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February 8, 2016

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WizardTower.com Open Championship Top 8 Decklists

This weekend at the Wizard’s Tower, while many eyes were focused on day two of the Pro Tour, we took the time to host our quarterly Open Championship. Players from around the region came together to play Magic and compete for $2,000 in cash prizes. Many players were qualified for free entry into the tournament by coming to our weekly Saturday Open Qualifier tournaments.

On the day, players competed in the first half of the tournament by playing their own standard decks. The top 24 players from the first half of the day were then competed in a three round draft to determine who were among the top eight players of the day.

Those top 8 players were then tasked with taking each other out in order to win the top prize of $700 and free qualification into our Player’s Invitational Championship. Each player was then asked to play it out using their standard decks. So who had the best deck of the day? Let’s take a look into the top eight decks from the day.

Fifth-Eighth Decklists

Michael Gouthro – Jeskai Black

Creatures: (16)
Goblin Dark-Dwellers
Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
Mantis Rider
Reflector Mage
Seeker of the Way

Planeswalkers: (2)
Chandra, Flamecaller

Spells: (16)
Crackling Doom
Dig Through Time
Dispel
Fiery Impulse
Jeskai Charm

Lands: (26)
Bloodstained Mire
Canopy Vista
Evolving wilds
Flooded Strand
Island
Mountain
Plains
Polluted Delta
Prairie Stream
Shambling Vent
Smoldering Marsh
Sunken Hollow
Wandering Fumarole
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
Disdainful Stroke
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Negate
Radiant Flames
Roast
Self-inflicted Wound
Soulfire Grand Master

Justin Lyson – White-Blue Secret Deck

Creatures: (20)
Atarka Efreet
Avaricious Dragon
Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh
Goblin Dark-Dwellers
Goblin Glory Chaser
Lava Raider
Monastery Swiftspear
Subterranean Scout

Spells: (19)
Act of Treason
Arcbond
Arrow Storm
Break Through the Line
Crater’s Claw
Exquisite Firecraft
Infectious Bloodlust
Titan’s Strength

Lands: (21)
21 Mountains

Sideboard (8)
Flamewake Pheonix
Friendly Fire
Rending Volley
Smash to Smithereens
Tears of Valakut

Andrew Noworaj – Mike’s Cards

Creatures: (22)
Anafenza, the Foremost
Den Protector
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Siege Rhino
Sylvan Advocate
Warden of the First Tree
Wingmate Roc

Planeswalkers: (1)
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Spells: (10)
Abzan Charm
Dromoka’s Command
Murderous Cut
Silkwrap
Transgress the Mind

Lands: (25)
Canopy Vista
Cave of Koilos
Forest
Hissing Quagmire
Llanowar Waste
Plains
Shambling Vent
Smoldering Marsh
Swamp
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
Arashin Cleric
Dormoka’s Command
Flaying Tendrils
Ob Nixilis, Reignited
Painful Truths
Remorseless Punishment
Self-Inflicted Wound
Sorin, Solemn Visitor
Transgress the Mind
Ultimate Price
Wingmate Roc

Brad Young – Abzan Moist

Creatures: (23)
Anafenza the Foremost
Den Protector
Reflector Mage
Siege Rhino
Sylvan Advocate
Warden of the First Tree
Wingmate Roc

Spells: (11)
Abzan Charm
Dromoka’s Command
Murderous Cut
Silkwrap
Ultimate Price

Lands: (26)
Canopy Vista
Flooded Strand
Forest
Plains
Polluted Delta
Prarie Stream
Shambling Vent
Smoldering Marsh
Sunken Hollow
Swamp
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
Disdainful Stroke
Duress
Flaying Tendrils
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Ob Nixilis Reignited
Self-Inflicted Wound
Silkwrap

Third-Fourth Place Decklists

Andrew Harris – Mossy Mardu

Creatures: (12)
Den Protector
Goblin Dark-Dwellers
Linvala, the Preserver
Siege Rhino
Soulfire Grand Master

Planeswalkers: (2)
Chandra, Flamecaller
Ob Nixilis, Reignited

Spells: (21)
Abzan Charm
Crackling Doom
Duress
Fiery Impulse
Kolaghan’s Command
Murderous Cut
Painful Truths
Read the Bones
Roast
Ruinous Path

Lands: (25)
Bloodstained Mire
Canopy Vista
Cinder Glade
Mountain
Nomad Outpost
Plains
Shambling Vent
Smoldering Marsh
Swamp
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (13)
Anafenza, the Foremost
Duress
Hallowed Moonlight
Pulse of Murasa
Transgress the Mind
Utter End
Virulent Plague

Jaxon Flannagan – Very Little Willpower

Creatures: (21)
Flamewake Phoenix
Hangarback Walker
Kolaghan, The Storm’s Fury
Pia and Kiran Nalaar
Thopter Engineer
Thunderbreak Regent

Spells: (13)
Draconic Roar
Duress
Fiery Impulse
Grasp of Darkness
Murderous Cut

Lands: (26)
Bloodstained Mire
Haven of the Spirit Dragon
Mountain
Polluted Delta
Smoldering Marsh
Swamp
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
Chandra, Flamecaller
Crux of Fate
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Kolaghan’s Command
Kozilek’s Return
Ob Nixilis Reignited
Self-inflicted Wound
Transgress the Mind

Second Place Decklist

Daniel Lozinski – 5C Psamms Crusher

Creatures: (18)
Goblin Dark-Dwellers
Jace, Vyrn’s Prodigy
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Mantis Rider
Siege Rhino
Soulfire Grand Master
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Planeswalkers: (1)
Chandra, Flamecaller

Spells: (15)
Crackling Doom
Fiery Impulse
Kolaghan’s Command
Murderous Cut
Painful Truths
Treasure Cruise

Lands: (26)
Bloodstained Mire
Canopy Vista
Cinder Glade
Flooded Strand
Mountain
Plains
Polluted Delta
Prairie Stream
Smoldering Marsh
Sunken Hollow
Swamp
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
Anafenza, the Foremost
Dispel
Duress
Exert Influence
Hallowed Moonlight
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Radiant FLames
Surge of Righteousness
Transgress the Mind

First Place Decklist

And of course let’s take a look at the top deck of the day, piloted by Alex Battistelli.

Alex Battistelli – BEEP BEEP I’m A Rhino

Creatures: (12)
Den Protector
Goblin Dark-Dwellers
Siege Rhino
Soulfire Grand Master

Planeswalkers: (1)
Chandra, Flamecaller

Spells: (21)
Abzan Charm
Crackling Doom
Fiery Impulse
Kolaghan’s Command
Murderous Cut
Painful Truths
Pulse of Murasa
Roast
Ruinous Path

Lands: (26)
Bloodstained Mire
Canopy Vista
Cinder Glade
Forest
Mountain
Nomad Outpost
Plains
Shambling Vents
Smoldering Marsh
Swamp
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
Anafenza, the Foremost
Duress
Hallowed Moonlight
Linvala, the Preserver
Radiant Flames
Remorseless Punishment
Transgress the Mind

Congratulations to our Open Champion, Alex!

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