Stark is Gifted in Indianapolis

What does Pro Tour mainstay (and Paris 2011's winner)  Ben Stark do when facing down a Top 8 filled with some of the games best?

Win.

These were the seven others vying to claim the first stop of the 2013 Grand Prix circuit:

  • Tom Martell (defending his 2012 Grand Prix Indianapolis crown)
  • Brian Demars (winner from August's Grand Prix Boston)
  • Matthias Hunt (2011 Rookie of the Year)
  • Chris Fennell (undefeated through his Grand Prix Trial on Friday)
  • Adam Yurchick (winner of 2010's Grand Prix Houston)
  • Tyler Lytle (winner from last month's Grand Prix San Antonio)
  • Luis Scott-Vargas (de facto Pro Tour Hall of Fame member)

With the draft a distant past, Stark's Golgari Swarm faced the undefeated fellow Floridian Fennell's Selesnya-splashing-Vraska the Unseen. The rest of the story is in the headline and official coverage of Grand Prix Indianapolis 2013.