My congratulations to Graham, Darkman, and Konx - the top three players of this year's European Championship!
This was only my second tournament after last year's Stahleck and basically the first where I had the time to actually prepare a deck! I ended up 9th place, which was a little annoying; but ultimately I was quite content with the result, considering my lack of experience.
After making some last-minute changes I ended up playing a Miskatonic/Cthulhu deck featuring a couple of select cards from Hastur (Infernal Obsession, Guzheng) and Shub-Niggurath (Snow Graves). It was centered on using the Museum Curator to get out Khopeshs and other nasty Support cards to run for mostly undefended stories. My restricted card was the Descendant of Eibon.
Darkman already reported about our first game of the tournament which was absolutely nerve-wrecking for me! I was probably lucky we ran out of time since he had just managed to get a Cthuga into play and was ahead by two sucess tokens at every story.
My second game against a Hastur/Yog discard deck was an easy 3:0 win (at least partly due to bad luck of my opponent not drawing enough characters).
I lost the third game 1:3 against a Cthulhu/Yog deck (with a splash of Shub for Support destruction). I didn't really get a leg down against him, as he destroyed my Descendant three or four times in a row using a Deep One Rising with two Doppelgänger buddies.
The fourth game against Prodigee's Cthulhu deck ended 3:1 in my favour. As in every game I made plenty of mistakes but managed to draw all the required counters just in time.
I had a really great time at Liège and mostly regret not getting to play against many of the very interesting and varied decks that were brought by the players. I'm really looking forward to the next opportunity to play at a tournament and would like to thank Wolfgang for driving us Germans over to Liège, Gaetan for being our gracious host, and everyone who helped organizing and running the Tournament!