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So, the main story of this one is probably Martin Jůza (alongside Andrew Baeckstrom and Corey Burkhart) winning another Grand Prix to stay in 3rd place for Grand Prix Top 8 (Team Top 4) all-time, but many—wait, Peach Garden Oath (William Jensen, Reid Duke, and Owen Turtenwald) made the finals again? Is it even fair at this point?
If you're confused by the (Autumn) moniker above, it's because we've doubled up on Grand Prix Shizuokas this year, and champions Michio Abe, Syo Hayakawa, and Kentarou Tachibana were sure glad we did, strutting away with the trophy after besting a Top 4 filled with World Championship competitors. I would tell you more, but then what's the point of providing the link?
The article gets to say, over and over again, "Abe's Deck of Happiness and Joy," so there's that. There's also Ixalan changes to his Commander Cube, Commander decks, and other, well, happy and joyful decks.
Frank wasn't the only one calling for this clip to make Corbin's article (it did). Osyp has a history of entertaining moments like these—and the bluff isn't what you're here for. It's the celebration. Over 1 point of damage.
Speaking of well-played, this was a whole thing throughout the course of last week. There was a rumor going around of a Legacy Pirates deck people were calling Pirate Stompy or Legacy Stompy. Multiple forum posts were made about it, it was discussed widely on social media, SaffronOlive tried to piece it together—it even led to a discussion about "deck rights," as in the right to hide your decklist from people. Like I said, it was a whole thing.
That turned out not to be a thing at all. Turns out it was a lark that just kept going—kept going to the point that multiple people actually found some success with what people were saying the deck was. So maybe Popeye Stompy really did exist—in our hearts, the whole time.
The Scarab God is the new hotness, as far as finishers are concerned. It's difficult to kill, runs away with games after just a turn or two, and even has a little built-in graveyard hate against decks like God-Pharaoh's Gift. It slices, it dices, it comes back for more.
Hostage Taker, however, is the new kid on the block from Ixalan, and it offers a fantastic removal spell and Control Magic in one. It's kind of like a Gonti, Lord of Luxury that affects the board. Jessup went to the full four on his way to winning the SCG Open this past weekend, and it looked good on camera all weekend.