Day Two Introduction

Posted in Event Coverage on March 28, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

The largest Day Two field of any Grand Prix staggered in early this morning after a grueling nine-round Day One. With a starting field of 854 players a recent addition to the DCI policy triggered. Grand Prix's with an attendance of 800 or greater now cut to a whopping Top 128 instead of the heart-breaking Top 64 in Birmingham.

The expanded field meant their was plenty of star power drafting in the hopes of a Top 8 berth. All told there were ten different Pro Tour winners, eleven Grand Prix winners, three US National Champions, one Canadian National Champion, one World Champion, and a smattering of Masters Series winners.

There were two Pro Tour winners sitting opposite each other at the Top table. Matt Linde could only shake his head at a smirking Mike Turian as they sat down to draft. Turian was seated right next to his good friend and teammate Eugene Harvey. A few tables away the founding members of YMG--Rob Dougherty, Darwin Kastle, and Dave Humpherys--were all seated at the same pod.

There are players you would expect to see in a Top 8 from the top to the bottom of this six round day.
The extra sixty-four players means that a run from the bottom of the standings is going to be a tougher than usual haul but a clean sweep of six rounds should be sufficient.

Aim your browser toward Columbus and keep up with the action throughout the day.

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