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MTG Pro Tutor is a top rated Magic: The Gathering podcast and here's why: professional Magic players and community notables share their origin stories twice a week (Tue & Fri) and impart actionable tips you can use the next time you sit down to play. Learn from the wealth of experience they've built through hours of practice and playing against hundreds of opponents and start seeing improvements in your own skill right away. Don't you hate feeling like you play and play and don’t improve? Surrounding yourself with better players is the best way to level up and the MTG Pro Tutor podcast is your way of doing that. Subscribe if you want to take your Magic: The Gathering skills to the next level while hearing cool stories and getting actionable advice from the biggest names in the Multiverse.

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MTG Pro Tutor is a top rated Magic: The Gathering podcast and here's why: professional Magic players and community notables share their origin stories twice a week (Tue & Fri) and impart actionable tips you can use the next time you sit down to play. Learn from the wealth of experience they've built through hours of practice and playing against hundreds of opponents and start seeing improvements in your own skill right away. Don't you hate feeling like you play and play and don’t improve? Surrounding yourself with better players is the best way to level up and the MTG Pro Tutor podcast is your way of doing that. Subscribe if you want to take your Magic: The Gathering skills to the next level while hearing cool stories and getting actionable advice from the biggest names in the Multiverse.

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Great interviews of Magic the Gatherings Top performers. I love when the pro’s share tips and tricks to help us all level up our game. If your looking for insider tips on how to improve your game, look no further.

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The fact that he does this twice a week and the production quality is so good is amazing. It brings back the good ol days.

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Level Up!

By DM Todd - May 26 2018
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Great interviews of Magic the Gatherings Top performers. I love when the pro’s share tips and tricks to help us all level up our game. If your looking for insider tips on how to improve your game, look no further.

Super well produced

By Tacereus - Jul 30 2017
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The fact that he does this twice a week and the production quality is so good is amazing. It brings back the good ol days.

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MTG Pro Tutor is a top rated Magic: The Gathering podcast and here's why: professional Magic players and community notables share their origin stories twice a week (Tue & Fri) and impart actionable tips you can use the next time you sit down to play. Learn from the wealth of experience they've built through hours of practice and playing against hundreds of opponents and start seeing improvements in your own skill right away. Don't you hate feeling like you play and play and don’t improve? Surrounding yourself with better players is the best way to level up and the MTG Pro Tutor podcast is your way of doing that. Subscribe if you want to take your Magic: The Gathering skills to the next level while hearing cool stories and getting actionable advice from the biggest names in the Multiverse.

48: Fabrizio Anteri Advises to Play to Your Outs and Know Your Opponent's Outs

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Fabrizio Anteri has 7 Grand Prix Top 8s with 3 Wins!! He is one of 31 players in the history of Magic: The Gathering to have 3 Grand Prix wins. Fabrizio lives in London and has been the captain of the English Magic Team for two years in a row.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Fabrizio Anteri when he shared his story on MTG Pro Tutor today! Click here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep48

First Set

Odyssey

Favorite Card

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Fabrizio loves that Magic is so complicated and that you never get good enough before it changes.

Early Challenge

Tuning a deck for the meta is not Fabrizio's strong suit but playing 10-20 games against a certain match up sheds light on how to tweak.

Proudest Magic Moment

Fabrizio is really proud of his solid run in the 2015 season that gives him a chance to go to the Magic World Championship.

His run includes a Grand Prix win, a Pro Tour top 16 and a Grand Prix second place... all within three weekends.

Best Format

Limited

How to Choose a Standard Deck

Play a lessor known, under the radar deck.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

When you're winning think "How could I possibly lose this game?" and hedge against it.

Think the flipside when you're losing.

Always consider your plays and be mindful of your outs and your opponent's outs.

Card Evaluation Tips

Fabrizio waits for the whole set to be released before evaluating new cards.

Sealed & Draft Tips

Sealed: Lay out the cards so you can see them all. Separate them into "bomb", "playable" and "unplayable" piles. Then look for synergies within your pool.

Draft: A good memory is an advantage when drafting.Make sure you consider mana curve, removal and creature count. This will lead to better picks for you even if the card isn't the most powerful in the pack.

Improvement Suggestions

Be willing to invest time and money if you are serious about Magic.

However, to start out, build a deck and play with friends and start playing so you can understand the basics.

Magic Resource

Channel Fireball

Star City Games Premium articles

Magic Online results

Connect With Fabrizio

Twitter: @Anteri_F

Like What You Hear?

If you like the show, head on over to iTunes and leave an honest Rating & Review.

Let me know what you like and what I can do better so I can make the show the best it can be and continue bringing you valuable content.

I read every single one and look forward to your feedback.

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Dec 01 2015

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125: The Playtesting Tip That Made Robert Lombardi a Grand Prix Champion

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Robert Lombardi has a Degree in Mechatronics Engineering, he'’s married and has a 6 month old son. He has been playing Magic since Visions, took a break in Odyssey and got back in during Zendikar. He'’s the Champion of Grand Prix Toronto and made Top 8 of Grand Prix Montreal. He'’s much better at Limited than Constructed and is actively trying to be less hyperbolic.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Robert Lombardi when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep125

First Set

4th Edition

Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Lightning Bolt

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Deck building

Worst Magic Moment

Losing to an "unplayable" card. Sub per cards when used correctly have a place. Expand your range.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning GP Toronto.

Conversation with Yourself 10 Years Ago

Don't get out of the game. Go straight to university.

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

He was a poor looser.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Restricting themselves to archetypes in draft. You need to be able to draft a good deck regardless of what you open.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

A lot of free time leading up to the Grand Prix. 6 hours a day playing against the best decks (the gauntlet).

Daily Rituals

Draft daily.

Mentors

John Buden, Patrick Chapin

What's in Your Tournament Bag

Binder of Rares, Dragon Shield Sleeves, 10 of each land

Improvement Suggestions

Consume, content; articles, streams/videos; more friends & share cards. Focus on learning instead of winning during play testing. Treat your opponent with more respect.

Magic Resource

LSV, Patrick Chapin, Huey, Owen, Reid Duke

Connect With Robert Lombardi

Twitter: @RobertLombardi0

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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Aug 26 2016

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162: How to Build Better Decks with Master Deckbuilder and Allied Strategy Co-Host Ben Weitz

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Ben Weitz is a Gold Pro Magic Player and one of the resident deck builders for East West Bowl. He has 4 Grand Prix Top 8s and is working on improving his game to get his first Pro Tour Top 8.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Ben Weitz when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep162

First Set

Ice Age

Favorite Set

Time Spiral

Favorite Card

Vesuvan Shapeshifter

Early Challenge

Sideboarding. Ben would have sideboard powooos with friends and learn how the built sideboard.

Worst Magic Moment

Ben terribly at a Grand Prix with a deck that he created. His friend (piloting the same deck) did very well. The dichotomy really stung.

Proudest Magic Moment

Hitting Gold after his second year on the Pro Tour.

Level Up Moment

Ben built a deck that Top 8'd in a Grand Prix and he realized "Wow, I'm a good deck builder".

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

Competitive environments is Ben's preferred way to socialize.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Not sequencing your spells correctly.

How to Build Better Magic Decks

Note whether you are building for a known metagame or an unknown metagame. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the metagame and either take a deck that has a way to address what's going on or build a deck that does the same.

Improvement Suggestions

Magic is about having fun. If you burnout, take a break or skip a Grand Prix.

Connect With Ben Weitz

Twitter:@bsweitz123

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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Jan 03 2017

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41: Limited Tips and Playing to Win with Kenji Egashira aka NumotTheNummy

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Kenji Egashira is an enthusiast of 40 card formats, and has been playing Magic since he was 10 years old. Perhaps best known for his Twitch.tv stream where he goes by NumotTheNummy, he is a full-time "internet-preneur" broadcasting his games and entertaining viewers. Kenji lives in Washington.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Kenji when he shared his story on MTG Pro Tutor today! Click here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep41

First Set

Tempest

Favorite Set

Invasion block

Favorite Card

Sliver Queen

Kenji's first commander was Numot, the Devastator. Which is where he derived his screen name from.

Numot, the Devastator

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Always changing. New sets and story lines keep the game fresh.

Early Challenge

Not focusing on getting better. Early on Kenji would just play the game and not think about the outcome. He would blame losses to luck. Now he thinks, "what did I do wrong and how can I get better?"

Level Up Moment

When Kenji started streaming he started to improve because he had input from his audience that helped change his perspective.

Proudest Magic Moment

Playing Magic full-time.

Also, 9th at Grand Prix Vancouver.

Best Format

Draft

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Many players play not to lose, instead of playing to win. Keep track of your thought process and note when you fall into this trap. 

Card Evaluation Tips

Kenji looks for synergies between cards and determines if they will be good in draft.

Now Kenji waits until he streams a new set to see the cards. This gives his audience a fresh perspective on the cards. When he does this he has to recognize if a card is good by itself rather than if it fits into a strategy because he doesn't know the synergies yet. He figures that out as he drafts several times.

Sealed & Draft Tips

Sealed: Sort out bombs, then colors and look at how many playables you have. Curve, playables, bombs; the makings of a well managed Sealed deck.

Draft: Once you've drafted the set a few times you can ear mark cards that are worth remembering. Kenji notes the first 5-6 picks in a pack so he has an idea of what other colors will be taken at the table.

How to Effectively Play Test

Repetitions + decompression. Playing a bunch of games in the format you're preparing for and then critically thinking about each game afterwards is a great way to prepare.

Improvement Suggestions

Even when you win you should consider what you could have done better. 

Repack booster packs so you can draft and build sealed pools without buying new product.

Magic Resource

Limited Resources podcast

Constructed Resources podcast

Draft videos 

Magic streams

Connect With Kenji

Twitch.tv/numotthenummy

Twitter: @NumotTheNummy

Like What You Hear?

If you like the show, head on over to iTunes and leave an honest Rating & Review.

Let me know what you like and what I can do better so I can make the show the best it can be and continue bringing you valuable content.

I read every single one and look forward to your feedback.

Nov 06 2015

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122: Andrew Sullano Sets Long Term Goals and Shares How They Help You Be a Better Magic Player

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Andrew Sullano is a Pro Tour veteran who has attended Pro Tour Avacyn Restored, Return to Ravnica, and Oath of the Gatewatch. He made top 4 at Grand Prix Oklahoma City. Andrew lives in Dallas, Texas.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Andrew Sullano when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Click here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep122

First Set

Betrayers of Kamigawa

Favorite Set

Shadowmoor

Favorite Card

Wild Nactl

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

At first, Andrew liked the lore. Then, because when he gets into things he like to do them well, he started getting more competitive. Now, Magic is a social component of his life and he likes the people he can surround himself with when he plays.

Early Challenge

Andrew lost a lot during team drafts when he started and while this was disheartening he learned to ask for help. By getting guidance from better players he slowly improved his win percentage.

Worst Magic Moment

At Grand Prix Pittsburgh Andrew was salty most the day because he needed 2 points to get Silver level as a pro player and even after two byes he found himself 6-3. His core group wasn't with him on this trip so things just seemed bad. Thankfully, another friend scooped to him and he was able to carry on but Andrew learned that the people you surround yourself with are very important.

Proudest Magic Moment

Making top 4 at GP Oklahoma City.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players are quick to clean up and move to the next game after losing. Andrew takes his time and reviews the entire game in his head (especially if he lost). He will analyze hands, land drops and spell sequencing to see what he could have done better.

Non-Magic Activity

Exercise

What's in Your Tournament Bag

Deck

Clothes

Toiletries

Improvement Suggestions

Draft at least once a week (if you're new to the game).

Set a long-term goal (like making Day 2 or Top 8 of a Grand Prix) and then actively work towards it.

Magic Resource

Star City Games

Channel Fireball

MTG Top 8

Friends

Connect With Andrew Sullano

Twitter: @panicking92

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

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21: Wise Words - Tips and Tricks from Gary Wise

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Evaluation Tips

In every Limited format there are archetypes. During spoiler season look for archetypes and keywords that support/synergize with those archetypes. However, nothing beats actually playing with the cards.

Limited Tips

Sealed: Look for creatures, cards that kill creatures and card advantage. Stick with two colors if at all possible for a stable mana base. Avoid more than 4 mana sources in a third color. Power level is slightly more important than mana curve but doing something productive every turn is key.

Draft: Take the best card and then identify what the second best card was so you can ear mark what color the next player is. Then know that the color is probably closed and avoid those colors moving forward.

The more you draft a set the more you will recognize synergies between cards.

Spending fewer resources than your opponent (when it comes to tricks) is to your advantage.

Don't commit fully to colors based on your first few picks. Understand you might be moved off those colors.

Beginner Tip: Draft two colors. Take the best card in two colors and stick with those.

Prepping for a Big Event

Healthy living is important. Getting enough sleep is critical. Loading your body with healthy food and avoiding drinking and drugs before the event gives you the best chance possible. You are playing against the best out there and you have to focused and on your game.

Get a team.

Team Building

Friendship and mutual respect come first and foremost. Then look for people with different strengths. If you are a good deck builder, look for a good sideboarder.

Play Testing

Organization and focus are important. Have a plan of action. Define the environment, build decks that represent the environment and then play against those.

Improvement

Find what color(s) resonate with you and just focus on that deck.

Interview Links

Star City Games Articles

Connect With Gary

@GaryWise1

jgarywise1@hotmail.com - email him article ideas for his Star City Games column

Like What You Hear?

If you like the show, head on over to iTunes and leave an honest Rating & Review.

Let me know what you like and what I can do better so I can make the show the best it can be and continue bringing you valuable content.

I read every single one and look forward to your feedback.

Aug 26 2015

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169: Reid Duke on How to Prepare for Success

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Reid Duke has an impressive record of 19 Grand Prix Top Eights with 5 wins and 2 PT Top Eights with 2 additional Top Sixteens. He’s lauded in the Magic community as a boon of positivity and a shining example of kindness. Reid is mentioned by several past guests of the show as a player they look up to. Reid lives in Sugar Loaf New York.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Reid Duke when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep169

First Set

4th Edition Ice Age

Favorite Set

Shards of Alara / Ice Age

Favorite Card

Green sun's zenith

Early Challenge

Reid did poorly at his first several Pro Tour. He was used to PTQ level players when the Pro Tour had much higher caliber players.

Worst Magic Moment

Placing 2nd at World Championship in 2013. Reid was up 2 games in the finals and then lost 3 games in a row.

Proudest Magic Moment

Doing so well at Worlds 2013 and making it to 2nd place. Also, winning the mocs 2011.

Magic Mentors

LSV

Advice for New Legacy Players

Stick with the same deck.

http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/legacy-guide-part-i-introduction-to-legacy2/ http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/legacy-guide-part-ii-overview-of-legacy/ http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/legacy-guide-part-iii-choosing-your-deck/

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players try to do too much. The more you get into Magic the more time management becomes important.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Reid starts about 3 weeks in advance. Reid will draft as much as possible and play practice games with locals and online

What have You Learned from Magic

Reid has learned, to be honest with himself and these around him. He has learned to not cut corners. 

Shortcomings

Time management and deck building.

Daily Habits

Quality practice over quantity. Reid doesn't 

Improvement Suggestions

Stick with Magic through the good and the bad.multiqueue or listen to music.

Connect With Reid Duke

Twitter:@ReidDuke

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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Jan 27 2017

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206: Eli Kassis Returns to the Show and Talks About Being an Ambassador of Magic: The Gathering

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Eli Kassis is a past guest of the show and now has 3 Grand Prix Top 8’s (2 back to back top 4 or better finishes), 7 Pro Tour cashes, 13 SCG’s Open Top 8’s, and 17 Old school PTQ Wins.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Eli Kassis when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep206

Team Events

Team events are catching on. In a team event, Eli made top 4 with his team.

GP Secrets

X-2 still get invited to the Pro Tour, so don't draw.

Evaluating The Metagame

Eli and his team looked at the popular Modern decks and determined, there wouldn't be a lot of control. Eli picked his deck because he knew it inside and out and it had a good match up against the rest of the field.

Future of Pro Magic

Eli sees the Pro circuit growing.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

When stress and pressure are on players, abandon the decisions that got them there and hope luck gets them there.

Parting Guidance

You are an ambassador to the game. Be proud of it and treat others with respect so when anyone says "I play Magic" it means something.

References

Team NFGBot.com

Connect With Eli Kassis

Twitter:@lifer2121

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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Jun 06 2017

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209: Max McVety Returns! and Uncovers the Factors You Can Control

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Max McVety is a mechanical engineer from Ann Arbor who has 2 Grand Prix top 8 finishes, an SCG Invitational win, and a couple of Pro Tour cashes. He recently picked up RIW Hobbies as his first sponsor.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Max McVety when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep209

How To Choose A Deck

Know the balance between pushing your range and sticking with what you know.

What Are The Key Relationship in Your Career

Andrew Elenbogen, Kyle Boggemes

Where Do You Fit in a Team

Max is the side board expert. He nails down the exact cards to take out and put in.

Color Philosophy

Max aligns with blue. He likes to think deeply about a topic.

Level Up Moment

Dealing with variance.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players know what the best deck is and try not to play it.

Parting Guidance

Prepare for the event by focussing on what you can control: -Deck choice -Side board -In-game decisions

Connect With Max McVety

Twitter:@m_mcvety

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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Jun 16 2017

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181: Gerry Thompson Thinks YOU are Great! and How You Treat People Matters

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Gerry Thompson is a master deck builder, deck-tuner, and Pro Tour mainstay. He dominated the SCG Tour and even worked at Wizards of the Coast for a bit. He has 11 Grand Prix Top 8s with 2 wins and 1 Pro Tour Top 8.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Gerry Thompson when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep181

First Set

Mercadian Masques

Favorite Set

Ravnica City of Guilds

Favorite Card

Nether Spirit

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Gameplay is super fun. Gerry loves to solve a puzzle.

Early Challenge

Card advantage was a concept that Gerry didn't grasp at first but made a huge difference once he learned.

Breakthrough Moment

First Grand Prix top 8

Worst Magic Moment

At a Magic Worlds tournament, Gerry had a bad deck and was doing his best. He conceded a game that he didn't have to because he was unfamiliar with his deck.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning two opens in one weekend and making Magic: The Gathering History.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Social interactions, decision-making skills,  and a word everything.

Best Format

Modern

Magic Mentors

Neil Reeves

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

Magic help Gerry mature. He learned that how he treats people matters.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Side boarding and not understanding your role.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Ask critical questions in every match up.

Shortcomings

Gerry is working on getting better Pro Tour results.

Winning Strategy in Modern

Death Shadow

Tournament Day Tips

Get 8 hours of sleep. exercise in the morning, stay hydrated

Parting Guidance

If you've ever

Connect With Gerry Thompson

Twitter:@G3RRYT

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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Mar 10 2017

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184: Pick and Stick to a Deck with Daniel Fournier

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Daniel Fournier is a Toronto native, known locally for his dedication to the game and aggressive hyperbole. He had a breakout year in 2014, top 8'ing Grand Prix Montreal after going undefeated in the Swiss rounds. Then he represented Canada at the World Magic Cup. Since then, he's rattled off another pair of Grand Prix top 8s and is hoping to make it big on the Pro Tour stage.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Daniel Fournier when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep184

First Set

Portal

Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Vendilion Clique

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

The depth of Magic attracts Daniel. "It's a puzzle that's constantly changng but always has a  solution."

Early Challenge

Deck building. Daniel would just copy decks and not understand why the cards were there. He played with great players to overcome and become better at this challenge.

Breakthrough Moment

GP Montreal and qualifying for the Pro Tour for the first time.Also realizing that building a solid deck and playing it well will get you results.

Worst Magic Moment

First Pro Tour Daniel was excited and nervous, Daniel received a call that his grandma is in the hospital with cancer and not doing well. He was emotionally distraught and did poorly in the draft. But he realized that he couldn't control that he did poorly because he drafted bad.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning WMCQ and representing Canada at the World Magic Cup.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Quick, visual, analytical skills

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

Magic has helped Daniel realize his talents.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

People don't pay attention to technical play card sequence, tapping correctly, remembering triggers etc.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Be actively involved in researching the metagame for several weeks leading up to your event.

Parting Guidance

Stop switching decks in Standard. Pick and stick.

Connect With Daniel Fournier

Twitter:@tirentu

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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Mar 21 2017

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150: The Mitas Touch of Tournament Prep with Alex Mitas

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Alex Mitas is a college student from Albuquerque, NM, and an up-and-coming Magic player with a penchant for playing control decks, experience on the pro tour and, most recently, a grand prix top 8 competitor.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Alex Mitas when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep150

First Set

Lorwyn

Favorite Set

Lorwyn, Innistrad

Favorite Card

Sphinx's Revelation

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Flavor, story, art, but above all - the competition.

Early Challenge

Alex played too impulsively.

Level Up Moment

Discovering Twich.tv and watching videos of other Magic players.

Worst Magic Moment

At Grand Prix San Antonio years ago, Alex went 0-3 and dropped. He felt awful because he had drove a long way, spent money on the event and practiced really hard. He learned to be more open-minded about his mistakes.

Proudest Magic Moment

First time Alex qualified for the Pro Tour. Alex felt like it was all worth it.

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

Alex has learned he has a capacity for patience.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Mulligan decisions. Newbies don't mulligan enough. More advanced players (on the cusp of being really good) mulligan too much.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

"Sit down and do the work." Get a team together.

Mentors

Andrew Cuneo

Guidance

Play Magic because it's fun. Not for the sunk costs.

Advice to Yourself 5 Years Ago

"Be more open-minded."

Best Format

Limited

Underplayed Limited Card

Panharmonicon

Beginner Limited Advice

Keep almost every hand with 2-5 lands.

Resources

ChannelFireball

StarCityGames

Twitch.tv

Connect With Alex Mitas

Alex can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

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Nov 22 2016

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210: Controlling Emotional Responses with Javier Luna

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Javier Luna is a veteran player who has played in several Pro Tours and Worlds. He runs a website at magiclair.com.ar that provides free articles in Spanish. The site covers all the formats and focuses on growing the Latin American Magic community. He has 1 Grand Prix Top 8 and 1 Super Sunday Series Final Top 8. Javier lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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First Set

Mirage

Favorite Set

Legends / Urza's Saga

Favorite Card

Mana Drain

Early Challenge

Drafting has always been a challenge for Javier. He focuses on this by drafting online. Screenshots are a lifesaver.

Worst Magic Moment

At a GP in Santiago, Javier went 9-0 in day1 but went 0-5-1 on day 2. He felt so bad and struggled mentally, but came to realize that everyone has good and bad days.

Proudest Magic Moment

First Grand Prix top 8 / Seeing countrymen do great.

Shortcomings

Javier is working on his draft skills and is focusing on controlling his emotional responses to losing.

Best Format

Legacy

Daily Habits

Reading everything he can. Javier keeps tabs through CFB and SC. He also plays every day even if it's just one or two matches.

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

Javier learned about leadership and friendship.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players complain about luck all the time when they have no control over it. Improve yourself and understand that luck is part of the game.

Preparation for  Tournaments

Javier followed the metagame closely and chose a Blue / Red deck. However, one week before the Grand Prix, he started losing a lot. So Javier talked with the best player in the country and switched to a Mardu deck.

Parting Guidance

Enjoy the game. Magic is great. Play with friends and meet new people. Travel all you can.

Magic Resource

magiclair.com.ar, CFB, SCG

Connect With Javier Luna

Twitter:@MagicLair

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Jun 20 2017

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49: The Merits of Staying Mentally in the Game Even After a Mistake with Mark Litvak

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Mark Litvak has just broken into the upper Magic scene by making his first Grand Prix Top 8 at GP Lyon October 2015. He is constantly seeking to improve himself and is looking forward to his first Pro Tour. He lives among the beautiful hills of Austria.

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First Set

Onslaught

Favorite Set

Dragons of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Meddling Mage

Early Challenge

Giving up too soon. Mark learned to stay mentally in the game and play to his outs.

Don't give up the fight.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8 of GP Lyon 2015.

Best Format

Limited

Modern (Splinter Twin)

How to Choose a Standard Deck

Look at popular decks and look at the mirror matches and choose a deck that is well positioned against them.

Observe matches using the deck you are considering and monitor how it plays out. This will help you decide if it's the deck you want to play.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

People underestimate the combat. It is very complicated if you want to do it well.

Many people sit back to see "what happens" in combat. You need to put the brain power behind combat and figure it out ahead of time.

Expect your opponent to play well and don't be worried about showing them something you don't think they've seen.

Card Evaluation Tips

Mark doesn't like how the spoiler is released but understands it from a marketing perspective.

Sealed & Draft Tips

Sealed: Separate each color into three piles; cards you want to play, cards you don't want to play, and on the fence cards. Next sort each pile by converted mana cost. Determine your colors by identifying which colors have a clear plan to success.

Draft: Learn something from every game. Make it count by writing down results, talking to opponents, whatever you need to do to get that extra information you need to improve.

Improvement Suggestions

"Don't tilt and always strive for better." ~Mark Litvak

Magic Resource

Follow players you respect and read their articles. (Players usually post when they have an article go live.)

Channel Fireball

Connect With Mark Litvak

Twitter: @LorwyMtG

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If you like the show, head on over to iTunes and leave an honest Rating & Review.

Let me know what you like and what I can do better so I can make the show the best it can be and continue bringing you valuable content.

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Dec 04 2015

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129: What Committing to Magic Taught Robert Santana

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Robert Santana is an up and coming star who made top 16 at the Star City Games Open in Las Vegas in 2014 and is the Grand Prix Portland 2016 Champion.

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First Set

Lorwyn

Favorite Set

Worldwake

Favorite Card

Primeval Titan and Ishkanah

Underplayed Card in Standard

Call the Bloodline

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

The competitive scene drew him in.

Early Challenge

Creature combat. Robert played more control decks to get around not playing creatures.

Worst Magic Moment

SCG Las Vegas 2014. Robert dropped from the Invitational and joined the open. Playing win and in for top 8. Robert played against Steve Robin and got demolished. This led Robert to really doubt his ability to play. He forced himself and asked "is this something I really want to do ?". Once he committed he went all in.

Proudest Magic Moment

Champion of GP Portland 2016.

Level Up Moment

Started attending a competitive FNM. Associating with better players really helped.

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

Robert felt like he hit a wall. Tournament result were stagnant. Connecting with other players is key to his success.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players have deck ADD. Stick to a certain deck and get to know it really well.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Find a group of like minded individuals. Build the gauntlet and attend PTQs and GPQs together.

What's in Your Tournament Bag

Clothes and Magic Cards

Daily Rituals

Hard work

Improvement Suggestions

Get on MTGO ; Reach out to players, connect and ask for advice.

Mentor

Brian Kibler

Advice to New Players

Go to LGS and get Intro decks, augment those and more up.

Magic Resource

MTGO Cockatrice SCG Premium CFB r/spikes

Connect With Robert Santana

Twitter: @itsRobbSon

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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Sep 09 2016

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149: Special Guest Jason Preston Helps Us Apply Magic Skills to the Workplace

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Jason Preston is the co-founder of Dent, a conference and a community of entrepreneurially minded creatives who seek to put a dent in the universe through great leadership and personal mastery. He's known as "Spade" in Counter-Strike, and recently picked up Magic. Jason lives in Seattle WA with his wife and two kids.

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First Set

Revised

Favorite Set

Kaladesh

Favorite Card

Thing In The Ice

Personal Mastery

There is a difference between having a set mindset and having a growth mindset. With a growth mindset you can unlock certain aspects of yourself that were previously thought to be written in the genetic code.

Deliberate Practice

The best way to improve. It most be specific, measurable and real time.

Hiring and Firing

Just like we have to evaluate the value of cards and decide which ones stays in our deck and which ones go, we likewise exercise this skill in the workplace when deciding what aspects of our culture or which team members stay or get cut.

Adaptive Leadership

Diagnose the system, come up with interventions (experiments to try), implement, check results, repeat.

Leadership vs. Authority

There is formal authority and informal authority. Who says what and who jumps because of it.

Resources Books: Connect With Jason Preston

Twitter: @jasonp

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If you like the show, head on over to iTunes and leave an honest Rating & Review.

Let me know what you like and what I can do better so I can make the show the best it can be and continue bringing you valuable content.

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Nov 18 2016

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134: How Focusing on Your Own Mistakes Can Get You to the Top 8 of a Grand Prix with Ryan Solave

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Ryan Solave is from Sarnia, Ontario and has been playing Magic since Alara block. He plays a lot of online games, but sets aside most of his time for Magic. He had his first Grand Prix Top 8 in Indianapolis and is qualified for PT Kaladesh in Hawaii.

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First Set

Alara

Favorite Set

khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Bloodbraid Elf

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Player base is great. People are competitive but still nice.

Early Challenge

The Stack. Ryan was not good at it early on.

Level Up Moment

After Khans came out Ryan hit events hard. By consistently playing at a high level Ryan got experience.

Pro's You Look Up To

Owen Turtenwald

Worst Magic Moment

At GP Toronto Ryan made a huge misplay. He assigned 1 damage to tokens when his opponent had a Gideon Emblem.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8 at GP Indianapolis

Best Format

Steppe Lynx

Conversation w/ Yourself 5 Years Ago

"How are you going to win this game."

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

Learning different formats has helped Ryan read his opponents better.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Over side boarding

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Choose a deck and play against the gauntlet starting a month.

What's in Your Tournament Bag

Deck Box, Pad, Deck

Daily Habits

Use same water bottle, make list

Modern Advice

Learn the stack. Know when you can respond and what you should respond to. Learn the removal of the format.

Advice To New Players

Play whatever is most fun for you. Just have fun.

Improvement Suggestion

Focus on your own mistakes.

Magic Resource

CFB SCG

Connect With Ryab Solave

Twitter: @RyanSolave

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Sep 27 2016

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297: (Best of) Jon Finkel on How You Can Improve as a Magic Player

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Jon Finkel’s prolific talents and sterling resume earned him the nickname “Jonny Magic” long ago. After a substantial hiatus, Jon Finkel returned to the Pro Tour and immediately demonstrated why he’s widely considered the greatest player of all time by winning PT Kuala Lumpur in 2008 and Top 8’ing PT Avacyn Restored and PT Dark Ascension in 2012.

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Jon Finkel's Desperate Ravings on Boosting Your Skill as a Magic Player

Jon Finkel's prolific talents and sterling resume earned him the nickname "Jonny Magic" long ago. After a substantial hiatus, Jon Finkel returned to the Pro Tour and immediately demonstrated why he's widely considered the greatest player of all time by winning PT Kuala Lumpur in 2008 and Top 8'ing PT Avacyn Restored and PT Dark Ascension in 2012.

First Set

 Antiquities (1994)

  Favorite Set

 Innistrad (2011) - "Was the pinnacle of Limited set design."

  Favorite Card

Desperate Ravings

What makes Magic fun for you?

The depth of the game and the ability to add on to the basic framework through the expansions is what keeps Jon engaged.

Early Challenge

Not running enough lands in control decks and not playing 60 card decks.

Level Up Moment

Realizing that playing other decks outside your comfort zone can lead to growth and improvement as a player, not to mention better results.

Proudest Magic Moment

Making first Pro Tour Top 8 at Chicago in 1997

Best Format

Draft

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Not being open to playing the best deck. Not playing Magic with the intention to improve. You need to be conscious of what you play and how you play so you can improve.

 

Jon Finkel on How To Build a Team and Pick the Best Card

Jon Finkel's prolific talents and sterling resume earned him the nickname "Jonny Magic" long ago. After a substantial hiatus, Jon Finkel returned to the Pro Tour and immediately demonstrated why he's widely considered the greatest player of all time by winning PT Kuala Lumpur in 2008 and Top 8'ing PT Avacyn Restored and PT Dark Ascension in 2012.

Evaluation Tips

Rather than opening up the spoiler every week to see what's new, Jon gets the best grasp on a new set simple by drafting it.

Limited Tips

In Sealed you'll get powerful bombs that you really want to play but your deck will be less streamlined than in the draft. If there are two good black cards don't take a slightly worse red card because you "don't want to fight for black". Just pick the best card.

Team Building

Having a team is critical to improving. Find the best players you can but make sure you get along with them personally because you'll be spending a lot of time with them.

Improvement

Take advantage of draft simulators. Rebuild packs with friends so you can draft. Beg, borrow and use proxies if you're on a budget and need to test deck ideas. Be critical of your plays so you can improve

Interview Links

MTG Salvation Spoilers

Connect with Jon

Twitter: @Jonnymagic00

Check Out Magic Story

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Aug 10 2018

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221: Teresa Pho Qualified For the Pro Tour By Mastering Combat and the PPTQ System

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Teresa Pho is a data analyst who just qualified for her first Pro Tour by making top 4 of a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier. Teresa lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Teresa Pho when she shared her story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep221

First Set

Avacyn Restored / M13

Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Squee's Toy

Early Challenge

Catching up to the new rules. Damage not going on the stack.

Magic Milestone

Teresa won a Grand Prix Trial and got 2 byes for her first Grand Prix.

Worst Magic Moment

At GP Pittsburgh 2016, Teresa lost her win-and-in to day 2.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 4 of an RPTQ and qualifying for the Pro Tour. Making day 2 at GP Pittsburgh 2017.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Magic is a lot of strategies and resource management. That helps a ton at work.

Tournament Day Tips

Teresa takes Advil to relieve a headache at tournaments.

Deepest Thing You've Learned About Yourself

Teresa sees she's the type of person who is competitive and can dedicate time and energy to what she loves.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players are bad at combat.  Look at the mana your opponent has up, think of what you've seen, cover how you think they'll block.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Teresa studies the meta and decides the best build to go with. Then, she tweaks the sideboard for herself.  

Parting Guidance

Watch coverage and really analyze what's going on.

Magic Resource

CFB

Connect With Teresa Pho

Twitter:@teresapho ‏ 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Jul 28 2017

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116: Long Term Goals Will Get You There with Niels Molle

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Niels Molle is the frontrunner to be the Irish National Champion, he has made multiple cash finishes and has 1 Grand Prix Top 8.

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First Set

Portal / Stronghold

Favorite Set

Urza’s Saga

Favorite Card

Tarmogoyf

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Fantasy setting, build your own decks.

Competitive outlet.

“How good can I become?” Get to see friends

Play a variety of formats to keep it fun.

Worst Magic Moment

Lost Irish National Champion at last moment. Played a little less Magic.

Played a little less Magic afterwards to cool off.

Proudest Magic Moment

Won first PTQ (Pro Tour RTR)

Biggest Mistake Players Make

In Limited: mistapping mana and not representing combat tricks.

Change One Thing About Magic

Mana issues. Sometimes you get ... screwed at a tournament.

Sometimes you get mana screwed at a tournament.

What’s the Difference between Them and Us?

Experience. They play Magic with players on their same level.

Stepping Up

Find the best player at your LGS. Ask to play and get advice.

Play Magic online. Skill level is high and you can play against the best.

Pro Player You Look Up To

Paul Rietzl, PVDDR, Frank Karsten

Effectively Playtesting

Play a lot and focus on the game

Non-Magic Activity

Time management skills really helps Niels.

Self Improvement

Niels is an emotional player, meaning he plays intuitively, he makes plays that feel right. He’s trying to slow down and think.

Magic Resource

Podcasts – Limited Resources

Articles –

SCG

CFB (deck breakdowns)

Videos

Guidance

Set a long term goal and make it your focus.

Connect With Niels Molle

Twitter: @nielsmolle

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Jul 26 2016

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318: HUGE Announcement + Stop Over-Thinking with Michael Kundegraber (15th at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica)

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Michael Kundegraber has been playing since 2000, back when rules consisted of semi-educated guesses and were always changed depending on whose parents’ kitchen table MtG was played at. Lately, he’s had some top results with a second place finish at Grand Prix Turin 2018 and a follow-up Top 16 performance at his first Pro Tour later that year. Michael lives in Vienna, Austria.

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First Set

Planeshift

Favorite Set

Mirrodin

Favorite Card

Tahngarth, Talruum Hero

Early Challenge

Understanding the game at first was hard. Archetype matchups and other big-picture topics eluded Michael. He improved by playing matchups of the best decks with friends.

Worst Magic Moment

Playing for the top 4 at Austrian Nationals, Michael approached the match-up too confidently and played cautiously (even though he was favored to win). He lost and learned that you need to have a coping strategy. Find what works for you.

Proudest Magic Moment

Getting 2nd at Grand Prix Turin 2018.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Overthinking. Players sometimes try to wrap their mind around too much of the game at once. Break down the situation into smaller chunks and address them separately.

Parting Guidance

Keep having fun while playing Magic.

Magic Resource

CFB, SCG, Magic Podcasts, Jim Davis Stream

Connect With Michael Kundegraber

Michael can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

Jan 04 2019

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317: The Priceless Part of Magic with Zach Allen (13th at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica)

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Zach Allen is a member of Team RIW from Farmington Hills, Michigan. He Co-hosts the podcast Turn One Thoughtseize and has 2 Grand Prix top 8s, a Pro Tour top 16, and 1 SCG top 8 in his record. He's a dedicated control player and Snapcaster Mage enthusiast.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Zach Allen when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep317

First Set

Urza Block

Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Snapcaster Mage

Early Challenge

Not being able to beat the best guy at his local store. This constant, ever-present challenge pushed Zach to improve.

Worst Magic Moment

Getting 9th at PPTQ's 6 times in a row. Zach learned that the results of tournaments are not indicative of your actual skill.

Proudest Magic Moment

Making top 16 of Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Making the play that sets you up for a win later. Make the best decision at the time with the information you have, but make a decision.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Getting out of the moment. Players need to focus on just the game in front of them. 

Parting Guidance

The people in Magic are what's most important. Relationships and friends are priceless.

Magic Resource

CFB, SCG, Cool Stuff Inc.

Connect With Zach Allen

Twitter:@A22en

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Dec 28 2018

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316: Pro Tour Champion Andrew Elenbogen - Strength Through Humility (1st Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica)

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Andrew Elenbogen has 3.5 Grand Prix top 8s. He recently won Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica and still doesn't believe it. Andrew is a return guest to the show and lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Catching Up

Andrew plays about 15 Grand Prix a year!

Reflection

Andrew notices that in the last year he's played better than he ever has. He's stayed dedicated and has practiced extensively for each Grand Prix.

MTGO Preparation

When playing on Magic Online, Andrew plays in Leagues and sets. He uses Leagues as a way to get a broad view of the metagame. He'll develop a question and uses teammates and sets to answer specific questions.

Pro Tour Preparation

Andrew has cultivated a network of friends that he's able to reach out to and practice with.

Parting Guidance

Thank You! Andrew wants to say thank you to the Magic community.

Connect With Andrew Elenbogen

Twitter:@Ajelenbogen 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Dec 21 2018

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315: Passion vs. Obsession with Kasper Nielsen (7th PT Guilds of Ravnica)

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Kasper Nielsen has 2 Grand Prix top 8s and 1 Pro Tour top 8. He's also won 5 Prereleases. Kasper is from Denmark and is a returning guest to the podcast.

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Kasper has been doing well in Magic and he attributes many things to that. He joined Hareruya Hopes and also has a more balanced life.

Pro Tour Preparation

Kasper started playing Limited as soon as Guilds of Ravnica came out. He learned a lot in those first few weeks. He decided to let "the machines" solve Standard while he developed a Limited strategy.

What Have You Learned From The Pro Tour

Kasper felt he made good choices this Pro Tour. His advice is to enjoy your preparation.

Parting Guidance 

It is important to focus and work hard at Magic, but if it becomes an obsession rather than a passion then beware and maybe take a step back.

Guidance Part 2

Have fun no matter where you are or what your goods are.

Magic Resource

Article about Dustin Wade Roberson

Connect With Kasper Nielsen

Twitter:@ks_nielsen

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Dec 14 2018

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314: Try Your Best to Be Your Best with Zac Turgeon (5th GP New Jersey)

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Zac Turgeon is a New England MTG grinder, who has top 8ed 1 Grand Prix and won an SCG Legacy Classic. He also enjoys cooking, music, writing and hopes to one day open an Ice Cream Shop. Zac lives in Dracut MA.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Zac Turgeon when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep314

First Set

Ice Age

Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Trinisphere

Early Challenge

Not sure what he was good at. Zac started to critically analyze his own games to learn what he was good at.

Worst Magic Moment

Zac struggled for an entire Standard season. He realized he was misevaluating the meta and kept losing to cards he thought was bad.

Proudest Magic Moment

Making top 8 for the first time at Grand Prix New Jersey.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Zac has learned to try and be very accepting of others.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Not being critical enough of your own games. Players sometimes think they're favored when they're not. 

Parting Guidance

Be kind to people. You feel better and the people around you feel better. It eventually circles back and keeps growing.

Magic Resource

SCG, CFB, TCG Players, Twitch.tv

Connect With Zac Turgeon

Twitter:@The_Amazing_Zac 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Dec 07 2018

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313: Don't Commit To Dead End Lines with GP Champion William Courson (1st GP Detroit 2018)

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William Courson has been to 5 Grand Prix and has made top 64 twice, top 8 once and 1st place once when he became the champion of Grand Prix Detroit. He also has multiple top 64 finishes at SCG open events and has made day 2 of every invitational he's attended. William lives in Jacksonville, FL.

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First Set

M11

Favorite Set

Innistrad

Favorite Card

Cabal Therapy

Early Challenge

William had to overcome his own arrogance. He eventually realized he wasn't the best and he learned to take input from others.

Worst Magic Moment

Playing for a top 8 position at an SCG open event and William lost after his opponent mulligan to 4 cards. Will learned mulligan more.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning GP Detroit 2018 with his teammates.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Conceal your information as long as possible. This also helps in certain life situations (like Sales).

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players commit to lines that play them into a hole. Give yourself another draw step whenever your back against the wall.

Parting Guidance

Get sleep! Before events make sure you sleep. And eats good breakfast!

Magic Resource

Friends within Magic community.

Connect With William Courson

Twitter:@Willcourson94

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Nov 30 2018

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312: GP Champion Eli Kassis on How to Spot Magic: The Gathering Cheating (1st GP New Jersey 2018)

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Eli Kassis returns to MTG Pro Tutor for the 3rd time as he keeps growing his accomplishments and notoriety. Eli now has 6 Grand Prix top 8s and is the Champion of Grand Prix New Jersey 2018. He has won an SCG Invitational and has 2 Pro Tour top 32’s. Eli lives in Vestal, NY and is a member of team Face to Face Games.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Eli Kassis when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep312

Eli Kassis comes back to MTG Pro Tutor for the 3rd time. He was episode 101 and 206 and now is back on episode 312.

Key To Success

Teams have been Eli's key to success. Have a thirst for knowledge to find unique lines of play.

Tips To Minimize/Spot Cheating
  1. Look at their eyes when they're shuffling your deck.
  2. Note how long they are shuffling.
  3. Ask for them to end with a cut.
  4. Always shuffle their deck and end cut.
Parting Guidance

Pivot and look to others to manage tilt. There's a lot that can be learned from the experiences of others.

Connect With Eli Kassis

Twitter:@Eli_Kassis

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Nov 23 2018

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311: Never Play a Deck You Don't Like with Kellen Pastore (4th place GP New Jersey 2018)

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Kellen Pastore is a 3 time Grand Prix Top 8 Competitor, a full-time grad student, and a noted enthusiast of linear aggro decks. Kellen lives in MAPLE GLEN, Pennsylvania.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Kellen Pastore when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep311

First Set

Carrion Ants

Favorite Set

Zendikar

Favorite Card

Bellows Lizard

Early Challenge

Getting used to the inconsistency of Magic because Kellen came from a game that was more consistent.

Worst Gaming Moment

Before Kellen got into Magic, he lost a miniature game and really lost his cool. Since then, he has gotten better at regulating his emotions by reminding himself that his opponent is trying, just like he is.

Proudest Magic Moment

When Kaladesh was released, Kellen created a Red-Black Zombie deck that ended up impacting the metagame at that time.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Meeting and making friends.

Biggest Mistakes of Players

Ever committing into sweepers. Playing too many creatures when the opponent has a board wipe.

Tournament Preparation

Kellen practiced a lot with his deck leading up to events. He looks to make sure that his deck holds up against the top decks.

Parting Guidance

Never play a deck you don't like to play.

Magic Resource

Misplaced Ginger (twitch.tv) for Standard; MTG Goldfish

Connect With Kellen Pastore

@TheOddEngineer 

Check Out Magic Story

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Nov 16 2018

49mins

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310: Play More Lands and Make Good Friends to Succeed with Giordano Fagiolo (2nd place GP Brussels 2018)

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Giordano Fagiolo is a rising star in competitive Magic and made it to the finals at his first Grand Prix ever! (GP Bruxelles 2018) Giordano lives in Albano Laziale, Rome, Italy.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Giordano Fagiolo when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep310

Favorite Set

Battle for Zendikar

Favorite Card

Insult // Injury

Early Challenge

At a Standard and PPTQ, Giordano felt upset and nervous, but when he sat down to play it all went away.

Worst Magic Moment

Giordano lost in a final at a PPTQ and learned you can't win every time.

Proudest Magic Moment

Making it to the final match of his first Grand Prix ever.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Thinking ahead. Planning.

Worst Mistake He Makes

Playing fewer lands than they should. Giordano takes a deck and replaces the worst card wit a land.

Tournament Preparation

Giordano picked his deck the day before the GP. He found an article by Brad Nelson and changed 1 card.

Parting Guidance

Ask Brad Nelson.

Magic Resource

SCG Premium, CFB, Playing with teammates/friends in person.

Connect With Giordano Fagiolo

Gordano can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

Nov 09 2018

27mins

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309: Never Judge a Book by its Cover with Max Margolis

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Max Margolis has been playing Magic competitively for 22 years. He has multiple Grand Prix day 2s with close cash finishes. Richmond 2018 was his first deep run to attempt to qualify for the Pro Tour. He barely missed qualifying for Cleveland by one win - but he did get 19th place. His biggest finish was at GP Denver where his team got top 4. He's had multiple top 8s in PPTQs and IQs. He's primarily a midrange player who has been playing since Urza's block was legal in Extended. Max lives in Maryland, USA.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Max Margolis when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep309

First Set

Fallen Empires

Favorite Set

Ravnica: City of Guilds

Favorite Card

Pernicious Deed

Early Challenge

Max faced tilt early on and learned how to manage wins and losses.

Worst Magic Moment

Wanting to quit Magic because of bullying in the community.

Proudest Magic Moment

At Grand Prix Denver, Max and his team made it to the top 4.

Best Format

Modern

Parting Guidance

Never judge a book by its cover.

Magic Resource

"Have a Plan" episode on Limited Resources.

Connect With Max Margolis

Twitter:@maximummagic87

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

Nov 02 2018

50mins

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308: Pro Tour Champion Luis Salvatto Returns to Talk Winning, Surviving, and Bluffing (Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan Champion)

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Luis Salvatto is currently tied in the Player of Year race (with Seth Manfield) and is the Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan champion. He has 7 Grand Prix top 8s which include 2 wins and was also the Sunday Super Series champion in 2014. Luis lives in Argentina.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Luis Salvatto when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep308

Luis is a past guest of the show and you can find his origin story in episode 119.

World Travel

Luis spent 50 days traveling around the world. He spent 7 weeks in 7 different places. His secret was to travel Light. He had a modern deck and some clothes. That's pretty much it.

Pro Tour RIX

Luis friend approached him and suggested he play Lantern Control. After asking other friends what they think he went for it. After a rocky start, Luis got his steam and went all the way to take the championship.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players don't play to win. They play to survive. Also, players don't bluff enough.

Parting Guidance

The best part of Magic is the people you play the game with. Surround yourself with good friends and soar.

Connect With Luis Salvatto

Twitter:@LuisSalvatto 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

Oct 26 2018

45mins

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307: How Autopilot Kills Your Game with Quinton Lip (4th GP Hong Kong 2018)

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Quinton Lip made top 8 at GP Hong Kong 2018. Quinton lives in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Quinton Lip when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep307

First Set

Morning Tide

Favorite Set

Innistrad

Favorite Card

Snapcaster Mage

Early Challenge

Quinton qualified for UK Nationals and quickly learned that he struggled with the draft. He went home and started drafting on Magic Online.

Worst Magic Moment

At Malaysia Nationals, Quinton made it to the finals and lost. He learned it doesn't matter what got you to the top 8, you have to play well all the way.  He also learned you need to have fun playing Magic.

Proudest Magic Moment

Qualifying for the Pro Tour Kyoto through the RPTQ System.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Hard work pays off.

Preparation For Modern

Quinton expected creature heavy aggro decks based on the results of previous events. So he tested and found a deck that was well positioned. The key is to study the format and test.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Going into autopilot. When players go into autopilot, they don't think about the game or the lines of play.

Parting Guidance

Magic is a hobby, so have fun. The more fun you have the better you'll do at competitive.

Connect With Quinton Lip

Quinton can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Oct 19 2018

43mins

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306: Judge the Game. See the World. Arseniy Egorov (8th GP Orlando 2018)

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Arseniy Egorov is a Level 2 judge who got 8th place at Grand Prix Orlando 2018. Arseniy lives in Moscow, Russia.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Arseniy Egorov when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep306

First Set

Scars of Mirrodin

Favorite Set

Kamigawa (block)

Favorite Card

Shahrazad

Early Challenge

Finding and playing in really competitive tournaments. Arseniy is from a small city that didn't have a big game store. Arseniy started traveling to bigger cities to get into more competitive tournaments.

Worst Magic Moment

Arseniy made day 2 at GP Madrid but didn't sleep in and missed the main event!  He learned to tell his friends he made day 2 and to set more alarms.

Proudest Magic Moment

As a judge, Arseniy is proud he got accepted to judge Japanese GPs. As a player, Arseniy made top 8 at GP Orlando.

Advice From A Judge

As a judge, Arseniy has been lots of situations.  His advice to players is to explain your situation and don't be afraid to appeal. Always be respectful though. ;)

Parting Guidance

Play Magic and use it to travel and learn new cultures.

Connect With Arseniy Egorov

Twitter:@cid_randall 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Oct 12 2018

1hr

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305: How to Test for Modern with Ricardo Sanchez

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Ricardo Sanchez has been playing since 2006 and has been competitive since 2013. Pro Tour Atlanta 2018 will be his 4th Pro Tour. His best result was making Top 4 at GP Lille 2014 playing Legacy. For him, the best thing about MTG is traveling around the world and meeting so many awesome people. Ricardo lives in Madrid, Spain.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Ricardo Sanchez when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep305

First Set

Time Spiral

Favorite Set

Shadows Over Innistrad

Favorite Card

Tireless Tracker

Early Challenge

Traveling to events. Ricardo's Mom was very careful about letting him go. But as she met his friends and realized he could get a lot of good life experiences, she let him go.

Worst Magic Moment

When Ricardo started going to Grand Prix, he went to 9 in a year and didn't make day 2 a single one. He learned he doesn't have to go to every event.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 4 of GP Lille 2018.

What Have You Learned From Magic

How to travel.

Event Preparation

MTG Goldfish and see what's doing well in the format. Ricardo will then practice with a few decks to see how they play out with him as the pilot.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Before you say "keep" and decide to keep your hand, you should have a plan on what you're going to do. 

Parting Guidance

Enjoy Magic. There's something enjoyable in each phase of Magic. Find it and have fun. Remember Magic is a game.

Magic Resource

Mana Traders, MTG Goldfish, CFB, SCG, MTG Mint Card, Book: Playing to Win

Connect With Ricardo Sanchez

Twitter:@_mRichi_ 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Oct 05 2018

38mins

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304: Grand Prix Champion Jessica Estephan Makes World History (Champion GP Sydney 2018)

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Jessica Estephan is the first woman to win a Grand Prix and made Magic: The Gathering history when her team took first at Grand Prix Sydney 2018. She's a podcaster who loves creating content and she enjoys most competitive formats, with a preference for standard and modern. Though she does have a soft spot for a well-powered cube. Jessica lives in Sydney, Australia.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Jessica Estephan when she shared her story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep304

First Set

Born of the Gods

Favorite Set

Innistrad

Favorite Card

Back to Basics

Early Challenge

Not understanding what it meant to be competitive. The Australian scene is very different than the States and it was hard for Jess to get started.

Worst Magic Moment

Jessica learned by observation that you "needed" to be a rules lawyer to succeed. She realized that that's not the case.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning Grand Prix Sydney 2018 (Team Unified Modern).

What Have You Learned From Magic

Jessica now plays poker on a serious.

Grand Prix Preparation

The thing that helped the most was having a good team chemistry.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Newbie mistakes include sleeving your deck wrong. 

Parting Guidance

Spend your Magic time having fun and creating positive memories for yourself and others.

Magic Resource

Limited Resources, CFB, SCG, YouTube, The V Clique Podcast

Connect With Jessica Estephan

Twitter:@jesstephan

Check Out Magic Story

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Sep 28 2018

43mins

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303: RPTQ Champion Josh Collier Heads for His 1st Pro Tour

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Josh Collier is headed off to his first Pro Tour after qualifying through the RPTQ system. Fun fact, he's a proud owner of a foil pauper cube. Josh lives in Davenport, Iowa.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Josh Collier when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep303

First Set

Gatecrash

Favorite Set

Kaladesh

Favorite Card

Ongoing Investigation

Early Challenge

Josh picked one standard deck and would play it the whole season. He learned that in standard, what worked for him, was playing the best deck.

Worst Magic Moment

At an Eternal Masters sealed event, Josh was playing in the finals and missed a line of play. He learned to know the rules better.

Proudest Magic Moment

Qualifying for his first Pro Tour via an RPTQ.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Be persistent. Results take time.

Deck Selection

Josh reviewed the best decks and chose one similar to a play style he knew from a previous season.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players put cards in the sideboard or in their decks and they don't know why.

Parting Guidance

Conscious beating.

Magic Resource

Constructive Criticism, LR Cast, GAM Podcast

Connect With Josh Collier

Twitter:@agent_of_blight 

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Sep 21 2018

43mins

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302: The International Guide to the Pro Tour with Nils Gutierrez (6th place GP Brussels 2018)

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Nils Gutierrez has been playing competitive Magic since he was 16. He's made top 16 at 2 Grand Prix and just made his first top 8 when he got 6th place at GP Brussels 2018. Nils lives in Maià de Montcal, Spain.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Nils Gutierrez when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep302

First Set

Lorwyn

Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Cabal Therapy

Early Challenge

Nils' first GP was hard because he wasn't used to 9 rounds in one day and he didn't have anyone to give him advice.

Worst Magic Moments

Missing day 2 over and over again after making top 16 of a Grand Prix for the first time. Nils felt like he didn't have what it takes. He kept going to local events as well as competitive.

Proudest Magic Moment

Qualified for Pro Tour 25, Nils was on a team that did really well at an RPTQ.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Nils has learned critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Best Format

Standard

Tips To Get Better

Play Magic Online. It helps you improve because the players online are really good.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players over sideboard. They'll bring in too many cards and ruin their decks' core plan.

Parting Guidance

When going to a Grand Prix look at the metagame first and choose your deck accordingly.

Magic Resource

Magic Online

Connect With Nils Gutierrez

Nils can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

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Sep 14 2018

41mins

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301: GP Champion Gabriel Joglar on Rising Up and How to Handle Salt Gracefully (GP Orlando 1st Place)

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Gabriel Joglar is the Champion of Grand Prix Orlando 2018! Gabriel lives in Houston TX.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Gabriel Joglar when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep301

First Set

M13

Favorite Set

Return to Ravnica

Favorite Card

Thragtusk

Early Challenge

Gabriel always felt the need to brew. He struggled with the balance between wanting to plan his own crazy stuff and proven competitive.

Worst Magic Moment

Gabriel had a string of losses at big events that was tough.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning GP Orlando 2018 / Going to his first Pro Tour in Japan.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Magic has helped Gabriel handle losses.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Controlling tilt. Handling your mistakes is hard but necessary.

Parting Guidance

Handle your salt. It's okay to be upset when you lose or don't do well, but its how you choose to act that matters.

Magic Resource

SCG, CFB, MTG Goldfish

Connect With Gabriel Joglar

Twitter:@GabrielJoglar 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Sep 07 2018

35mins

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300: Love & Learning Magic with Greg Sokol (GP Orlando 5th Place)

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Greg Sokol is an MTG streamer and tutor, he's an MTGO PTQ winner (Dominaria sealed), got 5th place at Grand Prix Orlando 2018, and is self-taught from grinding on MTGO. (rating as low as 12-1300!) Greg lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Greg Sokol when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep300

First Set

Judgment

Favorite Set

Dominaria/Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Wellwisher

Early Challenge

Greg didn't have a game store close by so he played a lot on MTGO. Greg also struggled with understanding and coping with variance.

Worst Magic Moment

Greg was playing a win-and-in for top 8 and his opponent was clearly not as good as he was. When his opponent won, Greg was really upset. From that, Greg learned to remember that Magic is a game.

Proudest Magic Moment

Finally qualifying for the Pro Tour. Greg was traveling and took time to do an online event and made it to the end and qualified.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Knowing when to think is the biggest skill you can have in Magic.

Grand Prix Preparation

The thing that helped the most was having a friend to play with and doubling down on wanting a specific match up to be amazing.

Parting Guidance

Magic is a game. Enjoy it and treat your opponent with respect.

Connect With Greg Sokol

Twitter:@GMANSokol

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Aug 31 2018

45mins

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299: Making Your First Grand Prix Top 8 with Kyle Cooper (GP Orlando 2nd Place)

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Kyle Cooper made his first Grand Prix top 8 at GP Orlando 2018 and is excited to share with others who are on the path to the Pro Tour. Kyle lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Kyle Cooper when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep299

First Set

Innistrad

Favorite Set

Innistrad

Favorite Card

Sensei's Divining Top

Early Challenge

Doing well at FNMs. But Kyle stuck with Magic when he started planning more during the week he started to get better.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8ing his first Grand Prix.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Patience. Kyle recognizes he plays fast and Magic has helped him learn patience with others. Also, he learned to respect.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players foreshadow what they are going to do. Think before you play so you don't give away information.

Parting Guidance

Do what you want with Magic. Magic fits many styles. Competitive, casual, EDH, whatever. Just play what and how you want.

Connect With Kyle Cooper

Kyle can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

Check Out Magic Story

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Aug 24 2018

53mins

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