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Photo Coverage of 2000 Grand Prix Porto

Player Pictures

[view]Olivier Ruel
[view]Felix Huybrechts and Olivier Ruel
[view]Antoine Ruel
[view]Antoine and Olivier Ruel
[view]Olivier Ruel
[view]Antoine Ruel
[view]Antoine and Olivier in their final match
[view]Antoine and Olivier in their final match
[view]Ryan Fuller in his quarter final against Olivier Ruel
[view]Olivier Ruel in his quarter final
[view]Paco Llopis in his quarter final against Mike Pustilnik
[view]Mike Pustilnik in his semi-final
[view]Antoine Ruel and Radoslaw Gromko looking during the Final Rochester Draft.
[view]Top 8 of Grand Prix Porto: top from left to right Radoslaw Gromko, David Williams, Antoine and Olivier Ruel, Ryan Fuller, Paco Llopis. Bottom from left to right: Mike Pustilnik and Mariani Rodrigues.
[view]Top 8 registering their final decks.
[view]Online Sideboard headquarters. Tony Dobson, Pete Norris, Ben Ronaldson and Kai Budde preparing themselves to cover the draft.
[view]Cyril Grillon giving some last minute information to Mike Pustilnik and Antoine and Olivier Ruel.
[view]All top 8 players look very relaxed before the draft starts.
[view]Ryan Fuller, Mariani Rodrigues and David Williams preparing for the final draft.
[view]1 seed, Antoine Ruel
[view]2 seed, Ryan Fuller
[view]3 seed, David Williams
[view]4 seed, Paco Llopis
[view]5 seed, Mike Pustilnik
[view]6 seed, Radoslaw Gromko
[view]7 seed, Olivier Ruel
[view]8 seed, Rodrigues Mariani
[view]Draft 2 table 1: Carlos Barrado, Tiago Chan, Paco Llopis not in the picture, Ricard Tuduri not in the picture, Daniel Steinsdorfer, Ryan Fuller, David Williams and Antoine Ruel
[view]Draft 2 table 1: Ed Fear, Gromko Radoslaw and are not in the picture: Patrick Mello, Marcio Carvalho, Helio Felix, Mike Pustilnik, Gus Villena and Philip Pettifer.
[view]Draft 2 table 3: Mattias Jorstedt, Hector Fuentes, Omar Sagol.
[view]Draft 2 table 3: Helder Coelho, Raphael Levy, Olivier Ruel, Bruno Ferreira and Bob Maher not in the picture.
[view]More pre-release scenes.
[view]More pre-release scenes.
[view]280 players are currently competing in the Invasion pre-release tournament.
[view]Players are very enthusiastic about the new Invasion cards.
[view]Little 8-year olds are discovering Invasion.
[view]Round 10: Ryan Fuller vs. Gromko Radoslaw and Antoine Ruel vs. Paco Llopis from Spain.
[view]Antoine Ruel in a round 10 feature match.
[view]Gromko Radoslaw from Poland had a solid 8-1 record after round 9.
[view]Bob Maher Jr. vs. Frederico Bastos.
[view]Frederico Bastos, the current Portuguese champion, in a round 9 feature match.
[view]David Williams, this time without headphones.
[view]Mike Pustilnik from the USA.
[view]A round 9 feature match between David Williams and Mike Pustilnik.
[view]David Price, completely mana screwed in the first game.
[view]Jamie Lynn and David Price, PT LA 98 Winner, facing each other in a round 9 feature match.
[view]Jamie Lynn from Canada is the only female player on the second day.
[view]Round 8 feature match between Bob Maher, Pro Tour Player of the Year, and Carlos Barrado, 2000 GP Madrid winner.
[view]Round 8 feature match between Noah Boeken, the current European Champion and Ed Fear.
[view]Ed Fear drafted a fast red/green beat down deck.
[view]Luis Sousa from Portugal vs. Bruno Ferreira, also from Portugal.
[view]The round 8 feature match area with Bob Maher playing Carlos Barrado and Noah Boeken playing Ed Fear.
[view]Table 5 featuring Raphael Levy, Pedro Velhinho, Tiago Chan and not in the picture: David Matilde, Ricardo Braga, Patrick Minton, Mattias Jorstedt and Ricardo Ramiao.
[view]Table 2 featuring Pedro Bailadeira, Gromko Radoslaw, Philip Pettifer, Ryan Fuller, Olivier Ruel, Bruno Ferreira not in the picture, Luis Sousa and Claudio Fonseca.
[view]Table 3: Jamie Lynn from Canada is the only girl to have made the 2nd day.
[view]Table 4 featuring Frederico Bastos, Mariani Rodrigues and not in the picture: Jorge Da Costa, Pedro Maccos, Javier Perez, Bob Maher, Hector Fuentes and Carlos Barrado.
[view]Table 3 featuring Patrick Mello, Marcio Carvalho, Paulo Oliveira, David Price not in the picture, Daniel Lachmann not in the picture, Andrew Sagol not in the picture, Jamie Lynn and Ricard Tuduri
[view]Table 1 feature Noah Boeken, Mike Pustilnik, Antoine Ruel and not in the picture: Morgan Karlsson, David Williams, Ed Fear, Paco Llopis and Helder Coelho.
[view]After 6 rounds of playing and going 4-2, Ben Ronaldson dropped and decided to help out with the online coverage.
[view]Ed Fear is trying very hard to intimidate his opponent.
[view]Morgan Karlsson Sweden in a round 7 feature match against Ed Fear.
[view]Luis Sousa from Portugal.
[view]Mike Pustilnik from the USA in a round 7 feature match.
[view]Kai Budde, 1999 World Champion and Pro Tour Player of the year.
[view]Englishman Phil Pettifer.
[view]Worlds 2000 quarterfinalist, Dominik Hothow.
[view]Round 6 feature matches: Daniel OMahoney-Schwartz vs. Dominik Hothow and Phil Pettifer vs. Kai Budde.
[view]Former NASA employee Mike Le Beau is currently travelling in Europe.
[view]Hector Fuentes from Spain, who made top 8 at Pro Tour Chicago.
[view]Tiago Freitas from Portugal in a round 5 feature match against Matthias Jorstedt, 1997 Swedish National team member.
[view]David Williams jammin and playing Magic in a round 5 feature match.
[view]Round 5 feature matches: Matthias Jorstedt vs. Tiago Freitas and David Williams vs. Javier Perez.
[view]The Great One, Bob Maher, plays against Carlos Barrado in the fourth round of GP Porto.
[view]Olivier Ruel, a member of one of the greatest Magic teams in the World, Black Ops, plays recent top 8 Worlds finisher, Dominik Hothow.
[view]Daniel OMahoney-Schwartz added to his Magic playing porfolio recently when he placed 2nd at Grand Prix Copenhagen.
[view]David Price and Daniel OMahoney-Schwartz both both received three byes at Grand Prix Porto.
[view]Boeken faced Mattias Kettil in a round 4 feature match.
[view]David Price from the USA in a round 4 feature match against Daniel OMahoney-Schwartz.
[view]Mattias Kettil of Sweden, considers his options in round 4.
[view]One of Spains top players, Carlos Barrado, watches his friend, Frenchman Raphael Levy.
[view]Canadian National Champion and Magic Invitational invitee, Ryan Fuller.
[view]The Feature match area in round 4. From top, clockwise: Kim Eikefet, Sideboard reporter, David Price, Pro Tour Los Angeles 1998 Champion, Mattias Kettil, top 8 at Pro Tour New York, an Italian judge, Noah Boeken, current European Champion, Dan OMS, the anchorman of Team Antarctica.
[view]Age doesnt matter in Magic.
[view]Sonia Oliveira from Portugal, a member of the all-female Charm School mailing list.
[view]Pete Norris, an Englishman, lost in the 2nd round but made up for it in the 3rd round by skillfully winning.
[view]Play in the second round commences.
[view]Daniel OMahoney-Schwartz and Ed Fear testing their decks while waiting for their first round to start.
[view]Ryan Fullers girlfriend - both of them made Day 2
[view]There are a lot of youngsters playing today. Having a Portuguese translation of Magic has gotten more kids involved in the game.
[view]Maria Ribeiro from Portugal.
[view]Who said Magic is a game exclusively for men A lot of women are playing in the Grand Prix today. Pictured: Sara Egido from Spain.
[view]Pete Norris internet columnist from England is playing today
[view]Mattias Kettil, Pro Tour New York quarterfinalist, from Sweden
[view]Ed Fear from New York, USA.
[view]From left to right: Raphael Levy, Rickard Osterberg, Mattias Jorstedt, Tony Dobson, Pete Norris, Dominik Hothow and Kai Budde.
[view]Ben Ronaldson, current English champion.
[view]Kai Budde, 1999 World Champion and 1999 Pro Player of the Year.
[view]Tony Dobson from the UK, determined not to suck this weekend.
[view]More than 600 people passed by Registration.
[view]Outside the Palacio de Cristal there was a long queue with players waiting to register for the Grand Prix.

Site Pictures

[view]The Palacio de Cristal lies on a mountain from where the view is absolutely magnificent.
[view]The Palacio de Cristal lies on a mountain from where the view is absolutely magnificent.
[view]and all kinds of animals live in absolute freedom.
[view]where ballet dancers practice for upcoming performances
[view]where ballet dancers practice for upcoming performances
[view]The venue is located in the middle of a beautiful parc
[view]GP Porto is an impressive sight from above.
[view]Overhead view of Grand Prix Porto.
[view]Palacio de Cristal is a big sports complex in the center of a beautiful park.

Staff Pictures

[view]Arbitro, judge in Portuguese.
[view]Cyril Grillon, sound asleep.
[view]Day 1 took a lot out of Cyril Grillon
[view]Signing or drawing, artist Mark Zug is always happy to do it for his fans.
[view]Magic artist Mark Zug is signing cards for his European fans during the entire weekend.
[view]Judges Friedrich Rademacher and Michael Kastberg doing deck checks in round 4.
[view]Omeed Dariani is one of the staff that is responsible for bringing you live updates of Grand Prix Porto and Grand Prix Sapporo.
[view]Rogerio Alecrim, a level 3 judge from Portugal.
[view]Cajus von Engelmann scorekeeper and Cyril Grillon head judge crying on each others shoulders.
[view]Judges sorting decklists: Ricardo Tavaros left and Bruno Barracoser right.
[view]Vicky Korstanje, concentrating on the online coverage for the Sideboard.
[view]Cyril Grillon, from France but currently working as DCI Manager at WotC Belgium and head judge for this event, is completely relaxed only minutes before the tournament.
[view]Felix Huybrechts, OP manager from Wizards of the Coast Belgium. In the background the empty Palacio de Cristal prepared to welcome the players.
[view]Michael Kastberg from Denmark leading the judges meeting.
[view]Cajus von Engelmann from France, preparing all computers for registration.
[view]6 people and 3 computers took care of the registration.

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