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

1/4/2019
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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. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Michael Kundegraber when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen...

Duration:00:30:17

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

12/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:51

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

12/21/2018
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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. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Andrew Elenbogen when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep316 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...

Duration:01:29:30

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

12/14/2018
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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. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Kasper Nielsen when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep315 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...

Duration:00:58:25

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

12/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:46:16

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

11/30/2018
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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. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from William Courson when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep313 First Set M11 Favorite Set Innistrad Favorite...

Duration:00:55:39

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

11/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:13

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

11/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:33

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

11/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:04

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

11/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:56

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

10/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:51:54

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

10/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:50:24

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

10/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:08:00

305: How to Test for Modern with Ricardo Sanchez

10/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:56

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

9/28/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:34:15

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

9/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:51:55

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

9/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:20

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

9/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:39:56

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

8/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:43

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

8/24/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:57