Simon Hockwin is the champion of Grand Prix Hamburg!

His blue-green Quiet Speculation deck fought its way through a relatively inexperienced Top 8 that included only one non-green deck and two non-German players. Blue-green again proved dominant as four of the top 8 decks ran this strategy. Three others, including finalist Arndt Meier, ran a green-white beatdown deck. The sole mono-black control deck was run by Piotr Sienko and didn't progress further than the quarter-finals.

In the end the waves of Bears produced by the Grizzly Fates in Hockwin's deck proved too much as he battered and mauled his way to the title and a place in Pro Tour Houston.

Top 8 Final Standing

     
1 Simon Hockwin (Germany) $2,400
2 Arndt Meier (Germany) $1,700
3 Jens Krause (Germany) $1,200
4 Patrick Plößer (Germany) $1,000
5 Nico Wendt (Germany) $800
6 Piotr Sienko (Poland) $800
7 Dennis Schmitz (Germany) $800
8 Jean Charles Salvin (France) $800

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top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Nico Wendt

(8) Patrick Plößer

(4) Piotr Sienko

(5) Simon Hockwin

(2) Arndt Meier

(7) Jean Charles Salvin

(3) Jens Krause

(6) Dennis Schmitz

Semi-finals

Patrick Plößer, 2-0

Simon Hockwin, 2-0

Arndt Meier (bye)

Jens Krause, 2-1

Finals

Simon Hockwin, 2-0

Arndt Meier, 2-0

Champion

Simon Hockwin, 2-1


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