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Live Coverage of 2003 Pro Tour Chicago

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You might need to sit down for this one. It’s too shocking.

Kai Budde has won another Pro Tour.

In a Top 8 whose star-power rivaled that of the legendary Pro Tour—Chicago 2000, Budde fought past three huge names to claim his title. First it was William Jensen, called one of the five best drafters of all time. Next it was none other than Jon Finkel, a clash that drew the day’s biggest crowds. Finkel had just edged out Fabio Reinhardt in the blue-red mirror, but was overrun by Budde's speedy red-black.

On the other side of the bracket, rising star Dustin Stern ousted CMU-TOGIT's contribution to the Top 8, US National Champion Eugene Harvey. He went on to fall to Nicolai Herzog, former European Champ and one of Norway’s finest, who had only barely escaped Bram Snepvangers’ bomb-heavy deck in the quarterfinals. That was good news for Budde, since Snepvangers is the only player ever to put a stop to Budde's Sunday. The finals were quick and brutal. Budde's deck performed as expected and Herzog was ill equipped to stop him.

So it seems Budde has proven his own theories about Rochester Draft wrong. Humble Pie probably goes down easier with thirty grand on the side.


Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Kai Budde (Germany) $30,000
 2.  Nicolai Herzog (Norway) $20,000
 3.  Jon Finkel (USA) $15,000
 4.  Dustin Stern (USA) $13,000
 5.  Eugene Harvey (USA) $9,500
 6.  Fabio Reinhardt (Germany) $8,500
 7.  Abraham Snepvangers (Netherlands) $7,500
 8.  William Jensen (USA) $6,500

(Click here for complete final standings)


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Eugene Harvey Dustin Stern, 3-2
8 Dustin Stern Nicolai Herzog, 3-1
4 Abraham Snepvangers Nicolai Herzog, 3-2 Kai Budde, 3-0
5 Nicolai Herzog
2 Kai Budde Kai Budde, 3-1
7 William Jensen Kai Budde, 3-1
3 Fabio Reinhardt Jon Finkel, 3-2
6 Jon Finkel

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Nicolai Herzog vs. Kai Budde
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Feature: The Question Mark Game Show
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: Fantasy Pro Tour Results
    by Monty Ashley
  • Semifinals: Kai Budde vs. Jon Finkel
    by Josh Bennett
  • Semifinals: Nicolai Herzog vs. Dustin Stern
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Quarterfinals: Eugene Harvey vs. Dustin Stern
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: Bram Snepvangers vs. Nicolai Herzog
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Quarterfinals: Kai Budde vs. William Jensen
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Quarterfinals: Fabio Reinhardt vs. Jon Finkel
    by Toby Wachter
  • Top 8: Rochester Draft Decklists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Top 8: Final Draft
    by Aaron Forsythe

  • Round 14: David Brucker vs. Fabio Reinhardt
    by Randy Buehler
  • Round 14: Abraham Snepvangers vs. Bill Stead
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Round 14: Nicolai Herzog vs. Derek Bruneau
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: Alpha Sealed Deck
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 13: Nicolai Herzog vs. Jon Finkel
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 13: Bram Snepvangers vs. Chris Benafel
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Feature: Magic Online and the Pro Tour
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 12: Jon Finkel vs. Derek Bruneau
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Draft 4: Brian Kibler
    by Toby Wachter
  • Draft 4: Table 1
    by Randy Buehler
  • Draft 4: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 11: John Larkin vs. Dirk Baberowski
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 11: Jelger Wiegersma vs. Brian Kibler
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Round 10: Kai Budde vs. Eugene Harvey
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Round 10: Neil Reeves vs. Gab Tsang
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 9: Brian Kibler vs. Marco Blume
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Round 9: Ken Ho vs. Dave Humpherys
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 9: Derek Bruneau vs. Eugene Harvey
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 8: William Jensen vs. Ben Rubin
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 8: Raphael Levy vs. Dirk Baberowski
    by Ben Ronaldson
  • Draft 3: All Decklists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Draft 3: Rubin, Thoren, and Jensen
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Draft 3: Eugene Harvey
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Draft 3: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Feature: Day 1 Recap
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 7: Osyp Lebedowicz vs. Joseph Crosby
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Round 7: Craig Krempels vs. Derek Bruneau
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 7: Eugene Harvey vs. Stefan Fries
    by Randy Buehler
  • Feature: The CMU / TOGIT Connection
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 6: Anton Jonsson vs. Sigurd Eskeland
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Round 6: Kamiel Cornelissen vs. Mike Long
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 6: Eric Franz vs. Bob Maher
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 5: Kyle Rose vs. Kamiel Cornelissen
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Round 5: Nick Eisel vs. Chris Benafel
    by Josh Bennett
  • Draft 2: The 4-0 Table
    by Randy Buehler
  • Draft 2: Jon Finkel
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: Rochester or No?
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Draft 2: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 4: Alex Shvartsman vs. Antoine Ruel
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 4: Jin Okamoto vs. Zvi Mowshowitz
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 4: Nick Eisel vs. Olivier Ruel
    by Randy Buehler
  • Round 3: Jon Finkel vs. Dave Price
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Round 2: Dave Williams vs. Jon Finkel
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 1: Matt Linde vs. Dave Humpherys
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Draft 1: Zvi Mowshowitz
    by Randy Buehler
  • Draft 1: Finkel, Williams, and Price
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Feature: Unveiling Eighth Edition
    by Josh Bennett
  • Press Release: New Card Face for Eighth Edition
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Draft 1: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Quick Interview Archive
    by Ben Bleiweiss
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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