Live Coverage of 2004 Pro Tour Amsterdam



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Nicolai Herzog is the Pro Tour - Amsterdam champion! After fifteen rounds of competition he and seven others got to draft one more time for all the marbles. Herzog was in first seat, and his prayers were answered when he saw Molder Slug staring back at him from his pack. He never looked back.

First to feel the pain was Pro Tour - Los Angeles champion Farid Meraghni, whose appearance confirmed his place as one of France's best. Then he took down Olivier Ruel in three straight, after the frenchman busted Iron Mike Turian in the quarters.

On the other side of things, Osamu Fujita was clobbering hometown hero Kamiel Cornelissen and Anton Jonsson was forcing the exit of Canadian Rookie Aeo Paquette. Everyone had their money on Jonsson on the semifinals. He'd 11-0'd to start off, and he'd done endless online drafts. He had an arsenal of bombs. But in the final game, Fujita edged out a win.

Sitting down to the finals, it was clear Herzog was hungry for the win after Kai Budde snatched the trophy from him in the finals of Pro Tour - Chicago. This time he was not to be denied. He swept Fujita, forcing Japan to wait at least another month for their first Pro Tour Victory. Congratulations to Nicolai Herzog, Pro Tour - Amsterdam Champion!

Don't worry if you missed any of the action, all the videos are available here for your enjoyment. Relive all the excitment of the Top 8. And be sure to tune in next month for Pro Tour - Kobe, where Sunday's matches will be delivered to you live!

Video Coverage

Finals: Herzog vs. Fujita Game 1 18.6 MB Quicktime/Zip
Finals: Herzog vs. Fujita Game 2 10.8 MB Quicktime/Zip
Finals: Herzog vs. Fujita Game 3 16.7 MB Quicktime/Zip
Semifinals: Herzog vs. Ruel Game 3 5.6 MB Quicktime/Zip
Semifinals: Jonsson vs. Fujita Game 1 14.9 MB Quicktime/Zip
Semifinals: Jonsson vs. Fujita Game 2 6.7 MB Quicktime/Zip
Semifinals: Jonsson vs. Fujita Game 3 5.5 MB Quicktime/Zip
Semifinals: Jonsson vs. Fujita Game 4 21.1 MB Quicktime/Zip
Quarterfinals: Fujita vs. Cornellisen Game 4 12.7 MB Quicktime/Zip
Quarterfinals: Herzog vs. Meraghni Game 4 11.9 MB Quicktime/Zip
Quarterfinals: Turian vs. Ruel Game 4 15.0 MB Quicktime/Zip
Rochester Draft 49.8 MB Quicktime/Zip

Top 8 Final Standing

1.Nicolai Herzog (Norway) $30,000
2.Osamu Fujita (Japan) $20,000
3.Anton Jonsson (Sweden) $15,000
4.Olivier Ruel (France) $13,000
5.Kamiel Cornelissen (Netherlands) $9,500
6.Aeo Paquette (Canada) $8,500
7.Farid Meraghni (France) $7,500
8.Michael Turian (USA) $6,500

(Click here for complete final standings)

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Farid Meraghni Nicolai Herzog, 3-1
8 Nicolai Herzog Nicolai Herzog, 3-0
4 Olivier Ruel Olivier Ruel, 3-1 Nicolai Herzog, 3-0
5 Michael Turian
2 Kamiel Cornelissen Osamu Fujita, 3-1
7 Osamu Fujita Osamu Fujita, 3-2
3 Aeo Paquette Anton Jonsson, 3-0
6 Anton Jonsson


EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Video Wrap-up: PT Amsterdam Final
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Final: Nicolai Herzog vs. Osamu Fujita
    by Toby Wachter
  • Semifinals: Nicolai Herzog versus Olivier Rue
    by Tomi Walamies
  • Semifinals: Anton Jonsson vs. Osamu Fujita
    by Toby Wachter
  • Quarterfinals: Nicolai Herzog vs. Farid Meraghni
    by Michael Thicke
  • Quarterfinals: Anton Jonsson vs. Aeo Paquette
    by Tomi Walamies
  • Quarterfinals: Kamiel Cornelissen vs. Osamu Fujita
    by Toby Wachter
  • Video Intro: Olivier Ruel
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Video Intro: Farid Meraghni
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Video Intro: Kamiel Cornelissen
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Video Intro: Aeo Paquette
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Video Intro: Michael Turian
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Video Intro: Nicolai Herzog
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Video Intro: Osamu Fujita
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Video Intro: Anton Jonsson
    MPG-4 Movie
  • Draft Report: Discussing The Top 8 Decks
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft Report: All Picks
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Decks: The Top 8
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Final Draft: The Top 8 Packs
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Day Three: Intro
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Day Two: Wrap-up
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Profiles: The Top 8 Players
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round Fifteen: Kai Budde vs. Mike Turian
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round Fifteen: Farid Meraghni vs. Luis Van Riet
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Ask The Pros: Tooth or Scale?
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Draft Report: Richard Hoaen
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round Fourteen: Osyp Lebedowicz vs. Mike Turian
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round Thirteen: Mike Turian vs Nicolai Herzog
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft Report: Mike Turian, Osyp Lebedowicz, and Kai Budde
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft Report: Table One - Draft Picks
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round Thirteen: Pod Assignments
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round Thirteen: Kamiel Cornelissen vs. Anton Jonsson
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round Twelve: Eugene Harvey v. Kai Budde
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round Twelve: Gabe Walls vs. Takuya Oosawa
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round Eleven: Antonino De Rosa vs. Gary Wise
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round Eleven: Dario Minieri vs. Kai Budde
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round Ten: Mark Zajdner vs Andrew Cuneo
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round Ten: Pod Assignments
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Draft Report: Anton Jonsson
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round Nine: Anton Jonsson v. Osyp Lebedowicz
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round Nine: Eugene Harvey vs. Patrick Mello
    by Paul Sottovoce
  • Round Nine: Jeroen Remie vs. Kenichi Fujita
    by Toby Wachter
  • Draft Report: Table Three - Draft Picks
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft Report: Gabe Walls, Ben Stark, Richard Hoaen, and Tomi Walamies
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round Eight: Antoine Ruel v. Tomi Walamies
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round Eight: Kai Budde vs. Ben Rubin
    by Toby Wachter
  • Day Two: Intro
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Day One: Wrap-up
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Draft Report: Mike Turian
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round Seven: Ben Stark vs Osamu Fujita
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round Seven: Anton Jonsson vs. Mike Turian
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round Seven: Pod Assignments
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round Six: Ben Rubin vs Gabriel Nassif
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round Six: Jeff Cunningham vs. Brock Parker
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round Six: Gary Wise vs. Bob Maher
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Ask The Pros: How Does Mirrodin Stack Up?
    by Toby Wachter
  • Ask The Pros: Where Do You Stand On Land?
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round Five: Nicolai Herzog v. Osamu Fujita
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round Five: Diego Ostrovich vs. Craig Krempels
    by Toby Wachter
  • Draft Report: Nicolai Herzog and Christophe Haim
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round Four: Osyp Lebedowicz vs Yann Hamon
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round Four: Jin Okamoto v. Carlos Romao
    by Josh Bennett
  • Draft Report: Osyp Lebedowicz
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round Four: Pod Assignments
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round Three: Jelger Wiegersma vs Rafael Levy
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round Three: Bob Maher vs. Noah Boeken
    by Toby Wachter
  • Ask The Pros: What's Better Than An Elephant With a Hammer?
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Draft Report: Table One - Draft Picks
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft Report: Matt Linde, Jelger Wiegersma, and Rafael Levy
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round Two: Antonio De Rosa vs. Mike Turian
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round One: Nicolai Herzog vs. Eivind Nitter
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Draft Report: Jordan Berkowitz
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round One: Brian Kibler v. Daniel Zink
    by Josh Bennett
  • Info: Tournament Structure Change
    by Josh Bennett
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Day One: Intro
    by Sideboard Staff
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