The Magic Colony wins Pro Tour - Osaka! It may have been a laughable off-chance going into Day 2, but Ken Ho fought hard through Day 2, winning his last match to score a spot in the Top 8. In the finals he met man of destiny Olivier Ruel, whose last-place finish in the Magic Invitational meant he's due to win a Pro Tour this year. Ruel confirmed it by taking the first two games. But with his back against the wall, Ho smashed through to victory. What's more, he was carried there on the back of his most-mocked card: Tarnished Citadel. Congratulations to Ken Ho, Pro Tour - Osaka Champion!

Ken Ho

Top 8 Final Standing

1. Ken Ho $30,000
2. Olivier Ruel $20,000
3. Robert Dougherty $15,000
4. Jens Thoren $13,000
5. Sylvain Lauriol $9,500
6. Nicolas Olivieri $8,500
7. Osyp Lebedowicz $7,500
8. Christophe Haim $6,500

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top 8 bracket


1. Robert Dougherty

8. Christophe Haim

4. Nicolas Olivieri

5. Olivier Ruel

2. Jens Thoren

7. Osyp Lebedowicz

3. Sylvain Lauriol

6. Ken Ho


Robert Dougherty, 3-1

Olivier Ruel, 3-2

Jens Thoren, 3-2

Ken Ho, 3-2


Olivier Ruel, 3-0

Ken Ho, 3-1


Ken Ho, 3-2


Quick Interview (archive)

"Do you think Japanese players have a significant home turf advantage with the Pro Tour in Japan?"

Tsuyoshi Fujita, Japan: "Yes, with no jetlag, and all the other players with jetlag, it is a bit easier." Itaru Ishida, Japan: "Yes, because it is a familiar enviroment, and allows you mentally to be more relaxed." Jin Okamoto, Japan: "Definitely, so you can sleep better!"

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