2001 Grand Prix Singapore

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[view] The pose of a champion.

[view] Victory is so sweet!

[view] Grand Prix - Singapore 2001 Champion: Albertus Law!

[view] Champion Albertus Law

[view] Finalist Kelvin Hoon

[view] Semifinalist Akuma Leong

[view] Semifinalist Michihisa Onoda

[view] Head Judge Mountain Hung thanks everyone for their hard work

[view] Someone needs to work a little harder at being an evil overlord

[view] Quarterfinalist Lance Yeong

[view] Kelvin Hoon hopes that a good honest glare will help.

[view] Funny, they don't look like Goblins ...

[view] Bird's-eye-view of the finals

[view] Albertus Law falls asleep at the wheel with plenty of cash on the line

[view] Something is hilarious, beyond that we cannot say.

[view] Ice is headed right for Kelvin Hoon ... IN 3-D!!!

[view] Semifinal Action: Kelvin Hoon v. Michihisa Onoda

[view] Onoda's chilling stare fogs the camera lens ever so slightly

[view] Kelvin Hoon is making stuff happen. Believe it.

[view] Semifinal Action: Albertus Law v. Akuma Leong

[view] A rare side-view of Albertus Law

[view] Akuma Leong is having every control players worst nightmare

[view] The Top 8 minus 1. Lance Yeong had a train to catch.

[view] Quarterfinalist Chang Chua

[view] Quarterfinalist David Kwan

[view] Quarterfinalist Royce Chai

[view] She is called ... SONIA!

[view] Akuma Leong is strictly business

[view] Amateur Chang Chua is just thrilled to be in the Top 8

[view] Quarterfinal Action: Kelvin Hoon v. David Kwan

[view] Kelvin Hoon is taking it easy

[view] David Kwan is trouble, but what about Zombie David Kwan?

[view] Quarterfinal Action: Michihisa Onoda v. Lance Yeong

[view] Michihisa Onoda has one expression, and this is it.

[view] Lance Yeong wonders

[view] Albertus Law is a thinking machine, like in those crazy stories!

[view] Royce Chai knows this one's for most of the marbles

[view] Quarterfinal Action: Royce Chai v. Albertus Law

[view] Chris Toepker is the height of Geek Chic

[view] Head Judge Mountain Hung hands out some pearls of wisdom to his underlings.

[view] The lovely and talented Keita Mori adjusts his nonexistent tie

[view] Vanity Pose: Content Co-ordinator Josh Bennett

[view] Cub reporter Jun-Wei Hew does his best, and that's what counts

[view] Round 13 Feature Match: Nick Cher v. Kelvin Hoon

[view] Hoon permits himself a small smile as his plan comes together

[view] Cher is right at home in the feature match area

[view] Round 13 Feature Match: Adrian Toh v. Lance Yeong. In the background, Kelvin Hoon takes an emergency phonecall.

[view] Lance Yeong wishes things were different.

[view] Round 12 Feature Match: Kok Seng Ong v. David Chua. Lighthearted fun!

[view] Chua and his bedroom eyes

[view] Ong conducts an impromptu seance

[view] Round 12 Feature Match: Chuen Hwa Tan v. Jarrod Kwan

[view] Tan is focused on just one thing, and it ain't donuts

[view] Kwan, on the other hand, lets his interest wander

[view] Round 11 Feature Match: Bao Qiang Lin v. Royce Chai

[view] Lin is all action. ALL action.

[view] Royce Chai gets his think on

[view] Round 11 Feature Match: Michihisa Onoda v. Allen Tan

[view] Tan pauses for a moment of delicious concentration

[view] Onoda sees right through you and all your petty schemes

[view] Round 10 Feature Match: Lance Yeong v. Nick Cher. Lance has plenty of answers, but will he find time to use them?

[view] Cher is a rock. The kind of rock that falls on people and crushes them.

[view] Yeong shuffles his hand in hopes of finding a card he didn't know about.

[view] Wang is both happy and go-lucky

[view] Round 10 Feature Match: Albertus Law v. Sim Loong Wang

[view] Law waxes pensive, and fuzzy.

[view] Round 9 Feature Match: Kelvin Hoon v. Akuma Leong.

[view] Hoon puts on his best deadeyed expresssion

[view] Leong puzzles over five cards that have very little "fiction" about them.

[view] Round 9 Feature Match: Ryan Soh v. Yujian Zhou. Zhou bluffs by completely ignoring the table.

[view] Zhou likes his Spectral Lynx, but not too much.

[view] Soh is dextrous, not to be confused with dextrose.

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Sam Lau v. David Kwan. Check out that pout!

[view] Kwan leans back for some old-fashioned beats.

[view] Lau's a powderkeg! Stand back!

[view] Round 8 Feature Match: Itaru Ishida (and a world of hurt) v. Yuki Murakami.

[view] Murakami ponders

[view] Ishida is safe behind Pikula

[view] Jin Okamoto in one word: Cerebral.

[view] Samson Wong smiles, completely oblivious to the nastiness he's about to encounter

[view] Round 7 Feature Match: Jin Okamoto v. Samson Wong. Multicolor Madness!

[view] It's a classic Trenches endgame

[view] Albertus Law makes his move

[view] Nick Wong is depressed, and it's going to take more than a duck to put a smile on his face

[view] Round 6 Feature Match: It's The Mirror, starring Nick Wong and Albertus Law!

[view] Partners in crime: Itaru Ishida, and The Okamoto Djinn himself.

[view] Round 5 Feature Match: Sam Lau v. Michihisa Onoda. It's glow versus glower!

[view] Sam Lau, in a rare moment of indecision

[view] Onoda senses trouble. And he doesn't like it.

[view] Round 4 Feature Match: Ryan Soh v. Robin Pong

[view] Ryan Soh tries to make it work. Somehow, anyhow.

[view] Robin Pong sets his brain to "SUPER GENIUS"

[view] Albertus Law is dashing, stoic!

[view] The perpetually modest Itaru Ishida, Grand Prix Kobe Champion.

[view] Defending GP Singapore Champ Sam Lau shows his winning smile.

[view] They're off to see the wizard!

[view] Artist John Matson serves his loyal fans.

[view] A familiar scene. Maindeck Gainsay or no?

[view] Everyone wants to check out Round 3's Feature/Grudge Match. Even Scorekeeper Adrian Teh!

[view] The visiting Japanese players, up to their usual wacky antics. In the foreground is the back of Itaru Ishida's head

[view] Nick Wong with duck: Both sullen.

[view] Round 3 Feature Match: Nick Wong on the wrong end of Royce Chai's business

[view] Chai's acute narcolepsy is acting up again

[view] Royce Chai is bamboozled by the camera, while Nick Wong desperately Opts for land

[view] Round 2 Feature Match: Reiji Ando v. Cheng Hua

[view] Hua has two Spectral Lynxes against red-green, yet something is amiss...

[view] Ando is intense times ten!

[view] Felix Leong is laid-back, and then some.

[view] Round 1 Action: Tan v. Leong. Look away and you might miss it!

[view] Chris Choon Han Tan doesn't like where this is headed

[view] Somewhere in there is the Round 1 Feature Match

[view] It's not Kobe, but what they lack in numbers, they more than make up for in fiestiness

[view] Stretching back to the horizon: Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre

[view] The Convention Center is huge! Though not all of it is for the GP.

[view] Suntec City towers like a giant mirrored colossus

[view] You could grow old looking for your name on our extensive Bye List

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