Top 8 Players of Grand Prix Bologna 2017

Posted in Event Coverage on May 7, 2017

By Tobi Henke

After fifteen rounds, with a total of 1,661 others eliminated, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the title and the trophy. Find out more about these people here!


Name:
Simon Nielsen

Age: 22

Occupation: Linguistics student

Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark

Previous Magic accomplishments:

2014 World Magic Cup winner, second at Grand Prix Brussels 2015, tenth at Pro Tour Eldritch Moon, Gold pro.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-Red Fliers, 7-2. Curator of Mysteries was my only rare, but Cryptic Serpent was quite good in my deck.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-red, 3-0. Glorybringer was my best card, but Hazoret the Fervent was pretty good too. So was Heart-Piercer Manticore, Combat Celebrant, Sweltering Suns, and Commit // Memory.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-red, 3-0—again?! Hazoret the Fervent—again?!



Name:
Javier Dominguez

Age: 30

Occupation: Magic

Hometown: Palau de Plegamans, Spain

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Five Grand Prix Top 8s, was trophy leader on Magic Online Amonkhet Draft Leagues for some days.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Red-green. 8-1. Samut, Voice of Dissent. Lost to my girlfriend.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Jund. 2-1. Two copies of Heaven // Earth.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Jund. 3-0. Sweltering Suns.



Name:
Francesco Giorgio

Age: 29

Occupation: Circuit design engineer

Hometown: Napoli, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Second place at Grand Prix Madrid 2015, third place at the 2014 World Magic Cup.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Archfiend of Ifnir. I played Blue-Black Bombs and went 9-0.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Supernatural Stamina. Had four of them. Played Black-Green Aggro and went 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Decimator Beetle. Black-green splashing red, 1-1-1.



Name:
Dario Veneri

Age: 24

Occupation: Clerk

Hometown: Zürich, Switzerland

Previous Magic accomplishments:

None.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Hooded Naga. Red-green. 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Stir the Sands. White-black. 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Cursed Minotaur. White-black. 2-0-1.



Name:
Martin Jůza

Age: 29

Occupation: Professional tourist

Hometown: Plzen, Czech Republic

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Three Pro Tour Top 8s, twenty-four Grand Prix Top 8s.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-black and green-white out of the sideboard, 9-0. Rags // Riches.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

2-1 with red-white, Insult // Injury.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

2-1 with red-white, didn't really have any good cards.



Name:
Corrado De Sio

Age: 28

Occupation: Student

Hometown: Terni, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

None.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Crocodile of the Crossing. Green-white splashing blue. 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Rags // Riches. Blue-black. 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Sweltering Suns. Red-green. 2-0-1.



Name:
Dario Parazzoli

Age: 39

Occupation: Programmer

Hometown: Milan, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Nineteen Pro Tour participations, one Grand Prix Top 8.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Glorybringer. Red-white. 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dawn // Dusk. Mono-white. 2-1.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Liliana, Death's Majesty. White-black. 3-0.



Name:
Pascal Vieren

Age: 29

Occupation: Product owner

Hometown: Ghent, Belgium

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Belgian national champion, second place at the 2016 World Magic Cup, one Grand Prix Top 8.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Angel of Sanctions. White-blue. 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Glorybringer. Red-green-blue. 2-1.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Gust Walker. White-blue. 3-0.

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