1996 World Championships

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The third Magic World Championship was held on 14–18 August at the Wizards of the Coast headquarters in Seattle, USA. It was the first World Championship after the birth of the Pro Tour, and it was the event that concluded the Pro Tour season. 125 players competed, and the tournament featured three formats: Booster Draft, Standard, and Legacy. In the final, once again a relatively unknown player prevailed, with Australia's Tom Chanpheng taking down the widely considered 'best in the world' at the time, Mark Justice.[1] Chanpheng's win was commemorated with a unique card, 1996 World Champion.[2]

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(1) Olle Råde Olle Råde
(2-0)
Mark Justice
(3-1)
Tom Chanpheng
(3-0)
(8) Tommi Hovi
(5) Mark Justice Mark Justice
(2-0)
(4) Scott Johns
(6) Tom Chanpheng Tom Chanpheng
(2-1)
Tom Chanpheng
(3-0)
(3) Matt Place
(2) Henry Stern Henry Stern
(2-1)
(7) Eric Tam


Tom Chanpheng - 1996 World Championship
Main Deck: Sideboard:
  • 1 Lodestone Bauble
  • 2 Phyrexian War Beast
  • 1 Zuran Orb
  • 1 Sleight of Mind
  • 1 Armageddon
  • 1 Balance
  • 4 Disenchant
  • 1 Land Tax
  • 4 Order of Leitbur
  • 4 Order of the White Shield
  • 1 Reinforcements
  • 1 Reprisal
  • 4 Savannah Lions
  • 2 Serra Angel
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 4 White Knight
  • 1 Kjeldoran Outpost
  • 4 Mishra's Factory
  • 15 Plains
  • 4 Strip Mine
  • 2 Arenson's Aura
  • 1 Black Vise
  • 4 Divine Offering
  • 1 Energy Storm
  • 1 Exile
  • 1 Reprisal
  • 1 Spirit Link
  • 1 Sleight of Mind
  • 2 Serrated Arrows
  • 1 Kjeldoran Outpost

Of interesting note is that Chanpeng's winning deck included no sources of blue mana, though includes Sleight of Mind. This stems from an error in his submitted decklist. He was forced to use plains in lieu of the 4 Adarkar Wastes he had planned to include.

Finishing order

  1. {AUS} Tom Chanpheng
  2. {USA} Mark Justice
  3. {USA} Henry Stern
  4. {SWE} Olle Råde
  5. {USA} Matt Place
  6. {USA} Scott Johns
  7. {CAN} Eric Tam
  8. {FIN} Tommi Hovi

References

  1. Mark Rosewater (July 26, 2004). "On Tour, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Wizards of the Coast (May 9, 2002). "1996 World Champion". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.

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