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2001 Grand Prix Yokohama

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[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.com: Champions
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.com: Champions
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.com: Champions
[view]Poor Sharks Masahiko Morita in the finals of Grand Prix Yokohama.
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.coms David Williams in the finals
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.coms Chris Benafel in the finals
[view]Poor Sharks Tomomi Otsuka in the finals
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.coms Ryan Fuller in the finals
[view]Poor Sharks Masahiro Kuroda in the finals
[view]Kuroda vs. Fuller in the finals
[view]Morita vs. Benafel in the finals
[view]Otsuka vs. Williams in the finals
[view]Team Poor Shark
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com had a few disagreements during the final draft
[view]Near the end of the pack, the cards get a little messy
[view]Kuroda drafts the back of Chris Benafels head just sits there
[view]The final draft of Grand Prix Yokohama
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com drafts in the finals
[view]Team Fire Beat, 4th Seed
[view]Team Voice of Soul, 2nd Seed
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited, 1st Seed
[view]Team Poor Shark, 3rd Seed
[view]Team Voice of Soul drafting in the semifinals
[view]Team Voice of Soul. Left to Right: Takao Higaki, Tadayoshi Komiya, Tsuyoshi Douyama
[view]Team Poor Shark. Left to Right: Msahiro Kuroda, Tomomi Otsuka, Masahiko Morita
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com
[view]Team Poor Shark two wins away from winning GP Yokohama
[view]Another picture of Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com. You should know what they look like by now.
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com practices the art of nonverbal communication
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com, the team with the longest name in the tournament
[view]Sideboard Managing Editor Monty Ashley covers Tsuyoshi Douyamas draft
[view]Team Fire Beat
[view]Team Poor Shark has a brief argument
[view]Fans were stacked on top of each other to get a glimpse of the semifinals
[view]Team Voice of Soul drafts
[view]Voice of Soul made it into the semifinals
[view]The draft
[view]Spectators had a hard time seeing all the action
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.com spends a lot of time playing to the crowd
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com is relaxed in the semifinals.
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.coms Ryan Fuller
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.coms Dave Williams
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.coms Chris Benafel
[view]Team 25:17
[view]Team Magic Square
[view]Could this player lead his team to victory
[view]One of the many teams making up Grand Prix Yokohama
[view]Team Dekiru-Kana vs. Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com in a Round 11 Feature Match
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com, leaders for the entire tournament, try to finish the swiss rounds on top
[view]Team Dekiru-Kana try to get into the Top 4 by beating AlphaBetaUnlimited.com
[view]Team 25:17 in round 11
[view]Team Magic Square in the last swiss round of the day
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com calculates how long Treva will stay on the table.
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited in the draft for Round 11.
[view]Team Dekiru-Kana in the last draft for the swiss rounds.
[view]Team Magic Square
[view]Team 25:17, on Table 8 at the end of the day
[view]cards await the drafting decisions of Loafing Giants and Voice of Soul
[view]Team Voice of Soul talk amongst themselves
[view]Team Loafing Giants consider the draft
[view]Team Poor Shark drafts before Round 10
[view]Team Poor Shark and Team Apprentice conduct high-level discussions exclusively by pointing at cards.
[view]Team Apprentice in the second draft of the day
[view]Team NISIKI in Round 9
[view]Team Potato Peach no relation to Team Potato Nation, as far as we know in Round 9
[view]Team DERAPIN in Round 9
[view]Team Voice of Soul in Round 9
[view]Kazumi Kikagawa of Team Apprentice, one of two female players on Day 2
[view]Tomomi Otsuka of Team Poor Shark, the other one
[view]Team Scrambled Steak in Round 9
[view]Team Susiyan in Round 9
[view]Team Absolute tries to take down the leaders
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited in their first match of the day
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.com plays Absolute in Round 9
[view]AlphaBetaUnlimited.com before the first draft of Day 2
[view]Team Susiyan
[view]Table 1: AlphaBetaUnlimited.com drafts against Team Absolute
[view]Table 2: Team Susiyan drafts against Scrambled Steak
[view]Player Cs first pack, and AlphaBetaUnlimited.com decides what to do about it.
[view]Team Dekiru-Kana drafts
[view]Team Magic Square drafts
[view]Team Fire Beat drafts
[view]Team Loafing Giants drafts
[view]Rob Dougherty, Loafing Giant, opens his pack
[view]Voice of Soul drafts against Team 25:17
[view]Team Fire Beat drafts
[view]Team Poor Shark vs. Yaburon
[view]Rob Dougherty takes a look at his cards
[view]Dave Williams of AlphaBetaUnlimited.com drafts
[view]The members of Team Scrambled Steak confer
[view]Executioners vs. Team M.O.B. in a Round 8 Feature Match
[view]Circle Money Draft vs. Loafing Giants in a Round 8 Feature Match
[view]Team M.O.B. is connected enough to get a feature match in Round 8
[view]The Executioners threaten to destroy everyone they face.
[view]Circle Money Draft hopes to turn Grand Prix Yokohama into its personal ATM
[view]Team Loafing Giants loafs its way into another Feature Match
[view]Team Potato Peach in a Round 7 Feature Match
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com again.
[view]Team Dekiru-Kana The question mark is part of the team name
[view]Team Dekiru-Kana vs. Nagators
[view]Team Potato Peach vs. AlphaBetaUnlimited.com
[view]Yusuke Osaka, the Jumping Japanese
[view]Team 25:17 vs. Team NISIKI in a Round 6 Feature Match
[view]Team Magic Square vs. Panzer Hunters Jo in the other Round 6 Feature Match
[view]Team 25:17 in their second Feature Match of the day
[view]Team NISIKI
[view]Team Magic Square in a Round 6 Feature Match
[view]Team Panzer Hunters Jo in Round 6
[view]Team Objects vs. Team Susiyan
[view]Team Objects in Round 5. Were not sure whether thats a team of objects or a team which objects to something.
[view]Team Susiyan in Round 5
[view]Team DERAPIN vs. Team PPB
[view]Team PPB
[view]Team DERAPIN
[view]Masaei Miyamori of Team Objects
[view]Sumi Kazuhiko of Team Susiyan
[view]Unluckeys vs. Chiban Dragon
[view]Team Unluckeys
[view]Chiban Dragon
[view]Team Fire Beat try to defend their native soil against the Westerners, in the person of Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com
[view]Team Fire Beat, the first two-time Feature Match players of the tournament
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com
[view]Executioners vs. Team Loafing Giant
[view]Panzer Hunters Jo vs. Team 25:17
[view]Alan Epley of Team 25:17
[view]Reiji Ando of Panzer Hunters Jo
[view]Team 25:17
[view]Team Panzer Hunters Jo
[view]Team Loafing Giants
[view]Loafing Giant and sometime Sideboard Writer Alex Shvartsman
[view]Rob Dougherty, cheating on Your Move Games with another team
[view]Mike Mikey P Pustilnik of the hastily-formed Loafing Giants
[view]Team Executioners
[view]Koichiro Maki, Executioner
[view]Satoshi Nakamura, who may have appeared in more Sideboard Online photos than any other Japanese player
[view]Kenichi Fujita of The Executioners
[view]Eleven-year-old Miyamoto, who is qualified for Junes Junior Super Series Championship in Orlando, Florida. And hes going
[view]Team Duel Machine, who have cool T-shirts
[view]Masahiro Kuroda, leader of Team Poor Shark
[view]Toshiki Tsukamoto, leader of Team Fire Beat
[view]What team is this God Only Knows.
[view]Team Voice of Soul in a Round 2 Feature Match
[view]Team Poor Shark faced Team Fire Beat
[view]Team Fire Beat played their first match in Round 2
[view]Fujieda Laboratorys Sasanuma Kiyoshi
[view]Rakerus Hashimoto Hiroshi
[view]Sasanuma decides if a Cavern Harpy and Dromar, the Banisher will be enough of an attacking force
[view]Team Tokyo Butties, which is pronounced Beauties
[view]Team Q.E.D.
[view]Team Rakeru faced Fujieda Laboratory in Round 1
[view]Team Fujieda Laboratory in their Round 1 Feature Match
[view]The seating assignments for the first deckbuild attract a lot of attention
[view]Team Voice of Soul
[view]Team AlphaBetaUnlimited.com
[view]Team Loafing Giants
[view]Team Chicago Miracle
[view]Team Tokyo Butties
[view]Team Executioners
[view]Team Magic Square
[view]Team Poor Shark
[view]Team Loafing Giants: Mike Pustilnik, Rob Dougherty, and Alex Shvartsman
[view]Team Executioners: Kenichi Fujita, Satoshi Nakamura, and Koichiro Maki
[view]Team Fire Beat: Toshiki Tsukamoto, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, and Jun Nobushita
[view]Team Kou II Ziko: Yasafumi Sasahara, Mitsumasa Imai, and Atsushi Takagi
[view]The anticipation before the event
[view]Before the doors open, players mill about
[view]It takes awhile for this many players to fill the area.
[view]At registration, the players tune their skills.

City Pictures

[view]The Ferris Wheel at night this Ferris Wheel is also the worlds biggest clock.
[view]The glittering Electic Town in Akihabara has very little to do with Grand Prix Yokohama. Pretty, though, isnt it
[view]The Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel, and not a a big sharks fin
[view]Yokohama, home of the Pacifico Yokohama and a really big Ferris Wheel

Site Pictures

[view]The Feature Match area
[view]The doors open and 846 players stream into the hall
[view]Even those who dont speak Japanese can manage to follow the signs.
[view]The Pacifico Yokohama Convention Plaza, home of Grand Prix Yokohama

Staff Pictures

[view]Judging is hard, tiring work
[view]Ron Foster calls the draft
[view]Keita Mori of the Japanese Sideboard coverage discusses tactics with Monty Ashley
[view]Sideboard Managing Editor Monty Ashley shows where this Grand Prix is being held
[view]Chris Zantides and Ron Foster
[view]Level 2 Judge Akio Sugaya
[view]Head Judge Takashi Aida
[view]Ron Foster and Takashi Aida.
[view]Head Judge Takashi Aida

Miscellaneous Pictures

[view]We are required by Internet law to feature at least one picture with awkward English
[view]A beautifully customized 3-D Island
[view]The art of customizing cards in known to a select few.
[view]Grand Prix Yokohama has fabulous trophies waiting for the winners
[view]You can get anything in a Japanese vending machine. Even fire
[view]The crack Hobby Japan staff will turn this RV full of equipment into a lavish Grand Prix
[view]The Coke cans in Japan are slender and elegant

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