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2001 Grand Prix Rio

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[view]Call him Champion
[view]Romao strikes a reserved pose
[view]Friendship pays off After IDing in round 12, these two ended up in separate semfinal matches.
[view]The Champ towers over his opposition
[view]Carlos Romao with trophy and art
[view]Romao laughs along with his Brazillian fans
[view]Rafael Assif Alvarenga receives his plaque from Mauro M. Prazeres one of the owners of Devir
[view]Second Place finisher Alex Shvartsman shakes hands with Mauro.
[view]Mauro congratulates Champion Carlos Mauro
[view]The Top Four, with prizes
[view]Somewhere in there, the finals are being played
[view]You need to stand on a chair to see it. Its Romao vs. Shvartsman
[view]Shvartsman and Alvarenga. Only one will make the finals
[view]Alex Shvartsman of the United States
[view]Somewhere in there, the finals are being played
[view]You need to stand on a chair to see it. Its Romao vs. Shvartsman
[view]Shvartsman and Alvarenga. Only one will make the finals
[view]Shvartsman mulls his options in his match against Brown-Santirso
[view]Mingorance v. Alvarenga in the Quarters
[view]Quarterfinal Action Le Saux v. Romao
[view]Rafael Assif Alvarenga, Brazil
[view]Carlos Romao, Brazil
[view]Ernesto Mingorance of Argentina
[view]Justin Schneider, USA
[view]Rafael Le Saux, of Chile
[view]Daniel Brasil do Carmo of Brazil, his first Top Eight
[view]Damian Brown-Santirso of Uruguay
[view]The Top Eight Finishers at Grand Prix Rio
[view]Top Eight players in the most important struggle yet.
[view]Theyre all wearing concerned expressions.
[view]And rightly so. Serious Business
[view]An unruly mob forms in anticipation of the Top Eight Draft
[view]James Stroud smiles as Jose Cintra realizes a mistake in this Battle for the Bucks
[view]Pedro Motta tries to beat Andres Hojman Cruz for an outside shot at Top Eight
[view]Charles Mao plays Carlos Huarapil
[view]Daniel Brasil do Carmo v. Rafael Assif Alvarenga. Keep hope alive
[view]David Williams is forced to play his last round against Ernesto Mingorance
[view]Damian Brown-Santirso plays Ricardo de Barros for a Top 8 Berth
[view]All the top tables played out the final round
[view]High School math has never been so important
[view]Joao Dutra de Lima Filho faces Leandro Veiera
[view]Ricardo De Barros shirt promises a Massacre in his Round 11 Feature Match
[view]His opponent, Rafael Dos Santos, is unfazed
[view]Round 11 Feature Match: Carlos Mao v. Julio Cesar Maciel
[view]Julio keeps up a dispassionate attitude
[view]Theres no shortage of good matches to watch in Round 11.
[view]Leandro Vieira and Daniel Pacheco, two flagged players, fight at the upper tables
[view]Also brushing against greatness are Gustavo Cavalcante de Paiva and Julio Cesar Maciel
[view]Dave Williams thinks hard about his five points of flying beatdown in his Round 10 Feature Match
[view]Round Ten All-Brazil Feature Match: Carlos Mao vs. Eduardo Teixeira
[view]Mao plays to the spectators
[view]Teixeira reaches to read a card . . . in 3-D
[view]In Round Ten, Ernesto Mingorance Argentina plays against Rodriguo Carvalho Costanza Brazil
[view]Walter Bruno Latorraca shakes off his penalty to face Dave Williams
[view]American Justin Schneider plays a round nine feature match with instructions on his shirt.
[view]His opponent is Chilean Rafael Le Saux
[view]Round 9 Feature Match: Damian Brown-Santirso v. Carlos Huarapil
[view]Carlos Huarapil of Chile
[view]Two Brazillians, Michel Shirozono, Carlos Romao duke it out in round 9
[view]Luis Guilherme Velucci Turco of Brazil. Both he and his opponent Walter Bruno Latorraca also of Brazil received match losses for illegal decks
[view]Round 8 Feature Match: Oscar Carisimo v. Alex Shvartsman
[view]Argentinas Oscar Carisimo
[view]Schneider USA v. Huarapil Chile
[view]Damian Brown-Santirso of New Zealand gets ready to smash face
[view]Crowds gather early around the Feature Match area
[view]Is that cub reporter Jimmy Olsen No, its Rui Oliveira
[view]Table One, featuring the tournaments four undefeated players: Damian Brown-Santirso, Rafael Le Saux, Carlos Huarapil, and Justin Schneider
[view]Draft One, table two
[view]Basilio San Juan, Chilean National Team member
[view]Marie Jose Escarate Sanchez, aged 14, played to the bitter end
[view]Daniel Malebran is in the thick of things
[view]Ricardo Silva of Chile gets up close and personal
[view]One of Round Sevens Feature Matches: Carlos Huarapil vs. Oscar Carisimo
[view]Its ponderin time in the other match, Williams vs. La Saux
[view]Carisimo is 6-0 with no byes
[view]Huarapil asks What is up
[view]Round 6 Feature Match: Pedro Rodriguez Motta vs. Michel Shirozono
[view]Motta passes the turn expertly
[view]Shirozonos Poker Face
[view]Round 5 Feature Match: Marcio Cabral v. Rafael La Saux
[view]Marcio Cabral has a card so shiny its unphotographable
[view]Rafael La Saux and a bear
[view]Round 4 Feature Match Action: Justin Schneider v. Eduardo Simao Teixeira
[view]Teixeira ponders
[view]Schneider takes everything in
[view]Andreas Pablo Hojman Cruz gets ready
[view]For his Round 4 Feature Match against the Irrepressible Steve OMahoney-Shwartz
[view]Round 3 Feature Match: Cavalho Constanza v. Sergio Longo Junior
[view]Sergio Longo Junior is focused
[view]Theres an air of determination around Constanza
[view]Constanza argues him down to . . . a beating
[view]Some of Rios beautiful scenery
[view]The battleground
[view]Natural and artificial trees
[view]Your guess is as good as mine
[view]The Bye-List gets mobbed
[view]Alex Shvartsman is the centrepiece of this table of Pro Tour Regulars
[view]Steve OMS and Dave Williams muscle in on Rob Nievess photo-op
[view]The calm before the storm
[view]The madding crowd
[view]Guest Artist Ron Spencer is eclipsed by fans
[view]Looking closer, we find him meticulously practicing his signature.
[view]Magic tournaments never looked this good
[view]Conversely, First Prize is less appealing

Site Pictures

[view]What do people have against Canada
[view]This only LOOKS shady

Staff Pictures

[view]Josh Bennett smiles. He has had a great deal of Guarana. His partners in crime are Silvio Compagnoni and Rui Oliveira.
[view]Judge Eduardo Terranova
[view]I find this ... Highly illogical.
[view]Alejo Zagalsky produced articles for Sideboard Online in Spanish
[view]Luis Mauro from Devir was onhand to welcome the players
[view]He nearly crumples under the weight of the plaque given to him
[view]Reid Schmadeka pumps up the competitors
[view]Head Judge Amauri Fonseca menaces from the podium

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