2000 Chicago Masters

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By Wizards of the Coast

[view] Magic creator Richard Garfield presents Ben Rubin the Masters Series prize

[view] The final handshake

[view] Jon Finkel, upset in the finals by Ben Rubin

[view] Jon Finkel takes a look at Superman. Rubin's shirt says Truth, Justice and the American Way

[view] Uh, oh. Rubin's looking a little down

[view] A very happy Ben Rubin beat Jon Finkel

[view] Kyle Rose is all OVER the red zone

[view] Finkel takes it to the red zone

[view] Jon Finkel has never been camera shy. Good thing, too

[view] Jon Finkel lays the smack down on Alex Shvartsman

[view] Mark Rosewater sings the blues

[view] Alex Shvartsman sports a sleek looking Sideboard polo

[view] Superman is on the case.

[view] The impeccable Lan D. Ho

[view] Kyle Rose was looking less than rosy

[view] Anthony Alongi reports on Ben Rubin vs. David Williams

[view] Kyle Rose plays Bob Maher in the quarterfinals

[view] Finkel and Bregoli are very, very tired

[view] Alex Shvartsman comes in for the win

[view] Bob Maher is playing a Plague Spitter. Bad times for Rose

[view] Kyle Rose prepares to send his Quirion Sentinel into the red zone

[view] Ben Rubin is Superman

[view] Bob Maher repeatedly threatens his opponent

[view] David Williams anxiously awaits stack resolution

[view] Mike Bregoli gives his opponent The Stare

[view] Christian Luhrs wasn't able to pull it off

[view] Finkel is entering the red zone

[view] Alex Shvartsman is having a strong weekend

[view] Luhrs and Williams ponder

[view] Sideboard Content Manager Omeed Dariani and Sideboard Reporter Randy Buehler

[view] Kyle Rose, Christian Luhrs and David Williams

[view] Head Judge Sheldon Menery lays down the final judgment

[view] Invitational finalists, Rubin and Finkel

[view] The final draft

[view] Players were extra careful not to pass the wrong number of cards

[view] Finkel eyes a Crusading Knight

[view] Bob Maher consults with Mark Rosewater

[view] A very happy Alex Shvartsman

[view] Richard Garfield examines a card. He is known for his ability to adapt to different situations

[view] Richard Garfield takes on all comers

[view] Two of the happy ladies of Magic

[view] Players relax and kick it for fun

[view] Noah Boeken and Mark Rosewater wandered into the eye of the camera

[view] Diligent judges enjoy a moment of repose

[view] Nope. They aren't camera shy

[view] Some judges struggle with the meaning of the word "tap"

[view] This is essentially a picture of a microphone with some people in the background. Enjoy!

[view] Judge Mike Donais is a party in a package

[view] Tired players crash on the floor. Some of them wear yellow socks

[view] A mysterious and anonymous WotC staff member types on a computer - perhaps typing this very caption!

[view] Andrew Cuneo and Darwin Kastle

[view] With thirty-two players playing single elimination, the Masters is brutal

[view] Marsh looks over his draft deck

[view] Warren Marsh

[view] Billy Jensen and Mike Long draft like crazy men

[view] One of the many power draft tables at Masters

[view] Nakamura plays Kastle in round 1 of the Masters

[view] Andrew Cuneo vs. Alex Shvartsman

[view] Mike Long vs. Warren Marsh

[view] Marsh's Crosis the Purger is a beast

[view] Marsh is a thinker

[view] Darwin Kastle gets in your face

[view] England's Warren Marsh. In the background, Sideboard reporter Josh Bennett

[view] Jon Finkel, fresh off his Invitational win, plays Joe Weber

[view] Christian Luhrs defeated Satoshi Nakamura

[view] Rookie of the Year Brian Davis plays Player of the Year Bob Maher, Jr.

[view] Kicker cards are a huge part of Invasion Limited

[view] Mike Bregoli and Sigurd Eskeland are one of several powerful groups in this draft

[view] Satoshi Nakamura's lucky hat

[view] Christian Luhrs of team Draften Und Spielen

[view] Satoshi examines a card in play

[view] Satoshi Nakamura is a joyful person

[view] Mike Long plays a very intense game against David Williams

[view] Dave Williams is hunting for his first major tournament victory.

[view] Kim Eikefet covers Mike Bregoli and Sigurd Eskeland

[view] Randy Buehler, who first achieved acclaim at PT Chicago, is on hand to report for Sideboard

[view] Jon Finkel and Jakub Slemr at a very strong draft table

[view] Drafting at Masters is intense

[view] One of the four Masters draft tables, featuring Mike Bregoli, Sigurd Eskeland, Jon Finkel, Jakub Slemr, Trevor Blackwell and Alex Shvartsman

[view] Satoshi rocks

[view] Dave Williams plays Mike Long, crushing his dreams of a Masters win

[view] Car Acrobatic Team's Andrew Cuneo

[view] Gateway Finalists, Andrew Cuneo and Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz

[view] Franck Canu vs. Jelger Wiegersma

[view] Canu is on the ropes

[view] Frenchman Franck Canu

[view] Dutchman Jelger Wiegersma

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