2000 Grand Prix Helsinki

Posted in Event Coverage on December 16, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

[view] Erno Ekebom from Finland, runner-up at Grand Prix Helsinki.

[view] winner and runner-up: Noah Boeken (Netherlands) and Erno Ekebom (Finland)

[view] Noah Boeken, current European Champion, is very happy with his first GP victory.

[view] The Finals: Erno Ekebom vs. Noah Boeken

[view] There's a lot of activity in the Sideboard online corner, from right to left: Vicky Korstanje, Kim Eikefet, Tony Dobson, Craig Jones and Alex Shvartsman.

[view] Sideboard online writers typing up quarter final match reports: Craig Jones, Pete Norris and Ben Ronaldson.

[view] Semi final match between Erno Ekebom and Rickard Osterberg.

[view] Semifinal match between Noah Boeken and Arto Hiltunen.

[view] Top 8: Erik Leander (Sweden)

[view] Top 8: Rickard Osterberg (Sweden)

[view] Top 8: Noah Boeken (Netherlands)

[view] Top 8: Dominik Hothow (Netherlands)

[view] Top 8: Messa Bouchaib (Sweden)

[view] Top 8: Jens Thoren (Sweden)

[view] Top 8: Erno Ekebom (Finland)

[view] Top 8: Arto Hiltunen (Finland)

[view] Top 8, back from left to right:Messa Bouchaib, Noah Boeken, Rickard Osterberg, Erik Leander. Front from left to right:Arto Hiltunen, Erno Ekebom, Dominik Hothow and Jens Thoren.

[view] A round 13 feature match between Justin Gary and Dominik Hothow.

[view] A round 13 feature match between Harkonen Jarno and Richard Oesterberg.

[view] Zvi Mowshowitz has a tendency to fall asleep at Grand Prix.

[view] A round 12 feature match between Mattias Jorstedt and Zvi Mowshowitz.

[view] A round 12 feature match between Tomi Walamies and Noah Boeken.

[view] Draft 2, table 2: Dominik Hothow, Haljoki Osmo, Zvi Mowshowitz, Justin Gary, Mattias Jorstedt, Jens Thoren, Janne Harkonen and Florent Jeudon.

[view] Draft 2, Table 1: Arto Hiltunen, Erno Ekebom, Messaoud Bouchaib Rosales, Erik Leander,Tomi Walamies, Noah Boeken, Johan Sadeghpour and Ryan Fuller.

[view] A round 8 feature match between Benedikt Klauser (Austria) and Gary Justin (USA).

[view] A round 9 feature match between Mattias Jorstedt and Ryan Fuller.

[view] A round 9 feature match between Jakub Slemr, 1997 World Champion and Konstantin Firsov.

[view] A round 10 feature match between Erno Ekebom, Top 8 finisher at PT Los Angeles of last season, and Zvi Mowshowitz.

[view] A round 10 feature match between Florent Jeudon from France and Richard Oesterberg from Sweden.

[view] Dominik Hothow from Germany, Top 8 finisher at this year's Worlds, obviously enjoying building his first draft deck.

[view] Oystein Buene "Megatog on IRC" from Norway during deck building.

[view] Oyvind Odegaard, a Pro Tour Veteran from Norway.

[view] Mikko Snygg from Finland

[view] Richard Osterberg and Arto Hiltunen building their first draft deck.

[view] Zvi Mowshowitz looking very amused.

[view] Ben Ronaldson, current English Champion, registering his first draft deck.

[view] Johan Franzen, Top 8 finisher at this year's European Championships.

[view] Benedikt Klauser, Top 8 finisher at this year's World Championships, from Austria.

[view] Nicolai Herzog from Norway and Florent Jeudon, member of the Black Ops team, building their decks.

[view] Vicky Korstanje from Online Sideboard, concentrating very hard.

[view] Frederic Courtois from France, choosing his cards very carefully.

[view] Bouchaib Rosales Messaoud of Sweden sat at table 1 during the first draft.

[view] Erno Ekebom from Finland.

[view] Antoine Ruel registering his first deck of the day.

[view] Bjorn P Jocumsen considering his options very carefully.

[view] Olivier Ruel of the famous "Black Ops Team".

[view] Pete Norris, Online Sideboard reporter, following Noah Boeken's first draft.

[view] Mattias Jorstedt, Top 8 at Euros 1999, drafting at table 1.

[view] Ryan Fuller from Canada is currently touring Europe. Helsinki is his third European Grand Prix in a row. He already made Top 8 in Porto in September.

[view] Zvi Mowshowitz from the US making his second European appearance this month. Earlier this month he made top 8 at GP Manchester.

[view] Noah Boeken, the current European champion, drafting at table 1.

[view] Draft 1, table 2 featuring: Antoine Ruel, Zvi Mowshowitz, Antti Tikkakoski, Thomas F. Gundersen, Jens Thoren, Jarno Hskrsnen, Erno Ekebom and Oyvind Odegaard.

[view] Draft 1, table 1 featuring: Noah Boeken, Haljoki Osmo, Messaoud Bouchaib Rosales, Ryan Fuller, Arto Hiltunen, Haakon R. Monsen, Frederic Courtois, Mattias Jorstedt.

[view] Cyril Grillon, "Draft... next... draft...next...".

[view] Vicky from Sideboard Online hosting a film quiz in between rounds.

[view] Cyril Grillon, Head Judge of the event. Isn't he adorable?

[view] A round 5 feature match between Mattias Jorstedt and Rickard Osterberg.

[view] A round 5 feature match between Tony Dobson and Tommie Walamies

[view] Benedikt Klauser, top 8 at Worlds 2000, from Austria.

[view] Nicolai Herzog, former European Champion (1999).

[view] Judges doing deck checks.

[view] A round 6 feature match between Arto Hiltunen and Ben Ronaldson

[view] A round 6 feature match between Justin Gary and Frederic Courtois.

[view] A round 4 feature match between Jakub Slemr, former World Champion, and Olivier Ruel, member of Team Black Ops.

[view] A round 4 feature match between: Erno Ekebom from Finland and Sigurd Eskeland from Norway.

[view] Sigurd's animal farm.

[view] 6 English players made the trip to Helsinki: from left to right: Ben Ronaldson, Allan Bellamy, Pete Norris, Tony Dobson, Craig Jones and Scott Wills.

[view] Trey Van Cleave and Alex Shvartsman are killing time during the first 3 rounds while Jakub Slemr is watching them carefully.

[view] Konstantin Firsov, current Russian Champion, is on the of the 30 Russians to play in this tournament.

[view] Olle Rade, currently in the army, recently made the finals in a one-slot qualifier.

[view] Sigurd Eskeland hopes to go 2-2 with his 5-coloured deck.

[view] Will Justin Gary repeat his top 8 performance of GP Manchester?

[view] Magic artist Tom Wanerstrand is very happy to be in Helsinki and meet all his fans.

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