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Live Coverage of 2003 Pro Tour New Orleans


Sunday, November 2, 2003
 

Welcome To New Orleans

Rickard Österberg is the Pro Tour - New Orleans Champion! Armed with the mighty Punisher concoction "George W. Bosh", a Tinker deck that exploits the power of Goblin Welder, he sailed over a sea of mono-blue Tinker decks, Gob-Vantage, and Severance/Charbelcher.

In the quarters he faced Eugene Harvey, piloting the CMU-TOGIT "So Big Tinks". Chalice of the Void had been hosing people all weekend, and it continued to work its magic against Österberg. They went the full five games, with Österberg killing Harvey with a hasted Platinum Angel. Harvey's Upheaval was useless. In the semis, he showed his deck's power against Yann Hamon and the french Severance/Charbelcher deck "The Clock". It was a slaughter in three games.

On the other side of the bracket, Tomohiro Yokosuka's Psychatog deck couldn't handle Nassif's Clock, and Nassif swept. Masashi Oiso kept hope alive for Japan, defeating Hans Joachim Höh in four. He then took on Nassif, and it all came down to one Brainstorm. Nassif's deck served up Tinker he needed, and advanced to the finals.

The finals were another tight contest, but the star of the weekend, Mindslaver, was not to be denied. Nassif conceded before Österberg could steal his third consecutive turn. Congratulations to Rickard Österberg, Pro Tour - New Orleans Champion!


Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Rickard Österberg (Sweden) $30,000
 2.  Gabriel Nassif (France) $20,000
 3.  Yann Hamon (France) $15,000
 4.  Masashi Oiso (Japan) $13,000
 5.  Hans Joachim Höh (Germany) $9,500
 6.  Eugene Harvey (USA) $8,500
 7.  Tomohiro Yokosuka (Japan) $7,500
 8.  Nicolas Labarre (France) $6,500

(Click here for complete final standings)


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Höh, Hans Joachim Oiso, 3-1
8 Oiso, Masashi Nassif, 3-2
4 Nassif, Gabriel Nassif, 3-0 Österberg, 3-2
5 Yokosuka, Tomohiro
2 Hamon, Yann Hamon, Forfeit
7 Labarre, Nicolas Österberg, 3-0
3 Harvey, Eugene Österberg, 3-2
6 Österberg, Rickard

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Gabriel Nassif versus Rickard Österberg
    by Tomi Walamies
  • Feature: Looking Forward
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Top 8 Player Profiles
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Rulings Of Interest
    by Sheldon K. Menery
  • Semifinals: Gabriel Nassif vs. Masashi Oiso
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Semifinals: Rickard Österberg vs. Yann Hamon
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Quarterfinals: Masashi Oiso vs. Hans Joachim Höh
    by Toby Wachter
  • Quarterfinals: Gabriel Nassif vs. Tomohiro Yokosuka
    by Tomi Walamies
  • Quarterfinals: Eugene Harvey vs. Rickard Österberg
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Quarterfinal News: Labarre Forfeits
    by Brian David-Marshall

  • Feature: Day 2 Recap
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: Top 8 Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Some Near Misses
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Feature: Japan Continues To Impress
    by Josh Bennett
  • Feature: Vive La France
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 16: Hans Joachim Höh vs. Simon Carlsson
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 16: Stuart Wright vs. Dan Cato
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 15: Masashi Oiso vs. Gabe Walls
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 15: Rickard Osterberg vs. Maxime Hermes
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 14: Jordan Berkowitz vs. Tomi Walamies
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 13: Jens Thoren vs. Jeff Cunningham
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 13: Daniel Zink vs. Mattias Jorstedt
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: Deck Tech: Twiddle Desire
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Feature: Day 2: Deck Breakdown
    by Josh Bennett
  • Decklists: Day 2: Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 12: Jordan Berkowitz vs. Dave Humpherys
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 12: Jens Thoren vs. Jeroen Remie
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 11: Kai Budde vs. Osamu Fujita
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 11: Jin Okamoto vs. Andrew Cuneo
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 10: Masashi Oiso vs. Jin Okamoto
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 9: Neil Reeves vs. Osyp Lebedowicz
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 9: Eugene Harvey vs. Bill Stead
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 9: Gabriel Nassif vs. Felix Schneiders
    by Toby Wachter

  • Feature: Day 1 Recap
    by Toby Wachter
  • Decklists: All 318 Extended Decks from Day 1
    by StarCityGames.com
  • Round 8: Richard Hoaen vs. Emanuele Canavesi
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 8: Peter Myrvig vs. Carlos Romao
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 7: Gary Wise vs. Mike Turian
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 7: Dave Williams vs. Rob Dougherty
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 6: Diego Ostrovich vs. Kai Budde
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: YMG's Reign of Fire
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Mindslaver Stories
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 5: Jon Finkel vs. Tom Guevin
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 5: Masashi Oiso vs. Jordan Berkowitz
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 4: Gary Wise vs. Dirk Baberowski
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 4: Alex Shvartsman v. Jens Thoren
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 3: Justin Gary vs. Tomi Walamies
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 3: Ken Krouner vs. Jeff Cunningham
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 2: Pierre Malherbaud vs. Gabriel Nassif
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 2: Rob Dougherty vs. Jin Okamoto
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 1: Antoine Ruel vs. Masashi Ooiso
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 1: Eivind Nitter vs. William Jensen
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: What To Watch For
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Chaining Goblins
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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