June 1, 2017

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Staying Sharp: GP Richmond, Pro Tour Amonkhet and GP Montreal (Part 2)

So here we are. Back in the hotel room after all making day two. Sammy, Vidi, and I order Dominoes for dinner, and Sammy gets to add yet another piece to his garbage masterpiece behind the couch. After a brief discussion about what kind of record I need to start consider drawing into Top 8, we call it an early night. The next morning we meet up with Rob and Derek and all head to the venue for 9...


June 1, 2017

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Staying Sharp: GP Richmond, Pro Tour Amonkhet and GP Montreal (Part 1)

May 5th, 2017. It was a dreary Friday morning. I had just touched down in Toronto and was on my way to meet Sammy (Samuel Tharmaratnam) for a week of testing for the Pro Tour bookended by Grand Prix. This being my first Pro Tour, I had no idea what to expect. Sammy and I were going to head to Grand Prix Richmond to get a head start on some high end Amonkhet Limited, and focus on Standard when we...


April 12, 2016

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Tournament Report – St. Jerome Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier – Part 3

Read Part 1 here! Read Part 2 here! Quarterfinals: Mardu Green So here we are. I've squeaked into top 8 on tie breakers and I get the rematch against my round five Mardu Green opponent. Unfortunately for him, this match did not go as well. With me being the 8th seed I knew I’d be starting on the draw every match for the rest of the tournament. Game one I kept a strong hand with a three land...


April 5, 2016

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Tournament Report – St. Jerome Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier – Part 2

Read Part 1 here! Round 4: Mardu Green Like I said: Mardu Green on the rise. This match was pretty uneventful. Scouting told me he was on the mirror so I made my mulligan decisions as such. Game one I mulled to five on the play and needed him to not have his third . He did. I died. Sideboarding was the same as last time: Out: 2 , 4 In: 1 , 2 , 1 , 1 , 1 Game 2 was my turn to play Siege Rhino....


March 24, 2016

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Tournament Report – St. Jerome Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Part 1

Five straight weeks of PPTQ’s. From Montreal, Gatineau, St. Jerome, and Ottawa to getting knocked out of top 8 by friends. It was finally time to win. Let’s start with my deck: I started with a list like what Alex Battistelli played at the Wizard’s Tower Open Championship in January. After a few shifts in the meta-game I moved to Kyle Boggemes list from the RPTQ in Toronto and worked...

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