[view] Top two and shining, congratulations to both of you!
[view] Deep blue for the Grand Prix banners of 2001
[view] Chris and trophy, both polished
[view] Ed Bear was kind enough to offer an original piece of his own art to the winner of this Grand Prix . . .
[view] . . . Chris Benafel, winner of Grand Prix Amsterdam
[view] Xavier Curto Vives, a happy runner up
[view] Felix proudly announces the Top 8 of Grand Prix Amsterdam
[view] Felix Huybrechts, Organized Play Manager for the European Territories having the night of his life
[view] Chris Benafel faces Xavier in the finals
[view] We think Xavier is rather photogenic
[view] Xavier Curto Vives made the grand finals. Spain, be proud
[view] Xavier Curto Vives in his semi final against Daniel OMS.
[view] Brian Davis' good luck charms.
[view] Chris Benafel looking very happy.
[view] Brian Davis and Chris Benafel at the beginning of their semi final.
[view] Brian Davis looking very happy about his hand.
[view] Daniel OMS carefully considering his options.
[view] Semifinal between Daniel OMS and Xavier Curto Vives.
[view] Brian Davis beating Alexander Witt
[view] Dan OMS, "judge"
[view] O help, Dan OMS
[view] David Price and Dan OMS
[view] Antoine Ruel
[view] In the quarterfinals, Dan OMS is taking it up against Menno Dolstra
[view] Chris Benafel, another tongue
[view] Chris Benafel having fun
[view] Alexander Witt (facing Brian Davis): pay special attention to the little tongue
[view] And again, Antoine: triple A for a fine player
[view] France's finest, Antoine Ruel
[view] Xavier facing David Price in the quarterfinals
[view] Southern flavour in hot Amsterdam: Xavier Curto Vives
[view] "Oh dear, what's happening now" David Price
[view] Brian Davis playing Alexander Witt
[view] Menno Dolstra gets a nice color from doing the quarterfinals
[view] Gijs Hoogendijk overlooking the draft
[view] Antoine Ruel defending the French colours at Amsterdam. Xavier will surely do the same for Spain.
[view] Xavier Curco Vives and Alexander Witt brotherly next to one another. Alexander losing his interest
[view] Menno Dolstra shuffling cards
[view] The top eight drafting for the quarterfinals
[view] The Dutch Rob van der Steenhoven fighting his last battle with James Stroud
[view] The American James Stroud came all the way to the Netherlands to be featured in the last round
[view] An all Dutch feature match in round 14
[view] Alexander Witt proves to be the stronger of the two
[view] The last round features another Dutch guy, Bas Postema
[view] Xavier Curto Vives, who came all the way from Spain, will be starting sixth starting the quarters
[view] Defending his fifth place after round 14, Chris Benafel
[view] Brian Davis and Chris Benafael giving us their very own opinions on the event. Check out the player profiles
[view] Brian Davis, first to go into the quarterfinals
[view] The judges, a dream team!
[view] The best eight players before going into the quarterfinals
[view] And again
[view] The best eight after round 14
[view] Alexander Witt, eight after round 14
[view] Chris Benafel, fifth after round 14
[view] David Price, third after round 14
[view] Newcomer in the field Nele Van der borght
[view] Vicky Korstanje having fun
[view] More Sideboard staff
[view] The gentlemen of the team
[view] Ben Ronaldson from England is taking his job very seriously
[view] The ladies
[view] The Sideboard Online team from left to right: Ben Ronaldson, Craig Jones hiding, Mark Wraith, Nele Van der borght and Vicky Korstanje
[view] Gary Wise is losing this round 12 feature game
[view] Here he starts looking more serious
[view] Now look close, here Gary Wise is smiling, very confidently
[view] Chris Benafel, glasses coming down
[view] David Price: "Gary, you really think this is a wise card to play?"
[view] Chris Benafel, smiling this time
[view] Almost hidden: David Price
[view] Chris Benafel, facing Michael Debard in a round 12 feature match
[view] Micky's back, Gary Wise and David Price
[view] Michael Debard and Chris Benafel featuring in round 12
[view] Michael Debard, a bit vague maybe
[view] Gijs Hoogendijk, who is the head judge on day two, still talking with Jaap Brouwer
[view] Gijs Hoogendijk and Jaap Brouwer, who was head judge on the first day of the Grand Prix
[view] Brian Kibler, Warren Marsh, Zvi Mowshowitz and Sigurd Eskeland talking about constructing decks for Pro Tour Tokyo
[view] The English Scott Wills' big smile for the Sideboard
[view] Antoine Ruel and Jan Doise featuring in round 11
[view] Antoine Ruel has been playing very well this year, and it's no different today
[view] Jan Doise from Belgium in round 11, eyes wide open
[view] Oh oh, Eivind Nitter, this does not look good
[view] Sturla Bingen and Eivind Nitter in an all-Norwegian feature match in round 11
[view] Sturla Bingen, competing for fame and glory
[view] Superman is actually Dutch and is called Bart Genders.
[view] Tom Harle (UK) as a Dutch supporter and Gabriel Nassif (FR) in yellow brightening up the event.
[view] Kai Budde from Germany. No comments
[view] Dave Humphreys was the first to win a team Pro Tour, together with Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty for Your Move Games.
[view] Kai Budde, the favorite of this round 10 feature match, did not beat Gary Wise.
[view] Gary Wise, green and red, that is a lot to think about.
[view] Dan - the Man - OMS featuring in round 10.
[view] Veikko Montonen, Mario van Leeuwen and Diane Thirring, judges sharing ideas
[view] Scorekeeper at Grand Prix Amsterdam - at any European event? - Cajus von Engelmann
[view] A Nordic match: Jim Herold from Germany having a hard time standing up against Nicolai Herzog from Norway
[view] Dutch judge Angelique den Brok keeping a keen eye on the American Dan Clegg
[view] Alex Shvartsman in a feature match against Brian Davis in round 9.
[view] Brian Davis enjoying the sunshine.
[view] Alexander Shvartsman, check out the T-shirt.
[view] Alexander Witt in a feature match against Bram Snepvangers in round 9. Way to go, Holland!
[view] This guy's day cannot be beat anymore: Alexander Witt being featured.
[view] David Price in the background seems happier with his pick than Gary Wise.
[view] Janosh Kuehn at the draft.
[view] Olle Rade's pick is important for Alex Shvartsman.
[view] Drafting, Alex Shvartsman passes his cards on to Janosh Kuehn
[view] Not sure whether Brian Davis is happy with the cards Sturla Bingen gave him.
[view] Girlpower amongst the judges! English Diane Thirring and Dutch Angelique den Brok.
[view] Sideboard Online reporter Mark Wraith is looking attentively while Kai Budde is building his sealed deck.
[view] SBS, a Dutch commercial television station, will be broadcasting the Grand Prix at 7 pm on Saturday night during their news broadcast.
[view] Cyril Grillon (level 4 from Belgium) together with Christine Sienkiewicz (level 1.5 from France).
[view] Jan De Vries (level 2 from The Netherlands), Henk Claassen (level 1 from The Netherlands) and Stefan Blanchon (level 3 from France) are waiting to hand out the sealed decks.
[view] Paul Barclay, level 3 judge from England, and Cajus Von Engelmann from France are preparing everything for the first round.
[view] Jaap Brouwer, level 3 judge from The Netherlands, is head judging the third Grand Prix in Amsterdam.
[view] Ivan Stanoev and Antoine Ruel closing the feature matches of day one
[view] Ivan Stanoev, from the Czech Republic, seems to be happy
[view] Must be hard, concentrating at ten in the evening: Rob van der Steenhoven from the Netherlands
[view] Antoine Ruel, we've seen him a lot this year
[view] Sturla Bingen makes his opponent green with envy
[view] Rob van der Steenhoven and Sturla Bingen, feature-matching in round 8
[view] David Williams and Bram Snepvangers in a round 7 feature match
[view] Nothing can distract Bram Snepvangers, not even his fans
[view] Dan Clegg got nervous over facing Rookie of the Year Brian Davis
[view] OK, not really a rookie anymore
[view] David Williams picks his cards gentily
[view] The American Dan Clegg is getting nervous in round seven
[view] Is this kid fast or what?
[view] David Price needs support for his head: having heavy thoughts
[view] No tablecloths for these tough guys
[view] Yellow glasses, did Jon Finkel finally reveal us his secret of success?
[view] It's your move, Alex
[view] Veterans Alex Shvartsman and Dave Humpherys
[view] Smart boys facing each other in a round six feature match
[view] And you should see the beast Dave Humpherys has on his back!
[view] And the wwinner of this feature match, is the American Mike Pustilnik
[view] Tom van de Logt playing against Mike Pustilnik in round five: just imagine his mother talking about her son to the neighbours tomorrow
[view] Or maybe not. Mike Pustilnik beats the local boy
[view] Olle Rade happy over Crimson Acolyte
[view] The diminutive pair featuring in round five
[view] Tony Dobson was not lucky this time - only this time
[view] Some players brought their own energy drinks
[view] Lots of people in a hot place, this is Amsterdam!
[view] Judges update in between rounds.
[view] Mark Wraith does not play this time; he decided to do online coverage instead.
[view] Vicky of Online Sideboard dreaming
[view] Jon Finkel, current world champion, and Martin Zuercher from Switzerland have a different opinion on color.
[view] Noah Boeken plays a local game against Steven O'Mahoney Schwartz.
[view] A round 4 feature match between Brian Kibler and Darwin Kastle.
[view] Darwin Kastle
[view] Noah Boeken is not in the mood for the second feature match of round 4
[view] Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz is!
[view] US Brian Kibler being very alive against US Darwin Kastle, feature match in round 4
[view] Michael Sochon from France
[view] Worth a feature match: the Austrian Benedikt Klauser playing
[view] Colorful threesome
[view] Ryan Fuller, blue because there's only two players from Canada?
[view] Rickard Oesterberg, recently made Top 8 in Helsinki, against Warren Marsh, second in Pro Tour New York 2000.
[view] Sideboard reporters Alex Shvartsman and Patrick Mello sharing a table.
[view] What's up in 2001?
[view] Taking a break in between rounds three and four
[view] Dinesh Mehta from Switzerland avoiding the crowds
[view] Ed Beard's gift to the Grand Prix winner
[view] David Price is not yet qualified for Pro Tour Barcelona and is therefor planning on going to every European Grand Prix leading up to it.
[view] Gary Wise is one of the two Canadians to make the trip to Amsterdam.
[view] Bram Snepvangers made Top 8 Grand Prix Amsterdam in 1999 and recently finished 2nd at Grand Prix Florence.
[view] Dave Humpherys is here with the rest of his "Your Move Games" team members.
[view] Trey Van Cleave, currently living in Denmark, brought his girlfriend to Amsterdam to play her first Grand Prix.
[view] Michael Sochon from France making an appearance after staying away from the Grand Prix circuit for a while.
[view] David Williams concentrating very hard on building his deck.
[view] Darwin Kastle, from team "Your Move Games", is one of the 28 Americans to come to Amsterdam.
[view] Craig Jones from England looking very happy with the deck he just built.
[view] Sigurd Eskeland, The big Viking from Norway.
[view] Dominik Hothow from Germany.
[view] Tony "No Fear" Dobson.
[view] Mark Wraith from England is covering the event for Sideboard online.
[view] Kim Eikefet came to Amsterdam not to cover the event, but to play in it.
[view] Mattias Jorstedt (Sweden) and current English champion Ben Ronaldson.
[view] The new Grand Prix shirt featuring all scheduled Grand Prix in 2001.
[view] And this one is especially for you Marjorie ;-)
[view] An English threesome: Scott Wills, Mark Wraith and Tony Dobson.
[view] Ed Beard, signing cards and making drawings for his European fans.
[view] Ed Beard, Magic artist on site, is giving away the original painting of Sulfur Vent to the winner of the Grand Prix. This painting has a value of 975 US$.
[view] Dirk Baberowski played the finals here against good friend and team mate Kai Budde in 1999.
[view] Nicolai Herzog from Norway, European Champion in 1999.
[view] Marc Hernandez from France.