Grand Prix-Taipei
February 12-13, 2000

Posted in Event Coverage on September 2, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Top 8 after first day of Competition (8 rounds of Swiss):

  1. Alex Shvartsman (Seth Red - USA)
  2. Chie Chung Hwang (Stasis - Taiwan)
  3. Chi Hsen Guo (Flailing Soldier Red - Taiwan)
  4. Tsuyoshi Fujita (Counter Sliver - Japan)
  5. Dell Sun (Merfolk - Taiwan)
  6. Tadayoshi Komiya (Necro Donate - Japan)
  7. Satoshi Nakamura (Turbo Land - Japan)
  8. Nicholas Jonathan Wong (Necro Donate - Singapore)

Decks of Interest

Turbo Land - Played by Satoshi Nakamura (7-1 after day 1)

4 Exploration
4 Horn of Greed
3 Time Warp
1 Capsize
4 Oath of Druids
1 Spike Feeder
1 Spike Weaver
1 Morphling
2 Arcane Denial
4 Force of Will
4 Impulse
4 Gush
2 Gaea's Blessing
1 Scroll Rack
2 Treetop Village
4 Tropical Island
6 Forest
12 Island

Sideboard:
2 Forbid
1 Cursed Totem
2 Null Rod
2 Phrexian Furnace
1 Spike Weaver
1 Spike Feeder
3 Elephant Grass
3 Emerald Charm

This turbo land deck runs 4 main deck Oath of Druids. Normally Oath of Druids is played as a sideboard card but Satoshi correctly predicted that he would face a lot of creature decks.

Nutsack Warrior

Tobey Tamber (7-1 after day 1)
Waiken Soo (6-1-1 after day 1)
Midwest, USA

4 Elvish Lyrist
4 Wall of Roots
1 Wall of Blossoms
4 Spike Feeder
2 Spike Weaver
1 Avalanche Riders
4 Survival of the Fittest
3 Squee, Goblin Nabob
3 Masticore
1 Mindless Automaton Tech
2 Uktabi Orangutan
1 Firestorm
1 Granger Guildmage
1 Yavimaya Elder
1 Deranged Hermit
1 Stampeding Wildebeest
1 Ogre Shaman
4 Taiga
2 Gaea's Cradle
3 Treetop Village
4 Wasteland
8 Forest
4 Mountain

Sideboard:
4 Emerald Charm
4 Pyroblast
3 Hailstorm
1 Firestorm
1 Repopulate
2 Null Rod

With 12 creatures that use counters one of the people playing the deck ran out (he was using nuts as counters and was eating some of them). Eventually the distraught player had to use his nutsack as one of the counters. Though many of his creatures were killed the one using the nutsack counter survived and went on to deal the winning hit. The deck was named after this game winning card - "Nutsack Warrior".

Mono-Blue Stasis Played by Chie-Chung Hwang(7-0-1 after day 1)

4 Stasis
4 Gush
3 Counterspell
4 Force of Will
4 Thwart
4 Impulse
3 Brainstorm
4 Gush
4 Turnabout
3 Propaganda
4 Stasis
2 Claws of Gix
1 Rescue
1 Stroke of Genius
24 Islands

Sideboard:
4 Chill
3 Annul
3 Back to Basics
1 Morphling
1 Propaganda
1 Counterspell
1 Powder Keg
1 Cursed Totem

This deck was second place after the first day of the Grand Prix, Chie-Chung went 7-0-1 (2 of his wins were from byes).

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