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2001 Grand Prix London Coverage

Pro Tour player of the year Kai Budde has won his fourth Grand Prix event, setting yet another record. He beat Gabriel Nassif in three close games. Kai was playing a version of the Domain deck. This deck archetype was recently pronounced dead and buried at Grand Prix Denver. Reports of Domain's demise have been greatly exaggerated, with Pierre Malherbaud also making Top 8 with yet another version of the deck (one heavily featuring land destruction). It's definitely a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season.

Kai's victory must have many other professional players wondering whether they have a chance of taking away Kai's Player of the Year title this season.

Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Kai Budde (Germany)$2,400
 2.  Gabriel Nassif (France)$1,700
 3.  Helmut Summersberger (Austria)$1,200
 4.  Matt Henstra (Netherlands)$1,000
 5.  Warren Marsh (England)$800
 6.  Rene Kraft (Germany)$800
 7.  Antoine Ruel (France)$800
 8.  Pierre Malherbaud (France)$800

(Click here for complete final standings)

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Helmut Summersberger   Helmut Summersberger, 2-1        
8 Pierre Malherbaud   Gabriel Nassif, 2-0
4 Warren Marsh   Gabriel Nassif, 2-1   Kai Budde, 2-1
5 Gabriel Nassif    
2 Matt Henstra   Matt Henstra, 2-1
7 Antoine Ruel   Kai Budde, 2-1
3 Kai Budde   Kai Budde, 2-1
6 Rene Kraft    

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