2001 Grand Prix Curitiba

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Sunday's Pictures

[ view] Antoine Ruel is the only one not hiding behind his trophy.

[ view] Svaldi doesnt need to celebrate because the crowd is celebrating wildly enough.

[ view] Just like last year Alex finished in second.

[ view] Antoine Ruel with a big trophy.

[ view] The winner is not hugging a random judge, thats his brother

[ view] ...and the crowd goes wild

[ view] Finally a real big smile from the winner.

[ view] Leopoldo Martins Duressing.

[ view] Antoine trying to ignore the crazy reporter.

[ view] Jose Barbero lays down the battleground.

[ view] Guilherme Svaldi.

[ view] Antoine Ruel.

[ view] Jose Mangueira.

[ view] Eliton Inacio.

[ view] Leopoldo Martins.

[ view] Raphael Gunther.

[ view] Some people had better things to do than watching the Top 8.

[ view] This little group made more noise than a 200 people PTQ.

[ view] Tables, we dont need no stinking tables

[ view] Jose Mangueira looking for a way to smash Antoine Ruel.

[ view] Raphael Gunther upset about the outcome of his quarterfinals.

[ view] Who else would laugh while taking a double mulligan

[ view] Raphael Gunthers face tells the whole tale.

[ view ] Guilherme Dei Svaldi wonders about Jose Barbero.

[ view] Justin Polin covering Alex Shvartsman vs. Eliton Inacio.

[ view] Antoine Ruel vs. Jose Mangueira with Olivier Ruel covering the match.

[ view] His friends want Jose Barbero to pay for their hotel bill with the Top 8 money.

[ view] Rodrigo Nascimento is very agressive Rishadan port user.

[ view] Reid and his camera.

[ view] That is what you get when you sign one too many Dust Bowls.

[ view] The Ruel cheerleading crew makes one last effort for Antoine.

[ view] Leandro Vieira e Alexandre Lapuch fighting for a Top 8 stop.

[ view] Rodrigo Nascimento trying to take Benzo to another Top 8.

[ view] Raphael Gunther wondering which Seal Of Cleansing he should cast first.

[ view] Reid helping out with the photos, and he is good at it too

[ view] Feature Matches in round eleven.

[ view] Antoine Ruel pulling a Sleight Of Hand for the crowd

[ view] Alexandre Lapuch playing close attention to his deck.

[ view] Yet another hat guy in Magic: Alexandre Lapuch.

[ view ] The always nervous Argentinian: Matias Gabrenja.

[ view] Raphael Gunther vs. Matias Gabrenja.

[ view] Celso Hino takes up a lot of table space.

[ view] Celso Hino vs. Leopoldo Martins.

[ view] Ryan Fuller about to crush William Possato.

[ view] A red-headed Uruguaian and his teddy.

[ view] Ben Thompson is a smiling artist

[ view] The Osaka PTQ.

[ view] Alex Shvartsman has a shiny deck

[ view ] Ryan Fuller is really, really proud of this shirt.

[ view] Chilean Rafael Le Saux is confident about his chances.

[ view] Little did Rafael know Alex was about to stomp him.

[ view] Grand Prix Top 8 is his middle name: Alex Shvartman.

[ view] Nilton is very unimpressed by Zamperes no-look shuffle.

[ view] Dawton Possato is a true Rebel.

[ view] Sergio Martins hoping his elephants can match the Rebels.

[ view] Read the Brazilian coverage as well or Silvio will get you

[ view] Five judges and three laptops.

[ view] Antoine Ruel vs. Matias Gabrenja

[ view] I cant believe how lucky you are, or something like that.

[ view] Celso Zampere tried to duck Shvartmans incoming Duress.

[ view] The nosebleeding reporter makes a run for it

[ view] Now that is what I call an Elephant

[ view] Antoine Ruel falls asleep as Guilherme Svaldi makes a move.

[ view] Blue sleeves against white sleeves.

[ view] Rafael Le Saux hasnt dropped a game so far round 8.

[ view] William Possato impressed by his supporters.

[ view] Olivier Ruel and his posse.

[ view] Dude, wheres my opponent

[ view] This is what Magic is all about: telling the stories.

[ view ] Pedro Ceriotti getting mobbed in the side events.

[ view] No prize for guessing who these belong to.

Saturday's Pictures

[ view] Pedro Ceriotti lays down the law like only a Latin judge can.

[ view] Jabaiano needs to win for a shot at the second day.

[ view] Ostrovich reaches over for an agressive Duress.

[ view] Nicholas Bickhol looks tired.

[ view ] Diego Ostrovich likes to shuffle his pink sleeves.

[ view] Sergio Santos Longo is a bit too fast for the camera.

[ view ] They just cant get enough of pairings around here

[ view] A ritual we call moshing around the pairings

[ view] The Brazilian flag in the Feature Match table.

[ view] Bruno Feitosa is in the top tables with Gennaris Dark Forces: Wakefields legend lives on.

[ view] The friendly Chilean Carlos Huarapil is playing a very interesting home-brewed deck.

[ view] Paulo Rosas friends get a little carried away in their support.

[ view] Joao Roberto looks away from Le Sauxs flowerly shirt.

[ view] Trading for those last elusive cards.

[ view] Another Magic player turns into a fashion rebel: Rafael Le Saux.

[ view] Guilherme Fonseca doing his Rodins thinker statue impersonation.

[ view] Matias Gabrenja is a very fast player.

[ view] The little guy who had a huge deck.

[ view] The entrance to the tournament.

[ view] A room full of Magic players in the summer... scary...

[ view] Just look at those two tables

[ view] Winnie The Pooh takes a nap while Olivier shuffles.

[ view] Alex Shvartsman, a crowd favorite in any Grand Prix.

[ view] Ryan Fuller, Sleeveless in Curitiba.

[ view] Antoine Ruel, the calmer half of the Ruel Magic family.

[ view] Ryan and Antoine cant believe the pairings.

[ view] The first Feature Match of the day.

[ view] Giacomo leans back while Carlos goes on a card-drawing rampage.

[ view] Thomas Felsberg and Raphael Dias starting the game.

[ view] Thomas Felsberg and Devirs reporter Nilton having a good time.

[ view ] Giacomo De Rocchi had a big hosts of supporters.

[ view] Jabiano and Rui Oliveira remembering Grand Prix Rio.

[ view] Shes Brazilian but her boyfriend is Argentinian subtle hint.

[ view] The Ruel brothers writing about their travels in sunny Brazil...

[ view] Ben Thompson, artist for Dust Bowl, Wax/Wane and Assault/Battery.

[ view] The last two Brazilian Grand Prix winners: Jabaiano and Alvarenga.

[ view ] The judge table trying to speed up registration.

[ view] If these guys stop mugging Alex Shvartsman, he might get to play in this Grand Prix

[ view] Devirs webmaster Silvio looking busy for the picture.

[ view] Head Judge Rogerio Alecrim puts up with the Sideboard reporter.

[ view] The amazing Ruel brothers

[ view] You can spot Rafael Le Saux a mile away.

[ view] A moment of peace before the flood.

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