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2001 Grand Prix London

Player Pictures

[view]The winner
[view]Kai smiles as the fact that hes a four-time Grand Prix champion sinks in.
[view]Grand Prix Champion Kai Budde.
[view]Noah Boeken asks four-time Grand Prix champion Kai Budde advice for his draft deck
[view]Finals - Budde concentrates on a Worldly Council
[view]Finals - Gabriel Nassif
[view]Finals - Kai Budde
[view]Gabriel Nassif, hiding behind his bright yellow hat
[view]Finals - Kai Budde vs Gabriel Nassif
[view]Kai Buddes pit crew - Warren Marsh and Tony Dobson
[view]Semifinal - Matt Henstra
[view]Henstra has no land, but Budde has nothing to kill him with
[view]Semifinal - Kai Budde
[view]Semifinal - Matt Henstra vs Kai Budde
[view]Kai - Addle you, naming green
[view]Semifinal - Gabriel Nassif vs Helmut Summersberger
[view]Semifinal - Helmut Summersberger
[view]Semifinal - Gabriel Nassif
[view]Warren Marsh versus Gabriel Nassif
[view]Antoine Ruel seems calm as his opponent mulligans
[view]Matt Henstra vs Antoine Ruel
[view]Matt Henstra
[view]Antoine Ruel
[view]Helmut Summersberger
[view]Pierre Malherbaud
[view]Kai Budde
[view]Rene Kraft
[view]Put that Skyfolk in the bin
[view]A happy Warren Marsh applies some beatdown
[view]Top 8 - Matt Henstra vs Antoine Ruel
[view]Top 8 - Warren Marsh versus Gabriel Nassif
[view]Top 8 - Pierre Malherbaud versus Helmut Summersberger
[view]Top 8 - Kai Budde versus Rene Kraft
[view]The Top 8 match area is full of spectators
[view]The Warren Marsh fan club
[view]Sigurd Eskeland, considering a response
[view]Matt Henstra, carefully considering his board position
[view]Matt Henstra, playing Sigurd Eskeland for a place in the top 8
[view]Antoine Ruel, in the middle of the second game against Oliver Schneider
[view]A supremely confident Oliver Schneider, watched by Dan Paskins
[view]Oliver Schneider vs Antoine Ruel, playing for top 8
[view]Antoine Ruel
[view]Franck Canu
[view]Franck Canu, playing Antoine Ruel in round 13
[view]Rafael Gennari tries to destroy Quentin Martins land using only the power of his mind
[view]Noah Boeken
[view]Shvartsman vs Boeken, with Ben Ronaldson reporting
[view]The mirror match
[view]Alex Shvartsman and his camouflaged deck
[view]Oliver Schneider, with his ever-present Meddling Mages
[view]Kai Budde and Helmut Summersberger sharing a joke
[view]A pensive Pierre Malherbaud
[view]Oliver Schneider versus Pierre Malherbaud
[view]Pro Tour Qualifier 3
[view]Pro Tour Qualifier 2
[view]Pro Tour Qualifier 1
[view]Stewart Shinkins versus Jelger Wiegesmars
[view]Antoine Ruel
[view]Kung-Chieh Wang
[view]Antoine Ruel playing against Kung-Chieh Wang
[view]Dave Williams, Recoiling a Dodecapod
[view]A cool and collected Helmut Summersberger
[view]Helmut Summersberger, attacking Dave Williams
[view]Ryan Fuller versus Sigurd Eskeland
[view]Ryan Fuller
[view]Sigurd Eskeland, winning his match against Ryan Fuller
[view]Budde, Eskeland, Fuller and Williams. A table of pure power.
[view]Round 8 Feature Matches
[view]Chris Benafel takes losing better than many people
[view]A pensive Antoine Ruel, playing against David Williams
[view]Laurent Pagorek, playing with fire
[view]Pagorek - Im taking away all your spells
[view]Stuart Wright, the only undefeated English player, on 6-0
[view]David Williams smashes Antoine Ruel with a Spectral Lynx
[view]Antoine Ruel, addling David Williams
[view]Fuller and Shvartsman, both going for another Grand Prix Top 8
[view]Williams vs. Ruel, under the watchful eye of reporter Tarik Browne
[view]Team Gnome member Rob Salmon shows of the most famous shorts in Magic
[view]Level 3 judge Ben Martin adjudicates a dispute between Steve Newberry and Mark Mills
[view]Pro Tour Player of the Year Kai Budde draws the crowds to the feature match area
[view]Stevie Galbraith, Scottish Level 2, starting a new career as a freelance gangsta rapper
[view]Impersonating Sideboard writers is a serious offence
[view]Noah Boeken of Holland
[view]Stewart Shinkins playing against Trey Van Cleave
[view]Kai Budde, waiting for Noah Boeken to do something
[view]Tony Dobson versus Oliver Schneider
[view]Johnny Chapman
[view]Pete Norris, ace Sideboard reporter
[view]Craig Prof Jones serves with his shark
[view]The ugliest mascot in the world, ever
[view]The final handshake
[view]Wilfred Ranque, attempting to beat fellow Frenchman Olivier Ruel
[view]Ben Ronaldson, probably the best deckbuilder in the world Editors note: these captions were written by an Englishman
[view]Ryan: Fact or Fiction. So, what would Warren Marsh do
[view]Warren Marsh in a sticky situation
[view]Warren Marsh versus Ryan Fuller
[view]Nicolas Labarre meditates
[view]Never upset your hairdresser
[view]Round 3 Feature matches
[view]Joules Two Pints Haigh
[view]Gert Coeckelbergh
[view]Franck Canu, the fabulous Ruel brothers, and a duck
[view]Alex Shvartsman and John Larkin pick up playing tips from the feature matches
[view]The Round 2 feature matches
[view]Kevin OConnor and Tom Harle
[view]Guy Brew vs Cormac Smyth and Alaxander Blumke in the background
[view]Mike Major from England, Sandro Stettler of France, and Steve Walker of England
[view]Michael Debard, from France, and Steve Walker of England
[view]Graham Thomson, from Scotland, in the famous Team Gnome shirt
[view]Stephan Meyer, from Germany
[view]Players in Round 1
[view]Comer and Shvartsman test their decks
[view]GP Trial Runner-Up Jan Doise
[view]GP Trial Winner Michael Horemans
[view]The GP trial on Thursday drew a record number of people.

Site Pictures

[view]With only 64 players, the Day 2 playing area is far more spacious
[view]The GenCon UK trade hall. Virtually anything can be bought here.
[view]Another picture of the GenCon UK trade hall
[view]The side events area, before the event
[view]The Grand Prix site, before the event
[view]The beautiful and historic Olympia building

Staff Pictures

[view]Judges help Antoine Ruel rebuild his deck after it was lost just before the top 8
[view]Judges Dan Holden and Steve Griffin discussing a situation
[view]Judges ruling on a dispute
[view]Chris Llewellyn and Ben Martin, head-judging three simultaneous PTQs
[view]Dan Paskins and Ben Ronaldson, two of Sundays Sideboard staff
[view]The amazing Mel Silver, holding the fort at the registration desk
[view]Sam Wright, the GenCon UK Show Manager and allegedly Carl Crooks protege
[view]Hi, Mum
[view]Mat Hay, Level 2 from Scotland
[view]Oli Bird, Level 2 from Ireland
[view]George Macoujki, Level 3 from the United Arab Emirates
[view]The judge meeting, discussing the plan for the day
[view]Rune Horvik, camera-shy Level 3 from Norway
[view]Chris Llewellyn, Level 3 from Scotland
[view]Justus Roennau, Level 3 from Germany
[view]Cajus and Keith, busy registering players
[view]Keith Anderson, GP Head Judge
[view]Carl Crook and Kierin Chase, planning the future of Organized Play.
[view]Keith, Carl, Lee, and Graham, the colourful GP tournament management staff.

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