This Week in Magic History: Oct 14-30

Posted in Feature on October 30, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

October 28-30, 2006: A Starring Role for Antoine Ruel


Packing an old-school Psychatog deck, Pro Tour veteran Antoine Ruel fought his way through the 340-player field to become champion of Pro Tour-Los Angeles 2005.

Ruel eschewed the just-rotated new Extended format's popular Dredge/Life from the Loam addition to the classic 'Tog build and it proved to be a smart decision. He started his run through the Top 8 by defeating Tsuyoshi Fujita and his Boros Deck Wins 3-1 and never looked back.

top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

Kenji Tsumura [JPN]

Ryuichi Arita [JPN]

Antoine Ruel [FRA]

Tsuyoshi Fujita [JPN]

Billy Moreno [USA]

Ervin Tormos [USA]

Chris McDaniel [USA]

Chih-Hsian Chang [TWN]

Semi-finals

Kenji Tsumura, 3-1

Antoine Ruel, 3-1

Billy Moreno, 3-2

Chris McDaniel, 3-1

Finals

Antoine Ruel, 3-0

Billy Moreno, 3-2

Champion

Antoine Ruel, 3-0

Antoine Ruel – Psychatog

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