Pro Tour Osaka Photos

Posted in Event Coverage on March 14, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

Master of Disaster: Ken HoSundayPlayers
The Top 4 pose for your enjoymentSundayPlayers
Gunslingers work hard to please the fansSundayPlayers
Ken Ho's success is awarded with a Cup larger than his headSundayPlayers
Semifinalist Rob Dougherty accepts his plaque for third placeSundayPlayers
Head Judge Collin Jackson shakes hands with Semifinalist Jens ThorenSundayPlayers
Well-wishers throng the newly crowned ChampSundayPlayers
Ruel extends the hand to Ken Ho in defeatSundayPlayers
Just like everyone else this weekend, Ruel has to read Tarnished CitadelSundayPlayers
Olivier Ruel desperately needs a swamp, and hopes funny faces will convince it to show upSundayPlayers
It's lonely at the topSundayPlayers
The Japanese are still in the best of moods!SundayPlayers
Ruel counts up the killSundayPlayers
Ken Ho watches Olivier Ruel like a hawkSundayPlayers
Jens Thoren is taken aback! Really!SundayPlayers
Ho does his best to appear humbleSundayPlayers
Semifinal Action: Ken Ho v. Jens ThorenSundayPlayers
Ken Ho allows himself a sneerSundayPlayers
High-fives for a hard-fought match: Ruel and OlivieriSundayPlayers
Osyp Lebedowicz and his snazzy personalized shirtSundayPlayers
Olivieri hammers with Shambling Swarm and BraidsSundayPlayers
Nicolas Labarre and Antoine Ruel cheer on their countrymenSundayPlayers
Rosewater, Buehler and Kibler rule the airwavesSundayStaff
Japanese Commentators Masashiro Kuroda and Koichiro MakiSundayStaff
The Quarterfinals come too early for spectatorsSundayPlayers
Table Judge Adrian Teh sorts out a Quarterfinal disagreement in Ho v. LauriolSundayPlayers
Sylvain Lauriol is a thinking man's Magic playerSundayPlayers
Ken Ho takes his sweet timeSundayPlayers
Olivier Ruel demonstrates the french version of TINGS!SundayPlayers
Quarterfinal Action: Dougherty v. HaimSundayPlayers
Christophe Haim tries too keep the butterflies at baySundayPlayers
Rob Dougherty cocks an eyebrowSundayPlayers
Quarterfinal Action: Lebedowicz v. ThorenSundayPlayers
Jens Thoren, and he's actually SMILING!SundayPlayers
The Top 8 show confidence and faux-confidenceSundayPlayers
Top 8 Portrait: Sylvain LauriolSundayPlayers
Top 8 Portrait: Ken HoSundayPlayers
Top 8 Portrait: Osyp LebedowiczSundayPlayers
Top 8 Portrait: Christoph HaimSundayPlayers
Top 8 Portrait: Nicolas OlivieriSundayPlayers
Top 8 Portrait: Olivier RuelSundayPlayers
Top 8 Portrait: Rob DoughertySundayPlayers
Top 8 Portrait: Jens ThorenSundayPlayers
Top 8 dreams steal over Ken Ho's faceSaturdayPlayers
Childlike wonder or drug-induced stupor? You decide.SaturdayPlayers
Fighting for pride, Tsuyoshi Ikeda and Tsuyoshi Fujita work side by sideSaturdayPlayers
The crowd reacts to surprise misplaysSaturdayPlayers
Belgium's smilin' Geoffrey SironSaturdayPlayers
Round 14 Feature Match: Ho v. SironSaturdayPlayers
Gary Wise, amateur pirateSaturdayPlayers
Ben Rubin really wants this oneSaturdayPlayers
Round 14 Feature Match: Wise v. RubinSaturdayPlayers
Local talents and Fujita-apprentices Takao Higaki and Go Anan square offSaturdayPlayers
Gabriel Nassif goes skyward in triumph!SaturdayPlayers
Akira Asahara Butchers up a stormSaturdayPlayers
Round 12 Feature Match: Asahara v. NassifSaturdayPlayers
A downright jolly Wilfried RanqueSaturdayPlayers
Olivier Ruel is running out of steamSaturdayPlayers
Attack of the French: Ruel v. RanqueSaturdayPlayers
Eric Ziegler tries a Spock impressionSaturdayPlayers
Jens Thoren pumps the ShadeSaturdayPlayers
Round 12 Feature Match: Thoren v. ZieglerSaturdayPlayers
Slightly less-than-diligent JudgesSaturdayStaff
All that, and style too!SaturdayPlayers
Head Judge Collin Jackson is one sad pandaSaturdayStaff
Round 11 Action: Bram Snepvangers v. Jin OkamotoSaturdayPlayers
Okamoto has all the mana in the world, and nothing to do with itSaturdayPlayers
Snepvangers sports last year's shirtSaturdayPlayers
Tsuyoshi Fujita is in for a world of hurtSaturdayPlayers
Tsuyoshi Ikeda's Skeletal Scrying for seven clutters the boardSaturdayPlayers
Twice the Tsuyoshi!SaturdayPlayers
The Patented Dave Price Stare: 2002 EditionSaturdayPlayers
South Africa's first Pro Tour Feature Match: Andrew Mitchell, and he's menacingSaturdayPlayers
Round 11 Feature Match: Mitchell v. PriceSaturdayPlayers
Mike Turian makes Psychatog, and hopes.SaturdayPlayers
Gary Wise is wearing some form of man-dressSaturdayPlayers
Round 11 Feature Match: Wise v. Turian. Potato Nation infighting!SaturdayPlayers
The crack Sideboard Japan staff, hard at workSaturdayStaff
More proof that size does not equal strengthSaturdayPlayers
High Muckety-mucks Skaff Elias, Chris Galvin, Diana Johns and Messieurs Satou and YamaguchiSaturdayStaff
The great unwashed masses check standingsSaturdayPlayers
Unbridled ChaosSaturdayPlayers
Melody Smith, friend to childrenSaturdayPlayers
No-one will tell Matt Vienneau something's wrongSaturdayPlayers
Hot hot hot side event actionSaturdayPlayers
Questing Phelddagrif? Will that be 2D or 3D?SaturdayPlayers
Cunningham turns cards sidewaysSaturdayPlayers
Bastos's expression clearly reads "Oh no!"SaturdayPlayers
Round 9 Feature Match: Brian Kibler v. Helmut Summersberger, as Alex Shvartsman tells the taleSaturdayPlayers
Summersburger's smirk tells you this card's a good oneSaturdayPlayers
Kibler lets out his inner hippieSaturdayPlayers
Eric Froehlich radiates confidenceSaturdayPlayers
Olivier Ruel botches his transformation, and can't escapeSaturdayPlayers
Round 9 Feature Match: Froehlich v. RuelSaturdayPlayers
Post-human Cyberpunk Dave HumpherysSaturdayPlayers
Takakyuki Nagaoka's complacence is founded in strengthSaturdayPlayers
Dave Price is a laser, focused on victory!SaturdayPlayers
Round 9 Action: Nagaoka v. King of BeatdownSaturdayPlayers
"Last Emperor of Japan", Jin OkamotoSaturdayPlayers
Japan's Best let it all hang outSaturdayPlayers
Tsuyoshi Ikeda goes for "laid back"SaturdayPlayers
Itaru Ishida and his mighty puffy jacketSaturdayPlayers
"Jitterbug" Fujita has apparently moved on to balletSaturdayPlayers
"THE" Ben Seck is accosted by Japan Territory Manager Ron FosterSaturdayPlayers
Round 8 Action: Darwin Kastle v. Takamasa FukataSaturdayPlayers
Kastle is a powder keg just waiting to go offSaturdayPlayers
Fukata tries to match Kastle's severitySaturdayPlayers
Rob Dougherty keeps a careful eye on the actionSaturdayPlayers
The rotation of the Earth takes its toll on Itaru IshidaSaturdayPlayers
Dougherty springs into action!SaturdayPlayers
Sideboard reporter Josh Bennett's rage boils over and he becomes ... The Incredible Hulk!SaturdayStaff
Fujita tries to make it 8-0, with the help of his lucky scarfSaturdayPlayers
Round 8 Feature Match: Jens Thoren v. Tsuyoshi FujitaSaturdayPlayers
Thoren makes winning look dullSaturdayPlayers
Round 8 Feature Match: Davis v. WiseSaturdayPlayers
When you get Gary Wise, you get what you pay forSaturdayPlayers
Brian Davis loves beating up on Gary Wise, and it showsSaturdayPlayers
Japanese pros check out some side eventsSaturdayPlayers
A diligent judge tries to extract himself from a scotch tape booby trapSaturdayStaff
Melodie Smith is far more excited than reasonableSaturdayStaff
Huey and Linde: Nature's Best FriendsSaturdayPlayers
YMG takes lunch, no doubt up to something shady in the bargainSaturdayPlayers
Steve OMS forces a smile for the cameraFridayPlayers
Kai Budde glowers as only he canFridayPlayers
Canada's own Jeff CunninghamFridayPlayers
Wunderkind Brian DavisFridayPlayers
Mike "Guaranteed Winner" TurianFridayPlayers
Gunslingers try their best to lose with styleFridayPlayers
Dave Price is as surprised as you are that he's 6-1FridayPlayers
The Japanese Megapowers ... Explode! Fujita v. OkamotoFridayPlayers
APAC Champ Jin Okamoto is having a ball!FridayPlayers
Tsuyoshi Ikeda live and in technicolorFridayPlayers
Tsuyoshi Fujita guns to make it 7-0FridayPlayers
Eric Froehlich. Brutish.FridayPlayers
Olivier Ruel is ready to give this one awayFridayPlayers
Jens Thoren refuses to play up to the crowdFridayPlayers
Rob Dougherty loves playing the Magic cardsFridayPlayers
Round 7 Feature Match: Thoren v. RuelFridayPlayers
Round 7 Feature Match: Kastle v. DoughertyFridayPlayers
When you stare at Darwin Kastle, Darwin Kastle stares back into youFridayPlayers
Jeff Donais sends a coded message to the law!FridayStaff
Olivier Ruel believes he has a cunning planFridayPlayers
Prim and proper Rob DoughertyFridayPlayers
Round 6 Feature Match: Ruel v. Dougherty. Neither is paying much attention at this pointFridayPlayers
Round 6 Feature Match: Eugene Harvey v. Andrea SantinFridayPlayers
Santin has already given up on the insideFridayPlayers
Zombie Harvey manages to quell the thirst for brains long enough to play Aether BurstFridayPlayers
Szigeti wonders how things could have gone so far wrongFridayPlayers
Round 6 Feature Match: Peter Szigeti v. Mike PustilnikFridayPlayers
A trepidatious Doctor PFridayPlayers
Itaru Ishida likes everything just soFridayPlayers
Zvi Mowshowitz falling over, perhaps in a drunken stuporFridayPlayers
Round 6 Feature Match: Ishida v. MowshowitzFridayPlayers
A meeting of the minds: Tournament Manager Jeff Donais, Head Judge Collin Jackson, and Judge Manager James LeeFridayStaff
Some players are already getting ready for side eventsFridayPlayers
WotC bigwigs Chris Galvin and Skaff Elias weather the storm of Mike LongFridayStaff
Diligent Judges tear through decklists in search of errorsFridayStaff
Round 5 Feature Match: Ben Rubin v. Katsuhiro Mori. Rubin suspects something.FridayPlayers
Mild-mannered Jens Thoren uses Diabolic Tutor to get Mind TwistFridayPlayers
Superman Ben Rubin loves the cameraFridayPlayers
Mori uses his speed powers to resleeve his deckFridayPlayers
Do you know this Dandy?FridayPlayers
Steve O'Mahoney-Shwartz is slowly sliding off his chair. Ben Rubin is captivated.FridayPlayers
Alex Shvartsman steps gingerly into The Red ZoneFridayPlayers
Round 5 Feature Match: Shvartsman v. OMSFridayPlayers
Justin Gary Freak-Out Party!FridayPlayers
Gary matches wits with Thoren in Round 5FridayPlayers
Brock Parker and Matt Linde yuk it upFridayPlayers
Gary Wise tries to calm down an overjoyed Ruel brotherFridayPlayers
Raphael Levy hopes everything will work outFridayPlayers
Brian Hegstad gives his best deadpan stareFridayPlayers
Terry Tsang shills mercilesslyFridayPlayers
Brian Kibler's always got a smileFridayPlayers
Pseudo-pinhead Peter SzigetiFridayPlayers
Gary Wise tries his best not to be creepyFridayPlayers
Chris Benafel has seen better daysFridayPlayers
Grand Prix - Fukuoka Champ Alex ShvartsmanFridayPlayers
Jonny Magic calls it a day with styleFridayPlayers
Jeff Fung shows off his tech Elephant TokensFridayPlayers
Round 4 Feature Match: Pustilnik v. FungFridayPlayers
Happy-go-lucky Mikey P. You can practically hear the giggling.FridayPlayers
Tsuyoshi "Mr. Rolly" Fujita is full of disdainFridayPlayers
Famed Japanese deckbuilder Akira Asahara, creator of GP Sendai's "Zombie-Go"FridayPlayers
Round 4 Action: Asahar v. FujitaFridayPlayers
William Jensen hires Psychatog to do his dirty workFridayPlayers
Round 4 Feature Match: Kibler v. JensenFridayPlayers
Kibler displays his mysterious sideFridayPlayers
The always-intense Lucas HagerFridayPlayers
Itaru Ishida is running short of optionsFridayPlayers
EDT simply cannot get comfortableFridayPlayers
Darwin Kastle struggles to find a second facial expressionFridayPlayers
Eric 'Danger' Taylor tangles with Darwin KastleFridayPlayers
Round 4 Feature Match: Hager v. IshidaFridayPlayers
Players trade both sob and success stories with equal vigor FridayPlayers
Anson Maddocks plays it cool for the cameraFridayStaff
The legendary Maddocks brings an old-school feel to the eventFridayStaff
Artist Mark Tedin loves the spotlightFridayStaff
French players clown aroundFridayPlayers
Assistant Show Manger Renee Roub compliments Judge Manager James LeeFridayStaff
The smoking room, completely undoctoredFridaySite
Jill Costigan drops elbows at table 39 in the third roundFridayPlayers
Spectators spectivateFridayPlayers
Chikara Hayashi, called by some the "Japanese Brian Kibler"FridayPlayers
Kazuya Hirabashi hopes this one will stickFridayPlayers
Hayashi v. Hirabayashi in a third-round conflictFridayPlayers
Antoine Ruel hides behind a Shambling SwarmFridayPlayers
Jens Thoren resolves Haunting Echoes, but refuses to smileFridayPlayers
Bram Snepvangers is cool AND collectedFridayPlayers
Nicholas Labarre is frightening to children and adults alike!FridayPlayers
Round 3 Feature Match: Labarre v. SnepvangersFridayPlayers
Ben Rubin tries his best to look helplessFridayPlayers
Jay Elarar is a rock!FridayPlayers
Round 3 Feature Match: Rubin v. ElararFridayPlayers
Round 3 Feature Match: Bastos v. FujitaFridayPlayers
Round 3 Feature Match: Thoren v. RuelFridayPlayers
Noah Boeken struggles to keep his concentrationFridayPlayers
Bosom buddies Nicolai Herzog and Jens Thoren, up close and personalFridayPlayers
Trevor Blackwell mugs for the cameraFridayPlayers
Justin Gary tries to play innocent about his three-Shade drawFridayPlayers
Round 2 Feature Match: Teammates Justin Gary and Zvi MowshowitzFridayPlayers
Olivier Ruel ... thinks!FridayPlayers
Alan Comer winds up to swingFridayPlayers
Round 2 Feature Match: Comer v. Ruel, uncharacteristically grimFridayPlayers
A long wait to meet the artists, but that's no match for The Flash!FridaySite
Artist Pete Venters is swarmed by fansFridayStaff
Artist Kev Walker glad-hands the crowdFridayStaff
Next door, the deals go downFridaySite
Kastle takes "surly" to new heightsFridayPlayers
Tenenbaum likes his Mesmeric Fiend. Perhaps too much.FridayPlayers
Round 2 Feature Match: Darwin Kastle v. Amiel TenebaumFridayPlayers
Brian Kibler suavely goes for the life totalsFridayPlayers
Itaru Ishida in mid-thoughtFridayPlayers
Ishida gets a quick lesson in Madness as Kibler looks onFridayPlayers
An unkempt Long brings the noiseFridayPlayers
Round 2 Feature Match: Noah Boeken v. Mike Long, Clash of the MisersFridayPlayers
Boeken appears ill at easeFridayPlayers
You just can't miss Smilin' Zvi MowshowitzFridayPlayers
Your diligent JudgesFridayStaff
Mattias Kettil is one of only three players running white, and is pleased as punchFridayPlayers
Justice comes quick in the guise of Professor XFridayPlayers
A classic case of "Your word against mine"FridayPlayers
Mori shows a strong boardFridayPlayers
A bespectacled Kuroda checks things outFridayPlayers
All-Japan action: Katsuhiro "Speed Freak" Mori v. Masashiro KurodaFridayPlayers
Jon Finkel smiles politelyFridayPlayers
Brian Kibler has perfected the combination shrug-and-frownFridayPlayers
The mono-black mirror: APAC Champ Jin Okamoto v. Deadguy Dave PriceFridayPlayers
Okamoto flashes his 'yardFridayPlayers
Price's Edict does his shirt proudFridayPlayers
Matt Vienneau looking no less shifty than usualFridayPlayers
Dirk Baberowski is threatening to burst into tearsFridayPlayers
Singapore's Albertus Law serves with Aquamoeba, of all thingsFridayPlayers
Chris Benafel asks permission to EdictFridayPlayers
Benafel tries his stupefying stare on LawFridayPlayers
Overhead view of Vienneau v. BaberowskiFridayPlayers
Kibler's Eruption halts Finkel's fustigationFridayPlayers
Behold the thrill of competition!FridayPlayers
Dave Humpherys and his reality-altering handshakeFridayPlayers
Japanese limited specialist Masahiko Morita is shockedFridayPlayers

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