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2001 Pro Tour New Orleans

Sunday's Pictures

[view]Kai Budde Pro Tour New Orleans Champion
[view]Mike Pustilnik and his USD25,000 check
[view]Chris Benafel, New Orleans Masters Finalist
[view]Tomi Walamies extends the hand
[view]A crowd gathers to watch the finals.
[view]Olivier Ruel dreams for a check someday
[view]Finals action under the cameras
[view]Tomi Jelly Walamies with the Hat from outside of time.
[view]Head Judge Mike Guptil, Tournament Manager Jeff Donais, Sideboard Coverage Coordinator Thomas Pannell, and Reporters Gary Wise and Josh Bennett. For some reason, all of these people are getting paid.
[view]Japanese Sideboard Editor Keita Mori is a little sleepy
[view]Rushing River is far better than Capsize - Brian Kibler November 1st, 2001
[view]Kai Budde wonders what it would be like to lose.
[view]Tomi I wish I had permenants Walamies
[view]Kai Budde reacts to his opponents play. Gary Wise stares at donut.
[view]Tomi Walamies plays one of his many Impulses
[view]Walamies sending with his Elephant token.
[view]Kai is running out of room for all these giant checks
[view]PT New Orleans Awards Ceremony
[view]Kai Budde and David Humpherys in the Semifinals
[view]Kai Budde has quite a smile on his face.
[view]David Humpherys not quite as happy.
[view]Tomi Walamies in the Semifinals
[view]Tomi Walamies and Jelger Wiegersma in the Semifinals
[view]Jelger Wiegersma in the Semifinals
[view]David Humpherys and Anton Jonsson in the Quarterfinals
[view]Tomi Walamies and Benedikt Klauser in the Quarterfinals
[view]David Humpherys in the Quarterfinals
[view]View of the action in the Quarterfinals Pit
[view]Kai Budde extended the hand
[view]Darwin Kastle in the Quarterfinals
[view]Kai Budde in the Quarterfinals
[view]Raphael Gennari and Jelger Wiegersma in the Quarterfinals
[view]Jelger Wiegersma gives a high five to a fan
[view]Wiegersma in the Quarterfinals
[view]Raphael Gennari in the Quarterfinals
[view]Anton Jonsson in the Quarterfinals
[view]David Humpherys in the Quarterfinals
[view]Benedikt Klauser in the Quarterfinals
[view]Tomi Walamies in the Quarterfinals
[view]Tournament Manager Jeff Donais
[view]Pro Tour New Orleans Top 8
[view]Kai Budde
[view]Raephel Gennari
[view]Jelger Wiegersma
[view]Tomi Walamies
[view]Anton Jonsson
[view]Benedikt Klauser
[view]David Humpherys
[view]Darwin Kastle

Saturday's Pictures

[view]Pro Tour New Orleans Site
[view]Brian Hegstad playing for Top 8
[view]Kai Budde is very happy about his matchup against Brian Hegstad
[view]Kai lays down the law
[view]David Humpherys playing for top 8
[view]Teammates Rob Dougherty and David Humpherys playing for top 8
[view]Rob Dougherty playing for top 8 against yvind degaard
[view]Jon Finkel plays with his fans
[view]David Humpherys has quite nice 2-pair
[view]Brian Hegstad and Jelger Wiegersma in a round 13 feature match
[view]Brians opponent seems a bit dizzy
[view]Benedikt Klauser and Chris Pikula in a round 13 feature match
[view]Chris Pikula in a round 13 feature match
[view]Benedikt Klauser is unhappy with the card he drew
[view]yvind degaard in a round 13 feature match
[view]Rob Dougherty ponders a sideboard card while Randy Buehler looks on
[view]Rob Dougherty and yvind degaard in a round 13 feature match
[view]Brian Kibler and Kai Budde in a repeat of Pro Tour Chicago semifinals
[view]Brian Kibler in a round 13 feature match
[view]Kai Budde in a round 13 feature match
[view]More shots of the venue.
[view]Noah Boeken checks out the standings.
[view]Humpherys vs. Hager. Rubin in the background.
[view]Current top seed Benedikt Klauser plays his round 12 match.
[view]Pat Chapin stares down Ophidian.
[view]Pikula and Chapin in a round 12 feature match.
[view]Chris studies his position.
[view]Kai Budde, the German Juggernaut, and current world champ.
[view]Doing any tradin
[view]I thought this guy was supposed to wear a red and white suit and drive a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer.
[view]Eivind Nitter is sexy
[view]Matt Linde needs a new hat.
[view]Nicolai Herzog aint saying a word.
[view]William Baby Huey Jensen.
[view]Dominic Crapuchettes.
[view]Trey Van Cleave.
[view]A few of our younger players.
[view]Satoshi Nakamura.
[view]Franck Canu.
[view]Kazuya Hirabayashi.
[view]Scott McCord.
[view]Antonino DeRosa.
[view]Matthew Vienneau.
[view]Mike Long.
[view]RDs Mark Rosewater.
[view]Alex Shvartsman.
[view]Andrew Cuneo.
[view]Kai Budde.
[view]David Price.
[view]The venerable and hyper-efficient James Do Hung Lee.
[view]Brian Kibler.
[view]Pat Chapin.
[view]Tom Guevin.
[view]Tuomo Niemen.
[view]Mark Rosewater checking out the pretty pictures.
[view]Walamies and Klauser in round 12.
[view]Walamies in action
[view]A frustrated Klauser.
[view]Wiegersma and Kastle in round 12.
[view]Wiegersma thinks it over.
[view]A quick moving Darwin Kastle.
[view]Davis trying his best.
[view]Chris Pikula takes a moment to study the board.
[view]Two PTQers duking it out.
[view]Becky Hiebert, aka becky, in the PTQ.
[view]Darwin Kastle says, Bring it.
[view]Frenchie friends, Raphael Levy and Antoine Ruel.
[view]Lucas Hager checking out Itaru Ishidas Shadowmage Infiltrator.
[view]Who wins in a fight Avatar of Woe and two Zombies or Exploration and Scroll Rack
[view]A close up of Itaru Ishida.
[view]Jovial Frenchman Raphael Levy.
[view]Sacre Bleu Another jovial frenchman, Antoine Ruel.
[view]Our fine judging staff led by Mike Guptil in red.
[view]Mike Guptil tries out for a part in Matrix 2.
[view]Kai Budde is not impressed.
[view]Rob Dougherty in a state of confusion.
[view]Rob Dougherty and Kai Budde in a round 9 feature match.
[view]Artist Jim Nelson signs cards for a fan.
[view]Scott Johns and Alex Shvartsman in a round 9 feature match.
[view]Scott Johns giggles with thoughts of sugar plum faries in his head.
[view]Alex Shvartsman reaches to cut his opponents deck.
[view]Trey Van Cleave says Seal of Cleansing or no
[view]Thomas Guevin tries to hold back his urge to vomit.
[view]Trey Van Cleave and Thomas Guevin in a round 9 feature match.
[view]Players in the PTQ bring brown bag lunches.
[view]PTQers
[view]Andrew Cuneo looks surprised
[view]yvind degaard cant decide if hes hot or cold.
[view]Cuneo and degaard in a round 8 feature match.
[view]Jelger Wiegwesma in mid-shuffle.
[view]Rob Dougherty thinking hard.
[view]Ben Rubin says, Ewwwwwwww.
[view]Friends Dan Clegg and Ben Rubin square off in round 8.
[view]Dan Clegg performing some slight of hand.
[view]The lovely Mrs. Head Judge.

Friday's Pictures

[view]Head Judge Mike Guptil hands David Saylor a disqualification without prize. Saylor reacts accordingly.
[view]Sideboard Content Manager Thomas Pannell and Head Judge Mike Guptil: Truth, Justice and by proxy, The American Way
[view]Before this picture was taken, Tomi Walamies stuck his finger in an outlet.
[view]Finkel checks out the graveyard.
[view]Kai says, Hahaha Im the best at Magic now
[view]Well now. It isnt every day you see about 400,000 worth of Magic winnings sitting down at one table.
[view]If youre really really nice, Chris Page will give you an Odyssey pack.
[view]Nothing beats playing with a brand new format
[view]Mikey P and Raphael Levy in a round 7 feature match.
[view]Mikey P doing his best Nathan Lane impersonation.
[view]Dont mess with me. Im French.
[view]Brian Kibler is a very intense man.
[view]Who else thinks Pat Chapin could stand to gain a few pounds
[view]Kibler and Chapin going at it in round 7. Chapin has a combo-Aluren deck and Kibler is playing Illusions-Donate.
[view]The great Jon Finkel and yvind degaard in round 7.
[view]Dan O and Chris Benafel in round 7. Or is it Benafel-Berger
[view]Finkel lulling yvind to sleep.
[view]Benafel again. Did someone forget to wear deodorant
[view]Dan O and his girl share a laugh.
[view]Besides being a master at Magic, Jons other power is being...PLASTICMAN
[view]Scott Larabee, Mike Guptil, and the amazing Gerry Rubin.
[view]Now appearing on Broadway, Scott Larabee, Renee Roub and Jeff Donais.
[view]Head Judge Mike Guptil and part of his crew.
[view]The venue
[view]Dan Clegg and Itaru Ishida in a round 5 feature match.
[view]Dan Clegg is getting verrrry sleeeeeepy.
[view]Itaru,on the other hand, is wide awake.
[view]Scott Johns and Andy Wolf duke it out in round 5.
[view]Andy Wolf or a deer in headlights You decide.
[view]Scott Johns in mid-cut.
[view]Alex Borteh and Satoshi Nakamura do battle in round 5.
[view]Satoshi again, doesnt he look regal
[view]Peter Szgeti and his fancypants watch.
[view]The Shears brothers, Huey, Linde, Brock, Hegstad, Kibs, PTR, and Phil Freneau make up team OMG. Our Move Games
[view]Dan OMS, the kinder, gentler O.
[view]Mike Turian is happy. Wouldnt you be happy if you were a potato too
[view]Trey Van Cleave thinks something is funny.
[view]Justin Gary and Kyle Big Erhnam Rose in a round 4 feature match.
[view]Justin Gary has looked happier.
[view]Pretty much a standard issue look from Kyle, though.
[view]Brian Davis, former Rookie of the Year.
[view]Tobey Tamber and Brian Davis in a round 4 feature match.
[view]Tobey Tamber takes a lesson from Dave Price and gives Brian Davis The Stare.
[view]Gary Wise tries to look serious, even though we all know hes actually jolly.
[view]Wise and Raphael Levy in a round 4 feature match. Raphael is zee best
[view]THE Ben Seck.
[view]Dutchman Noah Boeken.
[view]Wasnt Halloween on Wednesday
[view]Must...stop...room...from...spinning.
[view]The great one himself, Bob Maher.
[view]The Potato himself, Mike Turian, considers the best course of action during a feature match against Alex Shvartsman.
[view]CMU wunderkind Eugene Harvey.
[view]Judge Justus Ronnau and a guy.
[view]Cyril Grillon and his posse.
[view]This judges teeth are whiter than the white on his shirt
[view]Second place Worlds 2001 finisher Alex Borteh thinks about his next move.
[view]Itaru Ishida and Alex Borteh. I wonder what Meddling Mage is naming
[view]Itaru Ishida, deep in thought.
[view]William Baby Huey Jensen and Rob Dougherty in a battle of the East coast mages.
[view]Alex Shvartsman has a Meddling Mage, but Masticore doesnt seem to mind.
[view]Kai Budde is unimpressed.
[view]Looks like Bart is about to get it
[view]A fan of Jon Finkel is happy to get an issue of the sideboard with him on the cover.
[view]Player of the Year Kai Budde and Eugene Harvey yuk it up in round 3.
[view]Nothing draws a crowd like a crowd.
[view]Pat Chapin in a round 2 feature match
[view]Pat Chapin and Jon Finkel in a round 2 feature match
[view]Jon Finkel in a round 2 feature match
[view]Pierre Malherbaud in a round 2 feature match
[view]Tsuyoshi Fujita in a round 2 feature match
[view]Pierre Malherbaud and Tsuyoshi Fujita in a round 2 feature match
[view]Ben Ronaldson and Dave Price in a round 2 feature match
[view]The Dave Price stare in a round 2 feature match
[view]Ben Ronaldson in a round 2 feature match
[view]Welcome to Pro Tour New Orleans
[view]The Municipal Auditorium, home of PT New Orleans
[view]Pro Tour players telling stories before round 1
[view]Brian Kibler, Darwin Kastle, and Rob Dougherty
[view]An overhead shot of the feature match area
[view]The Pro Tour has begun
[view]Chris Benafel and Rob Dougherty in a round 1 feature match
[view]Ben Rubin and Olivier Ruel in a round 1 feature match
[view]Bob Maher and Tom Guevin in a round 1 feature match
[view]Chris Pikula and John Shuler in a round 1 feature match
[view]Jens Thoren and Tuomo Nieminen in a round 1 feature match
[view]Ben Rubin in a round 1 feature match
[view]Olivier Ruel in a round 1 feature match
[view]Tom Guevin in a round 1 feature match
[view]Bob Maher in a round 1 feature match
[view]Chris Pikula in a round 1 feature match
[view]John Shuler in a round 1 feature match
[view]Tuomo Nieminen in a round 1 feature match
[view]Jens Thoren in a round 1 feature match
[view]Mark Rosewater calls out the feature matches
[view]Players seated for the players meeting
[view]PT Head Judge Mike Guptil


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