2001 Grand Prix Cologne

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By Wizards of the Coast

[view] Congratulations to both of you!

[view] Top two

[view] Bernd Keller and Thomas Bisballe squeezing winner Jim Herold

[view] Antoine Ruel and his runner up trophy

[view] Thomas Bisballe calling the winners on stage

[view] Jim and Junior

[view] Antoine Ruel, just as lucky really

[view] Local hero and lucky bastard Jim Herold

[view] The final match: Jim Herold versus Antoine Ruel

[view] Trey Van Cleave's girlfriend is probably the only one who can see the good side of not making the final match

[view] German crew: Dominik Hothow, Christoph Lippert and Kai Budde discussing

[view] Joost Vollebregt versus Jim Herold in the semifinals

[view] Joost Vollebregt

[view] Jim Herold

[view] Trey Van Cleave versus Antoine Ruel in the semifinals

[view] Trey Van Cleave in the semifinals

[view] Antoine Ruel in the semifinals

[view] Jan Doise

[view] Antoine Ruel versus Jan Doise in the quarterfinals

[view] Antoine Ruel

[view] Jim Herold versus Christoph Lippert in an all-German quarterfinal

[view] Jim Herold

[view] Frank Karsten versus Trey Van Cleave in the quarterfinals

[view] Daniel Zink faces Joost Vollebregt in the quarterfinals

[view] The Ruel brothers looking at Antoine's draft report. Antoine was going in first in the Top 8, while Olivier just missed the Top8, coming in ninth.

[view] Joost Vollebregt in the quarterfinals

[view] The centre of the world...for the moment: the quarterfinals

[view] Trey Van Cleave in the quarterfinals

[view] Frank Karsten facing Trey Van Cleave in the quarterfinals

[view] Daniel Zink has a brother that looks just like him! He goes in second in the quarterfinals

[view] Frank Karsten goes in fifth, Jan Doise goes in eight and Joost Vollebregt goes in seventh

[view] The Dutchspeaking threesome: the Dutch Frank Karsten, the Belgian Jan Doise and the Dutch Joost Vollebregt

[view] Trey Van Cleave going in fourth in the quarterfinals

[view] Dutch Joost Vollebregt goes in seventh in the quarterfinals

[view] Dutch Frank Karsten goes in fifth in the quarterfinals

[view] German Christoph Lippert goes in sixth in the quarterfinals

[view] The Top 8 at Grand Prix Cologne

[view] Joost Vollebregt from The Netherlands

[view] The Dutch Joost Vollebregt and the Swiss Niklaus Hugi, not known but good

[view] Niklaus Hugi, a good chance of making top 8

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/910.jpgyvind degaard started this match knowing that the winner would make it to the top 8, while the loser would be out

[view] Proud to say that the Belgian Jan Doise will go to the quarterfinals

[view] The German - Portuguese Friedrich Rademacher covering matches for Sideboard Online

[view] Riddle. There is no Portuguese player on site but Portugal still has the possibility of being represented in the quarterfinals

[view] Sideboard reporter Mark Wraith has not missed a round so far

[view] Bram Snepvangers

[view] French Franck Canu, very high chances of making it

[view] This is fake! This guy cannot stay serious for more than a second

[view] Ryan Fuller conceded to keep his buddy Olivier Ruel in the running for Top 8

[view] The rare smile of Kai Budde

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/920.jpgRaphal Lvy and Kai Budde in round twelve 3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/921.jpgGentle Raphal Lvy is said to be a favorite among young players

[view] Sulking Olivier

[view] How does Bram Snepvangers manage to look so serious every time?

[view] Franck Canu supposedly has the best deck going into round twelve

[view] At the draft, the Dutch Bram Snepvangers

[view] Some say this guy will come out as the winner

[view] Jim Herold and Trey Van Cleave both started off quite well in round eleven

[view] Jim Herold won Grand Prix Frankfurt with his team Three Heroes last year

[view] Another expat. American Trey Van Cleave has been living in Denmark for a while now

[view] Smiling Konstanczer

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/931.jpgAntoine Ruel and Andr Konstanczer plan to see each other again in the top 8 3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/932.jpgThe French royal delegation: Nicolas Labarre, Cajus von Engelmann and Lionel Bnzech

[view] Building their decks at the side events

[view] Registering

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/935.jpgPeer Krger and Claudia Orloff in quite a discussion

[view] All's busy at the side events

[view] Playing a team Sealed deck at the side events

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/938.jpgAndr Konstanczer and Ryan Fuller in a very slow match, according to Head Judge Thomas Bisballe

[view] Ryan Fuller foreseeing that he would lose this game

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/940.jpgAndr Konstanczer. Read all about him in issue 24 of the Sideboard magazine

[view] Please meet Antoine Ruel Junior

[view] Wolfgang "Magical Fingers" Eder

[view] French Antoine Ruel versus Austrian Wolfgang Eder

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/944.jpgLook from left to right. The monk, the warrior and Raphal Lvy. Welcome to Dungeons and Dragons.

[view] Eivind Nitter and Kai Budde in a round nine feature match

[view] Kai Budde, cream of the crop

[view] Teammates Olivier Ruel and Noah Boeken even share rooms

[view] Noah's new duck doesn't squeak anymore. A bad omen?

[view] Noah Boeken seemed to have had a good night's sleep

[view] Drafting tables, a decisive moment for the second day of Grand Prix Cologne

[view] Here is where Sideboard staff goes jogging

[view] Waterfront in morning colours

[view] Guten Morgen, Deutschland!

[view] A dubious look from Event Manager Christophe Weyers. Lasagna, right?

[view] Judges Justus Roennau and Bernd Keller

[view] Cologne is celebrating carnival and you can't get around it

[view] Antoine Ruel and Andre Konstanczer in the last round of the day

[view] Funny hat

[view] Norwegian Eivind Nitter, it's been a long day

2playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPCOL01/963.jpgRubbing his hands as if all was won. Raphal Lvy from France

[view] Black Ops challenging Andre Konstanczer

[view] Good luck charms

[view] What did Head Judge Thomas Bisballe tell Davide Bitetto to make them give away such broad smiles?

[view] Noah Boeken's serious looks

[view] I actually saw Antoine Ruel kiss his little bear before a match today. Definitely brought him luck in round seven

[view] Kai Budde doesn't know all the Planeshift cards very well yet...

[view] Andre Konstanczer in competition with Christoph Lippert. Competition in haircolor

[view] Judges Christoph Waterkamp and Alexander Lang enjoying a well-deserved break

[view] Ryan Fuller shares Noah Boeken's idea of keeping the brains warm

[view] A cute one from Sideboard reporter Mark Wraith

[view] The American Viking Trey Van Cleave

[view] Nicolas Labarre and Helmut Summersberger already met in the top 8 at the Worlds in Brussels last year

[view] His hair is getting long. Nicolas Labarre from France

[view] Helmut Summersberger from Austria in round six

[view] Noah Boeken and Stephan Valkyser sharing afterthoughts

[view] Round five features Benedikt Klauser from Austria and Christoph Lippert from Germany

[view] Blond and beautiful Christoph Lippert

[view] Benedikt Klauser was asked to smile but it didn't quite work

[view] Cool card. 1/3 white, 1/3 red, 1/3 green, mutated from Portal to Invasion, 24/5, called Wildgriffin Wurm, can block and is signed by Carl Crichlow.

[view] The artist on site, Carl Critchlow made Saproling Burst, Rith, the Awakener and the amazing Wildfire. Signatures anyone?

[view] Superman plays on

[view] Scorekeepers Ingo Kemper and Martin Engelhard processing the results of round three

[view] Two of team Godzilla's members facing each other in round four feature match: Ben Ronaldson and Patrick Mello

[view] Daniel Brickwell in an all-German feature match in round four

[view] Our German hero, Kai Budde made the cover of the first revamped American Sideboard

[view] Ben Ronaldson practises team play

[view] Patrick Mello made Top 4 with Draften Und Spielen at the team Pro Tour New York 2000

[view] Planeshifters

[view] The road is long, 2001 looks great in Europe

[view] An impressive stage holding promise for tomorrow

[view] The Grand Prix from high up in the sky

[view] Magic: The Gathering of players from 18 countries

[view] Take one step out of the building and you know you are at Koeln am Rhein, the beautiful cathedral

[view] Grand Prix Cologne is ready for take-off, be welcome

[view] The crowd starts to move

[view] Over 500 players in a turquoise metal cylinder: spacey

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