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2000 Grand Prix Sydney

Sunday's Pictures

[view]Combo vs. Control - the classic matchup
[view]The finals were incredibly intense
[view]Gordon Lin vs. Will Copeman
[view]Gordon Lin with head judge Paul Barclay and Chris Zantides
[view]Champion Gordon Lin
[view]The top 4 competitors
[view]Anatoli Lightfoot
[view]Play was heated in the final rounds
[view]Will Copeman played a great Grand Prix
[view]Satoshi Nakamura is probably most famous for his incredible hats
[view]Royce Chai is one of the Top 8 competitors
[view]Joe Connolly played Turboland to the semifinals
[view]Gordon Lin, eventual GP Sydney champion
[view]The hair Kim Brebach plays in the Top 8
[view]Nakamuras run for the championship ended in the semifinals
[view]Will Copeman plays in the semifinals
[view]The Top 8 area was highly organized
[view]Will Copeman vs. Anatoli Lightfoot
[view]Quarterfinalists Kim Brebach and Gordon Lin
[view]Satoshi Nakamuras lucky salamander is clearly visible
[view]Brainstorm resolves
[view]What Trix doesnt like to see when it Duresses
[view]Being Satoshi Nakamura. Note the Illusions of Grandeur generously Donated to him. Somehow, he wins this game
[view]In response to Time Warp, Doecke Consulted for a Misdirection
[view]John Ou plays against Dave Humphreys, while Jamie Lynn reports
[view]John Ou
[view]Zvi Mowshowitz watches Dave Humphreys play
[view]Japans Satoshi Nakamura
[view]A complicated stack - Arcane Denial targeting Necropotence. Misdirection targeting Arcane Denial onto itself. Arcane Denial targeting Necropotence. Doecke gets to draw four cards, Nakamura, only two.
[view]Michael Doecke Consults for a miracle
[view]Dave Humphreys plays against John Ou
[view]Humpherys was close to making Top 8. After drawing in the final round, he just missed the cut
[view]Satoshi Nakamura vs. Michael Doecke
[view]Nearsighted players struggle to see the standings
[view]Matt Vienneau and Satoshi Nakamura share a laugh
[view]Many GP matchups featured combo decks vs. control
[view]Winners dont just get the cash - they get snazzy trophies
[view]Diligent judges calculate the Top 8 scores
[view]Many Extended players refuse to play with anything but the rarest cards
[view]Time Warp resolves. Satoshi Nakamura is happy
[view]Sideboard reporter Matt Vienneau falls asleep while covering a match. He is so fired.
[view]Judges diligently check decks
[view]Dave Humphreys squeaked into Day 2 in the middle of the pack - today, hes fighting for some prize money
[view]Kim Brebach vs. Chris Allen
[view]John Ou and Royce Chai play in a Feature Match
[view]Australian players came by the hundreds to play against these superstars
[view]Looks like gunslinger Noah Boeken is going to win this game
[view]Mike Long gunslings, as part of his Invitational weekend
[view]Australia is an interesting country
[view]Alex Shvartsman is among the many participants
[view]Mark asks a difficult question
[view]Mark Rosewater conducts his Quiz Show

Saturday's Pictures

[view]Satoshi always arrives in style
[view]Satoshi Nakamura gives his opponent The Stare.
[view]In the early rounds, lots of people get Feature Matches
[view]Bronwyn Bruce
[view]Tobi Helvik
[view]Bronwyn Bruce and Tobi Helvik play a round 6 Feature Match
[view]Australian players are in your face
[view]Several arrests were made over the course of the weekend
[view]A brave Ironman player rips an Armored Guardian in half
[view]Sam Wardy Ward
[view]Famous Australians Nathan Russell and Sam Ward
[view]One of the many Feature Matches
[view]Your Move Games Dave Humpherys is playing in GP Sydney
[view]Nick Wong accompanied by his lucky duck
[view]The famous, hat-wearing Satoshi Nakamura
[view]Sideboard reporter Early Nguyen didnt fare well in the tournament
[view]Players are always happy to be photographed
[view]Diverse decks showed up to play
[view]Chris Zantides wont take no guff from no one, no how
[view]Lots of people played in GP Sydney
[view]The Ben Seck plays in a Feature Match
[view]A good-natured feature match
[view]High profile competitors play their matches in the Feature Match area
[view]Players of all ages came to play
[view]Extended is chock full of variety. Here, a Survival deck faces off against a black weenie deck
[view]Round 1 Feature Match: Cole Swannack vs. Jim Bandas
[view]An overhead view of the action
[view]A nice shot of the Grand Prix logo
[view]Players from all over APAC and a few from the USA came to Sydney for the tournament
[view]Diligent judges go over the decklists
[view]Gaeas Cradle... What a bargain
[view]Trading was heavy before the tournament began
[view]R. E. Dalrymple updates DCI information for players in Australia
[view]Worth Wollpert gunslings with a little miser
[view]rk post shows off his Bog Initiate
[view]Artist Mark Zug with his alternative art Rhox behind him
[view]A large overhead projector keeps track of time at GP Sydney.
[view]The amazing GP Sydney banner.
[view]Scott Larabee flew in to be scorekeeper of GP Sydney.
[view]Grand Prix Sydney Head Judge, Paul Barclay. Paul is one of Englands finest level 3 judges and was flown in for Sydney.
[view]Players start to gather at the Grand Prix site.

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