2001 Grand Prix Vienna

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By Wizards of the Coast

[view] Sideboard staff in utter concentration. From left to right, Nele, Viet, Ben, Roger and Craig (Mark was wandering off with his clone most likely)

[view] Sideboard communication

[view] Can't take this away from us!

[view] The top two

[view] Big smile from someone who's been hiding underneath a hat the whole day

[view] Meyer also won the Amateur first prize

[view] And here is the winner of Grand Prix Vienna, Stephan Meyer

[view] Sigurd Eskeland "Get on with it, gotta take the baby home"

[view] Nitter is still somewhere out there

[view] Nicolai Herzog came third, happy happy

[view] "Cat in the hat", Stephan Meyer from Germany

[view] "Mmmm, does not look good"

[view] Nitter looks tired, it is around midnight

[view] Norwegian threesome, judge Rune Horvik, Nicolai Herzog and Eivind Nitter at the start of the final match

[view] One can never have enough clothes pegs

[view] Denise Biffar, photographer, is writing a love letter

[view] Looks like someone is hiding

[view] What is this?

[view] Gabor Papp versus Stephan Meyer in the semi-finals

[view] Nicolai Herzog versus Eivind Nitter in the semi-finals

[view] Stephan Meyer does not come from under that hat

[view] Konrad Zawadski

[view] Ladislav Zupancic

[view] Nicolai Herzog sucks his thumb

[view] Eivind Nitter

[view] Holger Meinecke

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/863.jpgMatthias Knzler

[view] Gabor Papp

[view] Quarterfinals, the other part of it

[view] Quarterfinals, only the die-hards remain

[view] An attentive crowd

[view] Hemmed in by the audience - hardly any space to breathe

[view] The top 8 at the draft

[view] Jakub Slemr in a casting for Bilitis

[view] Jakub Slemr versus Holger Meinecke in round fourteen

[view] The Italian Maurizio Vergendo in the last round before the quarterfinals

[view] Maurizio Vergendo and Bram Snepvangers agreed not to play a third game, which meant neither player could make the top eight

[view] Jelger Wiegersma and Alexander Witt caught with their Gameboy. Boys...

[view] Local girls

[view] Kids left with a difficult choice

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/878.jpgBhse onkelz, don't know what it stand for but it sure looks mean 3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/879.jpgNicola Herzog (NO), first seed

[view] Konrad Zawadzki (PL), seventh seed

[view] Stephan Meyer (DE), second seed

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/882.jpgMatthias Knzler (CH), third seed

[view] Top 8, happy to take a break

[view] The top 8

[view] These eight players will not forget the Hofburg in Vienna

[view] Holger Meinecke (DE), fourth seed

[view] Ladislav Zupancic (HR), eight seed

[view] Gabor Papp (HU), sixth seed

[view] Eivind Nitter (NO), fifth seed

[view] Chewing gum does weird things to your face, Martin Grimm

[view] Jakub Slemr waiting for Martin Grimm to start playing

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/892.jpgNicola Herzog from Norway and the Swedish Sideboard reporter Viet Van in round twelve

[view] Ladislav Zupancic is one of the eleven Croatian players at this event

[view] Believe me, somewhere behind German Meister Daniel Zink is the first draft table

[view] Benedikt Klauser came late for the first draft this morning and decided not to play anymore. So this second draft took place without him

[view] Christoph Lippert hopes to topdeck something incredible

[view] Bram "is a really nice guy but I hate having to type 'Snepvangers' all the time", says Sideboard reporter Ben Ronaldson

[view] Oliver Braun seems afraid of Herzog's magic

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/899.jpgNicola Herzog and Oliver Braun get ready to play round eleven

[view] Lots of hair hiding Jakub Slemr

[view] Martin and some very colourful lunch boxes

[view] Kathi and Franzi

[view] Kids in side events

[view] Mark Wraith is so amazing we cloned him

[view] Bram Snepvangers and a fan

[view] Wow, Jakub!

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/907.jpgYuri Kolomeyko versus Jens Thorn in a round ten feature match 3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/908.jpgJens Thorn from Sweden

[view] Yuri Kolomeyko from Ukraine

[view] The catering staff takes a liking to Magic

3staffhttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/911.jpgHead Judge Justus Rnnau 3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/912.jpgNicola Herzog won the round nine match with his rather defensive deck

[view] The feature matches moved place today

[view] Drafting at side events

[view] A "creature"less Gabor Papp

[view] The first round of the day

[view] A decisive move from Bram Snepvangers

[view] Federico Dato has to think twice

[view] A very relaxed scorekeeper calling the draft

[view] At eight a clock in the morning, that many people to watch the first Odyssey drafts

[view] Pod three is being covered by Ben Ronaldson

3playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/922.jpgNicola Herzog and Gabor Papp at the first draft table

[view] The first table in the draft

[view] An inquisitive Helmut Summersberger

[view] Eivind Nitter is still chatting with his neighbor, Trey Van Cleave

[view] Never a quiet moment with Trey Van Cleave

[view] Federico Dato in the last round of the day

[view] Bernd Keller: "You're not going to put anything funny on that website, are you?"

2staffhttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/929.jpgBernd Keller from Amigo found Gnther Reczinek and Iris Brandstetter, Austrian support for the Sideboard

[view] Ilja Rotelli, Organized Play Manager for Italy

[view] Boeken vs Meinecke, closely followed by Anja Baresic from Croatia

[view] Noah Boeken, some amazingly broken cards do not make for an amazingly broken deck

[view] A spooked look from Holger Meinecke

[view] Klauser versus Wiegersma in round seven

[view] Jelger Wiegersma supports his fellow country man in far away South Africa

[view] Benedikt Klauser is Austria's National Champion

[view] Ben taps Tom and wins the match

[view] Libor Marek faced Jakub Slemr in round six

[view] Jakub Slemr thinks something fishy is going on on the other side of the table

[view] Judge Pawel Bednarz and Mark Wraith closely following the round six Dato - Gromko feature match

[view] Gromko Radoslaw just gave away a game he could not lose after Dato committed virtual suicide

[view] A relieved Federico Dato

[view] Cheering fellow players

[view] Something tells me these players joined in with an Odyssey Pre-release

[view] Magic is a matter of style

[view] Kid picking cards

[view] Gabor Papp faces Eivind Nitter in round five

[view] Christoph Lippert giving Tomcani the eye

[view] Slovak Jan Tomcani reached sixth place at the last World Championships

[view] Not just any table, the first player on the right is Austrian Helmut Summersberger

[view] If this T-shirt is right, then Bram is in for a hard round

[view] The former European Champion Noah Boeken faces the new champion in round four

[view] The current European Champion Eivind Nitter, a red furry animal and an apple?

[view] The first round Sigurd Eskeland gets to play

[view] Franck Canu "Got you!"

[view] More Sideboard essentials?

[view] Grand Prix Vienna boasts at least as many player nationalities as flags outside the Hofburg

[view] Literally hanging around

[view] Hi mum, I'm 3-0 so far!

[view] Colorful Italian Magic players, just a couple out of the fifty present at Grand Prix Vienna

[view] Things to do in between rounds: sleep, discuss strategy and play again

[view] Quick front yard picture: the Art History Museum and the Natural History Museum

[view] Sideboard essentials

[view] The catering staff, Hofburg style

[view] Side events

[view] Red carpets seem to inspire harem behaviour

[view] Trey Van Cleave confidently plays white-green

[view] Czech players getting a tan

[view] Checking a friend's deck

2playershttp://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/images/GPVIE01/970.jpgNicola Herzog and Bram Snepvangers made up their own feature match

[view] This picture will soon appear on the screen above the judges station

[view] He picked them himself

[view] Letting the sunshine in during the first round of the day

[view] Any place will do

[view] Waiting to start playing in fine company

[view] Philip Schulz giving quite an explanation to his fellow judges

[view] Hi to Jill from Arnie

[view] Arnie Swekel has come all the way from Detroit to Vienna to sign cards for his fans

[view] And this is just one of the halls; there are three more!

[view] The crowd outside this early promises a huge player turnout

[view] The Hofburg shines in expectation of a weekend of Magic

[view] Patience is a virtue

[view] The statue in the back in Graben looks a lot like Krakilin

[view] Pretty boy does not play Magic but hangs out in the lobby anyway. Hi.

[view] This hall was a couple of shillings too expensive and one floor higher than the current event site

[view] A sunny welcome to Magic players, the first familiar faces

[view] This one fits in the collection 'Flowers at Grand Prix events'

[view] Stairways to heaven

[view] The National Library is right next door, I'm a fan

[view] Take a look at the sky, baby

[view] Three hundred eleven thousand twelve and seventy billion books, minimum

[view] The judges think the amount of Magic rules is getting out of hand

[view] The Viennese coffee houses, "a place to feel good"

[view] Tricky, a church or a cafe?

[view] Grand Prix Vienna takes place at the Hofburg in Vienna. Say no more

[view] Not pigeonholes

[view] What used to be the royal apartments. Anybody still looking for a place to sleep?

[view] Petit point or Austrian handicraft

[view] "It's a beautiful day", our front garden for the weekend

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