Frank Karsten

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Frank Karsten
Frank Karsten
Born June 19, 1984
Residence Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nationality Netherlands.png Dutch
Pro Tour debut 2000 World Championships (Brussels)
Winnings $197,403 (as of 2016-10-07)
Pro Tour top 8s 3 (0 wins)
Grand Prix top 8s 7 (0 wins)
Median Pro Tour Finish 76
Pro Tours Played 70
Lifetime Pro Points 411 (as of 2016-10-22)

Frank Karsten is a former Pro Player from the Netherlands and a member of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame, inducted in 2009. He is best known as a very methodical and thorough strategist within the game. Karsten has placed in the Top 8 of three different Pro Tours, including being the Runner-Up at the 2008 Magic World Championships. He has also reached the Top 8 of Grand Prix tournaments on seven different occasions.

Karsten is also a member of the European coverage team, providing play-by-play commentary at Grand Prix tournaments.

Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
1999–00 Nationals Netherlands Standard and Booster Draft 2000 5
2000–01 Grand Prix Cologne Limited 24–25 February 2001 6
2000–01 Nationals Netherlands Standard and Booster Draft 2001 3
2001–02 Masters Osaka Team Limited 14–17 March 2002 3
2002–03 Nationals Utrecht Standard and Booster Draft 25–27 April 2003 7
2003–04 Grand Prix London Block Constructed 22–24 August 2003 8
2003–04 Grand Prix Birmingham Booster Draft 27–28 March 2004 3
2003–04 Grand Prix Zürich Booster Draft 26–27 June 2004 4
2005 Pro Tour Nagoya Rochester Draft 28–30 January 2005 6
2005 Grand Prix Salt Lake City Block Constructed 27–28 August 2005 5
2005 Grand Prix Mexico City Block Constructed 3–4 September 2005 3
2005 Worlds Yokohama Standard and Booster Draft 30 November–4 December 2005 2
2006 Nationals Netherlands Standard and Booster Draft 8–10 September 2006 5
2008 Nationals Utrecht Standard and Booster Draft 15–17 August 2008 4
2008 Worlds Memphis Standard and Booster Draft 11–14 December 2008 7
2009 Nationals Utrecht Standard and Booster Draft 1–3 August 2009 7
2016–17 Grand Prix Rotterdam Team Limited 12–13 November 2016 2

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Pro Tour Results[edit | edit source]

Pro Tour Results
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
1999–00 Worlds (Brussels) Special 17 $2,530
2000–01 New York Team Limited 28
2000–01 Chicago Standard 294
2000–01 Barcelona Booster Draft 163
2000–01 Worlds (Toronto) Special 19 $2,550
2001–02 New York Team Limited 52
2001–02 New Orleans Extended 89
2001–02 San Diego Rochester Draft 235
2001–02 Osaka Block Constructed 42 $825
2001–02 Nice Booster Draft 310
2001–02 Worlds (Sydney) Special 101
2002–03 Boston Team Limited 5 $4,200
2002–03 Houston Extended 339
2002–03 Chicago Rochester Draft 126
2002–03 Venice Block Constructed 16 $3,250
2002–03 Yokohama Booster Draft 37 $1,000
2002–03 Worlds (Berlin) Special 143
2003–04 Boston Team Limited 55
2003–04 New Orleans Extended 308
2003–04 Amsterdam Rochester Draft 44 $775
2003–04 Kobe Block Constructed 41 $850
2003–04 San Diego Booster Draft 10 $5,500
2003–04 Seattle Team Limited 17 $700
2003–04 Worlds (San Francisco) Special 53 $615
2005 Colombus Extended 46 $730
2005 Nagoya Rochester Draft 6 $8,500
2005 Atlanta Team Limited 47
2005 Philadelphia Block Constructed 245 $100
2005 London Booster Draft 17 $3,000
2005 Los Angeles Extended 60 $540
2005 Worlds (Yokohama) Special 2 $23,000
2006 Honolulu Standard 140
2006 Prague Booster Draft 25 $1,900
2006 Charleston Team Constructed 28
2006 Kobe Booster Draft 272
2006 Worlds (Paris) Special 107
2007 Geneva Booster Draft 38 $1,050
2007 Yokohama Block Constructed 10 $6,500
2007 San Diego Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft 131
2007 Valencia Extended 30 $1,450
2007 Worlds (New York) Special 30 $1,300
2008 Kuala Lumpur Booster Draft 61 $540
2008 Hollywood Standard 207
2008 Berlin Extended 76
2008 Worlds (Memphis) Special 7 $10,000
2009 Kyoto Standard and Booster Draft 68
2009 Honolulu Block Constructed and Booster Draft 42 $850
2009 Austin Extended and Booster Draft 176
2009 Worlds (Rome) Special 240
2010 San Juan Block Constructed and Booster Draft 36 $1,150
2010 Amsterdam Extended and Booster Draft 47 $710
2011 Paris Standard and Booster Draft 47 $710
2011 Philadelphia Modern and Booster Draft 350
2011 Worlds (San Francisco) Special 19 $3,000
2012 Barcelona Block Constructed and Booster Draft 203
2012–13 Seattle Modern and Booster Draft 105
2013–14 Theros in Dublin Standard and Booster Draft 75 $1,000
2013–14 Born of the Gods in Valencia Modern and Booster Draft 41 $1,500
2013–14 Journey into Nyx in Atlanta Block Constructed and Booster Draft 161
2013–14 Magic 2015 in Portland Standard and Booster Draft 88
2014–15 Khans of Tarkir in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 263
2014–15 Fate Reforged in Washington, D.C. Modern and Booster Draft 49 $1,500
2014–15 Dragons of Tarkir in Brussels Standard and Booster Draft 132
2014–15 Magic Origins in Vancouver Standard and Booster Draft 17 $2,500
2015–16 Battle for Zendikar in Milwaukee Standard and Booster Draft 277
2015–16 Oath of the Gatewatch in Atlanta Modern and Booster Draft 45 $1,500
2015–16 Shadows over Innistrad in Madrid Standard and Booster Draft 201
2015–16 Eldritch Moon in Sydney Standard and Booster Draft 54 $1,000
2016–17 Kaladesh in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 165
2016–17 Aether Revolt in Dublin Standard and Booster Draft 79

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