Name: Rickard Österberg
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Played Magic since: Revised
Best accomplishments: 4th place 2000 Euro Championship, 68th 1999 Pro Tour Chicago, 9th Grand Prix Copenhagen, won some Pro Tour Qualifiers, West Swedish Champion
Q: What made you decide to come to Grand Prix Helsinki?
A: My feeling that it would go well.
Q: What were your expectations going into this tournament, and why?
A: I thought I would at least be in top 32.
Q: Briefly describe your tournament play-wise so far, both day one and day two.
A: I had fever both days, so I made some small mistakes but played pretty okay overall.
Q: What do you think about the formats used in this tournament, and what was your strategy?
A: My strategy was to build defensive decks, especially blue, white, black.
Q: What do you think is the main reason for you making top 8 in this tournament, and why?
A: My feelings that it would go my way.
Q: What does this top 8 performance mean to you?
A: It means well deserved money.
Q: What are your predictions for the top 8?
A: I really don't know.