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2001 Grand Prix Rio Coverage

Last year, Carlos Romao lost to Rafael Le Saux in the Semifinals of the Latin America Championship. This year, they faced each other in the quarterfinals of Grand Prix Rio. Raomao won this one, and went all the way to the championship, taking home $2,400 as he also turned away visiting players from the USA, defeating Justin Schneider in the Semifinals and Alex Shvartsman in the Finals, making sure that the Rio crown was won by a Brazilian player.

Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Carlos Romao (Brazil)$2,400
 2.  Alex Shvartsman (USA)$1,700
 3.  Justin Schneider (USA)$1,200
 4.  Rafael Alvarenga (Brazil)$1,000
 5.  Rafael Le Saux (Chile)$800
 6.  Ernesto Mingorance (Argentina)$800
 7.  Damian Brown-Santirso (Uruguay)$800
 8.  Daniel Brasil do Carmo (Brazil)$800

(Click here for complete final standings)

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Justin Schneider   Justin Schneider, 2-1        
8 Dani Brasil do Carmo   Carlos Eduardo Romao, 2-1
       
4 Rafael Le Saux   Carlos Eduardo Romao, 2-0   Carlos Eduardo Romao, 2-0
5 Carlos Eduardo Romao    
       
2 Alex Shvartsman   Alex Shvartsman, 2-0
7 Damian Brown-Santirso   Alex Shvartsman, 2-1
       
3 Rafael Alvarenga   Rafael Alvarenga, 2-0
6 Ernesto Mingorance    

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