2001 Barcelona Masters

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By Wizards of the Coast

[view] Ben Rubin wins his second individual Masters title in a row

[view] The Masters' finals are over

[view] Auch! Rubin makes Elarar cringe

[view] The finals of the Masters are nearly over

[view] Sore lip

[view] Ben Rubin in the eye of the camera

[view] Chin exercises


[view] Superman

[view] Ben Rubin before he "is going to win" in the finals of the Masters, according to him

[view] Finkel still hopes to win at least one title

[view] Ben Rubin and Jon Finkel at the start of what promises to be a very long match.

[view] Ben Rubin is possibly on his way to his second Masters' title, after winning it in Chicago 2000

[view] Zvi, seconds before losing his semi-finals' match in the Masters

[view] Loads of people chose to stay late to see the semi-finals of the Masters

[view] Mark Rosewater closely follows Turian's game

[view] Ryan Fuller still smiles after winning the first game in the Masters' quarterfinals

[view] Jon Finkel's clear eyes

[view] Zvi Moshowitz versus Markus Bell

[view] The best player in the world versus the hottest player in the world, according to Sideboard reporter Randy Buehler

[view] Markus Bell

[view] Zvi "aloha" Moshowitz shaking it

[view] Ben Rubin

[view] Nieminem scratching his hair

[view] Ben Rubin versus Tuomo Nieminem

[view] The quarterfinals of the Masters

[view] Dave Humphreys trying to see through Ryan Fuller's cards

[view] Fuller gets support from his AlphaBetaUnlimited teammate

[view] David Humphreys scratching whatever is left

[view] A sneaky Finkel reaches for his deck

[view] A blank look from Mike Turian

[view] Shvartsman nervously plays a Gainsay

[view] Mike Turian swept Alex Shvartsman in two quick games

[view] With sleeves to match his shirt, Benedikt Klauser

[view] Benedikt Klauser asks Jon Finkel, "Are you anybody I should be afraid of?"

[view] Jimmy boy, this doesn't look good. Have you been drinking?

[view] AlphaBetaUnlimited have a last look at their decks

[view] Latin-America OP-coordinator Reid Schmadeka is happy to lend a hand at registration. Barcelona isn't that far off

[view] Mrs Donais registers Nakamura

[view] Oops. Magic players have too much on their minds to worry about housekeeping

[view] DCI staff needs pocket protectors

[view] Head Judge Cyril Grillon in the midst of one of his famous explanations

[view] Tsuyoshi Fujita is wondering what it is that we see

[view] David Humphreys versus Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Satoshi's sweet stuff

[view] Gary Wise giving Satoshi Nakamura the "I'm up to something really mean" look

[view] Kamiel Cornelissen has the Magic touch. Frank Karsten and Geert Coeckelbergh approve

[view] Ben Rubin says it's your turn

[view] A star in stripes: Warren Marsh

[view] Zvi Moshowitz has it. Although Finkel doesn't seem too convinced

[view] Sleeping beauty

[view] Kamiel Cornelissen versus Ben Rubin in the first round of the Masters

[view] Zvi Moshowitz versus Warren Marsh in the first round of the Masters

[view] Warren and Zvi and all the other Masters of the Universe

[view] The wannabes

[view] Cyril Grillon loves to address the crowds. Benedikt Klauser, Antoine and Olivier Ruel and Noah Boeken are attentive listeners

[view] Mikey P protecting his own little corner

[view] Playing it wherever

[view] Hier spricht man Deutsch

[view] Stiff upper lip discussion, English players

[view] Friendly shake

thuplayershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/MASTERSBAR01/977.jpgRaphal Lvy has to explain Head Judge Mike Donais

[view] Tuomo Nieminem didn't even have to play

[view] Wizards of the Coast is so proud of its Japanese coverage. The Nakamura-Thoren game closing the Gateway

[view] Northern doubt? Jens Thoren

[view] Satoshi Nakamura in eastern ecstasy

[view] Josh Bennett and Keita Mori rule. Omeed Dariani has the honor of editing their scribblings for Sideboard Online

[view] "Crazy Old" Gary Krakower

[view] Put whatever you have under that hat at work to find an answer to this one, dude. Satoshi Nakamura facing Pierre Mahlerbaud

[view] Round five feature match

[view] Jens Thoren came second at Grand Prix Prague and is one of the Swedish favorites here

thuplayershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/MASTERSBAR01/987.jpgRaphal Lvy all tight in round five

[view] Hector Fuentes followed closely by fellow countryman Carlos Barrado

thuplayershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/MASTERSBAR01/990.jpgIf Hector Fuentes' Dromar's Charm is as strong as his arms suggest he is himself, Raphal Lvy is up for something heavy

[view] Judges get-together - from left to right - Paul Barclay (UK), James Lee (US), Marc Hernandez (FR) and Rogerio Alecrim (PT)

[view] Sideboard reporter Josh Bennett, Head Judge of the Gateway tournament Mike Donais and Sideboard's own Omeed Dariani looking at a job well done

[view] Bright and red. Could we have put it more bluntly? Welcome!

[view] And outside the sun is shining...

[view] Working 24/7, Magic is a tough game. The airport in New York

[view] Another glance at the Gateway tournament

[view] The Gateway is open

[view] This will look pretty any time soon now. Building the Pro Tour area

[view] The Wizards' booth holds lots of promises

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