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2000 Chicago Masters

Sunday's Pictures

[view]Magic creator Richard Garfield presents Ben Rubin the Masters Series prize
[view]The final handshake
[view]Jon Finkel, upset in the finals by Ben Rubin
[view]Jon Finkel takes a look at Superman. Rubins shirt says Truth, Justice and the American Way
[view]Uh, oh. Rubins looking a little down
[view]A very happy Ben Rubin beat Jon Finkel

Saturday's Pictures

[view]Kyle Rose is all OVER the red zone
[view]Finkel takes it to the red zone
[view]Jon Finkel has never been camera shy. Good thing, too
[view]Jon Finkel lays the smack down on Alex Shvartsman
[view]Mark Rosewater sings the blues
[view]Alex Shvartsman sports a sleek looking Sideboard polo
[view]Superman is on the case.
[view]The impeccable Lan D. Ho
[view]Kyle Rose was looking less than rosy

Friday's Pictures

[view]Anthony Alongi reports on Ben Rubin vs. David Williams
[view]Kyle Rose plays Bob Maher in the quarterfinals
[view]Finkel and Bregoli are very, very tired
[view]Alex Shvartsman comes in for the win
[view]Bob Maher is playing a Plague Spitter. Bad times for Rose
[view]Kyle Rose prepares to send his Quirion Sentinel into the red zone
[view]Ben Rubin is Superman
[view]Bob Maher repeatedly threatens his opponent
[view]David Williams anxiously awaits stack resolution
[view]Mike Bregoli gives his opponent The Stare
[view]Christian Luhrs wasnt able to pull it off
[view]Finkel is entering the red zone
[view]Alex Shvartsman is having a strong weekend
[view]Luhrs and Williams ponder
[view]Sideboard Content Manager Omeed Dariani and Sideboard Reporter Randy Buehler
[view]Kyle Rose, Christian Luhrs and David Williams
[view]Head Judge Sheldon Menery lays down the final judgment
[view]Invitational finalists, Rubin and Finkel
[view]The final draft
[view]Players were extra careful not to pass the wrong number of cards
[view]Finkel eyes a Crusading Knight
[view]Bob Maher consults with Mark Rosewater
[view]A very happy Alex Shvartsman
[view]Richard Garfield examines a card. He is known for his ability to adapt to different situations
[view]Richard Garfield takes on all comers
[view]Two of the happy ladies of Magic
[view]Players relax and kick it for fun
[view]Noah Boeken and Mark Rosewater wandered into the eye of the camera
[view]Diligent judges enjoy a moment of repose
[view]Nope. They arent camera shy
[view]Some judges struggle with the meaning of the word tap
[view]This is essentially a picture of a microphone with some people in the background. Enjoy
[view]Judge Mike Donais is a party in a package
[view]Tired players crash on the floor. Some of them wear yellow socks
[view]A mysterious and anonymous WotC staff member types on a computer - perhaps typing this very caption

Thursday's Pictures

[view]Andrew Cuneo and Darwin Kastle
[view]With thirty-two players playing single elimination, the Masters is brutal
[view]Marsh looks over his draft deck
[view]Warren Marsh
[view]Billy Jensen and Mike Long draft like crazy men
[view]One of the many power draft tables at Masters
[view]Nakamura plays Kastle in round 1 of the Masters
[view]Andrew Cuneo vs. Alex Shvartsman
[view]Mike Long vs. Warren Marsh
[view]Marshs Crosis the Purger is a beast
[view]Marsh is a thinker
[view]Darwin Kastle gets in your face
[view]Englands Warren Marsh. In the background, Sideboard reporter Josh Bennett
[view]Jon Finkel, fresh off his Invitational win, plays Joe Weber
[view]Christian Luhrs defeated Satoshi Nakamura
[view]Rookie of the Year Brian Davis plays Player of the Year Bob Maher, Jr.
[view]Kicker cards are a huge part of Invasion Limited
[view]Mike Bregoli and Sigurd Eskeland are one of several powerful groups in this draft
[view]Satoshi Nakamuras lucky hat
[view]Christian Luhrs of team Draften Und Spielen
[view]Satoshi examines a card in play
[view]Satoshi Nakamura is a joyful person
[view]Mike Long plays a very intense game against David Williams
[view]Dave Williams is hunting for his first major tournament victory.
[view]Kim Eikefet covers Mike Bregoli and Sigurd Eskeland
[view]Randy Buehler, who first achieved acclaim at PT Chicago, is on hand to report for Sideboard
[view]Jon Finkel and Jakub Slemr at a very strong draft table
[view]Drafting at Masters is intense
[view]One of the four Masters draft tables, featuring Mike Bregoli, Sigurd Eskeland, Jon Finkel, Jakub Slemr, Trevor Blackwell and Alex Shvartsman
[view]Satoshi rocks
[view]Dave Williams plays Mike Long, crushing his dreams of a Masters win
[view]Car Acrobatic Teams Andrew Cuneo
[view]Gateway Finalists, Andrew Cuneo and Daniel OMahoney-Schwartz
[view]Franck Canu vs. Jelger Wiegersma
[view]Canu is on the ropes
[view]Frenchman Franck Canu
[view]Dutchman Jelger Wiegersma


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