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2001 Grand Prix Amsterdam

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[view]Top two and shining, congratulations to both of you
[view]Chris and trophy, both polished
[view]Ed Bear was kind enough to offer an original piece of his own art to the winner of this Grand Prix . . .
[view]. . . Chris Benafel, winner of Grand Prix Amsterdam
[view]Xavier Curto Vives, a happy runner up
[view]Chris Benafel faces Xavier in the finals
[view]We think Xavier is rather photogenic
[view]Xavier Curto Vives made the grand finals. Spain, be proud
[view]Xavier Curto Vives in his semi final against Daniel OMS.
[view]Brian Davis good luck charms.
[view]Chris Benafel looking very happy.
[view]Brian Davis and Chris Benafel at the beginning of their semi final.
[view]Brian Davis looking very happy about his hand.
[view]Daniel OMS carefully considering his options.
[view]Semifinal between Daniel OMS and Xavier Curto Vives.
[view]Brian Davis beating Alexander Witt
[view]Dan OMS, judge
[view]O help, Dan OMS
[view]David Price and Dan OMS
[view]Antoine Ruel
[view]In the quarterfinals, Dan OMS is taking it up against Menno Dolstra
[view]Chris Benafel, another tongue
[view]Chris Benafel having fun
[view]Alexander Witt facing Brian Davis: pay special attention to the little tongue
[view]And again, Antoine: triple A for a fine player
[view]Frances finest, Antoine Ruel
[view]Xavier facing David Price in the quarterfinals
[view]Southern flavour in hot Amsterdam: Xavier Curto Vives
[view]Oh dear, whats happening now David Price
[view]Brian Davis playing Alexander Witt
[view]Menno Dolstra gets a nice color from doing the quarterfinals
[view]Gijs Hoogendijk overlooking the draft
[view]Antoine Ruel defending the French colours at Amsterdam. Xavier will surely do the same for Spain.
[view]Xavier Curco Vives and Alexander Witt brotherly next to one another. Alexander losing his interest
[view]Menno Dolstra shuffling cards
[view]The top eight drafting for the quarterfinals
[view]The Dutch Rob van der Steenhoven fighting his last battle with James Stroud
[view]The American James Stroud came all the way to the Netherlands to be featured in the last round
[view]An all Dutch feature match in round 14
[view]Alexander Witt proves to be the stronger of the two
[view]The last round features another Dutch guy, Bas Postema
[view]Xavier Curto Vives, who came all the way from Spain, will be starting sixth starting the quarters
[view]Defending his fifth place after round 14, Chris Benafel
[view]Brian Davis and Chris Benafael giving us their very own opinions on the event. Check out the player profiles
[view]Brian Davis, first to go into the quarterfinals
[view]The best eight players before going into the quarterfinals
[view]And again
[view]The best eight after round 14
[view]Alexander Witt, eight after round 14
[view]Chris Benafel, fifth after round 14
[view]David Price, third after round 14
[view]Gary Wise is losing this round 12 feature game
[view]Here he starts looking more serious
[view]Now look close, here Gary Wise is smiling, very confidently
[view]Chris Benafel, glasses coming down
[view]David Price: Gary, you really think this is a wise card to play
[view]Chris Benafel, smiling this time
[view]Almost hidden: David Price
[view]Chris Benafel, facing Michael Debard in a round 12 feature match
[view]Mickys back, Gary Wise and David Price
[view]Michael Debard and Chris Benafel featuring in round 12
[view]Michael Debard, a bit vague maybe
[view]Brian Kibler, Warren Marsh, Zvi Mowshowitz and Sigurd Eskeland talking about constructing decks for Pro Tour Tokyo
[view]Antoine Ruel and Jan Doise featuring in round 11
[view]Antoine Ruel has been playing very well this year, and its no different today
[view]Jan Doise from Belgium in round 11, eyes wide open
[view]Oh oh, Eivind Nitter, this does not look good
[view]Sturla Bingen and Eivind Nitter in an all-Norwegian feature match in round 11
[view]Sturla Bingen, competing for fame and glory
[view]Superman is actually Dutch and is called Bart Genders.
[view]Tom Harle UK as a Dutch supporter and Gabriel Nassif FR in yellow brightening up the event.
[view]Kai Budde from Germany. No comments
[view]Dave Humphreys was the first to win a team Pro Tour, together with Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty for Your Move Games.
[view]Kai Budde, the favorite of this round 10 feature match, did not beat Gary Wise.
[view]Gary Wise, green and red, that is a lot to think about.
[view]Dan - the Man - OMS featuring in round 10.
[view]A Nordic match: Jim Herold from Germany having a hard time standing up against Nicolai Herzog from Norway
[view]Dutch judge Angelique den Brok keeping a keen eye on the American Dan Clegg
[view]Alex Shvartsman in a feature match against Brian Davis in round 9.
[view]Brian Davis enjoying the sunshine.
[view]Alexander Shvartsman, check out the T-shirt.
[view]Alexander Witt in a feature match against Bram Snepvangers in round 9. Way to go, Holland
[view]This guys day cannot be beat anymore: Alexander Witt being featured.
[view]David Price in the background seems happier with his pick than Gary Wise.
[view]Janosh Kuehn at the draft.
[view]Olle Rades pick is important for Alex Shvartsman.
[view]Drafting, Alex Shvartsman passes his cards on to Janosh Kuehn
[view]Not sure whether Brian Davis is happy with the cards Sturla Bingen gave him.
[view]Sideboard Online reporter Mark Wraith is looking attentively while Kai Budde is building his sealed deck.
[view]Ivan Stanoev and Antoine Ruel closing the feature matches of day one
[view]Ivan Stanoev, from the Czech Republic, seems to be happy
[view]Must be hard, concentrating at ten in the evening: Rob van der Steenhoven from the Netherlands
[view]Antoine Ruel, weve seen him a lot this year
[view]Sturla Bingen makes his opponent green with envy
[view]Rob van der Steenhoven and Sturla Bingen, feature-matching in round 8
[view]David Williams and Bram Snepvangers in a round 7 feature match
[view]Nothing can distract Bram Snepvangers, not even his fans
[view]Dan Clegg got nervous over facing Rookie of the Year Brian Davis
[view]OK, not really a rookie anymore
[view]David Williams picks his cards gentily
[view]The American Dan Clegg is getting nervous in round seven
[view]Is this kid fast or what
[view]David Price needs support for his head: having heavy thoughts
[view]No tablecloths for these tough guys
[view]Yellow glasses, did Jon Finkel finally reveal us his secret of success
[view]Its your move, Alex
[view]Veterans Alex Shvartsman and Dave Humpherys
[view]Smart boys facing each other in a round six feature match
[view]And you should see the beast Dave Humpherys has on his back
[view]And the wwinner of this feature match, is the American Mike Pustilnik
[view]Tom van de Logt playing against Mike Pustilnik in round five: just imagine his mother talking about her son to the neighbours tomorrow
[view]Or maybe not. Mike Pustilnik beats the local boy
[view]Olle Rade happy over Crimson Acolyte
[view]The diminutive pair featuring in round five
[view]Tony Dobson was not lucky this time - only this time
[view]Some players brought their own energy drinks
[view]Jon Finkel, current world champion, and Martin Zuercher from Switzerland have a different opinion on color.
[view]Noah Boeken plays a local game against Steven OMahoney Schwartz.
[view]A round 4 feature match between Brian Kibler and Darwin Kastle.
[view]Darwin Kastle
[view]Noah Boeken is not in the mood for the second feature match of round 4
[view]Steven OMahoney-Schwartz is
[view]US Brian Kibler being very alive against US Darwin Kastle, feature match in round 4
[view]Michael Sochon from France
[view]Worth a feature match: the Austrian Benedikt Klauser playing
[view]Colorful threesome
[view]Ryan Fuller, blue because theres only two players from Canada
[view]Rickard Oesterberg, recently made Top 8 in Helsinki, against Warren Marsh, second in Pro Tour New York 2000.
[view]Taking a break in between rounds three and four
[view]Dinesh Mehta from Switzerland avoiding the crowds
[view]David Price is not yet qualified for Pro Tour Barcelona and is therefor planning on going to every European Grand Prix leading up to it.
[view]Gary Wise is one of the two Canadians to make the trip to Amsterdam.
[view]Bram Snepvangers made Top 8 Grand Prix Amsterdam in 1999 and recently finished 2nd at Grand Prix Florence.
[view]Dave Humpherys is here with the rest of his Your Move Games team members.
[view]Trey Van Cleave, currently living in Denmark, brought his girlfriend to Amsterdam to play her first Grand Prix.
[view]Michael Sochon from France making an appearance after staying away from the Grand Prix circuit for a while.
[view]David Williams concentrating very hard on building his deck.
[view]Darwin Kastle, from team Your Move Games, is one of the 28 Americans to come to Amsterdam.
[view]Craig Jones from England looking very happy with the deck he just built.
[view]Sigurd Eskeland, The big Viking from Norway.
[view]Dominik Hothow from Germany.
[view]Tony No Fear Dobson.
[view]Kim Eikefet came to Amsterdam not to cover the event, but to play in it.
[view]Mattias Jorstedt Sweden and current English champion Ben Ronaldson.
[view]And this one is especially for you Marjorie -
[view]An English threesome: Scott Wills, Mark Wraith and Tony Dobson.
[view]Dirk Baberowski played the finals here against good friend and team mate Kai Budde in 1999.
[view]Nicolai Herzog from Norway, European Champion in 1999.
[view]Marc Hernandez from France.

Site Pictures

[view]Deep blue for the Grand Prix banners of 2001
[view]SBS, a Dutch commercial television station, will be broadcasting the Grand Prix at 7 pm on Saturday night during their news broadcast.
[view]Lots of people in a hot place, this is Amsterdam
[view]Whats up in 2001
[view]Ed Beards gift to the Grand Prix winner
[view]The new Grand Prix shirt featuring all scheduled Grand Prix in 2001.

Staff Pictures

[view]Felix proudly announces the Top 8 of Grand Prix Amsterdam
[view]Felix Huybrechts, Organized Play Manager for the European Territories having the night of his life
[view]The judges, a dream team
[view]Newcomer in the field Nele Van der borght
[view]Vicky Korstanje having fun
[view]More Sideboard staff
[view]The gentlemen of the team
[view]Ben Ronaldson from England is taking his job very seriously
[view]The ladies
[view]The Sideboard Online team from left to right: Ben Ronaldson, Craig Jones hiding, Mark Wraith, Nele Van der borght and Vicky Korstanje
[view]Gijs Hoogendijk, who is the head judge on day two, still talking with Jaap Brouwer
[view]Gijs Hoogendijk and Jaap Brouwer, who was head judge on the first day of the Grand Prix
[view]The English Scott Wills big smile for the Sideboard
[view]Veikko Montonen, Mario van Leeuwen and Diane Thirring, judges sharing ideas
[view]Scorekeeper at Grand Prix Amsterdam - at any European event - Cajus von Engelmann
[view]Girlpower amongst the judges English Diane Thirring and Dutch Angelique den Brok.
[view]Cyril Grillon level 4 from Belgium together with Christine Sienkiewicz level 1.5 from France.
[view]Jan De Vries level 2 from The Netherlands, Henk Claassen level 1 from The Netherlands and Stefan Blanchon level 3 from France are waiting to hand out the sealed decks.
[view]Paul Barclay, level 3 judge from England, and Cajus Von Engelmann from France are preparing everything for the first round.
[view]Jaap Brouwer, level 3 judge from The Netherlands, is head judging the third Grand Prix in Amsterdam.
[view]Judges update in between rounds.
[view]Mark Wraith does not play this time he decided to do online coverage instead.
[view]Vicky of Online Sideboard dreaming
[view]Sideboard reporters Alex Shvartsman and Patrick Mello sharing a table.
[view]Mark Wraith from England is covering the event for Sideboard online.
[view]Ed Beard, signing cards and making drawings for his European fans.
[view]Ed Beard, Magic artist on site, is giving away the original painting of Sulfur Vent to the winner of the Grand Prix. This painting has a value of 975 US.

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