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Call him Remi Fortier, Magic Savant. The 16-year-old student from Mortree, France defeated Andre Mueller 3-2 in the finals of Pro Tour-Valencia on the back of Venser, Shaper Savant. That card's unique timing derailed Mueller's Enduring Ideal deck, allowing Fortier to take home the $40,000 first prize.

Fortier, who came in to Valencia with four lifetime Pro Points, prepared with Resident Genius and Pro Tour-Yokohama champion Guillaume Wafo-Tapa for two weeks leading up to the event. Fortier's CounterTopGoyf deck took the Counterbalance-Sensei's Divining Top control engine and strapped it to everyone's favorite creature, Tarmogoyf. His victory made it three straight Extended Pro Tour wins for France, following up on Antoine Ruel (Los Angeles 2005) and Pierre Canali (Columbus 2004).

Fortier's triumph was one of many memories that will be taken from Valencia. The show opened a day late due to flooding at the event site, the first time a Pro Tour has been significantly delayed. But the event staff and crew at the venue worked overtime to get the hall ready to re-open in time to run 13 rounds across two days. The Extended metagame proved as varied as expected, with approximately 20 archetypes making the cut. The Player of the Year race remains tight as none of the front-runners put up big finishes. That means the Sprint to the Title will continue across the five Grand Prix over the next five weeks, culminating at the 2007 World Championships in New York City on December 6-9.

Congratulations to Remi Fortier, Pro Tour-Valencia 2007 champion!

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top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Giulio Barra

(8) Makahito Mihara

(4) Tine Rus

(5) Remi Fortier

(2) Takayuki Koike

(7) Shuhei Nakamura

(3) Andre Mueller

(6) Sam Stein

Semi-finals

Giulio Barra, 3-0

Remi Fortier, 3-2

Shuhei Nakamura, 3-1

Andre Mueller, 3-1

Finals

Remi Fortier, 3-1

Andre Mueller, 3-2

Champion

Remi Fortier, 3-2

Last Updated: 12:28 p.m. Last Updated: 5:00 p.m.

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EVENT COVERAGE

  • Finals: Epic
    Andre Müller vs. Remi Fortier
    by Nate Price
  • Semifinal: In the Balance
    Giulio Barra vs. Remi Fortier
    by Bill Stark
  • Semifinal: Pedal to the Metal
    Andre Müller vs. Shuhei Nakamura
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • Quarterfinal: Living Off the Land
    Makihito Mihara vs. Giulio Barra
    by Dave Sutcliffe
  • Quarterfinal: Right Off the Top
    Remi Fortier vs. Tine Rus
    by Craig Jones
  • Quarterfinal: Something to Mull Over
    Shuhei Nakamura vs. Takayuki Koike
    by Nate Price
  • Quarterfinal: "I Have the Nuts"
    Andre Müller vs. Sam Stein
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • Feature: Top 8 Profiles
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Top 8 Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day Two Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Video Deck Techs
    Enduring Ideal, Rock and Nail, and Cephalid Life
    by Randy Buehler and Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 13: Sphere of What?
    Makihito Mihara vs. Sean Connor
    by Dave Sutcliffe
  • Round 12: Quick on the Draw
    Shuhei Nakamura vs. Thomas Refsdal
    by Nate Price
  • Feature: Extended Metagame Breakdown and Rogue Decks
    by Bill Stark
  • Round 11: Elephants Ante Portas
    Shuu Komuro vs. Masashiro Kuroda
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • Feature: Metagame Impressions of a Tired Reporter
    by Nate Price
  • Feature: Day 2 Country Breakdown
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 2 Player List
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Live from Gleemax: Buehler's Blog
    by Randy Buehler
  • Round 10: Complete Awkwardness
    Antoine Ruel vs. Roel van Heeswijk
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • Round 9: Stick to Your Sideboard
    Kenji Tsumura vs. Tsuyoshi Ikeda
    by Dave Sutcliffe
  • Round 8: Shortcut to Nowhere
    Melissa DeTora vs. Quentin Martin
    by Nate Price
  • Round 7: "Looks like Tog"
    Marijn Lybaert vs. Mark Herberholz
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • News: Two Players Disqualified in Valencia
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • Round 6: If You Could Play Just One Spell This Match...
    Frank Karsten vs. Arnost Zidek
    by David Sutcliffe
  • Round 5: Clash (Not That Clash) of the Titans
    Paul Cheon vs. Masashiro Kuroda
    by Nate Price
  • Round 4: Disco Inferno
    Raphael Levy vs. Osamu Fujita
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • Feature: Killer Combos
    by Nate Price
  • Round 3: Vintage Extended
    Steve Menendian vs. Tsuyoshi Fujita
    by David Sutcliffe
  • Round 2: Making a Breakthrough
    Chris Lachmann vs. Masahiko Morita
    by Nate Price
  • Round 1: Tii-iii-iii-ime... Is on my Side...
    Gabriel Nassif vs. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • News: Flooding Postpones Start of Pro Tour
    by Greg Collins and Hanno Terbuyken
  • Feature: Impact of Compressed Schedule
    by Nate Price
  • Feature: How to Cut Three Rounds
    by Hanno Terbuyken
  • Feature: Spreading the News
    by Dave Sutcliffe
  • Feature: One Man's Journey
    by Nate Price
  • Info: Day One Player List
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Day One Country Breakdown
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Event Coverage Staff

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