World Championships Decks Support Cards

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Source 1997 World Championships decks1997-?
Info5Th Edition frame without a bevel
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Deck Overview Card
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Source 1997 World Championships decks1997-?
InfoCollect All Four World Championshop Decks Relive the excitement of the 1997 World Championships with these four commemorative decks. Jakub Šlemr, World Champion — A fast, black creature deck that splashes in spells from all five colors. Janosch Kühn, Finalist — A red. white, and blue deck built for the long game. Paul McCabe, Semifinalist — A red-blue attacking deck that uses a number of efficient creatures and spells. Svend Geertsen, Semifinalist — An extremly fast mono-green deck that uses a horde of creatures and very few other spells
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Jakub Šlemr Bio Card
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Source 1997 World Championships Jakub Šlemr deck1997-?
InfoJakub Šlemr (World Champion) Šlemr, a twenty-year-old computer analyst from Prague in the Czech Republic, said that he wasn't happy with his deck's 3-4 performance in the Standard (Type II) portion of the tournament. However, it came through for him in the elimination rounds. A black weenie deck at heart, it dips into all five colors. It also features a number of creatures that have an effect on entering play, like Man-o'-War, Uktabi Orangutan, and Nekrataal.


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Jakub Šlemr Deck List Card
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Source 1997 World Championships Jakub Šlemr deck1997-?
InfoJakub Šlemr DECK CONTENTS MAIN DECK # Name Set 10 Swamp Fifth Edition™ 3 City of Brass Fifth Ed. 3 Gemstone Mine Weatherlight™ 2 Sulfurous Springs Fifth Ed. 1 Underground River Fifth Ed. 3 Undiscovered Paradise Visions™ 2 Shadow Guildmage Mirage™ 4 Fallen Askari Visions 4 Black Knight Fifth Ed. 4 Knight of Stromgald Fifth Ed. 1 Necratog Weatherlight 4 Nekrataal Visions 4 Choking Sands Mirage 4 Contagion Alliances™ 4 Man-o'-War Visions 4 Incinerate Fifth Ed. 2 Earthquake Fifth Ed. 2 Uktabi Orangutan Visions SIDEBOARD # Name Set 2 Ebony Charm Mirage 2 Forsaken Wastes Mirage 2 Dystopia Alliances 2 Hydroblast Fifth Ed. 3 Pyroblast Fifth Ed. 2 Disenchant Fifth Ed. 1 Honorable Passage Visions 1 Exile Alliances SIDEBOARD CARD SYMBOL
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Janosch Kühn Bio Card
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Source 1997 World Championships Janosch Kühn deck1997-?
InfoJanosch Kühn (Finalist) Kühn, a fifteen-year-old high-school student from Hanover, Germany, played a red, white, and blue deck with a balanced mix of speed and control. It uses cards like Incinerate and Swords to Plowshares to deal with opponents' fast creatures, while increasing the mana base with Thawing Glaciers. For late in the game, Disintegrate and Hammer of Bogardan are excellent finishing cards.
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Janosch Kühn Deck List Card
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Source 1997 World Championships Janosch Kühn deck1997-?
InfoJanosch Kühn DECK CONTENTS MAIN DECK # Name Set 6 Island Fifth Edition™ 6 Mountain Fifth Ed. 4 Plains Fifth Ed. 1 City of Brass Fifth Ed. 4 Thawing Glaciers Alliances™ 1 Undiscovered Paradise Visions™ 4 Impulse Visions 4 Counterspell Fifth Ed. 4 Force of Will Alliances 4 Wildfire Emissary Mirage™ 4 Incinerate Fifth Ed. 2 Hammer of Bogardan Mirage 1 Pillage Alliances 2 Disintegrate Fifth Ed. 4 Swords to Plowshares Ice Age™ 3 Abeyance Weatherlight™ 2 Disenchant Fifth Ed. 4 Frenetic Efreet Mirage SIDEBOARD # Name Set 1 Kjeldoran Outpost Alliances 2 Political Trickery Mirage 3 Pyroblast Fifth Ed. 2 Earthquake Fifth Ed. 2 Circle of Protection: Black Fifth Ed. 3 Circle of Protection: Red Fifth Ed. 2 Disenchant Fifth Ed. SIDEBOARD CARD SYMBOL


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Svend Geertsen Bio Card
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Source 1997 World Championships Svend Geertsen deck1997-?
InfoSvend Geertsen (Semifinalist) Geertsen, a sixteen-year-old high-school student from Copenhagen, Denmark, played a mono-green deck known affectionately as "Señor Stompie." Of the eight finalists, Geertsen had the best record in the Standard (Type II) portion of the tournament, going 6-0-1. This deck is overloaded with fast green creatures, thirty-three in all. The only noncreature cards are Giant Growth, Bounty of the Hunt, and Winter Orb. The deck also exploits the interaction between Rogue Elephant, Harvest Wurm, and Heart of Yavimaya.
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Svend Geertsen Deck List Card
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Source 1997 World Championships Svend Geertsen deck1997-?
InfoSvend Geertsen DECK CONTENTS MAIN DECK # Name Set 16 Forest Fifth Edition™ 2 Heart of Yavimaya Alliances™ 4 Winter Orb Fifth Ed. 4 Fyndhorn Elves Ice Age™ 4 Ghazbán Ogre Fifth Ed. 4 Rogue Elephant Weatherlight™ 4 Quirion Ranger Visions™ 3 Harvest Wurm Weatherlight 4 Spectral Bears Homelands™ 2 Whirling Dervish Fifth Ed. 2 Uktabi Orangutan Visions 2 Jolrael's Centaur Mirage™ 3 Lhurgoyf Fifth Ed. 4 Giant Growth Fifth Ed. 2 Bounty of the Hunt Alliances SIDEBOARD # Name Set 2 River Boa Visions 2 Whirling Dervish Fifth Ed. 1 Uktabi Orangutan Visions 2 Crumble Fifth Ed. 4 Emerald Charm Visions 3 City of Solitude Visions 1 Bounty of the Hunt Alliances SIDEBOARD CARD SYMBOL
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Paul McCabe Bio Card
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Source 1997 World Championships Paul McCabe deck1997-?
InfoPaul McCabe (Semifinalist) McCabe, a nineteen-year-old college student from Toronto, Canada, played a fast red-blue attacking deck. The deck's main strategy is to put the opponent on the defensive, using a large number of inexpensive, efficient creatures such as Suq'Ata Lancer, Cloud Elemental, Ophidian, and Man-o'-War. It also makes good use of several "pitch" spells like Force of Will and Pyrokinesis.


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Paul McCabe Deck List Card
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Source 1997 World Championships Paul McCabe deck1997-?
InfoPaul McCabe DECK CONTENTS MAIN DECK # Name Set 10 Island Fifth Edition™ 6 Mountain Fifth Ed. 2 City of Brass Fifth Ed. 2 Undiscovered Paradise Visions™ 3 Mind Stone Weatherlight™ 4 Cloud Elemental Visions 4 Man-o'-War Visions 4 Ophidian Weatherlight 2 Disrupt Weatherlight 4 Counterspell Fifth Ed. 2 Abduction Weatherlight 4 Force of Will Alliances™ 3 Suq'Ata Lancer Visions 1 Wildfire Emissary Mirage™ 4 Incinerate Fifth Ed. 2 Pyrokinesis Alliances 1 Disintegrate Fifth Ed. 2 Frenetic Efreet Mirage SIDEBOARD # Name Set 1 Phyrexian Furnace Weatherlight 1 Nevinyrral's Disk Fifth Ed. 1 Serrated Arrows Homelands™ 4 Knight of the Mists Visions 1 Hydroblast Fifth Ed. 1 Dissipate Mirage 2 Pyroblast Fifth Ed. 3 Pillage Alliances 1 Pyrokinesis Alliances SIDEBOARD CARD SYMBOL