This Week in Magic History: July 4-10

Posted in Feature on July 10, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

July 4-6, 2004: Nicolai Herzog Wins European Championship

Nicolai Herzog

This Top 8 had two Norwegians: Sigurd Eskeland and Nicolai Herzog. Both were veterans of the game: Sigurd with a Pro Tour title and Nicolai a former European champion. While the rest of the players did their best to slow them down, no one could stop Nicolai Herzog. In the end, what goes around comes around. Norway had had enough. They wanted the title back. So Nicolai Herzog became the first and last two-time continental champion. Four years later, he would enter the Pro Tour Hall of Game.

Top 8 Final Standing

1. Nicolai Herzog (Norway) $15,000
2. Pierre Malherbaud (France) $7,500
3. Jussi Salovaara (Finland) $5,500
4. Sigurd Eskeland (Norway) $4,500
5. Gabriel Nassif (France) $3,000
6. Stuart Wright (England) $2,500
7. Thomas Shaw (France) $2,000
8. Borut Todorovic (Slovenia) $1,500

(Click here for complete final standings)


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