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Wafo-Tapa Tops Them All!

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  • After a grueling four-game control-on-control final, Guillaume Wafo-Tapa of France emerged as the winner of Pro Tour-Yokohama. Already renowned as a deck designer, Wafo-Tapa scored the big trophy in his first Sunday appearance at a Pro Tour - certainly ending any anonymity Wafo-Tapa may have previously held.

    Pro Tour champion is an impressive title, especially when you consider Wafo-Tapa accomplished the feat against one of the most fearsome Top 8s ever assembled. To get to his showdown with Japan's Kazuya Mitamura in the finals, Wafo-Tapa first had to defeat Worlds Top 8 member Paulo Carvalho and Pro Tour-Honolulu champion Mark Herberholz. Mitamura's road was not any easier, taking down reigning Rookie of the Year Sebastian Thaler and Pro Tour-Charleston champion Tomoharu Saito to make the finals.

    Ridiculous haymakers filled the final match, with Draining Whelks and Teferis flying across the table. Mitamura took one game with the "Pickles" combo of Brine Elemental and Vesuvan Shapeshifter, but ultimately, Wafo-Tapa's choice to play cards with as much raw power as possible paid off. After navigating a Top 8 filled with big monsters and bigger names, Guillaume Wafo-Tapa emerged as the champion of Pro Tour-Yokohama!


    Quarterfinals  Semifinals  Finals  Champion
    1Kazuya Mitamura Kazuya Mitamura, 3-0    
    8Sebastian Thaler Kazuya Mitamura, 3-2
        
    4Raphael Levy Tomoharu Saito, 3-1 Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, 3-1
    5Tomoharu Saito  
        
    2Mark Herberholz Mark Herberholz, 3-0
    7Masashi Oiso Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, 3-1
        
    3Paulo Carvalho Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, 3-2
    6Guillaume Wafo-Tapa  

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    EVENT COVERAGEFINAL STANDINGS

    • Finals: The Best Name in Magic
      Guillaume Wafo-Tapa vs. Kazuya Mitamura
      by Ted Knutson
    • Semifinals: Pickled Tink
      Tomoharu Saito vs. Kazuya Mitamura
      by Noah Weil
    • Semifinals: Rally Caps
      Guillaume Wafo-Tapa vs. Mark Herberholz
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Quarterfinals: It's Getting Hot in Here
      Raphaël Lévy vs. Tomoharu Saito
      by Noah Weil
    • Quarterfinals: Controlling the Fat
      Paulo Carvalho vs. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
      by Craig Jones
    • Quarterfinals: Enter the Tax Man
      Masashi Oiso vs. Mark Herberholz
      by Ted Knutson
    • Quarterfinals: Bombs Away!
      Sebastian Thaler vs. Kazuya Mitamura
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Feature: The Top 8 Player Profiles
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Decklists: The Top 8 Decks
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Decklists: The Top 50 Decks
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Deck Breakdown: Card Counts of the Top 50 Decks
      by Event Coverage Staff



    • News: Katsuhiro Mori Suspended
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: Photo Essay - The Colossal Game
      by Kelly Digges, with photos by Craig Gibson
    • Feature: First Sightings of the Future
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Feature: The Prerelease of the Future
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 16: Teferi, Teferi, Teferi, Teferi, Teferi, Teferi (Stop That!)
      Masahiko Morita vs. Amiel Tenenbaum
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 15: Lévy Reaches for a Bluff
      José Luis Echeverria Paredes vs. Raphaël Lévy
      by Noah Weil
    • Round 14: When Antoninos Attack
      José Luis Echeverria Paredes vs. Masashi Oiso
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 13: "Tell Me When It's Locked Up, Will You?"
      Gabriel Nassif vs. Antonino De Rosa
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 12: Rainbow Brawl
      Paulo Carvalho vs. Mark Herberholz
      by Noah Weil
    • Round 11: Landing Face Down
      Andre Coimbra vs. Akira Asahara
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 10: Under the Radar
      José Luis Echeverria Paredes vs. Mark Herberholz
      by Noah Weil
    • Round 9: Damn, Damn, and Double Damn!
      Olivier Ruel vs. Will Lowry
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Feature: The Top 43
      by Noah Weil
    • Info: Day 2 Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 2 Country Breakdown
      by Event Coverage Staff



    • Round 8: Sudden Death
      Robert Jurkovic vs. Kenji Tsumura
      by Noah Weil
    • Round 7: Choose Your Own Adventure
      Ruud Warmenhoven vs. Paul Cheon
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Feature: Rogues and Rainbows
      by Noah Weil
    • Round 6: Ah, Ah, Ah… You Didn't Say the Magic Word
      Johan Sadeghpour vs. Katsuhiro Mori
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 5: Hello Kitey
      Shuu Komuro vs. Julien Nuijten
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 4: The Book of Chroniclers
      Luis D. Scott-Vargas vs. Masahiko Morita
      by Noah Weil
    • Feature: Hakuna Matata!
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 3: Salut Maman!
      Olivier Ruel vs. Antoine Ruel
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 2: Continental Breakfast
      Antoine Ruel vs. Rogier Maaten
      by Noah Weil
    • Round 1: Red Deck Wins
      Raphael Levy vs Gadiel Szleifer
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Preview: Yokohama Through the Years
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Info: Day 1 Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 1 Country Breakdown
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Fact Sheet
      by Event Coverage Staff
     1. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa [FRA]$40,000
     2. Kazuya Mitamura [JPN]$22,000
     3. Mark Herberholz [USA]$15,000
     4. Tomoharu Saito [JPN]$14,000
     5. Paulo Carvalho [PRT]$11,500
     6. Raphael Levy [FRA]$11,000
     7. Masashi Oiso [JPN]$10,500
     8. Sebastian Thaler [DEU]$10,000
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