2001 Grand Prix Kaohsiung

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By Wizards of the Coast

[view] The Champ, with trophy and smile

[view] The Champ, with trophy and art

[view] Tobey Tamber is stern

[view] Champion Tobey Tamber and artist Arnie Swekel, now with trophy

[view] Champion Tobey Tamber and artist Arnie Swekel

[view] Finalist Tzu Ching Kuo

[view] Semifinalist King Yim Kingston Tong

[view] Quarterfinalist Hon Ming Au Yeung

[view] Judges Rule! (Get it?)

[view] Semifinalist Nick Wong

[view] Tong and Tamber are all business

[view] Ban Planeswalker's Scorn!

[view] Josh Bennett does what Josh Bennett does best

[view] Quarterfinalist Granger Petersen

[view] Quarterfinalist Fumio Hoshino

[view] Quarterfinalist Toshiki Tsukamoto

[view] Plenty of well-wishers turn out for King Yim Kingston Tong's Quarterfinal victory

[view] The White/Blue v. White/Blue matchup Cliff Notes

[view] Vying in the Quarters

[view] Grand Prix Yokohama Trial winners Team Off Class

[view] Toshiki Tsukamoto might end up with five colors

[view] Deck Construction is a lonely business

[view] The Top 8 Draft

[view] Henry Stern watches the top tables

[view] More of the leaders

[view] Without a lunch break, many players felt faint

[view] Round 12 Feature Match: Wen Jien Hwang versus Chi Hou Jiang

[view] Hwang is in the Think Tank

[view] Quite the bunch of savage little misers

[view] Toshiki Tsukamoto leaves the third Confound in the 'board

[view] Nick Wong claims this is a bad deck

[view] Teddy Ng and Tzu Ching Kuo are forced to play each other in Round 11

[view] Fumio Hoshino has the answers, but not nearly enough time

[view] Hoshino vs. Tong

[view] Everyone's interested in Round 10's feature match

[view] It's the battle of the small numbers

[view] Tobey "Gutpunches" Tamber meets his match

[view] Alex Shvartsman's bue cards are "OK"

[view] GP Trial Yokohama in full swing

[view] Yep, looks bad.

[view] Round 9 feature match: Tobey Tamber versus Hon Ming Au Yeung

[view] At first, the crowd supports Tobey

[view] Soon it's a feeding frenzy

[view] Judges solve disputes with chapter and verse

[view] GP Yokohama Trial entrants Team Off Class, composed of players who missed Day 2

[view] Many teams are on the hunt for byes in the GP Yokohama Trial

[view] This man says 9 rounds and three drafts will take only thirteen hours

[view] It's tough to see the big picture in team sealed

[view] Nick Wong is feeling blue

[view] Portrait of a beatdown draft. That IS a Planar Portal

[view] Tobey Tamber's first build includes three Opts. He is unimpressed.

[view] Pouncing Kavu makes the "Removal" pile

[view] Teddy Ng confronts his W/G/u deck

[view] Top table of the first draft

[view] An errant Planeshift card is found in the second pack

[view] Kaohsiung is Taiwan's second largest city and the only city besides Taipei to have an international airport. It is also home to the country's largest international seaport.

[view] A beautiful natural garden of coral formations at Oluanpi. This park is located in Kenting, two hours from Kaohsiung.

[view] The Golden Buddha towers above 480 life-size golden images at the entrance of Fokuangshan, Light of Buddga Mountain. This is one of Taiwan's largest temple complexes and is the center of Buddhist scholarship for Taiwan. The temple is located an hour northeast of Kaohsiung.

[view] Over three-hundred thousand of Taiwan's original aboriginal people remain in the southern half of Taiwan. Stone and wood carvings are on display for tourists.

[view] Beautiful Taiwan

[view] Arnie Swekel prepares one of his patented Knuckle Sandwiches

[view] Not your average tournament site

[view] To the victor go the spoils

[view] 207th place receives a bag

[view] Legally acquired official timepiece

[view] Safety is our top priority

[view] The Head Judge warms up the crowd

[view] He turns the lights down low for his next number

[view] Although to look at it the next day, you'd never guess

[view] Guest artist Arnie Swekel under siege by fans

[view] Kaohsiung by day

[view] At night it fights crime

[view] The rest of it

[view] Part of the Day One field

[view] The venue was cozy

[view] Our crack judging staff

[view] Nick Wong (with duck)

[view] The top table at the end of Day One

[view] Possible 7-0 sealed deck

[view] King of the Asian Grand Prix (without crown)

[view] There's not nearly enough going on here

[view] And right on schedule to boot

[view] Round 6: Ng versus Siagian

[view] A limited combo that could make some players very sad

[view] James Lee models some of our lovely parting gifts

[view] Built with Hitchcock in mind

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