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2000 Pro Tour Chicago Coverage

Kai Budde has won 2000 Pro Tour Chicago with his Rebel deck, defeating Holland's Kamiel Cornelissen, 3-0. This is the second Pro Tour victory for Budde, as the Chicago trophy joins his 1999 World Champion prize.

Budde played straight monowhite rebels versus Cornelissen's blue-white "Counter-Rebel" strategy. The rest of the Top 8 decks (and, in fact, all 96 decks that were played on Day 2) are available below, as are numerous analysis and match coverage articles from the Sideboard's crack team of writers, including Anthony Alongi, Josh Bennett, Randy Buehler, Kim Eikefet, and a few surprise guests.

Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Kai Budde (Germany)$30,000
 2.  Kamiel Cornelissen (The Netherlands)$20,000
 3.  Brian Kibler(USA)$15,000
 4.  Robert Dougherty(USA)$13,000
 5.  Jon Finkel(USA)$9,000
 6.  Michael Pustilnik(USA)$8,500
 7.  Zvi Mowshowitz(USA)$8,000
 8.  Jay Elarar(USA)$7,500

(Click here for complete final standings)

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Kai Budde   Kai Budde, 3-2        
8 Jay Elarar   Kai Budde, 3-1
4 Zvi Mowshowitz   Brian Kibler, 3-1   Kai Budde, 3-0
5 Brian Kibler    
2 Jon Finkel   Kamiel Cornelissen, 3-1
7 Kamiel Cornelissen   Kamiel Cornelissen, 3-0
3 Michael Pustilnik   Robert Dougherty, 3-1
6 Robert Dougherty

Coverage of the Chicago Masters Series

Photo Coverage: By Day / By Subject