2001 Pro Tour Tokyo

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By Wizards of the Coast

[view] Your Champion, Zvi Mowshowitz

[view] Runner up Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Two awards for Chris Benafel

[view] The final handshake

[view] A happy Zvi on the way to victory

[view] O! Zvi!

[view] Fujita oddly holding his cards upside down

[view] Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Finals - Fujita vs. Mowshowitz

[view] The finalists with the championship trophy

[view] Panzer Hunters watch the Top 8, waiting for their Masters finals

[view] A confident looking Mowshowitz

[view] Zvi Mowshowitz metagamed his way into the finals

[view] Spectators watch all the action live on screen

[view] Teammates Ryan Fuller and Noah Boeken watch their teammates

[view] Semifinals: Fujita vs. Hager

[view] Judges relax on Day 3

[view] Zvi Mowshowitz

[view] A happy Chris Benafel

[view] Soon-to-be finalist Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] South Carolina's Lucas Hager

[view] The semifinals stage

[view] Wizards of the Coast Vice President David Hoppe says hello to his son Alex

[view] Magic players of all ages gather for Day 3

[view] A ton of trading goes on at Pro Tours

[view] Mowshowitz and Bastos shake after their match

[view] A very happy Fujita breezed by Williams in the quarters

[view] Portugese support!

[view] Freneau and Hager worked together on this format. All three ABU players and Hager played in the quarterfinals

[view] Benafel and Fuller, teammates in a tough matchup

[view] Williams and Fujita look through Fujita's graveyard

[view] Portugal's first Top 8er: Frederico Bastos

[view] Netrunnin' Zvi Mowshowitz

[view] Texan superstar Dave Williams made his first Top 8

[view] ABU's Philip Freneau

[view] Oregon's Chris Benafel

[view] Yargh! Lucas Hager, stunned

[view] A very happy Ryan Fuller

[view] The awesome Sideboard Japan staff

[view] A strong Top 8

[view] Top 8: Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Top 8: Zvi Mowshowitz

[view] Top 8: Ryan Fuller

[view] Top 8: Frederico Bastos

[view] Top 8: David Williams

[view] Top 8: Lucas Hager

[view] Top 8: Philip Freneau

[view] Top 8: Chris Benafel

[view] William Jensen and Matt Linde have a message for Magic players everywhere - and their girlfriends

[view] Fujita is embraced after his victory

[view] Triumphant Japanese: Fujita and Sasakawa

[view] Sasakawa and Fujita shake after a tense match

[view] Top 8 competitor: Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Can you feel the love?

[view] Oliver Ruel

[view] Lots of the weekend's popular cards

[view] Williams' broken Crypt Angel

[view] Bryan Hubble

[view] Dave Williams' Terminate

[view] Chris Benafel won his last match to make Top 8

[view] Benafel vs. Canu

[view] It's Oliver Schneider!

[view] A very happy Ryan Fuller

[view] Sasakawa must peel!

[view] Philip Freneau was paired against undefeated teammate Ryan Fuller in Round 14

[view] Sideboard Japan reporters nervously watch the match that will decide which Japanese player made the Top 8

[view] Franck Canu!

[view] Noah Boeken leans in to help Dave Williams with his tiebreakers

[view] Contenders scramble to do the math and find out whether or not they can draw into the Top 8

[view] Three Englishmen and a Forsythe

[view] Teammates: Freneau and Benafel

[view] Tomohide Sasakawa was defeated in the last round by Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Davis vs. Sasakawa

[view] The always captivating Brian Davis

[view] Texan and Pro Tour mainstay Bryan Hubble

[view] O Canada!

[view] Bryan Hubble gets crushed by ABU's Ryan Fuller

[view] Even R&D members need their ice cream

[view] Tomcani vs. Freneau

[view] You can't draw cards from there, Benafel!

[view] ABU's Philip Freneau

[view] Jan Tomcani

[view] Total rogue: Bram Snepvangers

[view] The littlest Viking, Olle Rade

[view] Poor Brian Selden ended up on the wrong end of his match

[view] ABU Superman Ryan Fuller

[view] Zvi's Fact or Fiction piles

[view] Warren Marsh covers Brian Selden vs. Ryan Fuller

[view] Head Judge Chris "Bonecrusher" Zantides

[view] Darwin Kastle

[view] Kazuya Hirabayashi, top Japanese deckbuilder

[view] Kastle vs. Hirabayashi

[view] Incredibly nervous spectators watch and root for hometown heroes

[view] Sideboard's own Zvi Mowshowitz

[view] Royce Chai getting beat down

[view] Having a good time: Sasakawa

[view] Eisaku deals some damage

[view] Two Japanese playing fighting for Top 8: Eisaku vs. Sasakawa

[view] Good friends Dan OMS and Dave Williams

[view] Tasty lunch!

[view] Artist Brian Snoddy with fans

[view] Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Consarnit!

[view] Fujita Addles Wise - and likes the results

[view] Nothing like a good Terminal Moraine

[view] Zvi used his defenders

[view] Two Blazing Specters. Excellent.

[view] The awesome Englishman Craig Jones

[view] Craig Jones vs. Zvi Mowshowitz

[view] Benafel vs. Sasakawa

[view] The Netherlands' famous Kamiel Cornelissen

[view] Chris Benafel is one of several ABUs who are in contention

[view] Tomohide Sasakawa

[view] Raphael Levy of France

[view] Former World Champion Brian Selden

[view] Scarf-wearing Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Dutch powerhouse Kamiel Cornelissen

[view] The effinineffable Doctor Wong

[view] Clegg adjusts his life total after taking 2 from Ravenous Rats

[view] Levy vs. Steve OMS

[view] Dan Clegg of Rolled Up Aces

[view] Dan OMS

[view] Eek! Raphael Levy watches his opponent recur another Flametongue Kavu with Crypt Angel. Bad times

[view] Brothers in charge - Steve and Dan OMS

[view] Philip Freneau, from the USA, is doing very well

[view] Doctor Wong vs. Kamiel Cornelissen

[view] Kiyoshi Sasanuma, of Team John, one of their best deck builders

[view] Scott Johns sends with Meddling Mage and Galina's Knight

[view] Jensen adjusts his Ordered Migration tokens

[view] Scott Johns and William Jensen are both thinking - deeply.

[view] Hovi comes across the table

[view] Gary dramatically pushes his forces through for damage

[view] Frumpy old Canadian, Gary Wise

[view] Gary Wise attacks Tommi Hovi with a swarm of creatures

[view] Dan OMS played Tsuyoshi Fujita in Round 8

[view] Dan OMS and William Jensen share a joke

[view] Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Craig Jones and Ryan Fuller, undefeated after Day 1, played in Round 8

[view] Gary Wise rubs Tommi Hovi's head for good luck

[view] Craig Jones led the field after Day 1

[view] Sideboard reporter Josh Bennett asks the wrong questions of famous dealer Jose Cintra

[view] Matt Vienneau looks at Maher's Thunderscape Battlemage

[view] Reigning Player of the Year Bob Maher, Jr

[view] Rookie of the Year leader, Lawrence Creech

[view] Chapin picks the three-card pile

[view] Kai Budde divides Fact or Fiction piles

[view] Old school pro Pat Chapin vs. Kai Budde

[view] Fierce competition on Day 2

[view] Happy Canada - Matt Vienneau

[view] Zvi's metagame aggro blue/white deck proved to be a good call

[view] Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] Hobby Japan staff ensure a smooth running

[view] Alphabetaunlimited.com huddles up

[view] Mark Rosewater corrects Ryan Fuller

[view] Some cool 3-D Magic cards

[view] Magic is really a family game

[view] Long vs. Chapin garnered a large crowd

[view] Higashino vs. Mandel in Round 7

[view] Top Japanese player Masayuki Higashino

[view] Danny Mandel of Your Move Games Ghitu Fires his way into the game

[view] Pat Chapin deals with Skizzik

[view] Mike Long, watching his Day 2 aspirations evaporate

[view] French bread in Japan!

[view] Judges discuss a ruling with Head Judge Chris Zantides

[view] Sideboard Photographer Craig Cudnohufsky loses control of the camera. He is visibly upset

[view] Gerardo Godinez, Mexico's best player, made the long journey to Tokyo

[view] Japanese player Tomohide Sasakawa has one of the best records of the day

[view] The Netherlands' Noah Boeken

[view] An excited Nicolai Herzog

[view] New Yorker Dan OMS

[view] Dan OMS plays against Tomohide Sasakawa

[view] European superstars Noah Boeken and Nicolai Herzog

[view] Blackwell looks over a complex stack

[view] Kai Budde declares his blocker

[view] Trevor Blackwell smiles while Kai Budde adjusts his life total

[view] For the diligent judges, it's lunch time!

[view] That tramp's got the energy of a hobo!

[view] Mori vs. Turian

[view] The Potato!

[view] Katsuhiro Mori

[view] Rubin evaluates his board situation

[view] Ben Rubin must need some extra luck - wearing the Superman shirt so early

[view] A mysterious hat-wearing player

[view] Feature match - 1968!

[view] The ineffable Tsuyoshi Fujita

[view] "Am I the only person in this country wearing tie-dye?"

[view] What are these cards? 7th Edition sneak previews?

[view] A smug Randy Buehler takes an opponent to school

[view] Alan Comer, qualified for the Masters but not the Pro Tour, gunslings for fun

[view] Gunslinging with Skaff Elias

[view] Worth Wollpert gunslings

[view] Randy Buehler shows off a few 7th Edition cards

[view] Sideboard reporter Adrian Sullivan listens to Bob Maher talk to Aaron Forsythe and other competitors

[view] Brian Snoddy

[view] Hot artist rk post

[view] Englishman Ben Ronaldson

[view] Toshiki Tsukamoto

[view] With a watchful eye, Mark Rosewater keeps order at the Feature Match area

[view] Gary Wise attacks with his creepy Nightscape Familiars

[view] Gary Wise vs. Shawn Keller

[view] Dave "James Bond" Price vs. arch-nemesis Doctor Wong

[view] Look out James Bond, here comes Doctor Wong!

[view] Dave Price, consternated by Fact or Fiction

[view] Qoo - it's the only drink for Kim Eikefet

[view] A Pyre Zombie finally shows up for Levy

[view] Levy and Taylor have kept the board clean

[view] The constantly-alert Raphael Levy is practically impossible to surprise

[view] Now THAT's control, baby!

[view] Former Dojo columnist Eric Taylor

[view] Klauser vs. Hernandez

[view] Everyone's favorite Austrian, Benidikt Klauser

[view] Marc Hernandez signals at one of his cards

[view] It's not hard to see why Satoshi is Japan's most recognizable player

[view] Satoshi Nakamura enrapt as Andre Konstanczer regales him with a German tune

[view] Pat Chapin, one of Magic's most creative players

[view] Texan David Williams plays in Round 4

[view] Pat Chapin and David Williams don their wacky faces

[view] Artists are expressive

[view] Japanese players are well-dressed

[view] Players from all over Japan came out to play

[view] The side events were packed

[view] Trevor Blackwell enters the Red Zone

[view] Kibler stares down Pyre Zombie and Skizzik

[view] Mike Turian plays against Gerardo Godinez

[view] Mexico's finest - Gerardo Godinez

[view] Mike Turian and Brian Kibler in the Feature Match area

[view] David Williams did a little less swearing this time

[view] Long brings the Scuta

[view] David Williams vs. Mike Long - not a match to miss

[view] Matt Wilson, illustrator of Urza's Rage, signs some cards for his fans

[view] Competitors check the pairings for table assignments

[view] Some of the rarest cards in Magic

[view] The prices in Yen seem very high, but looks can be deceiving

[view] Artist Scott Fisher displays his Phyrexian Scuta

[view] "Spite or Malice?" Kibler thinks

[view] William "Baby Huey" Jensen looks at Dobson's Fires of Yavimaya

[view] Dobson and Jensen are doing, well, something

[view] England's Tony Dobson

[view] Sideboard Japan Editor, Keita Mori, covers a match

[view] Mori and Ruel play in the awesome Feature Match area

[view] France's Antoine Ruel

[view] Katsuhiro Mori, of Japan

[view] Trevor Blackwell plays against Dragon Lord Kibler

[view] Ben Rubin looks a little surprised by something

[view] Super finisher Kamiel Cornelissen

[view] Johns stares at a blurry Blurred Mongoose

[view] Scott Johns smirks at Kamiel Cornelissen . . . before being smashed by him

[view] Sweden's Olle Rade

[view] Fujita plays his Ravenous Rats

[view] Olle Rade vs. Kenichi Fujita - Rade playing in one of his first major events in years

[view] Lo Moro vs. Rubin

[view] Some ultra-secret Dan Bock tech REVEALED!

[view] Cool posters display stats on Pro Tour leaders

[view] If you're going to be sitting in line, might as well play some Magic

[view] Excited fans sit in a long line for artist signings

[view] Raffaelle Lo Moro

[view] Dan Bock busted out the hi-tech for PT-Tokyo. His deck contained sixty lands - and nothing else

[view] The entrance to Tokyo Big Sight is clearly marked

[view] Yes, that is a random giant saw

[view] Big Sight looks like something out of Starcraft

[view] Tokyo Big Sight, the venue, is amazing!

[view] There are so many places to go in Tokyo!

[view] Pro Tour players easily spot the action

[view] Diligient judges maintain order amid the light spectacle

[view] Side events and artist signings drew crowds of people not playing in the main event

[view] Players lined up early to enter the venue

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