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2001 Grand Prix Moscow

Sunday's Pictures

[view]Ryan Fuller gives Magic a face in Russia. Red is the colour of money
[view]A glimpse of the Red Square
[view]Leonid, a local judge, follows Mattias Jorstedts play
[view]Yuri Markin cracking jokes during an interview
[view]The Russian players love him, Yuri Markin
[view]Olivier Ruel helping out with the Sideboard coverage, while Event Manager Christophe Weyers is giving his computer the eye
[view]You think you can get away with this
[view]Ryan Fuller
[view]Ryan Fuller
[view]Iwan Tan
[view]Ryan Fuller versus Iwan Tan in the Finals
[view]Iwan Tan and Yuri Markin in the semifinals
[view]Yuri Markin
[view]Iwan Tan
[view]The semi-finals ready for take-off
[view]Sideboard reporter Olivier Ruel brought his animal farm to the semi-finals for support
[view]Antoine Ruel versus Eugene Okin in the quarterfinals
[view]Iwan Tan versus Sergey Norin in the quarterfinals
[view]Ryan Fuller versus Dave Williams in the quarterfinals
[view]Ryan Fuller
[view]Dave Williams
[view]Eugene Okin
[view]Rustam Bakirov versus Yuri Markin in the quarterfinals
[view]Rustam Bakirov
[view]Yuri Markin
[view]Sergey Norin
[view]Iwan Tan
[view]Saint Basils cathedral by night
[view]Grand Prix Moscow Champion Ryan Fuller
[view]The Finals: Iwan Tan vs. Ryan Fuller
[view]May the best win
[view]All Top 8 players speak Russian, guaranteed. Everybody here knows whats on the poster
[view]The same Top 8, getting a bit restless
[view]The same Top 8, testing their smiles for the camera on stage
[view]The Top 8 players of Grand Prix Moscow in front of the Bolshoi Theater
[view]Dave Williams goes in third in the quarterfinals
[view]Dave Williams giving us the monkey smile
[view]Yuri Markin goes in first in the quarterfinals
[view]Ryan Fuller goes in sixth in the quarterfinals
[view]Antoine Ruel goes in seventh in the quarterfinals
[view]Antoine Ruel showing off his scar
[view]Iwan Tan goes in fifth in the quarterfinals
[view]Sergey Norin Russia goes in fourth in the quarterfinals
[view]Rustam Bakirov Russia goes in eight in the quarterfinals
[view]Eugene Okin Russia goes in second in the quarterfinals
[view]Antoine Ruels trousers torn to pieces. There is no picture of the bloody scar to spare sensitive surfers, but its there. Says he ran against a post or something... Yeah right.
[view]This round thirteen feature match threw Alex Shvartsman out of the Top 8
[view]Yuri Markin is clearly enjoying the show
[view]Calculating their chances. Round 13 will be decisive for several of the international players
[view]Russian Igor Bugaenko
[view]Yuri Markin Didnt expect that, hey
[view]Mark Wraith being interviewed by the Polish television. Is that a smile
[view]Rustam Bakirov has the crowds on his hand
[view]Sideboard reporter Mark Wraith fishing for tech for the English Nationals
[view]A sportive round eleven feature match
[view]Antoine Ruel
[view]Things are getting tight for Mattias Jorstedt
[view]Hidden in a corner, a popular match: Dave Williams versus Rustam Bakirov
[view]Ze French
[view]Squeezing out the pepsi
[view]Larisa Komardina runs the Lotus Club in Moscow
[view]Beaver playing cards
[view]As good as any professional, Eugene Roginsky, facing Olivier Ruel in round ten - while Peter Bobrov is fooling around with Eugenes little beaver
[view]Stanislav Tsarevski follows a fellow Russian player. Made Top 8 at Russian Nationals in 1999
[view]Alexander Strakhov made top 2 at Russian Nationals twice
[view]This guy has probably played the most matches in Russia, Eugene Nefedov
[view]Yuri Kolomeyko is one of Ukraines top Magic players
[view]Ryan Fuller and Alex Shvartsman, sharing a table again in round ten
[view]More serious with each round, Ryan Fuller
[view]Alex Shvartsman is thinking about the Georgian restaurant of last night
[view]Girlie stuff
[view]Dmitry and Dave facing each other in round nine
[view]Russian National Team member Dmitry Afanasenko
[view]Dave Williams - without headphones
[view]Everything under control. Sargona and Wizards staff get-together
[view]Mattias Jorstedt was leading at the start of day two. And after Round 8, he was still leading.
[view]Iwan Tan. Is that a desperate look
[view]Starting quietly, Mattias Jorstedt from Sweden and German Iwan Tan
[view]Morning walk. The Bolshoi Theater close to the site

Saturday's Pictures

[view]The crme de la crme of Magic: Alex Shvartsman and Mikey P
[view]Dave Williams had a very strong first day
[view]The swiss rounds are over. Just playing for fun
[view]Pretty boy plays Go-Mar
[view]Mark Wraith and Wizards computers dont match - covering the last feature match of the day: Ryan Fuller against Alexander Dikhnov
[view]Ryan Fuller, sporting a red hat, trying to fit in
[view]Alexander Dikhnov is a popular Russian science fiction writer and a good Magic player
[view]Mark Wraith doesnt seem to find this game too exciting
[view]Go Olivier Ruel.
[view]This picture wasnt focussed on Alex Shvartsman
[view]Wondering what Alex Shvartsman is laughing with
[view]Cute piggy. No, not Alex
[view]What players get to see when they walk outside. Beautiful old town
[view]Okay, lets assume this says Grand Prix Moscow, April 21-22, 2001 or something along these lines
[view]You are disturbing us. Bruno Van Speybroeck, PR Manager, and Cajus Von Engelmann, scorekeeper
[view]What about this caption: Mikey P and Matti J Cute, huh
[view]Mattias Jorstedt makes a decisive move
[view]Mikey P without the typical hand in front of his face, what a treat
[view]Trading cards at the side events. Spotted three of those red ones so far
[view]Mattias Jorstedt and Trey Van Cleave, both wondering what the people around them are saying
[view]Blocking with a Dromar the Banisher and a whole army of animals
[view]French Franck in utmost concentration
[view]Canu and Firsov facing each other in the first feature match of the day
[view]Mister Firsov. If looks could kill
[view]Magic demo at the side events
[view]Somewhere in the near future, the Russian National Champion just might be one of these girls
[view]Kyril I am the final authority Grillon
[view]Still life. The site is well protected
[view]Hungry looks
[view]The Sargona ladies welcoming the players. From left to right: Marita Zaharova, Julia Birukova and Helene Lempert
[view]With a little help from my friend and mummy
[view]Maxim Nefedov, in the middle, building his deck
[view]Attentive listeners
[view]The judges are ready for action
[view]Local pop stars welcoming the crowds... Felix Huybrechts, Organized Play Manager and Marita Zaharova from Sargona, Russia
[view]Igor Klokov, President of Sargona, Wizards distributor in Russia, Ukraine and Belarussia
[view]Tom Wnerstrand and his wife
[view]This mans brain came up with the design for Ravenous Rats and Ghost Ship
[view]Checking the pairings for the first round of the day
[view]And almost every single one of them speaks Russian. Isnt that impressive
[view]Be prepared for a slaughterhouse
[view]The judges team the night before the big thing
[view]Head judge Cyril Grillon giving the judges a first briefing
[view]Welcome to Grand Prix Moscow. Please leave your car outside
[view]Music, Maestro
[view]All sorts of people, all sorts of colors
[view]Role-play anyone I thought we were off for a Magic tournament
[view]Saint Basils Cathedral on the Red Square and some of Russias less common inhabitants - I assume
[view]Three in a row
[view]Little old corner. This is at the center of Moscow

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