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Go inside the world of Magic: The Gathering for insights, interviews, and much more.

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Go inside the world of Magic: The Gathering for insights, interviews, and much more.

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I’m digging it

By Pharcyded - Sep 18 2018
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I’ve been enjoying it so far!

Only a couple of issues

By LQ Merlyn - May 12 2010
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Only thing about this podcast that really bothers me is the feed gets broken so often that I miss podcasts and wonder what happened. None of the other feeds I've gotten from Wizards breaks as often as this one.

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
7
4
3
0

I’m digging it

By Pharcyded - Sep 18 2018
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I’ve been enjoying it so far!

Only a couple of issues

By LQ Merlyn - May 12 2010
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Only thing about this podcast that really bothers me is the feed gets broken so often that I miss podcasts and wonder what happened. None of the other feeds I've gotten from Wizards breaks as often as this one.

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Magic: The Gathering Podcast

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Go inside the world of Magic: The Gathering for insights, interviews, and much more.

2011 Worlds: Draft Under the LIghts

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In our as-it-happens round up from the feature match area, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa of Brazil takes on Gerry Thompson, both at 8-2. Also at 8-2 are rivals and new-found friends Matthias Hunt and Fabian Thiele. Both of them are in the running for the Rookie of the Year title, and both were desperate to play each other. Now they have their chance. Finally, we see the Innovator Patrick Chapin in a blazing set against 2006 Player of the Year Shouta Yasooka. Blistering Magic, from some of the best in the world.

Nov 19 2011

44mins

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2011 Worlds: From the Beginning

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It's early morning here in San Francisco, and the excitement is mounting as Worlds is less than an hour away. We tour the event floor interviewing left, right, and center, as the clock ticks down to six rounds of Standard. Want to hear what it's really like? Listen in, with dozens of players from around the world talking about their hopes for the days ahead, including National Champions, Pro Tour winners, Player of the Year contenders, Hall of Famers old and new...there's something for everyone as Worlds gets under way.

Nov 17 2011

43mins

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2011 Worlds: Team Night in Canada

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After six rounds of Standard, the day is over for individuals in the main event. For the National Team members, however, there's still two rounds to go, and this time there's the addition of Modern and Legacy into the Constructed mix. With Tim Willoughby bringing you text coverage of the early two leaders -- Netherlands and Chinese Taipei -- I'll be watching the current occupants of the third and fourth spots in the standings. It's Dan Lanthier for Canada in the Legacy against Dimitry Olenin of the Russian Federation. In Modern, Noah Long took on Simen Korzunov, while Standard saw Marc Anderson facing Nikolay Zlobnov. Three formats, two teams, one winner. Teams at Worlds.

Nov 18 2011

44mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: ANT and UW Stoneblade

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In the final part of our Legacy podcast adventures, Jamie Westlake of the Netherlands takes us through the intricacies of the Ad Nauseam-Tendrils combo deck, while 2010 Dutch National Champion Bas Melis reveals a whopping fourteen counterspells in his blue-white Stoneblade deck. All in all, ten great decks for you to try at your next Legacy event.

Oct 23 2011

20mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: Hive Mind and Painter's Servant

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There are some incredible combos in Legacy, and we talk to two pace-setting players here on day two. Kim Grymer of Denmark is at 10-0 from ZERO Byes, and his painter's Servant deck looks to mill the opponent in one Grindstone activation. Then overnight leader Jerome Puthod of France talks us through his Hive Mind deck. Oh look, here are some Pacts that you won't be paying for...

Oct 23 2011

17mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: BUG and Reanimator

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Decks five and six in our overview of Legacy. Ireland's Mark McGovern combines black (B), Blue (U), and Green (G) spells to utilize powerful discard, destruction, and countermagic, while Vincent Lemoine of Belgium walks us through the awesomeness that is Reanimator. Turn one Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur? Now that's some powerful Magic.

Oct 22 2011

23mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: In your Face and High Tide

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GP Paris 2008 winner Arjan van Leeuwen has an unusual deck this weekend, that features Innistrad unheralded black card Bump in the Night! Then New Zealander Gene Brumby talks us through the classic Combo deck High Tide.

Oct 22 2011

33mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Launching Legacy

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Into the feature match area we go, and the intracies of Legacy up close and personal. Robert van Medevoort and Ruud Warmenhoven look to claim victory for the home team, while others in the public spotlight include Player of the Year contender Vincent Lemoine and Czech standout Petr Brozek.

Oct 22 2011

56mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: Zoo and No Bant

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Carrie Oliver burst onto the scene with a terrific performance at Pro Tour Nagoya, while Germany's Klaus Jons is a veteran of the European Grand Prix and Pro Tour circuits. We talk to Carrie about her aggressive Zoo deck, and then Klaus talks us through the entertainment of pairing Natural Order with Progenitus in his No Bant deck.

Oct 22 2011

33mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Setting the Scene

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1,878 players have come to the RAI Convention Center here in Amsterdam for what is the fifth largest GP in Magic history. Once again, Legacy has proved to be a massive draw, with a vast array of over 12,000 cards to choose from. We look at some of the players who have made the start list, and talk about some of the decks we're going to see in action.

Oct 22 2011

15mins

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Pro Tour Philadelphia: Winner Intervew

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Rich Hagon interviews Pro Tour Philadelphia champion Samuele Estratti in the moments after defeating Josh Utter-Leyton in the Finals of the Pro Tour.

Sep 09 2011

10mins

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Pro Tour Philadelphia: Sitdown with Jon Finkel

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No need to hype this one, is there? One of the greatest players ever to play the game sits down with us on the eve of Pro Tour Philadephia to talk about winning in Kuala Lumpur, his 94-year-old grandfather, Modern, his hopes for the weekend, and his new charity venture. Stop reading. Start listening.

Sep 03 2011

22mins

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Pro Tour Philadelphia: Modern Metagame Madness

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Day One of Pro Tour Philadelphia, day one of Modern as a tournament format, Day One of what should be an amazing three days of Magic. In the hour before the tournament starts, we delve into the fray, talking to some of the greats of the game, and some of the players waiting to take their shot at joining the pantheon. Everything you need to kickstart your understanding of Modern, right here, from the people who are making it happen.

Sep 03 2011

57mins

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Pro Tour Nagoya: Crunch Time

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It's the penultimate round of Swiss here at Pro Tour Nagoya, and that means there are no more excuses, no more hard luck stories. There's just winning and losing. In the feature match area, six players know that a win will put them on the cusp of the Top 8, while the losers will likely be left on the outside looking in. Luis Scott-Vargas faces Germany's Daniel Grafensteiner. Toshiyuki Kadooka of Japan faces regional rival Yong Han Choo of Singapore. That leaves an epic clash between Gaudenis Vidugiris and Ben Stark, with Stark looking to secure a second successive Top 8 berth. Find out what happens as the cards fall where they may.

Jun 11 2011

43mins

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Pro Tour Nagoya: The Keys to Draft

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At Pro Tour Paris earlier this year, Ben Stark took the title, taking him into the lead in the Player of the Year race. Now he sits in second place behind Owen Turtenwald, a man who has five Grand Prix Top 8 appearances this year. The number of Grand Prix he has played this year? Five. So, it seemed like a reasonable plan to talk to the number one and the number two about the draft format that forms the centerpiece of Pro Tour Nagoya. How many archetypes are viable? How many colors should you be playing? What's the role of Phyrexian mana? And how flexible should you be? All the answers come from Owen Turtenwald and Ben Stark. If you download this show and don't learn something useful about this draft format, it's a good bet you forgot to turn on your speakers. Seriously, these guys know the drill, and now so can you.

Jun 10 2011

32mins

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Grand Prix Prague: New Phyrexia In-Depth: Green and Artifacts

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Two more outstanding players share their thoughts with us. Martin Juza is on a rare visit to his home country, as he's become the number one traveller in world Magic, with the prospect of even more trips to come in 2012 with the expansion of the Grand Prix programme. Martin talks about the most interesting Green cards in the set, while the French Hall of Famer Raphael Levy brings us some fascinating insights into some of the more unusual artifacts. Two of the best in the business, rounding out our in-depth look at New Phyrexia.

May 21 2011

24mins

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Grand Prix Prague: Undefeated

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Only one player out of the 1237 who began the Grand Prix managed to get as far as round twelve with a perfect record. Surprise surprise, it was Shuhei Nakamura, clearly one of the favorites for any Grand Prix he plays in. Now he tries to sweep his first draft pod by taking on the red-hot Louis Deltour of France, who arrives here after a fantastic second place at Grand Prix London a couple of weeks ago. Joining them in Feature Match action are Joel Larsson of Sweden taking on fellow Scandinavian Markku Rikola of Finland, an all-German clash of Andre Mueller versus Sebastian Kuchenbecker, and a fabulous match between Petr Brozek and Robert Jurkovic. Seriously, that last one was epic.

May 21 2011

40mins

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Grand Prix Prague: Sealing the Deal

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At 7-0, your place in day two is already assured, but two end-of-day defeats can leave you deep in the pack. Two wins, and you're at the top of the leaderboard overnight. Former Rookie of the Year Lino Burgold, Worlds Top 8 competitor Love Janse, and Japan's 2008 Player of the Year Shuuhei Nakamura are three who are looking to move to 8-0. And, as an added bonus, two of the finest Czech players - Martin Juza and Petr Brozek - go head to head as they battle to secure a day two slot.

May 21 2011

57mins

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Grand Prix Prague: New Phyrexia In-Depth: Black and Red

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From Belgium, Mark Dictus gives us his view of the Black cards in New Phyrexia. There are some great removal cards available, but in draft you're going to have to fight pretty hard to see some of them. Dismember? Don't count on it. There's Enslave at Uncommon, and Phyrexian Obliterator at Rare among the cards Mark takes a good hard look at. Then we join Sweden's Kenny Oberg as he runs the rule over the Red cards. Red got some new Infect toys to play with, including Ogre Menial and Razor Swine at Common. How much impact will they have on the Limited environment? Get inside the minds of the Pros, coming to you from Grand Prix Prague.

May 21 2011

24mins

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Grand Prix Prague: Austria Takes Center Stage

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There's a distinctively Austrian tinge to the Feature Match area in round six, with Helmut Summersberger, Oliver Polak-Rottmann, and Thomas Holzinger all attempting to fly the flag, and advance from 5-0 to 6-0. Plus, we catch a glimpse of American Alex West, as he faces Team World Champion Robert Jurkovic. New Phyrexia in full Sealed swing, here at Grand Prix Prague.

May 21 2011

37mins

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Pro Tour Dark Ascension Deck Tech: Spirit Delver with Jon Finkel

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Pro Tour Hall of Famer Jon Finkel added a 13th Pro Tour Top 8 to his amazing resume at Pro Tour Dark Ascension, helped greatly by his Blue-white Standard deck featuring Delver of Secrets and a heavy dose of spirits that came from the deckbuilding mind of Sam Black.

Feb 12 2012

12mins

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Pro Tour Dark Ascension: Drafting Dark Ascension with Ben Stark

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Ben Stark, the Limited guru from Team ChannelFireball, walks through the complete Dark Ascension set reviewing the key draft archetypes that have emerged at Pro Tour Dark Ascension.

Feb 12 2012

17mins

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Pro Tour Dark Ascension Deck Tech: Frites with Raphael Levy

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Magic Pro Tour Hall of Famer Raphael Levy shows off his Standard deck that he worked on with Emmanuel Vernay, a five-color Re-animator deck that culminates with Elesh Norn, Inferno Titan, and Wurmcoil Engine.

Feb 11 2012

9mins

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2011 Worlds: Best. Fun. Ever.

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The penultimate round of the Swiss. Top 8 on the line everywhere you look. No more hiding places. No more hard-luck stories. Just one on one with everything at stake. Emerging storylines everywhere - Conley Woods dominant. ChannelFireball looking to blow away the competition. Canada looking for a Top 8 through David Caplan. Richard Bland of England, hasn't lost since Thursday. Paulo needing a point to be sure. There is nothing better than the feature match area with a round to go, and we're right at the heart of the action. Join us.

Nov 20 2011

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2011 Worlds: The Round That Means the Most

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The final round of team play is a critical one. With nine points for the team victory, that's an 18-point swing on the line. Six rounds of Modern follow, and even a succession of 2-1s for your three team members make it very hard to claw back that lost ground. When the dust settles after this final team round, it becomes virtually impossible for a team further down the standings to make a run at the final two for Sunday action. That makes this clash between Switzerland and the United States a huge match. See Ali Aintrazi, Haibing Hu, and David Ochoa face off againt Dario Vicedomini, Matthias Kunzler, and Matteo Rusconi. Modern, Legacy, Standard, as it happens.

Nov 19 2011

52mins

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2011 Worlds: Draft Under the LIghts

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In our as-it-happens round up from the feature match area, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa of Brazil takes on Gerry Thompson, both at 8-2. Also at 8-2 are rivals and new-found friends Matthias Hunt and Fabian Thiele. Both of them are in the running for the Rookie of the Year title, and both were desperate to play each other. Now they have their chance. Finally, we see the Innovator Patrick Chapin in a blazing set against 2006 Player of the Year Shouta Yasooka. Blistering Magic, from some of the best in the world.

Nov 19 2011

44mins

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2011 Worlds: Team Night in Canada

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After six rounds of Standard, the day is over for individuals in the main event. For the National Team members, however, there's still two rounds to go, and this time there's the addition of Modern and Legacy into the Constructed mix. With Tim Willoughby bringing you text coverage of the early two leaders -- Netherlands and Chinese Taipei -- I'll be watching the current occupants of the third and fourth spots in the standings. It's Dan Lanthier for Canada in the Legacy against Dimitry Olenin of the Russian Federation. In Modern, Noah Long took on Simen Korzunov, while Standard saw Marc Anderson facing Nikolay Zlobnov. Three formats, two teams, one winner. Teams at Worlds.

Nov 18 2011

44mins

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2011 Worlds: From the Beginning

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It's early morning here in San Francisco, and the excitement is mounting as Worlds is less than an hour away. We tour the event floor interviewing left, right, and center, as the clock ticks down to six rounds of Standard. Want to hear what it's really like? Listen in, with dozens of players from around the world talking about their hopes for the days ahead, including National Champions, Pro Tour winners, Player of the Year contenders, Hall of Famers old and new...there's something for everyone as Worlds gets under way.

Nov 17 2011

43mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Deal with what you Can

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It's the final round of GP Amsterdam, but for at least some of the feature match winners it won't be the end of the road. The top 8 beckons, but ahead of our intrepid octet are three more tables. All three may well ID, leaving these four tables effectively playing for 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th place. While all of these are excellent achievements, only two are likely to be greeted with a smile. Tiebreaks you can't control. The best Magic you can play when it matters most? It's time to deal with what you can, and wait for the final standings.

Oct 23 2011

50mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: ANT and UW Stoneblade

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In the final part of our Legacy podcast adventures, Jamie Westlake of the Netherlands takes us through the intricacies of the Ad Nauseam-Tendrils combo deck, while 2010 Dutch National Champion Bas Melis reveals a whopping fourteen counterspells in his blue-white Stoneblade deck. All in all, ten great decks for you to try at your next Legacy event.

Oct 23 2011

20mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: Hive Mind and Painter's Servant

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There are some incredible combos in Legacy, and we talk to two pace-setting players here on day two. Kim Grymer of Denmark is at 10-0 from ZERO Byes, and his painter's Servant deck looks to mill the opponent in one Grindstone activation. Then overnight leader Jerome Puthod of France talks us through his Hive Mind deck. Oh look, here are some Pacts that you won't be paying for...

Oct 23 2011

17mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: The Last of Legacy (Day One)

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Six perfect records in the feature match area - Jerome Puthod of France, Hans Jacob Goddik of the Netherlands, Matthew Frauenschlager and Jonas Kostler of Germany, Mark McGovern of Ireland, and Daniel
Bertelsen of Denmark. Then there's Lucas Blohon and Daan Pruijt, looking to secure a day two berth with a seventh win here in the last round. Who gets the perfect day one record? Listen to find out.

Oct 22 2011

48mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: BUG and Reanimator

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Decks five and six in our overview of Legacy. Ireland's Mark McGovern combines black (B), Blue (U), and Green (G) spells to utilize powerful discard, destruction, and countermagic, while Vincent Lemoine of Belgium walks us through the awesomeness that is Reanimator. Turn one Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur? Now that's some powerful Magic.

Oct 22 2011

23mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: In your Face and High Tide

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GP Paris 2008 winner Arjan van Leeuwen has an unusual deck this weekend, that features Innistrad unheralded black card Bump in the Night! Then New Zealander Gene Brumby talks us through the classic Combo deck High Tide.

Oct 22 2011

33mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Launching Legacy

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Into the feature match area we go, and the intracies of Legacy up close and personal. Robert van Medevoort and Ruud Warmenhoven look to claim victory for the home team, while others in the public spotlight include Player of the Year contender Vincent Lemoine and Czech standout Petr Brozek.

Oct 22 2011

56mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Learning Legacy: Zoo and No Bant

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Carrie Oliver burst onto the scene with a terrific performance at Pro Tour Nagoya, while Germany's Klaus Jons is a veteran of the European Grand Prix and Pro Tour circuits. We talk to Carrie about her aggressive Zoo deck, and then Klaus talks us through the entertainment of pairing Natural Order with Progenitus in his No Bant deck.

Oct 22 2011

33mins

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Grand Prix Amsterdam: Setting the Scene

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1,878 players have come to the RAI Convention Center here in Amsterdam for what is the fifth largest GP in Magic history. Once again, Legacy has proved to be a massive draw, with a vast array of over 12,000 cards to choose from. We look at some of the players who have made the start list, and talk about some of the decks we're going to see in action.

Oct 22 2011

15mins

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Grand Prix Milan: Inside Innistrad: Green, Artifacts, and Lands

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Rounding out our series on some of the most interesting cards in Innistrad, Marijn Lybaert casts his eye over the Green spells, including the mighty Garruk Relentless, while 2010 Grand Prix Lyon champion Florian Koch takes us through the artifacts and lands. As always, there's plenty more to think about and discover in the game that keeps on re-inventing itself.

Oct 09 2011

25mins

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Grand Prix Milan: The 39 Steps

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39 points. It's a lot. It's an awful lot, equivalent to 13 wins. It might not be enough. With two rounds to go, all the eight players in the feature match area know that a win will take them to 39. From there, an Intentional Draw might see them home. While the permutations are many, one thing is clear - losing is not a good idea. Hear Samuele Estratti battle Lucas Blohon. Can Raphael Levy get the point he needs against Finland's Sami Tuomi? Klaus Jons of Germany has an Italian to face in Davide Vergoni, while Denmark's Allen Christensen is in the same position, looking to knock out a home hope in the form of Federico del Basso. There's some terrific stuff in this one, and a nailbiter that goes right to the wire.

Oct 09 2011

51mins

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Grand Prix Milan: Everywhere You Look

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...there are great matches. At 8-3, even five straight wins may not be enough. Nonetheless, that path begins for Marijn Lybaert and Christophe Gregoir with an all-Belgia elimination battle. Fighting to lead the Italian charge are Marcello Calvetto and Matteo Versari. One will move to 11-1, the other slipping back into the chasing pack. Also at 10-1 is Matteo Rusconi, the Swiss player who now needs to defeat Raphael Levy, the storied Hall of Famer. Finally, sitting above them all, two players compete at 11-0 to deny their opponent a continued perfect record, as Michael Milis of Belgium faces the Swiss former Team World Champion Nico Bohny. Stand by for some great Magic, as it happened.

Oct 09 2011

39mins

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