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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 play...

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 in...

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

Ep 70 Cough and Cold Medications

10/19/2018
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On today’s episode of Simple Health Radio, Dr. Emran will discuss an over-the-counter cough and cold medication and clarify some of the ingredients in them. Every day in the emergency room, Dr. Emran sees people that have “common cold” symptoms like fever, cough, congestion, headaches, runny nose and sneezing. Most people head over to their local pharmacy and buy something over the counter and it’s either a hit or miss. When Dr. Emran asks patients what they bought, they usually tell him...

Duration:00:10:36

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

298: (Best of) Patrick Chapin and Focus on Yourself

8/17/2018
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Patrick Chapin, “The Innovator,” is a Hall of Famer, Pro Tour Champion, and 5-time PT Top 8 competitor. Author of Next Level Magic and Next Level Deckbuilding, his articles can be found on StarCityGames.com and podcast at TopLevelPodcast.com. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Patrick Chapin when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep298 01: Patrick Chapin Shares Tips for Improving Yourself and says Don't Try to Convince others You're the...

Duration:01:20:51

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

8/10/2018
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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. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Jon Finkel when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep297 Jon...

Duration:01:17:42

296: Stories From Pro Tour Dominaria with Aleksa Telarov (returning guest)

8/3/2018
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Aleksa Telarov has an impressive Magic record with 5 Grand Prix top 8's (including 1 win), a World Magic Cup top 8, 3rd place at the 2014 MOCS, is a 9 time National Champion and has finished 12th place at a Pro Tour! Aleksa lives in Serbia. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Aleksa Telarov when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep296 Year In Review Aleksa was on the show back on episode 192. He returns to the podcast after some impressive...

Duration:01:44:08

295: What to Do With What You Can't Control with Nick Waugh

7/27/2018
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Nick Waugh recently made his first Top 8 at Grand Prix Barcelona 2018 playing Boros Burn. Nick lives in Godalming, United Kingdom. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Nick Waugh when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep295 First Set 7th Edition Favorite Set 7th Edition Favorite Card Eidolon of the Great Revel Early Challenge Making the best use of time. There's a ton of things you can do and Nick struggled with making time for Magic....

Duration:01:09:57

294: Play to the End with Laszlo Poroszkai

7/20/2018
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Laszlo Poroszkai is from the North-Eastern part of Hungary, a small city without an LGS. He first started playing around 2000 and stopped when Counterspell was not reprinted. He came back in Zendikar and has been to a lot of Grand Prix since then. He's semi-competitive but mostly plays for fun (and counterspell). Laszlo lives in Onga, Hungry. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Laszlo Poroszkai when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here:...

Duration:01:00:01

293: How To Learn and Justify Decisions with Dani Anderson

7/13/2018
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Dani Anderson is an Engineering Ph.D. student from Glasgow, Scotland who is building his Magic resume with finishes such as winning the PTQ at GP Liverpool and making it into the Top 16 at Pro Tour Dominaria. Dani lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Dani Anderson when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep293 First Set Gatecrash Favorite Set Battle for Zendikar Favorite Card Unlicensed Disintegration Early...

Duration:01:01:43

292: Hot Summer Months with Goncalo Pinto

7/6/2018
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Goncalo Pinto is stacking up his record with 1 Grand Prix top 8, 1 Nationals top 8, and a Pro Tour top 8 at Pro Tour Dominaria. Goncalo lives in Barreiro Portugal. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Goncalo Pinto when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep292 First Set Stronghold Favorite Set Ravnica City of Guilds Favorite Card Ninja of the Deep Hours Early Challenge Goncalo had early successes but then got crushed a lot. He eventually...

Duration:00:38:35