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236: It Doesn't Matter What Others Think, Play YOUR Game with Theophile Delavy

9/19/2017
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Theophile Delavy is a Swiss Magic: The Gathering player living in Geneva and has 1 Grand Prix top 8 at GP Metz 2017 - Hours of Devastation Limited. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Theophile Delavy when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep236 First Set Champions of Kamigawa Favorite Set Champions of Kamigawa Favorite Card Dark Confidant Early Challenge The stress of attending his first PTQ. Theo felt pressured to prove to people he...

Duration: 01:10:29


235: The Power of Positivity with Kris McCord

9/15/2017
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Kris McCord is a Magic grinder from Switzerland who currently lives in Auburn Alabama (attending Auburn University). He’s reaching for Silver or better by the end of the 2017/18 season and is off to a good start with one Grand Prix top 8. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Kris McCord when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep235 First Set Champions of Kamigawa Favorite Set Time Spiral Favorite Card Cryptic Command Early...

Duration: 00:56:06


234: Improve Yourself, Don't Prove Yourself with Gregory Michel

9/12/2017
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Gregory Michel is a graduate student and competitive Magic player in Minneapolis MN. He mostly plays Limited but also dabbles in Standard and Commander as well. He recently made Top 8 for the first time at a Grand Prix by piloting UW Monument to 7 places at GP Denver! Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Gregory Michel when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep234 First Set Portal Favorite Set Battle for Zendikar Favorite Card Munda,Ambush...

Duration: 01:02:52


233: Don't Wait To Go To Tournaments with Joao Lelis

9/8/2017
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Joao Lelis is a Timmy/Vorthos player who loves eternal formats and had never made a Grand Prix day 2 until he became the Champion of GP Sao Paulo 2017! Joao lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Joao Lelis when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep233 First Set Mirrodin Favorite Set Kamigawa Favorite Card Gifts Ungiven Early Challenge Learning to play many rounds in a single day and playing against people who...

Duration: 00:55:39


232: Preparation Is Worth More Than Results with Steve Hatto

9/5/2017
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Steve Hatto is 34 years old and started playing Magic in Mirage. He played off and on like many do until he came back for good in Scars of Mirrodin. His goal was clear at that point - make it to the most prestigious events that Magic had to offer. There was, however, one problem: at his first FNM there were only 3 players… Steve lives in Luxembourg. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Steve Hatto when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here:...

Duration: 01:03:04


231: Believe It's Possible and Practice! with Vitor Grassato

9/1/2017
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Vitor Grassato has a couple Grand Prix top 16s and finished 6th at Grand Prix San Antonio with Jon Stern and Alex Majlaton. He recently got 2nd place at GP Sao Paulo 2017! Vitor lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Vitor Grassato when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep231 First Set Prophecy Favorite Set Ravnica Favorite Card Meloku the Clouded Mirror Early Challenge Vitor constantly wanted to improve and...

Duration: 01:03:17


230: Face to Face with Robert Anderson - Don't Get Discouraged

8/29/2017
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Robert Anderson has played on several Pro Tours and is the Champion of Grand Prix Toronto 2017. Robert works at Face to Face Games and lives in Canada. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Robert Anderson when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep230 First Set Revised Favorite Set Innistrad Favorite Card Calcite Snapper Early Challenge The mental game. It's easy to be negative so Robert has focused a lot on keeping a positive...

Duration: 01:04:36


229: GP Champion Mani Davoudi Keeps The Big Picture in Mind to Succeed

8/25/2017
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Mani Davoudi has 2 Grand Prix Top 8s (Houston 2013 and the Modern Champion at GP Las Vegas 2017). Mani lives in Vancouver, Canada. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Mani Davoudi when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep229 First Set Lorwyn Favorite Set Scars of Mirrodin Block Favorite Card Birthing Pod Early Challenge When Mani moved to Victoria for the university he had no friends and it was harder to play Magic. He turned to Magic...

Duration: 01:05:53


228: The Key is Putting in the Practice with Dr. Chris Ferber

8/22/2017
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Chris Ferber is a doctor who is new to the upper tiers of competitive Magic with 1 Grand Prix top 8. Chris lives in Torrance, CA and plays at Fire and Dice. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Chris Ferber when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep228 First Set Odyssey Favorite Set Rise of the Eldrazi Favorite Card Green Sun's Zenith Early Challenge Card evaluation was tough for Chris. Talking with others helped Chris learn...

Duration: 00:44:46


227: Every Game Matters, Play as Much as You Can Says Ben Coursey

8/18/2017
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Ben Coursey is a Level 2 Judge who has 1 Grand Prix Top 8 and 3 Pro Tour Qualifier Top 8's. Ben lives in New Hampshire. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Ben Coursey when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep227 First Set Revised Favorite Set Lorwyn Favorite Card Thoughtseize Early Challenge When Ben first discovered PTQs it was quite a jump from a casual player that he was a little put-off. Competitive Magic was really rough. Ben...

Duration: 00:55:37


226: Don't Be Too Hard on Yourself with Simon Linabury

8/15/2017
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Simon Linabury rounds out the trio that took down Grand Prix Sydney 2017. Simon lives in Canberra, Australia. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Simon Linabury when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep226 First Set 7th Edition Favorite Set Oath of the Gatewatch Favorite Card Siege Rhino Early Challenge Figuring out what his opponent had and then what to do with the information. His test group was key in helping him overcome and...

Duration: 00:48:25


225: Craig Wescoe Reveals Deck Building Secrets, Explores Strategies for White, and Talks Magic Coaching

8/11/2017
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Craig Wescoe is the world's foremost expert of everything White in Magic. He’s the Pro Tour Dragon's Maze Champion, has 3 Pro Tour Top 8's + 2 more Top 16s and his Grand Prix record currently stands at 11 top 8s, including 1 win. He’s a weekly columnist for magic.tcgplayer.com. Craig lives in New York. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Craig Wescoe when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep225 First Set Ice Age Favorite...

Duration: 01:01:46


224: Just Keep Learning with Daniel Wong

8/8/2017
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Daniel Wong is a San Francisco Bay Area grinder with a top 8 in the Modern portion of Grand Prix Las Vegas 2017. He's an up-and-comer who will be playing in his first Pro Tour in November 2017 at Pro Tour Albuquerque. Daniel lives in Berkeley, CA. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Daniel Wong when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep224 First Set M13 on Magic Duels Favorite Set Khans of Tarkir Favorite Card Howling mine Early...

Duration: 00:52:44


223: Networking is Karl Eyre's Secret Sauce and It Can Be Yours Too

8/4/2017
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Karl Eyre is a 23 years old freight and logistics manager at a small POS company. He’s a casual, online gamer who started playing Magic in 2008. He started to play at Meta Games in 2009 which was known for having high-level players. Draft and Australian Highlander are his formats of choice. In 2014 he played his first Grand Prix and since then he’s played in 8 GP's with 3rd at Sydney 2017, 9th at Sydney 2014 and a near miss at Melbourne 2016. Karl lives in Melbourne, Australia. Click to...

Duration: 00:43:09


222: You Can't Get Better in Isolation with Ivan Schroder

8/1/2017
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Ivan Schroder is an Australian grinder and member of Team EXP who just made his first Grand Prix top 8 by taking down GP Sydney 2017 with his team. Ivan lives in Canberra, Australia. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Ivan Schroder when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep222 First Set Legions Favorite Set Champions of Kamigawa Favorite Card Meloku the Clouded Mirror Early Challenge Ivan is a brewer and he would try to make cards...

Duration: 00:42:40


221: Teresa Pho Qualified For the Pro Tour By Mastering Combat and the PPTQ System

7/28/2017
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Teresa Pho is a data analyst who just qualified for her first Pro Tour by making top 4 of a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier. Teresa lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Teresa Pho when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep221 First Set Avacyn Restored / M13 Favorite Set Khans of Tarkir Favorite Card Squee's Toy Early Challenge Catching up to the new rules. Damage not going on the stack. Magic Milestone Teresa...

Duration: 00:57:32


220: GP Champion Jim Wilks Knows You SHouldn't Get Too Smart

7/25/2017
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Jim Wilks is an Australian grinder and the Captain of Team EXP. He’s made the Top 8 of World Magic Cup 2016 with Team Australia and is the Champion of Grand Prix Sydney 2017. Jim lives in Canberra, Australia. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Jim Wilks when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep220 First Set Onslaught Favorite Set Kamigawa Favorite Card Sphinx's Revelation Early Challenge The idea that he didn't have to win every...

Duration: 00:45:44


219: Lukas Blohon Returns and Shares 1.5 Years of One Game at a Time

7/21/2017
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Lukas Blohon returns to the show after increasing his already impressive record. He now has 7 Grand Prix top 8s including 2 wins and 2 Pro Tour top 8s. Lukas lives in Prague, Czech Republic. His first appearance on the MTG Pro Tutor podcast was episode 61. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Lukas Blohon when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep219 Whats New Lukas now plays Magic full time. He produces content for Hareruya and...

Duration: 00:49:55


218: The Secret to Recording Your Magic Games with Allen Wu

7/18/2017
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Allen Wu is a Master's student at Stanford University where he studies Management Science and Engineering. He broke onto the Pro Tour by winning an MTGO PTQ 3 seasons in a row. His best results are 2 Grand Prix top 8's with 1 win and going 10-6 in the last 3 Pro Tours. Allen lives in Mountain View, CA. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Allen Wu when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep218 First Set Invasion Favorite Set Time...

Duration: 00:42:48


217: First Prodigy Turned Guest Tyrell Wheeler Shares His Secret to Making Pro Tour Top 16 on Part-Time Magic

7/14/2017
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Tyrell Wheeler is the first Pro Tutor Prodigy turned guest! He has been playing Magic since Revised and has one Pro Tour top 16. Tyrell lives in Vancouver, Canada. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Tyrell Wheeler when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep217 Favorite Set Time Spiral Favorite Card Time walk Early Challenge Don't know the proper playing of Magic when in an autopilot. Worst Magic Moment He lost his backpack including...

Duration: 00:52:28

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