2002 Masters Series San Diego

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By Wizards of the Coast

[view] Ryan Fuller and his new Obelisk

[view] Fuller's plans laid bare

[view] Canada's Ryan Fuller, on the eve of greatness

[view] Dave Humpherys moves on to plan B

[view] Fuller gauges Humpherys's hand

[view] Everyone check this out! Stuff happening in the Humpherys-Fuller Final! A once in a lifetime event!

[view] The Pro Tour and Masters are held simultaneously to keep the crowds' attention

[view] Dave Humperys, and in the background, the battlefield

[view] Dave Humpherys and co. test for his Masters Finals appearnace

[view] Sideboard Reporter Josh Bennett is lulled to sleep by Ryan Fuller's repeated examination of his graveyard

[view] Hegstad and Fuller trade notes about each other's hand

[view] Hegstad Peeks. It's scheduled to finish resolving sometime Monday

[view] Masters Semifinal: Dave Humpherys vs. Tomi Walamies

[view] Dave Humpherys knows he's slow, but he's also damn good

[view] Toby Wachter has a message for the home audience

[view] Tomi Walamies is goofy. There's no escaping it

[view] It's smirk against smirk as Fuller and OMS do battle

[view] Steve OMS advises his opponent to let his spell resolve

[view] Jelly is unimpressed

[view] Dougherty slow-rolls a Fact or Fiction

[view] Rob Dougherty squares off against Tomi "Jelly" Walamies

[view] Ryan Fuller loves the spotlight

[view] Brian Hegstad against Benedikt Klauser in quarterfinal action

[view] Whose turn is it? Who cares! Hump will think wherever, whenever

[view] Tsuyoshi Fujita leans in for a Fact or Fiction from Dave Humpherys

[view] Klauser asks Hegstad to hold

[view] Fujita studies a nearly-immoble Humpherys

[view] Behold Hegstad's attmept at intimidation!

[view] Jelger Wiegersma needs a moment

[view] Alan Comer vs. Rob Dougherty, plus spectators

[view] Humpherys's board is impressive

[view] Kamiel "The Glacier" Cornelissen takes his time

[view] Cornelissen's graveyard is getting away from him

[view] Humpherys vs. Cornelissen, in a race to finish before sunrise!

[view] Somewhere in there, a match

[view] Fujita is in mid-smash

[view] Tsuyoshi Fujita and his trademark expression

[view] Franck Canu needs the power of his indoor toque for this one

[view] Ryan Fuller pauses. Perhaps for five minutes.

[view] Franck Canu throws down against Ryan Fuller

[view] Hegstad is one halo short of angelhood

[view] Brock Parker zooms!

[view] Neither Ben Klauser nor Darwin Kastle particularly care.

[view] Aaron Forsythe makes small talk with Steve OMS after he smashed Mello

[view] Brock Parker likes his decks like he likes his sandwiches. Brian Hegstad is wowed.

[view] In the Sweet Sixteen, Walamies gets a knowing glance from Olivier Ruel

[view] Happy-Go Lucky Dave Price delights Mike Donais with a ribald limerick

[view] Walamies gets ready to lay into Finkel

[view] Tom Guevin is frustrated by Kamiel Cornelissen's inability to follow his trashtalk

[view] Jonny Magic himself, with his likeness on board

[view] Tomi "Jelly" Walamies, and his telltale hat

[view] Alan Comer surveys his position against Joost Vollebregt

[view] Jafari tries his best poker face

[view] Fujita is confident against David Jafari

[view] Tsuyoshi Fujita, looking dapper.

[view] The stars come out: Rob Dougherty vs. Ben Rubin!

[view] Olivier Ruel works over Dan Clegg

[view] Anton Jonsson sends back David Humpherys's Psychatog

[view] Jelger Wiegersma versus Chris Benafel in a match destined to take an age

[view] Benedikt Klauser takes beats from Marcus Bell

[view] Franck Canu waits for Antoine Ruel to resolve his Peek

[view] Mike Pustilnik smirks against pretty boy Brian Hegstad

[view] Ryan Fuller gives Roger Sorino his best death stare

[view] Gateway co-champion Steve OMS faces World Champion Tom Van de Logt

[view] No quarter for roommates. Mello faces Kai Budde in the first round.

[view] Brock Parker's monstrous deck awes Patrick Mello

[view] Alex Shvartsman is calm. Perhaps TOO calm.

[view] Parker has four decks to Shvartsman's one

[view] Zvi Mowshowitz tangles with Darwin Kastle

[view] Zvi Mowshowitz. Alone.

[view] The 32 Masters Competitors

[view] Tournament Organizer Jeff Donais waxes philosophical

[view] John Larkin is too excited not to be medicated

[view] Randy Buehler steps out of his ivory tower to draft with the pros

[view] Alexander Witt is happy to take game two

[view] Steve OMS likes this play a lot

[view] For all the marbles: Alexander Witt v. Steve OMS

[view] David Jafari works on his intensity

[view] Odegaard puts shrugging on the stack

[view] Jafari shows off his Memory Lapse to no-one in particular

[view] Japanese Pro Reiji Ando fraternizes with a lowly sideboard grunt

[view] PTNY Finalist Gabriel Nassif sorts Oyvind Odegaard's Fact or Fiction

[view] Alexander Witt thwarts Christoph Lipperts' master plan

[view] Brian Davis is a veritable cauldron of joy

[view] Davis tries not to roll over to OMS's beatdown

[view] Dave Jafari is wracked by a panic attack

[view] Jafari versus Levy in the round of eight

[view] Steve OMS is like Santa Claus, but he's handing out Beatings, not presents

[view] Raphael Levy draws a crowd

[view] Peter Szigeti and Chris Benafel insist they have "Thug Appeal"

[view] Levy is taken aback

[view] Ishida Slays, and breaks the laws of physics

[view] Bob Maher, Jr. tries to do the math

[view] Japanese Mastermind Itaru Ishida lays into Raphael Levy

[view] All these people are three wins away from the Masters

[view] Clean-shaven Canadian Judge Chris Page, in his street clothes

[view] The Golden State looks fabulous

[view] The San Diego Concourse welcomes you!

[view] The Hall. Swanky!

[view] Svend Geersten enjoys Masters Gateway action

[view] Christoph Lippert, scarved for your protection

[view] Lars Dam gets his reanimation on

[view] Iridescent Angel versus a herd of Mongooses

[view] Brian Davis adopts a thinking pose

[view] Jonny Magic tries to watch, but Linde's deck is in the way

[view] Decking is not an option for Brian Davis

[view] Little kid or savage miser?

[view] Antoine Ruel can't believe what's happening

[view] The French work on their draft technology

[view] The Sweet Sixteen duke it out

[view] Psychatog is one of the many underrated Odyssey cards to show up in the Gateway.

[view] Mike Turian's land is very janky.

[view] Andy Stokinger considers his options carefully.

[view] Itaru Ishida winner of "The Finals" Japan's version of States.

[view] Holistic Wisdom give John Ormerod too many options.

[view] Mike Turian and Andy Stokinger battle with their Balancing Act decks.

[view] Many spectators showed up to watach the Masters Grinder.

[view] Jeff Donais explains life to Ellen Koberer.

[view] Matt Linde's deck may be bigger than Jeff Cunningham.

[view] Jeff Cunningham faces off against the "Biggest Deck".

[view] Matt Linde and his Double-Stacked Deck.

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