日本語の取材へ

Less than a year after Masashiro Kuroda became the first Japanese player to hoist a Pro Tour trophy, Shu Komuro became the second by defeating heavy favorite Anton Jonsson at Pro Tour-Nagoya.

Komuro bested Anton Jonsson in a eye-opening four-game match that saw both players making extensive sideboard changes every game based on who would be playing first.

Kuroda had his shot at back-to-back Pro Tour titles on his home soil but he fell to Jonsson in the quarterfinals. Anton had to fight off Worlds Top 8 alumni Terry Soh, who had dispatched Frank Karsten in his quarters match with a classic bluff, before Shu avenged the defeat of his countryman in the final of the last Rochester Draft event of the Pro Tour.

Video highlights

Randy Buehler and Brian David-Marshall are your guides to all of Sunday's Top 8 action, and Jonathan Becker brings you the rest of the sights and sounds from Pro Tour-Nagoya.

Shu's quarterfinal opponent was Vasilis Fatouros, the first player from Greece to reach Sunday action on the Pro Tour, and the Japanese player worked him over with his splice-happy deck. Murray "The Mauler" Evans came back from the brink of defeat several times against Jarno Harkonen in his quarterfinal matchup before falling to Shu in the semis.

In addition to the sensational matches, players were greeted this weekend by some Pro Tour innovations. From the a hospitality table during registration Thursday night that offered free drinks, snacks, and - most importantly - land for drafting to the swanky, exclusive Player's Lounge where competitors could kick back and watch a movie, enjoy complimentary food and beverages, surf the Internet, or even make long distance calls to friends and family, the change could be felt around the venue. There were even free pens throughout the event!

By the time the hall closed, the Pro Tour players had a new champion, some new friends, and memories of a fantastic weekend in Nagoya, Japan.

 

  • Day 2 Blog: The High Cost of Jet Lag, The Mauler's Draft Strategy, the true Betrayer of Kamigawa, and much more!

  • Day 1 Blog: Dampen Dumped, Osyp Tears it Up, the Two Undefeateds, and much more!

Matchups were determined at random. Seeds do not reflect players' standings after Day 2.

top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Masashiro Kuroda

(8) Anton Jonsson

(4) Frank Karsten

(5) Terry Soh

(2) Jarno Harkonen

(7) Murray Evans

(3) Vasilis Fatouros

(6) Shu Komuro

Semi-finals

Anton Jonsson, 3-1

Terry Soh, 3-1

Murray Evans, 3-1

Shu Komuro, 3-1

Finals

Anton Jonsson, 3-1

Shu Komuro, 3-1

Champion

Shu Komuro, 3-1

EVENT COVERAGE

  • Finals: A Decisive Victory
    by Scott Johns
  • Semifinals: A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
    by Ted Knutson
  • Semifinals: A Blistering Beating
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Feature: A Photo Tour of Pro Tour-Nagoya
    by Brian David-Marshall and Craig Gibson
  • Quarterfinals: All Eyes on Kuroda vs. Jonsson
    by Eli Kaplan
  • Quarterfinals: Trickery in the Top 8
    by Ted Knutson
  • Quarterfinals Roundup: The Other Bracket
    by Scott Johns
  • Feature: Top 8 Draft Analysis
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Decklists: The Top 8 Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: The Top 8 Player Profiles
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 15: Win and In? Maybe Not
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 14: Curse You, Osyp!
    by Scott Johns
  • Round 14: Glacial Ray, a Splice of Heaven
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Betrayers, on the Record
    by Jonathan Becker
  • Round 13: The Greatest Match of the Season
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 13: Hometown Hero vs. Malaysian Menace
    by Eli Kaplan
  • Round 13: Pods
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 12: What Does a Grecian Earn?
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 11: Defender of the Soil
    by Scott Johns
  • Round 10: When Powerhouses Collide
    by Eli Kaplan
  • Round 10: Pods
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 9: Home-Island Advantage?
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 8: There Can Be Only One
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Welcome to the Pro Players Lounge
    by Scott Johns
  • Feature: Experiencing the Tour Through New Eyes
    by Scott Johns
  • Round 7: Showdown of the Stars
    by Ted Knutson
  • Round 7: Pods
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 6: Putting the 5-0s to the Test
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 5: Japan's Stalwart vs. U.S.'s Upstart
    by Ted Knutson
  • Feature: When Everything Goes Wrong
    by Scott Johns
  • Feature: Ask the Players: Flesh or Spirit?
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 4: Pods
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 3: Pro Tour Power vs. Grand Prix Gusto
    by Ted Knutson
  • Round 2: Opposite Ages Attract
    by Paul Sottosanti
  • Round 1: A Dampening Debut
    by Jonathan Becker
  • Feature: A Limited View on Kamigawa
    by Ted Knutson
  • Round 1: Pods
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Fun Stuff To Do In Nagoya
    by Eli Kaplan
  • Feature: Pro Tour–Nagoya Preview
    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

FINAL TOP 8 STANDINGS

     
1. Shu Komuro $30,000
2. Anton Jonsson $20,000
3. Terry Soh $15,000
4. Murray Evans $13,000
5. Masashiro Kuroda $9,500
6. Frank Karsten $8,500
7. Jarno Harkonen $7,500
8. Vasilis Fatouros $6,500

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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