2002 Grand Prix São Paulo Photo Coverage

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The creature that ruled the tournament. Sunday Misc
Olivier Ruel covering the finals. Sunday Players
It might not look like it but Brazilians are hard workers. Sunday Players
Massaro and Desirati in the semifinals. Sunday Players
Quarterfinals between Antoine Ruel and Rodrigo Castro. Sunday Players
Gunther tries to peak at the other tables while Massaro shuffles. Sunday Players
Shirozono and Caligaris in the quarterfinals. Sunday Players
The Brazilian crowd giving Desiderati a pat in the back. Sunday Players
The champion and his trophy. Sunday Players
Caligaris working up the crowd! Sunday Players
Barreto and Desiderati shuffling up. Sunday Players
Desiderati and Caligaris playing in the finals. Sunday Players
Juan Del Compare: the argentinean way to Head Judge! Sunday Staff
Argentineans literally crawling over their countryman Caligaris. Sunday Players
Semifinals action between Antoine Ruel and Gabriel Caligaris. Sunday Players
Felipe Desiderati and Andre Barreto getting the Head Judge's attention. Sunday Players
Luis Massaro showed up late but still won the match. Sunday Players
Massaro and Pustilnik sideboarding for the crucial third game. Sunday Players
Everyone wans to see the OMS-Shirozono match. Sunday Players
Sergio Longo needs a new shirt... this one only has four stars (one for each World Cup)! Sunday Players
The winner of the last Brazilian Grand Prix, Guillerme Svaldi. Sunday Players
It's the right time to wear the national shirt. Sunday Players
Rodrigo Castro and Leopoldo Moreira fighting it out. Sunday Players
Luis Massaro gives Sergio Longo food for thought. Sunday Players
Jose Barbero tripping while shuffling. Sunday Players
Julian Brown-Santirso is one cool cat. Sunday Players
Jose Barbero and Julian Brown-Santirso catching up on all the PT gossip. Sunday Players
William Possato against Victor Galimbertti's Sunday Players
William Possato's sleeves match his jacket. Sunday Players
Diego Ostrovich in the other Feature Match table. Sunday Players
Victor Galimbertti getting a bit scared of the crowd. Sunday Players
Steve OMS' Mongrel trying to outstare two Familiars and a Deed. Sunday Players
Bernardo Cabral is at the top of the standings but will have to leave in an hour to catch a plane. Sunday Players
Carlos "Jabaiano" Romao and Bernardo Cabral on the Feature Match area. Sunday Players
The sun welcoming players to the second day of the Grand Prix. Sunday Site
Ante match: the winner makes day two. Saturday Players
Olivier Ruel: a rare moment of quiet meditation. Saturday Players
Former Brazilian National champion, Marcos Tanaka. Saturday Players
A very crowded Feature Match area. Saturday Players
Florent Jeudon retouching his sideboard. Saturday Players
Steve OMS once ruled the ship in L.A. Saturday Players
Argentinian Gabriel Calagaris against Brazilian Carlos "Jabaiano" Romao. Saturday Players
Rumor has it that these two sometimes smile: Steve OMS and Florent Jeudon. Saturday Players
Can you blame Calagaris for flinching away from Jabaiano's 300 hundred pounds (50 kilos)? Saturday Players
Some of the top Brazilians players formed a team dedicated to stopping Alex Shvartsman. Saturday Players
A rare sight: Pustilnik without a smile. Saturday Players
Brazilian Andre Barreto about to face Pustilnik. Saturday Players
Andre Barreto and Michael Pustilnik shuffling up. Saturday Players
William Possato against Antoine Ruel. Saturday Players
Antoine Ruel and Ricardo Barros were our first Feature Match. Saturday Players
These two played the Top 8 in GP Curitiba: Raphael Gunther and Jose Mangueira. Saturday Players
Antoine Ruel doesn't like to lost the first game. Saturday Players
Ricardo Barros is always a happy camper. Saturday Players
Olivier Ruel keeping a close eye on Florent Jeudon. Saturday Players
At the end of they day, if everything works out, you will get a round-by-round report in French! Saturday Misc
Brazilian judge Fabio tells us all about wishing. Saturday Staff
Organizer Flavio solving all kinds of problems. Saturday Staff
Local distributor Devir's Luis Mauro gives his welcome speech. Saturday Staff
This is what all of the are fighting for. Saturday Misc
Glen Angus' visa didn't come through but the original art of Parid Firecat is here. Saturday Misc
One of New York's finest: Mikey P. Saturday Players
Somewhere in the room their teammate Florent Jeudon is getting ready as well. Saturday Players
The Ruel brothers take over from Alex Shvartsman as the Grand Prix globetrotters. Saturday Players
A brazilian with a Spanish shirt? Saturday Players
Even buildings under contruction have flags. Saturday City
The tournament site: named after a Syrian city. Saturday Site
Brazil's economical heart. Saturday City
Avenida Paulista in the early hours. Saturday Players
Guess won just won a World Cup. Saturday Misc
... and the the judges opened the doors! Saturday Players
The calm before the storm... Saturday Site
Strangely most big buldings have these at the top. Saturday City
London isn't the only foggy town around. Saturday City
The busy streets of Sao Paulo. Saturday City
Head Judge Juan Del Compare and miracle man Flavio going over the details. Saturday Staff
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