fuller-Jocumsen match
[view]Flix Schneider
[view]Sigurd doesnt know what hes getting
[view]Sigurd Eskeland versus Felix Schneider in round thirteen
[view]Bjorn Jocumsens daughter is called Justitia
[view]Ryan Fuller, champion trash talker
[view]Tomi Walamies versus Thomas Rosholm
[view]Thomas Rosholm from Sweden in round thirteen
[view]Did you know this guy is the Welsh Champion Philip Brett
[view]Daniel Zink
[view]Jens Thoren
[view]Wolfgang Eder
[view]Dave Montreuil
[view]Sturla Bingen
[view]Eivind Nitter
[view]John Ormerod
[view]Tomi Walamies
[view]Nicolas Labarre in round twelve
[view]Tom van de Logt in round twelve
[view]Kai Budde in round twelve
[view]Tom van de Logt, one of the Dutch still making a chance at top 8
[view]Antoine Ruel versus Pierre Malherbaud, not the first time these last weeks. They faced each other in the French Nationals already
[view]Antoine Ruel, the calmer half of the Ruel brothers
[view]Nicolas Labarre verus Rickard sterberg in round twelve
[view]Crazy Noah
[view]Would be nice for the picture if Nicolas Labarre would be drafting black and red here
[view]Tuomo Nieminem keeps an eye on Pierre Malherbaud at the drafting table
[view]Picky Ryan Fuller
[view]Tommaso Natale and Marcus Angelin pulling a face
[view]Jos Schreurs between Roc Herms and Paco Llopis at the second draft
[view]Stan van der Velden looking for a broken card out of his pack
[view]Wolfgang Eder at table 1 making Exclude his first pick out of the first booster
[view]Bram Snepvangers, highly skilled player
[view]Kamiel finished his round eleven match with applause from his Dutch supporters
[view]Kamiel Cornelissen and Bram Snepvangers before they beat each other up
[view]One of the old names in Italian Magic is Andrea Redi
[view]Antonino hypnotized by cards
[view]Nice tan, Sigurd
[view]A careful choice of three time Grand Prix top 8 player Svend Geertsen
[view]Svend Geertsen versus Sigurd Eskeland in a round eleven feature match
[view]Mattias Kettil gets beaten up by a Drake
[view]Mattias Kettil and Sturla Bingen playing their deck a last time today
[view]Sturla Bingen, dreamy look
[view]Sturla Bingen, clear look
[view]Trey Van Cleave had to give the round ten match to Antoine Ruel
[view]The Battle of the Kings
[view]Pierre Malherbaud, the current French Champion
[view]Oliver Ollie Schneider, the current English Champion
[view]Noah Boeken competing with Bram Snepvangers
[view]Kai Budde, the other big B
[view]Ondrei Baudys facing another big B in round ten
[view]Shady picture, the real Trey Van Cleave
[view]Patrick Mello and Konstantin Firsov in round nine
[view]Konstantin Firsov, probably the only one who doesnt lose his cool now that the air conditioning has broken down
[view]Patrick Mello didnt only make Top 8 at the German Nationals, he also came fourth at Pro Tour Barcelona
[view]Klauser versus Luehrs in Round 9
[view]This guy made top 8 at German Nationals, Christian Luehrs
[view]Benedikt Klausers calm has swept more than one player off his feet
[view]Eivind Nitter versus Wolfgang Eder in round nine
[view]Wolfgang Eder has a startling 8-0 record in round nine
[view]Eivind Nitter claims he is so good at this game
[view]Italian top player Federico Dato
[view]Federico Dato versus Helder Coelho in round eight
[view]Jakub Slemrs biggest tournament achievement is still his 1997 World Champion title
[view]Antoine Ruel, the French Superman
[view]JohnO versus Raphal Lvy in round eight
[view]The Drake lead John Ormerod to victory
[view]Raphal Lvy up against a strong opponent
[view]Posing for pictures is no fun
[view]Gary Wise and Nele Van der borght make believe that working for the Sideboard is fun
[view]Antoine Ruel versus Jakub Slemr in the first round of the day
[view]Svend Geertsen in a pensive mood
[view]A Scandinavian feature match, Svend Geertsen versus Tomi Walamies
[view]A bit vague, Tomi Walamies
[view]Buddes draft table
[view]Kai Budde, happy with the deck he drafted
[view]John Ormerod deserves to win something big for a change, according to the English players
[view]Gary Wise and Andrea Chiarvesio report on the draft of table 2
[view]Table 16, notice Dutch Frank Karsten and Bram Snepvangers
[view]A lot is at stake for all the Dutch at table 16, here Noah Boeken and Kamiel Cornelissen
[view]Holland has high hopes for Kamiel Cornelissen
[view]Sideboard reporter Rui Oliveira keeps a keen eye on Kamiel Cornelissens draft
[view]Nicolas Labarre and Sinan Bolca at the draft
[view]By now Craig Jones manages to smile
[view]Federico Dato and Ellis Romero building their deck for the day
[view]Craig Jones surprised to see the sun shine without his dark glasses
[view]Hangover from day 1, Ben Ronaldson went 1-6
[view]Italian breakfast
[view]Gis making it sound like samba, ...and draft
[view]Eivind Nitter next to Roberto Focherini
[view]Raphal Lvy next to Andrej Brglez
[view]Nele Van der borght had to wait ages to capture a good picture of the Head Judge
[view]Fuller made his pick
[view]Rochester makes the grey cells work
[view]Jan Sorensen, Peter Myrvig and Antonino de Rosa at the draft
[view]Raffaele Lo Moro
[view]Kai Budde
[view]Bram Snepvangers

Friday's Pictures

[view]Sepp Neff, what can you do with a name like that
[view]Olivier Ruel from France versus Lazar Szabo from Hungary
[view]Raphal Lvy versus Wolfgang Eder in the last round of the day
[view]Raphal Lvy, seems the European Championships are good for him
[view]Guido Pacifici hard at work
[view]...and Urban Legend reporter Marco Makuz, who takes advantage of that
[view]Dirty looks from a player from Modena, Roberto Focherini
[view]Helmut Summersberger versus yvind degaard in a round six feature match
[view]Cute smile from Helmut Summersberger
[view]The Swedish Jens Thoren, who came second at Grand Prix Prague, plays Italian Roberto Focherini
[view]Kai Budde versus Daniel Paskins in Round 6: this is how you play
[view]Daniel Paskins left Magdalen at home this time
[view]We caught him smiling. Kai Budde in his old Pro Tour Washington CCC shirt
[view]John Ormerod versus Dave Montreuil in a round six feature match
[view]Dave Montreuil, one out of three Canadians at the European Championships. Gary Wise tells you more in one of the side articles
[view]The match Raphal Lvy - Svend Geertsen almost made Gary Wise throw his computer out of the window and jump after it
[view]A modest Frenchman, Raphal Lvy
[view]Andrea Santin, one of the best deck builders in Italy
[view]Nicola Herzog versus Sturla Bingen, two players who have to live up to high expectations in their home country Norway
[view]Time for thought, Benedikt Klauser versus Ondrej Baudrys in round five
[view]Paco Llopis to Nicolas Labarre: Get going, I havent got all day
[view]Alexander Strakhov
[view]Nicolas Labarre
[view]Noah Boeken
[view]Ryan Fuller
[view]Andrea Redi
[view]Nicolas Olivieri versus Andreas Redi in round four
[view]JohnO versus the Spanish Carlos Barrado
[view]John Ormerod did well at Pro tour Mainz and Grand Prix Manchester, now Milan
[view]The French Nicolas Olivieri is not quite as well known as he should be, hes way underrated, a very good player, according to Pete Norris
[view]The ex-European Champion and current Norwegian Champion Nicola Herzog faces Jos Schreurs, who won Grand Prix Gothenburg this year, in Round 4
[view]Just a little argument between friends
[view]Cyrille de Foucaud, an example for our youngsters
[view]Yann Hamon versus Raphal Lvy. The French are well represented with a total of 18 players
[view]Rui Mariani, Portugals pride and glory
[view]Pete Norris versus Tom van de Logt, maybe the opponent who chased Pete out of Holland
[view]Daniel Paskins, an English guy who occasionnally writes about Magic
[view]Scott Wills, an English guy who occasionnally writes about Magic
[view]Richard Edbury versus Noah Boeken in round two
[view]Alexander versus Alexander
[view]Bram Snepvangers versus Cyrille De Foucauld in round two
[view]Bram Snepvangers unorthodox decks saved him more than once
[view]Old school Cyrille De Foucaud, started with Alpha at the first GenCon
[view]Last-minute Head Judge Gis Hoogendijk
[view]Olivier Ruel versus Benedikt Klauser in round two
[view]Benedikt Sorry Klauser, but he beat Olivier Ruel anyway
[view]Olivier Im such an idiot Ruel
[view]Tom Harlie, Stuart Creswell and Jonny Chapman rooting for Ben Ronaldson
[view]Federico Dato
[view]yvind degaard
[view]Tom van de Logt
[view]Antonio De Rosa
[view]Yuri Kolomeyko
[view]Craig Jones
[view]Olivier Ruel
[view]Antoine Ruel
[view]Sigurd Eskeland made a good start, winning his first round
[view]Ben Ronaldson is here to win but got smashed in the first round
[view]Being featured so early in the day, the cost of being famous: Ben Ronaldson versus Sigurd Eskeland
[view]Eivind Nitter, Norwegian star from the seventies, according to some
[view]Eivind Nitter versus Antonino De Rosa in the first round of the day
[view]Antonino De Rosa is one out of three Italian players here today that plays on an international level next to Luca Chiera and Andrea Passelli
[view]Gary Wise, Lord of the Birds
[view]Garys friends
[view]Two and a half Sideboard reporters - Rui Oliveira and Alex Shvartsman
[view]The Sideboard Squad, ready for action
[view]Il Duomo, the ultimate reason to visit Milan
[view]Well be on top of things, keeping you informed of the latest developments at the European Championship 2001 in Milan
[view]The EC banner, another splendid design of Vanessa Embrechts
[view]All packed and ready to get going

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