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2001 Grand Prix Valencia

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[view]Top 2
[view]Two strong players, the best at Grand Prix Valencia
[view]Olivier became second, Christophe Weyers, Core Event Manager, just told him
[view]Ricard Tuduri was very concentrated, even just before midnight
[view]Finals of Grand Prix Valencia: Olivier Ruel versus Ricard Tuduri
[view]Olivier Ruel, the final match
[view]Olivier Ruel
[view]Ramos Manuel
[view]Mike Pustilnik
[view]Olivier Ruel defeated Raul Mestre, 2-0
[view]Noah Boeken defeated Ramos Manuel, 2-1
[view]Ricard Tuduri defeated Raul Perez, 2-1
[view]Olivier Ruel and Noah Boeken in the semi-finals
[view]Olivier Ruel facing Noah
[view]Would Noah Boekens little duck bring him luck, these semi-finals
[view]This local boy is going to the finals. Congrats, Ricard Tuduri
[view]Ryan Fuller - look close, a last time this Grand Prix
[view]Ryan Fuller got defeated by the Spanish Ricard Tuduri in the semi-finals
[view]Ryan Fuller defeated Mike Pustilnik, 2-0
[view]Raul Perez
[view]Raul Mestre
[view]Noah Boeken
[view]Ryan Fuller
[view]Ricard Tuduri
[view]Do you actually believe Mark said he didnt like pizza
[view]It takes a Spaniard to see someone eating pizza decently, Raul Mestre
[view]Mike Pustilnik does it a little bit more discreetly
[view]Noah Boeken. All Top 8 players got pizza
[view]Olivier Ruel, smack in his face
[view]About to draft the decks that might earn them the trophy
[view]Writing down their innermost feelings
[view]Gee, they havent even started playing yet...
[view]Top 8
[view]These are the eight best players at Grand Prix Valencia
[view]Raul Mestre from Spain, seventh going into the quarterfinals
[view]Raul Perez from Spain, eight going into the quarterfinals
[view]Ricard Tuduri from Spain, first going into the quarterfinals
[view]Olivier Ruel from France, second going into the quarterfinals
[view]Mike Pustilnik from the States, fifth going into the quarterfinals
[view]This is a popular table: Ryan Fuller versus the hooded Ricard Tuduri
[view]This looks like a popular table
[view]The flying Dutchmen in the last round before the quarterfinals
[view]Jelger Wiegersma and the cap
[view]A Portuguese fan club at the feature match table
[view]Manuel Ramos from Portugal
[view]Noah Boeken and Lucien Bui followed - very - closely by a judge
[view]Raphael Levy stands by fellow Frenchman Lucien Bui in round 12
[view]There is a Noah in the bible, a Noah in tennis and even in Magic he is being covered. See the feature match report
[view]Hector really likes Sinister Strength and beat the heck out of Darwin Kastle in round twelve
[view]The Spanish Hector Fuentes made top 8 at Pro tour Chicago 1999
[view]Darwin Kastle supporting his head, squeezing his head, whatever, but doing something to his head in round twelve
[view]Bram Snepvangers is not afraid of the Hooded Man
[view]Olivier Ruel versus Ryan Fuller
[view]Mike Pustilnik versus Tony Dobson
[view]Round 11 shows familiar faces at the feature match tables. Here Tony Dobson, Toni to his Spanish friends
[view]Raul Mestre passed Ricard Tuduri as first Spanish player after round ten, Raul is actually third by now
[view]Tony Dobsons pick of cards is decisive for Konstantin Firsov - Russias coolest cat
[view]Bram Snepvangers was feeding Olivier Ruels hand at the draft
[view]Alejandro Dominguez I dont think it will make the difference
[view]Mike Pustilnik fresh off Pro Tour Los Angeles victory
[view]While Ryan Fuller is warming up in this round ten match, Vicky Korstanje is freezing in the background
[view]Olivier Ruel facing Ryan Fuller
[view]The French judge Oren Guez is definitely enjoying his time at Valencia. Strange, this picture was taken when he was leaving
[view]He is French, hes nice and he is called Lucien Bui
[view]Bram Snepvanger is playing a killer red/green deck with splashes of black and white
[view]Bram Snepvangers and Lucien Bui in a gentlemens match in round nine
[view]An animated conversation between Sideboards Mark Wraith, Mattias Jorstedt and Tony Dobson on what exactly went wrong...
[view]All the way from Russia, came Konstantin Firsov to win his round nine match against Tony Dobson
[view]Darwin Kastle. Now here is a guy who knows when to smile to the camera
[view]Roc Herms Pont from Spain
[view]UK Tony Dobson is doing very well in round eight
[view]Current Nordic Champion Mattias Jorstedt is doing Sideboard coverage today
[view]Noah Boeken gives opponent Ruel a questioning look
[view]I am not sure whether Raphael Levy and Olivier Ruel had enough sleep last night
[view]Olivier Ruel won the coin flip and chose his place at the table. Brought him good fortune in round eight
[view]From left to right, Alexis Martinez Burguera, Saul Aguado Garcia and Xavier Curto Vives. Spains pride and joy
[view]Tuduri Ricard is the highest ranked Spanish player to go into day two. Sitting next to the Dutch Noah Boeken - still with cap
[view]Paco Llopis from Spain and the French Olivier Ruel follow each other in the rankings at the start of day two on respectively sixth and seventh place
[view]One of the Spanish favorites: Roc Herms Pont
[view]English Tony Dobson on the right in the company of Your Moves Games Mike Pustilnik. Team mate Darwin Kastle made day two as well. Chad Ellis did not
[view]Alejandro Dominguez, who was featured in a match against countryman Paco Llopis on the first day, at the draft table
[view]Tuduri Ricard is the highest ranked Spanish player to go into day two. Sitting next to the Dutch Noah Boeken - still with cap
[view]Paco Llopis from Spain and the French Olivier Ruel follow each other in the rankings at the start of day two on respectively sixth and seventh place
[view]One of the Spanish favourites: Roc Herms Pont
[view]English Tony Dobson on the right in the company of Your Moves Games Mike Pustilnik. Team mate Darwin Kastle made day two as well. Chad Ellis did not
[view]Alejandro Dominguez, who was featured in a match against countryman Paco Llopis on the first day, at the draft table
[view]The little duck of Noah Boeken is drowning its sorrow over his masters match loss
[view]Girls girls girls
[view]Is Noah hiding for The Sideboard Or concentrating on Ryans game
[view]Rocs opponent in this Spanish feature match is Sergi Vericat Vidal
[view]Sideboard reporter Rui Oliveira next to Roc Herms Pont
[view]Ryan Fuller looks forward to a fun match in the last round of the day
[view]Noah Boeken is starting to be really hooked on his cap
[view]Anything fantastic
[view]Chad Ellis from Your Move Games, one of four Americans at Grand Prix Valencia
[view]Just cute. Miguel and Virgina Folgado.
[view]Daddy said to pay attention. And that is what these kids did.
[view]Judge Friedrich Rademacher, scorekeeper Cajus von Engelmann and judge Diana Thirring high above the crowds...
[view]Jelger and Chad shuffling
[view]Jelger Wiegersma became tenth at last years Pro Tour Chicago. We featured him a second time today.
[view]Pacos pirate overlooking Alejandros dice. Charge
[view]Paco Llopis asked little Miguel to cut his deck and
[view]Alejandro Dominguez had to mulligan twice after little Miguels cutting
[view]Darwin Kastle took some heavy beatings in round five
[view]Big smile for tiny Lucien Bui from France
[view]Ryan Fuller versus Valentin Maestro
[view]The Spanish Valentin Maestro
[view]OK, hes got blond hair but thats about all that is Dutch about him. Ryan Fuller, a Canadian walking the little walls
[view]Rob Dougherty facing Jelger Wiegersma in round four
[view]Jelger Wiegersma from the Netherlands
[view]The making of the report of Rob Doughertys play
[view]Raphael Levy and Bram Snepvangers in the first feature match of the day
[view]Bram Snepvangers was shining as the runner-up at Grand Prix Florence. Will he do the same in Valencia Or better
[view]This is not a very confident look. Raphael Levy, French star player
[view]Lots of creatures facing..., well, what exactly
[view]Some of Europes finest. Around the clock, starting left: Olivier Ruel, Ryan Fuller - living in Amsterdam now, Noah Boeken, Lucien Bui, Rafael Levy, Mattias Jorstedt, Jelger Wiegersma and Carlos Barrado
[view]Head Judge Cyril Grillon working on Magics future
[view]This little boy is not impressed
[view]Your Moves Games Rob Dougherty building his first deck
[view]Players in action for a first time today
[view]Taking their time to register. This is Spain too.
[view]The crowds in Valencia are warming up.

Site Pictures

[view]The beehive that is the side events registration desk
[view]All roads lead to the Grand Prix
[view]Palm Trees. Sorry folks, I needed proof for the home front
[view]The Feria Valencia, site of the Grand Prix
[view]Please note the blue sky, the weather is gorgeous in Valencia
[view]Red carpet at the site. Wasnt meant for Magic players though
[view]Spanish mamas in front of the entrance
[view]Spanish policia safeguarding the pairings
[view]The land cards to complete players decks in nicely coloured piles
[view]Tablecloths, and the world looked a happier place
[view]In the beginning...there was nothing but an empty space
[view]Strong coffee in the morning. Hey, this is Spain

Staff Pictures

[view]Judges at dinner
[view]Wizards staff, pizza galore
[view]The photographer taking a break - suffering from an overflow of new impressions
[view]Cyril Grillon is supposedly leading the second draft of the day here
[view]Cajus von Engelmann. Is there a prize for best scorekeeper of the year
[view]Nele wants her face on the website too
[view]Spanish judges Luis Castillejo and Antonio Tevas convincing a friend to start playing Magic again
[view]Sneaking at his work over Cabrals shoulder
[view]The artist Ciruelo Cabral replaces Anthony Waters who was ill
[view]Wizards staff scattered around the Sideboard table
[view]Buddies. Christophe Weyers and Felix Huybrechts
[view]Vickys nice smile
[view]Vicky Korstanje
[view]Felix Huybrechts hairdo did not survive the first day of Grand Prix Valencia
[view]Portuguese friends, Frederich Rademacher and Rui Oliveira turning this match into a full Iberian event
[view]Dont underestimate deck checking: judges working their way through stacks of paper
[view]The artist Ciruelo Cablar will be back tomorrow
[view]Oscar Boy from Wizards distributor Devir and Juan Tavira, one of our Spanish judges
[view]The judges table proves to be the perfect shelter for a secretive Sideboard reader
[view]Sideboard reporters Mark Wraith from the UK and Portuguese Rui Oliveira following a game
[view]Card pick and judges keeping an eye on it


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