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Live Coverage of 2002 Grand Prix Copenhagen

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Bob Maher is the champion of GP Copenhagen!

64 players were faced with the challenge of having to draft the new format. Opinions differed on what strategies should be used. Blue was regarded as by far the worst colour but it also presented opportunities should no one else choose to draft it. While red, with the best common in the set in Sparksmith, and also great depth was very popular.

Out of a very tough Day two emerged yet another top 8 that would grace any Pro Tour. European Grand Prix's are just tough. Kai Budde was there, as was fellow Phoenix Foundation team mate Dirk Baberowski. Jens Krause, fresh off a Top 8 finish two weeks ago in GP Hamburg was the third German. A trio of Swedes – Fredric Boberg, David Linder and the always impressive Jens Thorén – took a further three places. The remaining slots were taken by solid Frenchman Florent Jeudon and the American Bob Maher, on a hot streak after his top 4 finish in the team Pro Tour in Boston. Sadly the host nation failed to defend its GP as successfully as it had in previous years with no Danish players drafting at the final table.

In the end the draft got turned on its head as Maher and Krause found themselves the only green mages on the table. Predictably they met in the final where Maher's deck proved itself to be just too brutal. Ominously Kai Budde's third place finish nosed him ahead of Dirk Baberowski and already the German player has established a lead in the race for Player of the Year.

Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Bob Maher, Jr. (USA) $2,400
 2.  Jens Krause (Germany) $1,700
 3.  Kai Budde (Germany) $1,200
 4.  Fredrik Boberg (Sweden) $1,000
 5.  Dirk Baberowski (Germany) $800
 6.  Jens Thorén (Sweden) $800
 7.  David Linder (Sweden) $800
 8.  Florent Jeudon (France) $800

(Click here for complete final standings)



Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Jens Krause Jens Krause, 2-0
8 Florent Jeudon Jens Krause, 2-0
4 Kai Budde Kai Budde, 2-0 Bob Maher, Jr., 2-0
5 Jens Thorén
2 Dirk Baberowski Fredrik Boberg, 2-0
7 Fredrik Boberg Bob Maher, Jr., 2-0
3 Bob Maher, Jr. Bob Maher, Jr., 2-0
6 David Linder

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Info: Top 8 Draft Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Finals: Jens Krause vs. Bob Maher, Jr.
    by Craig Jones
  • Semifinals: Fredrik Boberg vs. Bob Maher, Jr.
    by Viet Van Tuan
  • Semifinals: Jens Krause vs. Kai Budde
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Quarterfinals: Bob Maher, Jr. vs. David Linder
    by Wessel Oomens
  • Quarterfinals: Dirk Baberowski vs. Fredrik Boberg
    by Viet Van Tuan
  • Quarterfinals: Kai Budde vs. Jens Thorén
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Quarterfinals: Jens Krause vs. Florent Jeudon
    by Olivier Ruel
  • Top 8 Draft: Final Draft Table
    by Wessel Oomens
  • Feature: Top 8 Profiles
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Round 14: Florent Jeudon vs. Mats Högdahl
    by Olivier Ruel
  • Round 14: Olle Rade vs. David Linder
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Danish-Language Coverage: Runde 14: Peter Laier mod Nicolai Herzog
    af Jörn Hajek
  • Round 13: Jens Krause vs Mats Högdahl
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 13: Raphael Levy vs. Eivind Nitter
    by Wessel Oomens
  • Danish-Language Coverage: Runde 13: Allan Hellegaard mod 'Trylle'Jan Sørensen
    af Jörn Hajek
  • Round 12: Frederic Courtois vs. Jelger Wiegersma
    by Mark Wraith
  • Round 12: Jens Thorén vs. Amiel Tenenbaum
    by Jake Smith
  • Danish-Language Coverage: Runde 12: Palle Poulsen mod Matthias Jorstedt
    af Jörn Hajek
  • Draft 2: Kai Budde
    by Mark Wraith
  • Draft 2: Table 4 (Antoine Ruel and Eivind Nitter)
    by Wessel Oomens and Stan van der Velden
  • Info: Draft 2 Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 11: Kai Budde vs. Seppo Toikka
    by Mark Wraith
  • Round 10: Pierre Malherbaud vs. Mattias Jorstedt
    by Craig Jones and Mark Wraith
  • Round 9: Jens Krause vs. Martin Struik
    by Craig Jones
  • Draft 1: Table 2 (Kai Budde and Raphael Levy)
    by Gis Hoogendijk
  • Draft 1: Table 1 (Dirk Baberowski and Jelger Wiegersma)
    by Olivier Ruel
  • Info: Draft 1 Pods
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Info: Day 2 Country Breakdown
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 8: Stephan Meyer vs. Anton Jonsson
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 8: Kai Budde vs. Dirk Baberowski
    by Mark Wraith
  • Round 7: Kai Budde vs. David Brucker
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 7: Scott Wills vs. Dirk Baberowski
    by Wessel Oomens
  • Round 6: Eric Leander vs. Thomas Rosholm
    by Craig Jones
  • Round 6: Raphael Levy vs. Bjorn Jocumsen
    by Wessel Oomens
  • Round 5: Eivind Nitter vs. Jelger Wiegersma
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Sealed Deck: Svend Geertsen
    by Craig Jones
  • Round 4: Marco Blume vs. Franck Canu
    by Craig Jones
  • Round 4: Jens Thoren vs. Victor van de Broek
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 3: Tiago Chan vs. Matthew Vienneau
    by Olivier Ruel
  • Feature: Quick Interview Archive
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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