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2002 Grand Prix Houston

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[view]3900 deserves a smile like that
[view]The Champ: Josh Smith
[view]Still pals after the finals, Kibler and Smith
[view]Smith victorious Kibler cant understand his sideboard strategy
[view]In a word: Dominance.
[view]The Finals Brian Kibler vs. Josh Smith
[view]Smith in control
[view]Kiblers eyes let you know hes ready to win with two permanents
[view]Semifinal Action: Ben Rubin vs. Josh Smith
[view]Rubin tries to keep a game face on
[view]Smith takes care to shuffle thoroughly
[view]Semifinal Action: William Jensen vs. Brian Kibler
[view]Kibler is exciting The judge disagrees.
[view]Huey frets
[view]The screaming crowd
[view]Quarterfinal Action: Jonathan Job vs. Willaim Jensen
[view]Job tries to make the best of it
[view]Jensen sure loves his opponents mulligan to five
[view]Quarterfinal Action: Jonathan Pechon vs. Ben Rubin
[view]Pechon readies an elephant token
[view]Rubin looks for answers that arent there
[view]Quarterfinal Action: Alex Shvartsman vs. Josh Smith
[view]Shvartsman fears the worst
[view]Smith finds this ponderous
[view]Quarterfinal Action: Bob Maher, Jr. vs. Brian Kibler
[view]Kibler casting a spell Wow
[view]TGO gets his think on
[view]Round 13 Feature Match: Ken Krouner vs. Alex Shvartsman. Winner is in the Top 8
[view]Krouner is relaxed as can be
[view]Shvartsman tries to wring as much power from his cards as possible
[view]Round 13 Feature Match: Alex Borteh vs. Phil Freneau. Playing for pride.
[view]Freneau stares.
[view]Borteh just cant get into it
[view]Round 12 Feature Match: Ben Rubin vs. Dan Flood
[view]Rubin activates his heat vision
[view]Flood is best known for his rogue deck designs
[view]Round 12 Feature Match: Dan OMahoney-Shwartz vs. Jonathan Pechon
[view]Pechons Spiritmonger brings the pain
[view]Dan OMS, smiling politely
[view]William Jensen is on the Watch List for Extended
[view]Comer does the math
[view]Round 11 Feature Match: Eric Taylor vs. Brian Hegstad
[view]Eric Scary Taylor
[view]Babe of the Month Brian Hegstad
[view]The top tables are a wealth of talent
[view]Fletcher Peatross is despondent after losing his Feature Match
[view]Bill Macey addresses his fans
[view]Round 10 Feature Match: Josh Smith vs. Ben Rubin
[view]Rubin double-checks Smiths graveyard
[view]Smith wraps up game one
[view]Round 9 Feature Match: Brian Kibler vs. Bob Maher, Jr. Clash of the Titans
[view]Kibler brings the party with him
[view]Maher gets ready for Whoops, I win.
[view]Round 9 Feature Match: Peter Szigeti vs. Lan D. Ho
[view]Down a game, Szigeti boards in a shark-fin hat
[view]Lan D. Ho, up close and personal
[view]Round 8 Feature Match: Chris Benafel vs. Alex Borteh
[view]Borteh is an abyss, staring back into you
[view]Benafel is subdued
[view]Round 8 Feature Match: William Jensen vs. Ken Ho
[view]Jensen has an appropriately-sized coffee
[view]Ho is accidentally unsportsmanlike
[view]Round 7 Feature Match: Bob Maher, Jr. vs. Bryan Hubble, draws a crowd
[view]Maher shows off his sharp new haircut
[view]Hubble is always thronged by onlookers
[view]Round 6 Feature Match: Alex Shvartsman vs. Bill Macey, now with mood lighting
[view]Macey and his Personal Trainer
[view]Shvartsman mulls
[view]John Shuler battles evil and Phil Freneau with japery and Holistic Wisdom
[view]EDT adopts a pensive pose
[view]Alan Comer, big as life, and facing Eric Taylor in a Round 5 Feature Match
[view]Whos wearing those slippers
[view]... and do they deserve to
[view]Brian Hegstad attempts to take ALL the extra turns
[view]Whos asleep at the switch Incredulity over the non-featured status of Kibler vs. Jensen
[view]Round 4 Feature Match: Rob Dougherty vs. Andy Stokinger
[view]Theres no mistaking Rob Dougherty
[view]Stokinger is guided by a shadowy Olwen Wee
[view]Round 3 Feature Match: Shawn Kiernan vs. Lan D. Ho
[view]Kiernan has at least two hangers-on
[view]Skyward in Triumph: Lan D. Ho
[view]Round 2 Feature Match: Ryan Ellis vs. the back of Brian Kowal
[view]Ellis double-checks Kowals graveyard
[view]Kowal deftly subtracts six from his opponents life total.
[view]International male model Lan D. Ho disrobes
[view]This star-studded draft is good times for all.
[view]Those without byes have a long road ahead of them
[view]Under the heading Bad Ideas, this.
[view]Barely controlled chaos

Site Pictures

[view]Rain turns the skyline gray
[view]The Westin Gallerias opulence welcomes Grand Prix - Houston

Staff Pictures

[view]Head Judge Sheldon Menery has poise, grace
[view]Scorekeeper Scott Larabee towers over it all


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