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289: The More You Play... with Matt Brown

6/15/2018
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Matt Brown has a few Grand Prix cashes, has appeared on the Pro Tour once before and now has his first Grand Prix top 8. Matt lives in England. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Matt Brown when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep289 First Set Innistrad Favorite Set Return to Ravnica Favorite Card Cloudfin Raptor Early Challenge Getting crushed at his first several PTQs. Matt kept going because he was having fun. Worst Magic...

Duration:00:52:18

288: Have Fun, Be Nice with Luke Southworth

6/8/2018
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Luke Southworth has one old PTQ win, a handful of Grand Prix cashes and just made Top 8 of Grand Prix Birmingham 2018. Luke is from Preston, England. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Luke Southworth when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep288 First Set Mercadian Masques Favorite Set Apocalypse Favorite Card Electrolyze Early Challenge Understanding card advantage and board advantage. Worst Magic Moment Luke lost in the final of...

Duration:00:58:21

287: Prodigy to Pro Tour 2 with Michael Mapson

6/1/2018
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Michael Mapson is a fellow Prodigy who made top 8 at Grand Prix Hartford 2018. That's right! You're in for a treat as we have our second listener-turned-guest on the show. Michael is from Phoenixville, PA. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Michael Mapson when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep287 First Set Time Spiral Favorite Set Lorwyn Favorite Card Goblin Welder Stensia Bloodhall Early Challenge Knowing what to expect from...

Duration:01:08:25

286: Becoming Tilt Proof with Joshua Bausch

5/25/2018
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Joshua Bausch has been playing card games since he was 11, started with Pokemon to Yu-Gi-Oh and now Magic. He's always been competitive and tried to be competitive in all of them with the most success in Magic. He placed 3rd in Nationals 2017 and made Top 8 at Grand Prix Lyon 2018. Joshua lives in Frankfurt, Germany. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Joshua Bausch when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep286 First Set M14 Favorite...

Duration:00:47:50

285: How To Switch Gears Mid-Game with Robert Swarowski

5/18/2018
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Robert Swarowski has 3 Grand Prix top 8s including being the champion of one of the first Grand Prix ever. Robert lives in Las Vegas, NV. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Robert Swarowski when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep285 First Set The Dark Favorite Set Tempest Favorite Card Jackal Pup Early Challenge Robert struggled to maintain focus from match to match. He noticed he always lost the first round of a tournament. To...

Duration:00:58:34

284: Bogles Master Daniel Ward Wants You to Discover Why You Play Magic

5/11/2018
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Daniel Ward has 5 Grand Prix top 8’s including 1 win and made Top 8 of a World Magic Cup Qualifier in 2016. Daniel lives in Catskill, NY. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Daniel Ward when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep284 First Set Ice Age Favorite Set Odyssey Favorite Card The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale Early Challenge Daniel has always been good at sports. When he came into Magic and learned, it was competitive, it was...

Duration:01:10:39

283: The Mis-Estimation Pitfall with Niklas Dahlquist

5/4/2018
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Niklas Dahlquist is a Swedish player who has been playing Magic since 1994. He started playing more competitively in the last year and positioned top 4 in this year's Magic Online Championship. He really likes playing Limited and plays every single night (mostly). He recently started streaming on Twitch and can be found at twitch.tv/smashhallon. Niklas lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Niklas Dahlquist when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen...

Duration:01:00:12

282: Draft a Lot and Make Your Own Decisions with Lars Dam

4/27/2018
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Lars Dam has 2 Pro Tour top 16s; 1 MOCS win and 1 MOCS top 4. He averages 2 drafts per day and is a former pro poker player. Now he enjoys sports betting on soccer. He's married with no children, is 35 years old and lives in Thailand (even though he's Danish). Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Lars Dam when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep282 First Set Ice Age Favorite Set Eldritch Moon Favorite Card Winter Orb Early...

Duration:01:00:10

281: When You Own Up to Your Mistakes Improvements Will Come with Matt Kling

4/20/2018
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Matt Kling is the former co-host of the Constructed Criticism podcast and made his first Grand Prix top 8 at Memphis in 2018. Matt lives in West Valley, Utah. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Matt Kling when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep281 First Set Rise of the Eldrazi Favorite Set Worldwake Favorite Card Akroma, Angel of Wrath Early Challenge Not being as good as you think you are. Matt overcome this by befriending better...

Duration:00:41:20

280: How Finding a Mentor Can Help You Succeed with Alexander Kreuz

4/13/2018
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Alexander Kreuz is a former PTQ grinder who has 6 Pro Tour appearances. He took a hiatus from Magic and came back in 2017 to finish 10th at GP Amsterdam and recently got his first Grand Prix top 8. Alexander lives in Koblenz, Germany. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Alexander Kreuz when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep280 First Set 6th Edition Starter Favorite Set Alara Block / Ravnica Block Favorite Card Gifts Ungiven Early...

Duration:01:03:43

279: Don't Let the Fear of Losing Hold You Back with Aaron Barich

4/6/2018
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Aaron Barich has been playing Magic since he was 5 and is now a regular of competitive Magic. With some aggressive brewing, he has made a name for himself on the SCG Circuit. His Pro Tour grind began at Battle for Zendikar with a highlight of a Top 8 in Grand Prix Memphis 2018. Aaron lives in Gulfport, MS. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Aaron Barich when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep279 First Set Mirrodin Favorite...

Duration:00:57:31

278: Follow Your Heart And Have Fun With Magic Hall of Fame Member Eric Froelich

3/30/2018
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Eric Froehlich has an impressive 17 Grand Prix top 8s and 11 Pro Tour top 16s including 5 finishes in the top 8! He's a member of the Magic Hall of Fame class of 2015. Eric is from Las Vegas, NV. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Eric Froehlich when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep278 First Set Revised Favorite Set Invasion Favorite Card Shivan Dragon Dedication Pursue what makes you happy. Early Challenge Eric struggled with...

Duration:01:10:05

277: Brian Braun-Duin Talks Sportsmanship, Dedication and Respect

3/23/2018
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Brian Braun-Duin is the 2016 World Champion, has 1 Pro Tour top 16 and 11 Grand Prix Top 8s, with 2 Grand Prix wins. He also writes articles at TCGplayer.com. Brian lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Brian Braun-Duin when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep277 2016 World Champion Recap Brian shifted to playing the best deck for an event instead of a pet deck. How to Determine the Best Deck Look at results...

Duration:01:11:07

276: Happiness and Self-Worth with Ben Ragan

3/16/2018
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Ben Ragan began playing Magic with Magic 2010 after quitting competitive chess in middle school. He top 8ed GP Toronto and has multiple SCG Tour Open Top 8s, as well as a heartbreaking ninth-place finish at an SCG Invitational.He has a minor addiction to casting Collected Company in Modern and firmly believes that Magic is about maximizing your options. When he isn't competing, you can find him re-watching Game of Thrones or cook Italian food. Ben lives in Greenville. Click to Tweet: I...

Duration:00:35:44

275: How to Tell if Your Opponent Has an Answer with Josh Taylor

3/9/2018
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Josh Taylor is a long time Magic: The Gathering grinder and is a feared Limited aficionado in the North East. Some of his notable finishes include Top 8 of Grand Prix New Jersey, 3rd and 9th at SCG invitationals, Multiple old school PTQ wins, and 40th at Pro Tour Atlanta 2014. Josh lives in Henryville, PA. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Josh Taylor when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep275 First Set Invasion Favorite Set Tempest...

Duration:00:28:04

274: Playing Lands and Making Friends with Galan Falakfarsa

3/2/2018
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Galan Falakfarsa has been grinding competitive Magic for about 6 years. His first exciting finish was in 2012 with an SCG Open top 8. Since then he's made top 8 at several PTQs and PPTQs and played in a couple RPTQs. His GP Santa Clara finish was his biggest so far & he's very stoked to play in Pro Tour Magic 25 in Aug. Galan is from Davis, CA. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Galan Falakfarsa when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here:...

Duration:00:32:50

273: How Belief Affects Your Win Rate with Daniel Mabee

2/23/2018
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Daniel Mabee is a semi-competitive Magic player from Sacramento, California who has been playing since 2000. He made his first Grand Prix top 8 at GP Santa Clara. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Daniel Mabee when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep273 First Set Ice Age Favorite Set Innistrad Favorite Card Opposition Early Challenge Dan was intimidated by going to events. Everyone knew each other and he felt like the new kid....

Duration:00:28:24

272: Admitting Your Mistakes with John Martin

2/16/2018
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John Martin is a long time MTG grinder who started playing in Scars of Mirridon/Innistrad block. He has 2 PPTQ wins, made top 20 at GP SA, and is the champion of GP Santa Clara. John lives in Austin, Texas. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from John Martin when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep272 First Set Onslaught Favorite Set Return to Ravnica Favorite Card Restoration Angel Early Challenge John is very proud of his...

Duration:00:30:00

271: Game State IQ and Dealing with Loss with Isaac Sears

2/9/2018
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Isaac Sears has worked in the casino industry for a decade and his Magic accomplishments include 1 Grand Prix top 8, 1 team Grand Prix top 4, and a top 75 at Pro Tour DC. He also has 1 SCG top 8, 2 SCG top 16s, and was a semifinalist at the World Magic Cup. Isaac lives in Santa Rosa, CA. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Isaac Sears when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep271 First Set Invasion Favorite Set Mirrodin /...

Duration:00:59:06

270: GP Champion Jeremy Frye Says Don't Give Up - Success Takes Time

2/2/2018
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Jeremy Frye has been playing competitive Magic for 8 years. In that time, he has made 2 Grand Prix top 4s with 1 win, and 1 SCG Open top 8. He has found himself to always need a competitive outlet and Magic has always been first and foremost. Jeremy lives in Austin, TX. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Jeremy Frye when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep270 First Set Mirrodin Favorite Set Rise of the Eldrazi Favorite Card Wolfbriar...

Duration:00:44:11