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2002 Grand Prix Lisbon

Player Pictures

[view]Kai Budde has an extra mantelpiece made for his trophies. Or maybe he plans on hooking up with Patrick Mello
[view]Like brothers
[view]Kai Budde and Patrick Mello are the finalists of Grand Prix Lisbon. It took them three hours to fight it out...
[view]The judges test, a lonely battle
[view]Mello in the finals
[view]Budde in the finals
[view]Sideboarding with open hands in the finals
[view]No surprise to get so much attention for little Marcio against big Budde and Mellos cold efficiency versus Ruels artistic flair
[view]The semi-finals attracted an even bigger crowd
[view]Hidden corner of the convent
[view]Birds eye view of the quarterfinals
[view]Side events are still up and running when the quarterfinals are being played
[view]Its still early, the hall is packed with people following the quarterfinals
[view]Stefano Fiore in the quarterfinals
[view]Marcio Carvalho in the quarterfinals
[view]Kai Budde in the quarterfinals
[view]Tom van de Logt in the quarterfinals
[view]Jelger Wiegersma in the quarterfinals
[view]Olivier Ruel and his Singing Hamster: Everybody was kung-fu fighting
[view]Patrick Mello in the quarterfinals
[view]Alex Shvartsman in the quarterfinals
[view]Paolo Parente at work
[view]Patrick Mello
[view]Marcio Carvalho
[view]Stefano Fiore
[view]Alex Shvartsman
[view]Jelger Wiegersma
[view]Olivier Ruel
[view]Kai Budde
[view]Tom van de Logt
[view]Another shot of the best eight
[view]The best eight players of Grand Prix Lisbon
[view]Casual top 8 get-together
[view]The French get over their inferiority complex
[view]Between the bears Pete Norris, Winter Orb, Winnie the Pooh and Werebear, four out of five experts chose Pete - only one vote for Werebear
[view]I guess Tom van de Logt knows what Pete Norris is writing about him
[view]Daniele Canavesi could be the second Italian in the Top 8, next to Stefano Fiore who is already in for sure
[view]Portugals final hope, stern-looking Tiago Chan
[view]Budde is not sure of making Top 8 yet
[view]Frederico Bastos again
[view]Shying away from the camera, Jelger Wiegersma
[view]Marco Blume
[view]Helder Coelho in a thorough investigation of the field
[view]Russian Eugeny Okin turned up at several Grand Prix events this year
[view]Get on with it Helmut Summersberger
[view]What can you say about Patrick Mello Very German, very straight and he has a cool haircut, yeah, thats Mello.
[view]Johan Sadeghpour came all the way from Sweden to give Patrick Mello a beating
[view]Giusti Norberto keeps his brains warm
[view]The greens
[view]Tom van de Logt and Tiago Chan in round eleven
[view]Now who would believe this serious looking player is the worlds best player Tom van de Logt
[view]Bastos is on a hot streak this weekend
[view]Dirk Baberowski
[view]Mikey P and a hat
[view]Frederico Bastos against Olivier Ruel in round ten
[view]Olivier Winnie the Pooh Ruel, serious for once
[view]Paulo Cardona prefers slow but correct play
[view]Bens buddy Pete Norris is covering the Ronaldson-Cardona match
[view]Ben Ronaldson with the sweater that is almost as famous as Kais
[view]Alex Shvartsman has 21 points and will remain unbeaten after the first round of day two
[view]Tiago Chan is the only other player to start this day unbeaten
[view]Frederico Bastos made Top 8 at Pro Tour Tokyo and San Diego, no need to say the Portuguese are proud of him
[view]Marco Blume does not look good in the morning
[view]Carlos Sanchez Brito is the Spanish player who ended in the 100th place and earned himself the fabulous prize of one hundred boosters
[view]We thought these kids werent aggressive
[view]Magic players going mad over a 100-booster surprise
[view]Christina Pooh-pi-doo Gil is routing for the Spanish
[view]A Portuguese love story
[view]A worried look from Jorge Da Costa, despite his table-100 present
[view]Roberto Polo is probably not the only one to almost fall asleep
[view]Olivier Ruels own personalized feature match tag
[view]Olivier Ruel cant believe his luck, beating The Invincible Kai Budde
[view]Kuniyoshi Ishii is Portuguese despite what you might derive from his name
[view]MegaBear Baberowski
[view]Jose Vilela and Pedro Lemos doing the table 100
[view]Grandpa Mariani picking a tasteful card
[view]Stefano Loppi foresees the end of the match
[view]Pedro Fernandes in the spotlights at the round six feature match table
[view]Carlos Santiagos trip from Spain was worth it
[view]What are the odds In the same round Shvartsman and Pustilnik are paired against one another, Pete Norris faces off fellow Englishman and buddy Ben Ronaldson
[view]Mulliganing down to five and still a smile. You have to be Alex Shvartsman to be able to do that
[view]Another lucky table 100 player, Alexandre Azevedo
[view]Hugo Rodrigues, youd be surprised with this boy
[view]Massam trash talker
[view]Jelger Wiegersmas reknown for Extended didnt help him in round four
[view]Mega Marco and his murderous stare
[view]One of the noisiest and youngest players in Portugal, Marcio Carvalho
[view]Tiago Chan has a string of Pro Tour qualifications and a girlfriend called Andreia
[view]Portuguese Vitor Franco wins another match, under the scrupulous looks of Mikey P
[view]Juan Tavira is clearly hurting his brain
[view]Paulo Geraldo and Fernando Pereira were here in the second round
[view]Portuguese Cristovao Honorato is hoping for better luck in round three
[view]Local hero Helder Coelho won the previous Grand Prix Lisbon and is having another shot at it
[view]Life counters for everyone at this Grand Prix
[view]A little extra for the players at table 100 of each round
[view]From the north of Portugal, Hugo Silva
[view]Juan Carlos Diaz from Spain
[view]One of many Spanish in Lisbon, Dioni Santidrian does not see a way out
[view]Dinis Maia is the Portuguese National Champion and did well in his first round too
[view]My name is spelled with a zzzz
[view]Impressive
[view]Seems a quite corner, but the buzz downstairs is almost tangible
[view]Listing your deck requires the right state of mind
[view]Not enough chairs
[view]Final doubts
[view]Theres 670 of them
[view]A long queue of players still waiting to get in
[view]Antoine Ruel and Gabriel Nassif give away their colors the night before the tournament
[view]Cesar Sanchez has the gift of turning up in unexpected corners. The site is almost ready

Site Pictures

[view]The feature match area in the centre of the hall
[view]In the neighborhood: Lisbon is a city of old stories
[view]The site is a twelfth century convent

Staff Pictures

[view]Christophe Weyers calling out the finalists
[view]Caught again
[view]The judges team
[view]Sideboard staff Nele Van der borght caught in the same way she catches others
[view]Joao Rodrigues and Rogerio Alecrim from Devir Portugal turned this Grand Prix into the success it was
[view]The Sideboard hires new talent, the Italian artist Paolo Parente
[view]Road Runner Rui
[view]Alfredo Saez, Juan Tavira and Xavier Gracia do it in Spanish on the Devir website
[view]Renato Diaz and Davide Ferreira of the PortalMTG website cover the event in Portuguese
[view]The preferences of a Portuguese Sideboard reporter
[view]Event Manager Christophe Weyers justed announced the 100 boosters for 100th place and the automatic feature match for table 100, the crowd goes mad
[view]Head Judge Rune Horvik, scorekeeper Peter Coenen and all-round assistant Ann Van Dam
[view]Busy bees at registration


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