Grand Prix Paris 2014


It's been a splendid weekend here in Paris, France. It started out on Valentine's Day where 1,587 love hungry players went head to head for a spot in the second day of competition. Nine rounds later 186 of them could celebrate succeeding. Among the undefeated players Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa stood out as the hottest contender for the title. The Brazilian made it to the Top 8, but once there it was a 26-year-old Magic Online grinder who took the title home to Spain. Javier "Thalai" Dominguez made an excellent deck choice with his Blue-Black-Green Delver deck, opting to go without True-Name Nemesis, instead gunning to beat it.

With an 8-1 record after Day One he wrapped up the Swiss with 5-1 on Day Two before heading into the Top 8. There he took down fellow countryman Jóse Manuel Fernández Castelló before unleashing his discard spells and mana efficient creatures against Frenchmen Loïc Le Briand and Maxime Gilles.

With a Grand Prix in Spain in two weeks we might not have to wait long before seeing Javier Dominguez back in the spotlight. Even though he prefers Legacy it would be no surprise to see him experimenting with Born of the Gods in limited. That is, if he can find the time between playing Legacy on Magic Online against coverage reporters and Legacy experts alike.

Until next time, we say good bye and ... Congratulations to Javier Dominguez, champion of Grand Prix Paris 2013!

top 8 bracket


(1) Loïc Le Briand

(8) Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

(4) Jóse Manuel Fernández Castelló

(5) Javier Dominguez

(2) Maxime Gilles

(7) Stefan Böttcher

(3) Jean-Mary Accart

(6) Philipp Schönegger


Loïc Le Briand, 2-1

Javier Dominguez, 2-1

Maxime Gilles, 2-0

Philipp Schönegger, 2-0


Javier Dominguez, 2-1

Maxime Gilles, 2-0


Javier Dominguez, 2-1




Streaming video coverage of Grand Prix Paris provided by Matej Zatlkaj, Pro Tour Hall of Famer Raphael Levy, Simon Görtzen, Rich Hagon, and Steven Leeming.




1. Javier Dominguez $4,000
2. Maxime Gilles $2,700
3. Loïc Le Briand $1,500
4. Philipp Schönegger $1,500
5. Jean-Mary Accart $1,000
6. Jóse Manuel Fernández $1,000
7. Stefan Böttcher $1,000
8. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $1,000

pairings, results, standings


15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Top 16 Decklists

by Event Coverage Staff

Daniel Gilligan (9th) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Sveinung Nøding (10th) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Maciej Fidzinski (11th) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Hakim Mezhoud (12th) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Steve Hatto (13th) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Kasper Euser (14th) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Goncalo Pinto (15th) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Julian Felix Flury (16th) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Top 8 Decklists

by Event Coverage Staff

Maxime Gilles (Top 8) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Stefan Böttcher (Top 8) Grand Prix Paris 2014

José Manuel Fernández Castelló (Top 8) Grand Prix Paris 2014

Loic Le Briand (Top 8) Grand Prix Paris 2014