2000 Grand Prix Buenos Aires

Posted in Event Coverage on December 16, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

[view] Friendship transcends victory: Ocho wins the semis.

[view] Ocho kisses his good luck Tradewind: every bit counts

[view] 'I'll make 21 creatures...'

[view] Ocho ponders a tough decision as new level 1 judge Nicolas Gonzalez looks on

[view] The Press, hard at work

[view] Mascots abound

[view] Ocho's lucky Tradewind Rider

[view] Le Saux ponders a semi-final mulligan

[view] Le Saux has the game in hand - Slivers in control

[view] Matias Bolatti

[view] Pablo Huerta

[view] Diego Ostrovich

[view] Walter Witt

[view] Jose Barbero

[view] Raphael Le Saux

[view] Hugo "Ocho" Araiza

[view] Emmanuel Duering

[view] The guardian of the game

[view] Round 13 Feature Match: Gerardo Saiz

[view] Gerardo Godinez represented Latin America in the Magic Invitational

[view] Round 12 Feature Match: Thomas Felsberg vs Damian Petrelli

[view] Round 12 Feature Match: Damian Petrelli

[view] Thomas Felsburg plays in a late-tournament feature

[view] Players all over the world use different methods to decide who will play first

[view] Round 12 Feature Match: Jose Barbaro

[view] The one and only Mikey Pustilnik

[view] A magic tiger oversees the feature match table

[view] Walter Witt is one of the younger competitors on Day 2

[view] Round 13 Feature Match: Bernabe Gramajo

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Raphael Le Saux II

[view] El Americano mucho grande

[view] "Ocho" es Ocho-0!

[view] Scroll or Spite,you decide

[view] Round 9 Feature match: Pedro Laplaza vs. Damian Petrelli

[view] Round 9 feature Match: James Stroud, 207 cm!

[view] Round 9 Feature Match: Dan OMS

[view] Round 9 Feature Match: Pedro Laplaza

[view] Round 9 Feature Match: James Stroud vs. Dan OMS

[view] Round 9 Feature Match: Damian Petrelli

[view] The little judge

[view] Ozzy Osbourne, PT hopeful

[view] Round 10 Feature Match: Raphael Lesaux vs. Matias Bollatti

[view] Round 10 Feature Match: Raphael Lesaux

[view] Round 10 Feature Match: Matias Bollatti

[view] Round 10 Feature Match: Hugo "Ocho" Araiza vs. Martin Spaghi

[view] Round 10 Feature Match: Martin Spaghi

[view] Round 10 Feature Match: "Ocho"

[view] Round 11 Feature Match: Diego Ostravich vs. Jose Ignacio Barbero

[view] Round 11 Feature Match: Jose Ignacio Barbero

[view] Round 11 Feature Match: Diego Ostravich

[view] Round 11 Feature Match: Dave Williams vs. Steve OMS

[view] Round 11 Feature Match: Steve O

[view] Round 11 Feature Match: Dave Williams

[view] A Promising start

[view] 7 wins, 0 losses, long day.

[view] The face of a 7-0 start

[view] Another week, another continent

[view] Round 7 Feature Match: Alex Shvartsman vs. Matias Bollati

[view] Round 7 Feature Match: Matias Bolatti

[view] Round 7 Feature Match: Alex Shvartsman

[view] Le Saux's good luck bear

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Alex Shvartsman vs Thomas Felsberg

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Thomas Felsberg

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Alex Shvartsman

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Raphael Le Saux vs. Pablo Huerta

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Raphael Le Saux

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Pablo Huerta

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Raphael Le Saux II

[view] Williams vs. Maoli, "Ocho" vs. "La Ostra"

[view] "Ocho"

[view] "La Ostra"

[view] Well-respected player from Texas, Dave Williams.

[view] Hugo "Ocho" Araixa vs. Diego "La Ostra" Ostrovich.

[view] Buenos Aires is one of the most interesting cities in the world.

[view] The beautiful San Telmo Church in Buenos Aires.

[view] John Matson commented that he has never seen a group of people more excited about Magic. Matson signed over 3000 cards on Saturday.

[view] Mike Elliot had a huge gunslinging sign and line-up of players. He is a modern-day gunfighter.

[view] The tournament is underway. Check out the fancy time clock.

[view] Celebrity Alex Shvartsman plays some Magic with the locals.

[view] David Williams and Gerardo Godinez are both favorites to make the top 8 of the tournament.

[view] Judge Luciano Macchiavello (from Chile) handles the feature match between Dan O'MS and Ernesto Mingrance.

[view] Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz, part of the legendary Team Antarctica with his brother Steve and Jon Finkel.

[view] Ernesto Mingrance prepares for his feature match.

[view] The Cotugno versus Moro match had lots of creature combat.

[view] Andres Moro vs Juan Cotugno (Argentina National Champion) in a round 3 feature match.

[view] Andres Moro was a little nervous when he found out he was in a feature match against the National Champion.

[view] Juan Cotugno, Argentina National Champion.

[view] Carlos Ramao was top 8 at Latin America Championships. Many people say he is the Brazilian "Baby Huey".

[view] Matias Novarino with a trendy chapeau.

[view] Francisco Gaeta, member of the 1999 Chilean National Team.

[view] Francisco Gaeta vs. Matias Novarino in a feature match.

[view] Raphael Le Saux thinks it's wacky shirt day!

[view] A flock of judges.

[view] This reporter was taking pictures of the event.

[view] Lots of big green creatures (also known as fatties) were in people's decks.

[view] Mike Elliot has designed more Magic cards than anyone else in Magic Research and Development. Elliot attended GP Buenos Aires as a gunslinger.

[view] Mike Long came to play in spirit. Pictured: Rootwater Thief, Mike Long's 1999 Magic Invitational Card that got inserted in Nemesis.

[view] Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwatrz and David Williams made the trip from USA.

[view] New Yorker Rob Nieves has the most identifiable right arm in Magic.

[view] 313 fit perfectly into the tournament site.

[view] Sylviana Fucito, head scorekeeper of GP Buenos Aires.

[view] Graciella Battauz is the event manager for United Games, the Argentina distributor of Magic.

[view] 11-year old Argentine Francisco Stempler in his feature match.

[view] 1999 Mexican National Team member, Julio Cesar Ayala.

[view] Round 1 feature match: Julio Cesar Ayala vs. Francisco Stempler.

[view] Mike Pustilnik of New York makes friends with the locals.

[view] Seven players traveled from Mexico to score some of the prize money.

[view] Competitors playtest their Extended decks right up until the start of the tournament.

[view] Artist John Matson was on hand to sign cards for the players.

[view] A view of the amazing site for GP Buenos Aires.

[view] The King of Grand Prix, Alex Shvartsman. Alex has 10 Grand Prix top 8 finishes to his credit.

[view] Side Events Manager and level 3 judge, Juan Del Compare of Argentina.

[view] Damien Brown, 8 time Pro Player.

[view] Reid Schmadeka is a slave driver; can't you tell by their smiles?

[view] Silvana and Graciela are hard at work entering names into DCI Reporter.

[view] Head Judge, Pedro Ceriotti, briefs the judges before the tournament.

[view] Players gather in the atrium waiting for registration to open.

[view] View of the Grand Prix area before the start of the tournament.

[view] Damian Brown-Santirso came all the way from New Zealand to play at GP-BA.

[view] Rafael Le Saux was the Finalist at the Latin America Championship this past June.

[view] Gerardo Godinez practices his drafting skills with some other players.

[view] Gustavo Chapela ponders his next move while his friend opens wide.

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