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Live Coverage of 2003 Grand Prix Atlanta

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Marco Blume is the Grand Prix - Atlanta Champion! The imposing figure came as part of a European invasion that included such names as Jelger Wiegersma, Victor van den Broek, Jeroen Remie and Kai Budde. However, once the swiss was done, only Blume stood against seven Americans.

They weren't about to let their championship go quietly. In the first round he went to the full three games against Sean Buckley's Goblins. He did the same trick again against McLaughlin's little red men, showing that Goblins wasn't quite the foil for Wake they'd thought it was.

In the finals he met Matt Linde, whose Black-White Control took apart first Tim Bonneville's Wake and then Josh Wagener's Red-Green. But Blume was the only player in the Top 8 who could match Linde in terms of achievement and experience. They went to three games, but Marco won the deciding game with an Upheaval floating fourteen mana. As soon as he flashed Decree of Justice, Linde conceded the match. This makes Marco Blume the first Non-North American to take home a Grand Prix title! Congratulations to Marco Blume, Grand Prix - Atlanta Champion!


Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Marco Blume (Germany) $2,400
 2.  Matt Linde (USA) $1,700
 3.  Joshua Wagener (USA) $1,200
 4.  Keith McLaughlin (USA) $1,000
 5.  Zvi Mowshowitz (USA) $800
 6.  Keith Thompson (USA) $800
 7.  Sean Buckley (USA) $800
 8.  Tim Bonneville (USA) $800

(Click here for complete final standings)


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Zvi Mowshowitz Keith McLaughlin, 2-1
8 Keith McLaughlin Marco Blume, 2-1
4 Sean Buckley Marco Blume, 2-1 Marco Blume, 2-1
5 Marco Blume
2 Matt Linde Matt Linde, 2-1
7 Tim Bonneville Matt Linde, 2-1
3 Keith Thompson Joshua Wagener, 2-0
6 Joshua Wagener

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Marco Blume ve. Matt Linde
    by John Stephens
  • Feature: Top 8 Profiles
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Semifinals: Keith McLaughlin vs. Marco Blume
    by Josh Bennett
  • Semifinals: Matt Linde vs. Joshua Wagener
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: Keith Thompson vs. Joshue Wagener
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: Sean Buckley vs. Marco Blume
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Quarterfinals: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Keith McLaughlin
    by John Stephens
  • Info: Day 2 Deck Statistics
    by Rune Horvik
  • Decklists: Top 8 Decks
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Round 14: Matt Linde vs. Matias Gabrenja
    by John Stephens
  • Round 13: Ben Stark vs. Mike Pustilnik
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Deck Analysis: Five Interesting Day 2 Decks
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Round 12: Jordan Berkowitz vs. Josh Wagener
    by John Stephens
  • Deck Analysis: Day 2 Metagame Breakdown
    by Josh Bennett
  • Deck Analysis: Jon Hochberg and Sol Malka
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Round 11: Matias Gabrenja vs. David Rood
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Round 10: Bob Maher vs. Joseph Crosby
    by John Stephens
  • Round 9: Brian Kibler vs. Neil Reeves
    by Josh Bennett
  • Decklists: All Day 2 Decks
    by Starcitygames.com

  • Round 8: Frank Karsten vs. Ben Seck
    by John Stephens
  • Round 8: Sean Buckley vs. Morgan Douglass
    by Josh Bennett
  • From Worlds to Boston: Magic's Grand Tour
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Round 7: Matt Linde vs. Andy Wolf
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 6: Eugene Harvey vs. Josh Wagener
    by John Stephens
  • Deck Analysis: Day 1 Metagame Breakdown
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 5: Joseph Crosby vs. Patrick Sullivan
    by John Stephens
  • Round 4: Zach Parker vs. Marco Blume
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 3: Victor van den Broek vs. Todd Scott
    by John Stephens
  • DragonCon: The Experience
    by Mary Van Tyne
  • Round 2: Chris Pape vs. Paul Sottosanti
    by Josh Bennett
  • Decklists: Grand Prix Trial Decklists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Quick Interviews
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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