Day Two Coverage -- 2009 Germany National Championship

Posted in Event Coverage on August 14, 2009

A fresh Saturday has broken over Aschaffenburg, and the participants of German Nationals are primed and ready. Which is a fancy way of saying that day 2 of German Nats has begun. Three rounds of draft, four rounds of Standard and we will have a Top 8 and a line-up for Sunday.

It’s not just the main event, though, that draws players into Aschaffenburg’s town hall. Germany has a long tradition of big Legacy tournaments at Nationals, and today will be no exception. Play The Game, See The World is what the Legacy players are fighting for today: An invitation to Rome and the chance to compete for travels to the entire next Pro Tour season.

Today, we will bring you the PTQ results, continuing coverage of the main event, a look at what’s happening on the sidelines, and as a special treat the German coverage over at PlanetMTG ( will have a complete draft viewer from table one that we here on will link you to. Stay with Tobias Henke and Hanno Terbuyken as they bring you all that’s bringable from German Nationals 2009!


Feature Match Round 8: Florian Pils vs Thomas Steeger

by Hanno Terbuyken

Yes, we’ve had Thomas Steeger in yesterday’s last feature match. But it is traditional to kick off day two with the undefeated players, and Steeger has done exactly that. His draft had kicked off with Cruel Ultimatum and offered such goodies as third-pick Thraximundar in the Alara Reborn pack. The picks he wanted didn’t come in packs one and two, but Reborn was his saving grace: Terminate, Thraximundar, and ten other cards that made it into his maindeck. His opponent is no slouch, either. Florian Pils sports a 6-1 record coming into Saturday and belongs to the cream of Germany’s crop of better known players.

And he has never lost a game here in Aschaffenburg where he won the die roll.

Game 1:

Pils won the die roll...

...and shunted the duty of playing first in Steeger’s direction. Both players mulliganed once. Steeger started with Crumbling Necropolis, showing off his Grixis tendencies, while Florian Pils went for whatever with Armillary Sphere. Five lands into the game, Pils put down Putrid Leech as his first play and had Terminate for Steeger’s answer, Cloudheath Drake.

Yoke of the Damned from Steeger handled Gorger Wurm, but Pils had Slave of Bolas. He took Steeger’s fresh Grixis Sojourners, and after a brief debate about who would get to remove something at end of turn (the controller of the Sojourners, e.g. Pils), Steeger scooped up his cards, especially since an earlier Demonic Dread yielded nothing useful for Steeger and his deck had run out of steam.

Florian Pils 1 – 0 Thomas Steeger

Game 2:

Drag Down from Steeger handled Pils’ first threat, Sewn-Exe Drake. Not missing a beat, or a land drop for that matter, Pils tapped five to play Putrid Leech and Hissing Iguanar. Steeger, with Scourge Devil in play, had just Yoke of the Damned for the Leech to force a trade with his Devil.

Pils found the trade advantageous. One of his cards for two of Steeger’s? Good play! And Pils had a follow-up in Nacatl Outlander. Steeger wanted to even out the board by Unearthing Scourge Devil and sacrificing it to Fleshbag Marauder, forcing Pils to give up his Outlander.

But the semi-pro put up unrelenting pressure, with just the right mix of removal in the form of Resounding Thunder, and army bigger by two creatures. Steeger had no way of holding off Pils with just Shambling Remains. He dropped his irrelevant hand on the table and extended the other one, disappointed in his deck’s performance especially in the first game.

Florian Pils 2 – 0 Thomas Steeger

“I drew the worse half of the deck”, Steeger said about the first game, but also admitted that his deck wasn’t that consistent on the mana front. “Maybe I got too lucky yesterday so today balances out?” Steeger wondered. We’ll see.

Saturday, 1:15 p.m. -- Competitive Lounging

by Hanno Terbuyken

Video screens have a terrible attraction. Magic players simply cannot stay away, especially when they see shiny rectangles with Magic artwork. Duels of the Planeswalkers, Magic’s Xbox Live debut, is on display here, and players flock to it. Unsurprisingly, the success DotP enjoys on the Xbox Live Marketplace is mirrored here. But it is not just the four screens with 360s behind them. The blue-green lounge, with sofas and chairs and comfortable cushions, is just as much reason to chill out there as the videgame is.

Magic players wouldn’t be Magic players, though, if they weren’t competitive. So when Klaus Jöns and Raul Porojan got hold of the controllers, they went at it like digital fiends. A crowd gathered to watch the two of them take the place of Planeswalkers for a duel. Laughter and good-natured banter abounded as those two fought themselves through the digital interface.

Who won? Nobody cared. The game felt more like a Planeswalker office prank, or Planeswalker beach party, or Planeswalker after-work cocktail round – or a combination of all of them. So if you find yourself near an extravagantly decorated sofa lounge with four 26” flatscreen TVs and a handful of Xboxes: Try Duels of the Planeswalkers, it’s fun!

Saturday, 1:42 p.m. -- Probably Incidental: Talking to Jan Ruess

by Florian Koch

Jan RuessYou finished day one with a 4-3 record. Before the tournament, you told us that you really desired to become national champion. This must be disappointing for you. What went wrong?

Yes, it is definitely a disappointment. The constructed portion went really bad. I played Jund control and the deck did not deliver at all. Dennis Johannsen plays the same deck and he is 3-1, so the deck can obviously do a lot better. If I had to pick again I would choose the same deck. Afterwards I swept my draft pod with a bad deck.

How was your second draft this morning?

My deck is much better than yesterday, but I lost to the first round anyway. Just now I won against Alex Fanghänel. The deck definitely should deliver a 2-1, so I expect to win the last round, too.

German nationals seem to be very hard for the most accomplished players. In recent years the finals saw solid players, but not the names you’d expect to see there, like Sebastian Thaler or Simon Görtzen. Do you have an explanation for that?

It is probably mostly incidental. But then the German nationals are extremely late in the season. So even unprepared players come with highly tuned decks and there is not much tech to discover any more, either. Differences in skill and effort of deck selection and building thus don’t have the effect they might otherwise have.

Round 10 Feature Match: Simon Görtzen vs. Benedikt Sonnenschein

by Tobias Henke

Benedikt Sonnenschein Both players currently have three losses and need to accumulate four straight wins to secure a top 8 berth. Benedikt picked up his losses in the first three rounds of the tourney, thus is still undefeated in draft, while Simon started 2-2 in Standard and finished yesterday’s play at 4-3.

Benedikt had to mulligan, then went into the think tank for his six-card hand. He re-emerged from that with a brave decision to keep. Unluckily, he missed a land drop, had to discard, and when finally he had deployed his first creature (Kathari Screecher), Simon already had a board chock-full of Monstrous Carabid, Carrion Thrash, with Necrogenesis tugging along, just in case the heavy hitters would somehow fail to deliver. But of course they did.

Simon Görtzen 1 - 0 Benedikt Sonnenschein

This time around, it was Simon’s turn to mulligan (down to six), while Benedikt started with a full grip of seven and went to business: Armillary Sphere, Aven Trailblazer, and on turn four Esper Stormblade plus the activation of said Sphere saw him use his mana perfectly every turn.

Meanwhile Simon had Necrogenesis, but not much else, him being stuck with lots of Forests, Swamps on the battlefield and Caldera Hellion in his hand. He was not completely out of the game yet, though. At the end of Benedikt’s next turn (Benedikt had cast Lorescale Coatl) Simon cycled Deadshot Minotaur, used that to build a token with Necrogenesis, and finally drew a Mountain in the process.

Simon GörtzenBenedikt tried to increase the pressure and tighten his grip on the game with Flurry of Wings, but walked (rather: flew) straight into Simon’s trap: Next turn, another red source enabled Caldera Hellion: that got rid of Benedikt’s air force, while being 4/4 (and surviving) itself.

Benedikt was visibly shocked by this sudden turn of events. Rhox Bodyguard was all his deck could muster and now the game was firmly in Simon’s hand. Scarland Thrinax entered the battlefield and Necrogenesis went to work on the densely populated garveyards. Deathbringer Thoctar might not even have been necessary to carry this game home, but Simon had it and was prepared to use it. It didn’t take long...

Simon Görtzen 1 - 0 Benedikt Sonnenschein

Saturday, 2:40 p.m. – Yesterday's News

by Tobias Henke

While the big guns are gunning for the title in the main event, yesterday 96 players entered in a Pro Tour Qualifier, played seven rounds, and produced the following top 8. Sadly, one player's decklist was lost in the turmoil, when the event finally produced a champion rather late in the evening.

Still, here are the Magnificent Seven:

Philipp Volk, Winner

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Christian Schmelz, Finalist

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Dominik Nitsch, Top 8

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Julien de Graat, Top 8

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Stefan Altfellner, Top 8

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Kiri Tang, Top 8

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Scott McMullen, Top 8

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Round 11 Feature Match: Eugen Libkin vs. Sebastian Thaler

by Hanno Terbuyken

Thaler is one of the Germans who warrants the phrase “he needs no introduction”. At 22 points, he needed to win out from here, just like his opponent: Libkin had seven wins going in and needed four more to make Top 8.

Game 1:

Thaler, with Merfolk, won the die roll and put pressure on the board, as Merfolk do. Libnik, with Faeries, had Doomblade to kill Merrow Reejerey, but missed his fourth land drop, and Thaler promptly revealed another Reejerey. Agony Warp from Libnik solved that problem, Spellstutter Sprite flashed in as a blocker, and Thaler was boardless.

But Merfolk is a deck that has (and always had) the ability to bring out little men with little trouble. It’s the same in this format, and Stonybrook Banneret joined Sygg, River Guide. Thaler attacked with his two Islandwalkers and a Mutavault. Libnik blocked what he could: Mutavault stopped Mutavault. Libnik also tried Vendilion Clique in that combat, but Thaler couldn’t be having with that. Cryptic Command countered the Clique and drew him a card.

Thoughtseize from Libnik revealed just a Path to Exile and Mystic Gate in Thaler’s hand. But at 17 life, Thaler could easily afford to race with his on-board Islandwalkers, taking Libnik to 5. He tried Vendilion Clique just to have something, but Thaler calmly revealed Command #2, and that was that.

Eugen Libkin 0 – 1 Sebastian Thaler

Game 2:

Libnik decided to go first, crucial for Faeries to establish enough mana for early control actions. He skimped on a turn-two Bitterblossom and used Broken Ambitions instead to counter Thaler’s Silvergill Adept. The Clash revealed Wake Thrasher for Thaler and Swamp for Libkin, which he put under his library. Land would not be his problem in this game, then.

But that Wake Thrasher? That could quite possibly become a problem. The Thrasher can eat a Faerie with every attack, so that Bitterblossom essentially becomes a Pacifism with an upkeep of one life. Of course, Faeries has numerous other ways to stop a Thrasher, but stop it it must, eventually.

The Bitterblossom Libkin had declined to play on turn two came a turn later, and its first offspring traded with Thaler’s Silverglil Adept in combat. Thaler refilled the empty board with Glen-Elendra Archmage, and Libnik decided on Scion of Oona in Thaler’s end of turn.

“You don’t also have Sower of Temptation, do you?” Thaler presumed.

Libkin shrugged, untapped and played Sower of Temptation, taking Thaler’s Archmage. Thaler had Path to Exile to immediately remove the Scion and its back-breaking bonuses and then brought Wake Thrasher to the battlefield. Libjkin attacked Thaler down to 14 and played Bitterblossom #2. A second Path to Exile from Thaler targeted Sower of Temptation, because the former Rookie wanted his Glen-Elendra Archmage back. Libkin sacrificed the Archmage to counter the Path and keep his Sower, but of course Persist gave the Archmage back to his owner, viz: Thaler.

Libkin tried Vendilion Clique. He wanted to know what Thaler was up to, and get more power on the board to fly over Thaler’s two-creature ground force. Thaler had Sage’s Dousing, which left Libkin with just two cards in hand.

The untap gave Thaler five Wake Thrasher triggers on the stack. In response, Libkin showed Agony Warp, with just one card left in his hand. Thaler looked at his hand, then at Libkin. He had Cryptic Command, but what about Libkin?

Eventually, Thaler called the bluff, saw Libkin’s Agony Warp and raised him a Cryptic Command. Libkin shrugged, and the Command resolved.

From that point on in the match, Libnik had essentially lost. He was able to get Thaler down to 7 life, then 2 with his Faeries and the Sower of Temptation. What he did not have was an answer to Wake Thrasher, and his two Bitterblossoms ticked down his life total at a rate of two a turn.

Libnik drew a Cryptic Command as a desperate effort to bounce the Thrasher, but Thaler had Sage’s Dousing to counter it. The former Rookie also had Meddling Mage naming Mistbind Clique, sealing the deal while his Wake Thrasher decimated Libnik’s defense. The end came when Thaler, on 2 life, used his Cryptic Command in Libnik’s upkeep to tap all his Faeries and attacked with Mutavault, Glen-Elendra Archmage, Meddling Mage and a 9/9 Wake Thrasher. All Libnik had was Gargoyle Castle to chump-block the Wake Thrasher, but the remaining team took Libnik to 2.

Thaler said go, and Libnik’s pair of Bitterblossoms preserved Thaler’s chance for a Sunday appearance.

Eugen Libkin 0 – 2 Sebastian Thaler

Eugen Libkin (L) and Sebastian Thaler (R)

Saturday, 3:36 p.m. – Through the Player’s Eyes

by Hanno Terbuyken

Early this morning, the entire coverage staff and three volunteers took their notepads and their pens and trudged over to draft pod one. Friday’s top finishers had congregated there to draft their decks for the next three rounds. Every draft pick was recorded and entered into PlanetMTG’s custom draft viewer system.

There are a few peculiarities to keep in mind, the most important one of which is: The lands were removed from the boosters beforehand, so the players had just 14 cards to chose from. Because the draft viewer cannot handle 14-card boosters, every booster has an Island as the 15th card.

The draft viewer works like this:
Square button – Show pick.
Arrow up – Previous pick.
Arrow down – Next pick.
Arrow right/ left – See what happened to the booster to the right and to the left.

If you click on a player, you can follow his entire draft by simply scrolling down. Here is the entire draft of the first draft pod:

Round 13 Feature Match: Bernd Brendemühl vs. Lino Burgold

by Hanno Terbuyken

12 rounds of Magic. 9 wins, 3 losses. 27 points, and two rounds to go – for these two players, Top 8 was on the line. Neither could afford another loss – and apparently, neither could afford to play with his opening hand. Both players mulliganed after Brendemühl had won the die roll.

Game 1:

Bernd BrendemuehlBrendemühl had to ship yet another hand. When he was ready to play, he went Mountain, Tattermunge Maniac, Tattermunge Maniac, Lightning Bolf on your Knight of Meadowgrain. Another Bolt killed another Knight of Meadowgrain, and the Maniacs had just like that taken Burgold to 10. Brendemühl found Mountain #2, but Burgold had a third Knight of Meadowgrain!

“It has to work eventually,” said Burgold. The third Knight stuck, and Brendemühl picked up his cards. The Figure of Destiny Burgold had played on his first turn didn’t even matter. Three Knights of Meadowgrain? Burgold: “Everything you need.”

Bernd Brendemühl 0 – 1 Lino Burgold

Game 2:

Lino BurgoldAgain, both players decided to start with six instead of seven cards. Brendemühl slumped: “This isn’t fun,” as he shuffled up for a five-card start: “I know the matchup is bad, but this is just too much!”

His next five did not suit him either. Three one-land hands in a row, and Brendemühl was desperate. Both players were discontent with the way things were going, as they would have wanted to play a proper match. Then Brendemühl looked at his four cards, dropped the four non-land cards on the table and extended his hand.

“The deck decided that I shouldn’t make Top 8 today,” moaned Brendemühl, who saw no chance at all to win with his red deck against his worst matchup after boarding out most of his one-mana spells due to his sideboard plan.

Burgold: “He drew 20 cards before turn two!”
Brendemühl: “Yeah: 7, 6, 5, 4.”

Bernd Brendemühl 0 – 2 Lino Burgold

Saturday, 6:05 p.m. – Decktech: Baneslayer Black

by Tobias Henke

This late in the season the standard metagame is well developed, decks have been built, tried, tuned, and tested, but still there are some people who simply refuse to tread along the beaten path. One of them is Michael Diezel who, in 2006, received some attention when he designed and succesfully debuted the “Nantuko Husk/Promise of Bunrei” deck at Pro Tour Honolulu (the first one).

This time, he’s again playing Swamps and Plains, but is eschewing the token synergies that had been running rampant earlier this year. Instead he built a wacky black-white discard-based control monstrosity:

Michael Diezel

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A long-time fan of the color of darkness he was trying for some time now to conjure up a deck which is mostly black. “This one started out as mono-black control, but soon changed to black/white”, said Diezel. “Tidehollow Sculler advances the deck’s discard strategy, while Path to Exile handles Chameleon Colossus and Great Sable Stag.”

Baneslayer Angel turns games right around”, he pointed out one of the most important white additions. “The angel is not exactly fire-proof... that’s why the combination with discard is so good.”

One very unusual card is Memory Plunder. Diezel calls it: “Fighting fire with fire. Almost every deck in the current standard format is vulnerable to its own sorceries and instants. Cruel Ultimatum, Cryptic Command, Time Warp...”

Saturday, 6:35 p.m. – Blogging From the Battlefield: Bad Beats

by Tobias Henke


Time Warp

We all know stories of horrible mana screw, horrible mana flood, or hideous misplays costing games. But then there are also those games, where something so completely unexpected happens that you simply want to exclaim: “There has to be an error in the matrix!”

Like, imagine you’re playing against this weird combo deck with Time Sieve and Open the Vaults. You’re one turn away from attacking for the win, when time is called in the round. Five extra turns, three of which are yours... should be fine, shouldn’t it?

Well, not if your opponent casts Time Warp, then Time Warp, then activates Time Sieve, casts Open the Vaults, activates Time Sieve once again, and again... and really takes all of those five additional turns!

Another story is even weirder. Player A was playing Merfolk, had some fish on the table, but not remotely enough to surpass player B’s defenses. Also, player A had Reveillark in hand and enough mana to evoke it, but sadly not even any reasonable options in his graveyard. All that changed, however, when his opponent resolved Broken Ambitions on some minor threat. Player B won the clash, so Broken Ambitions put four cards in player A’s graveyard, among them Merrow Reejerey as well as Merfolk Sovereign. “How lucky!”, player A exclaimed, and proceded to evoke Reveillark to return both of them to the battlefield, and attack for the win. We all knew, clash was all about luck... but winning the clash and losing the game because of it...?

For a third installment of “Beyond Belief: Fact”, let’s return to the infamous Time Sieve deck. One of its pilots found himself on the receiving end of unfriendly fire: his opponent, playing red burn, directed Hellspark Elemental after Hellspark Elemental, Boggart Ram-Gang, and Flame Javelin at his face. He struggled, but in the end he set him up well with Howling Mine and was just about to take an infinite amount of extra turns, when disaster struck. He cast Time Warp and his opponent responded with.

Wild Ricochet

Saturday, 7:42 p.m. – Running Sushi and A Timely Round

by Hanno Terbuyken

For the first time in history, or at least as far as all concerned can remember, a round at German Nationals finished before time ran out. It took the judges by total surprise when head judge Michael Wiese announced: “Round 13 is over” with five minutes left on the clock. The black shirts scrambled to heed the announcement and gazed amazed at the clock still running.

After round 13, players down to 12th place in the standing had a chance to grab a slot in Sunday’s Top 8 competition. Four of them secured their spot with an intentional draw: Tobias Gräfensteiner, Andreas Schraut, Thomas Steeger and Andre Luff, who had qualified for his first Nationals just the night before it started via one of the grinders. Besides those four, the top seed – Florian Pils – chose to play and win the last round to cement his place at the top of Swiss standings and to ensure a Top 8 appearance for Sebastian Thaler. Had Pils lost his match against Jan-Philipp Budde (no relation), Thaler’s 31 points would not have been enough.

Speaking of Thaler, he has found the best name for a deck we have seen all weekend. His Merfolk deck is named “Running Sushi”. By the way: Just like Andre Luff, Thaler’s last-round opponent Simon Leigh also had qualified by winning a grinder and was just a hair’s breadth away from the Top 8, which is rounded out by Sebastian Kuchenbecker and GP Hanover winner Lino Burgold.

We will see tomorrow who of those will ultimately carry the title of German National Champion 2009. For now, the Top 8 competitors will spend the night poring over each other’s decklists. The rest of the assorted Magic players will try their hand at bowling, beer, drafting and a trivia contest at the Player’s Party tonight.

Standings: Extra Standings

by Event Coverage Staff
Standings Draft
Player Points
Baum, Philipp 18
Passin, Philip 18
Schraut, Andreas 18
Brendemühl, Bernd 15
Burgold, Lino 15
Ehrismann, Tobias 15
Görtzen, Simon 15
Gräfensteiner, Tobias 15
Hauck, Christian 15
Hubacsek, Christian 15
Knauf, Daniel 15
Koller, Tobias 15
Krzikalla, Olaf 15
Kuchenbecker, Sebastian 15
Luff, Andre 15
Mostek, Sten-Magnus 15
Müller, Andreas 15
Ohlhof, Frank 15
Passow, Christopher 15
Rösner, Bodo 15
Rueß, Jan 15
Sonnenschein, Benedikt 15
Stöter, Erik 15
Thaler, Sebastian 15
Unfried, Jörg 15
Gierse, Alexander 13
Baris, Dennis 12
Baruti, Xhemil 12
Darnhofer, Robert 12
Diezel, Michael 12
Dosch, Sven 12
Drewes, David 12
Ecker, Danny 12
Fischer-Gundlach, Moritz 12
Habermann, Marvin 12
Hüttenberger, Christian 12
Kalkmann, Tim 12
Leigh, Simon 12
Löchert, Johannes 12
Mitschang, Thomas 12
Passin, Mathias 12
Pils, Florian 12
Plagge, Julian 12
Radzom, Gunnar 12
Reichel-Dittes, Christopher 12
Schäfer, Carsten 12
Severin, Thoralf 12
Silny, Andre 12
Steeger, Thomas 12
Steinborn, Robin 12
Stephan, Jürgen 12
Surkamp, Florian 12
von Kalkstein, Christian 12
Wallendorf, Jonas 12
Wolf, Manuel 12
Heinrich, Artie 10
Hittel, Matthias 10
Klings, Rüdiger 10
Al-Bacha, Wesimo 9
Anders, Torsten 9
Bamberger, Sven 9
Beckmann, Bertram 9
Bisterfeld, Martin 9
Bosselmann, Daniel 9
Brade, Raphael 9
Budde, Jan-Philipp 9
Burgos, Christian 9
Creutz, Christian 9
Durka, Kilian 9
Eder, Wolfgang 9
Filler, Michael 9
Frey, Alexander 9
Gerber, Christoph 9
Götze, Felix 9
Grudowski, Dennis 9
Hollmann, Marc 9
Holzhey, Christoph 9
Jeschke, Benjamin 9
Johannsen, Dennis 9
Kempf, Bastian 9
Kohl, Reinhold 9
Koksch, Florian 9
Kovacs, Christof 9
Kracker, Nikolai 9
Libkin, Eugen 9
Lindner, Marcus 9
Martin, Malik 9
Materne, Philipp 9
Michels, Tim 9
Morys, Stefan 9
Müller, Michael 9
Oeser, Jens 9
Paulmaier, Benjamin 9
Porojan, Raul 9
Rosenberger, Alexander 9
Schild, Stefan 9
Soude, Vincent 9
Stahl, Gerry 9
Steinert, Roman 9
Strobach, Patrick 9
Thomsen, Sascha 9
Trunk, Marcel 9
Vogt, Marc 9
von Drehle, Christian 9
Weidemann, Paul 9
Wels, Tobias 9
Wilkens, Jens 9
Wörner, Jürgen 9
Ziesche, Sebastian 9
Zimmermann, Martin 9
Rechthaler, Dominik 7
Arndt, Georg 6
Bauche, Marcel 6
Brenner, Martin 6
Fanghaenel, Alex 6
Fromm, Felix 6
Geiger, Jürgen 6
Geist, Jonathan 6
Gerecke, Piet 6
Gerstmayer, Thorsten 6
Gräfensteiner, Daniel 6
Heruth, Martin 6
Keppel, Marco 6
Knabe, Fabian 6
Lewandowski, Mathias 6
Loger, Sascha 6
Lorenz, Konstantin 6
Ludewig, Matthias 6
Marksfeld, René 6
Mazzurco, Carlo 6
Oehler, Martin 6
Rauer, Jörg 6
Reinhardt, Fabio 6
Sabel, Dion 6
Sappl, Josef 6
Schmittbuettner, Markus 6
Schnider, Jakob 6
Schreiber, Andreas 6
Schumacher, Jens 6
Simon, Swen 6
Staat, Philipp 6
Wahl, Oliver 6
Winter, Sascha 6
Altensen, Tim 3
Brackmann, Aaron 3
Brandt, Sebastian 3
Fischer, Florian 3
Geißler, Gunnar 3
Grimmer, Jasper 3
Hagedorn, David 3
Hofmann, Mike 3
Hübner, Sebastian 3
Jell, Phillip 3
Joens, Klaus 3
Juergens, Dorian 3
Jungmann, Thomas 3
Kirchner, David 3
Knoerr, Sebastian 3
Langner, Matthias 3
Luy, Theo 3
Meissner, Patrick 3
Nägele, Niclas 3
Ortmann, Christoph 3
Ritter, Simon 3
Sauter, Franz 3
Schmeußer, Simon 3
Sinner, Denis 3
Sparwald, Hannu 3
Spenner, Dennis 3
Weller, Jonas 3
Blumm, Christian 1
Blanco Trillo, Roberto 0
Dalbke, Dennis 0
Dreger, Tobias 0
Drenger, Frieder-Michel 0
Hemmer, Philipp 0
Kreuz, Alexander 0
Maij, Rosario 0
Maurer, Tobias 0
Muecke, Sebastian 0
Reinschmidt, Christian 0
Scholz, Hannes 0
Schulmerich, Felix 0
Stevens, Henk 0
Sudmann, Jan 0
Thomas, Niklas 0
Wagner, Stefan 0
Wildner, Eric 0
Wirkus, Kai 0
Standings Standard
Player Points
Pils, Florian 22
Budde, Jan-Philipp 21
Martin, Malik 21
Steeger, Thomas 19
Baruti, Xhemil 18
Bisterfeld, Martin 18
Burgold, Lino 18
Geist, Jonathan 18
Kempf, Bastian 18
Kuchenbecker, Sebastian 18
Ludewig, Matthias 18
Müller, Michael 18
Ritter, Simon 18
Trunk, Marcel 18
Wallendorf, Jonas 18
Winter, Sascha 18
Ziesche, Sebastian 18
Gräfensteiner, Tobias 17
Bauche, Marcel 16
Luff, Andre 16
Mitschang, Thomas 16
Stephan, Jürgen 16
Thaler, Sebastian 16
Bamberger, Sven 15
Gerecke, Piet 15
Görtzen, Simon 15
Koksch, Florian 15
Kovacs, Christof 15
Leigh, Simon 15
Libkin, Eugen 15
Lindner, Marcus 15
Materne, Philipp 15
Passin, Mathias 15
Rueß, Jan 15
Sabel, Dion 15
Schmittbuettner, Markus 15
Schnider, Jakob 15
Staat, Philipp 15
Steinborn, Robin 15
Steinert, Roman 15
Surkamp, Florian 15
Thomsen, Sascha 15
Vogt, Marc 15
Loger, Sascha 13
Schraut, Andreas 13
Baum, Philipp 12
Brade, Raphael 12
Brendemühl, Bernd 12
Brenner, Martin 12
Dosch, Sven 12
Dreger, Tobias 12
Ehrismann, Tobias 12
Filler, Michael 12
Fischer-Gundlach, Moritz 12
Frey, Alexander 12
Habermann, Marvin 12
Hauck, Christian 12
Hollmann, Marc 12
Hübner, Sebastian 12
Johannsen, Dennis 12
Jungmann, Thomas 12
Kalkmann, Tim 12
Keppel, Marco 12
Klings, Rüdiger 12
Kohl, Reinhold 12
Kracker, Nikolai 12
Müller, Andreas 12
Plagge, Julian 12
Reichel-Dittes, Christopher 12
Rösner, Bodo 12
Sappl, Josef 12
Schäfer, Carsten 12
Sonnenschein, Benedikt 12
Stöter, Erik 12
Sudmann, Jan 12
von Drehle, Christian 12
von Kalkstein, Christian 12
Weidemann, Paul 12
Wilkens, Jens 12
Rauer, Jörg 10
Rechthaler, Dominik 10
Anders, Torsten 9
Beckmann, Bertram 9
Brackmann, Aaron 9
Creutz, Christian 9
Darnhofer, Robert 9
Drenger, Frieder-Michel 9
Durka, Kilian 9
Fischer, Florian 9
Fromm, Felix 9
Gerber, Christoph 9
Gerstmayer, Thorsten 9
Götze, Felix 9
Grudowski, Dennis 9
Heruth, Martin 9
Hittel, Matthias 9
Holzhey, Christoph 9
Hüttenberger, Christian 9
Jeschke, Benjamin 9
Joens, Klaus 9
Knauf, Daniel 9
Knoerr, Sebastian 9
Langner, Matthias 9
Mostek, Sten-Magnus 9
Ohlhof, Frank 9
Ortmann, Christoph 9
Passow, Christopher 9
Radzom, Gunnar 9
Scholz, Hannes 9
Schumacher, Jens 9
Simon, Swen 9
Wahl, Oliver 9
Wolf, Manuel 9
Wörner, Jürgen 9
Zimmermann, Martin 9
Geiger, Jürgen 8
Diezel, Michael 7
Al-Bacha, Wesimo 6
Baris, Dennis 6
Brandt, Sebastian 6
Burgos, Christian 6
Dalbke, Dennis 6
Ecker, Danny 6
Eder, Wolfgang 6
Fanghaenel, Alex 6
Geißler, Gunnar 6
Grimmer, Jasper 6
Hagedorn, David 6
Juergens, Dorian 6
Koller, Tobias 6
Löchert, Johannes 6
Luy, Theo 6
Maij, Rosario 6
Marksfeld, René 6
Maurer, Tobias 6
Mazzurco, Carlo 6
Michels, Tim 6
Morys, Stefan 6
Muecke, Sebastian 6
Reinhardt, Fabio 6
Reinschmidt, Christian 6
Sauter, Franz 6
Schild, Stefan 6
Schreiber, Andreas 6
Sinner, Denis 6
Sparwald, Hannu 6
Stahl, Gerry 6
Stevens, Henk 6
Wagner, Stefan 6
Heinrich, Artie 5
Thomas, Niklas 4
Arndt, Georg 3
Blanco Trillo, Roberto 3
Blumm, Christian 3
Gierse, Alexander 3
Gräfensteiner, Daniel 3
Hofmann, Mike 3
Knabe, Fabian 3
Kreuz, Alexander 3
Krzikalla, Olaf 3
Lewandowski, Mathias 3
Lorenz, Konstantin 3
Meissner, Patrick 3
Nägele, Niclas 3
Oehler, Martin 3
Passin, Philip 3
Paulmaier, Benjamin 3
Porojan, Raul 3
Rosenberger, Alexander 3
Schmeußer, Simon 3
Schulmerich, Felix 3
Severin, Thoralf 3
Soude, Vincent 3
Spenner, Dennis 3
Strobach, Patrick 3
Unfried, Jörg 3
Weller, Jonas 3
Wels, Tobias 3
Wildner, Eric 3
Wirkus, Kai 3
Bosselmann, Daniel 1
Altensen, Tim 0
Drewes, David 0
Hemmer, Philipp 0
Hubacsek, Christian 0
Jell, Phillip 0
Kirchner, David 0
Oeser, Jens 0
Silny, Andre 0

Saturday, 9:12 p.m. – Play The Game, See The World with Legacy

by Hanno Terbuyken

Martin Stefes and Michael-Andrej Boness, the two PTGSTW winners.There is a new tournament series going on all around the world: Play The Game, See The World. Everywhere, players can qualify for an event during Worlds in Rome, where they will compete for a grand prize: paid travel and hotel for the entire Pro Tour season 2010. One lucky Magic player will get all that, and maybe it will be one of the two Germans who triumphed today over 155 other Legacy players.

Martin Stefes and Michael-Andrej Boness beat everybody else with a clean cut to an 8-1 record and reveived a big handful of boosters and, of course, the qualification to the PTGSTW event. Here are their two 8-1 decklists and also every other decklist that achieved a 7-2 (thanks to the typing monkeys for the lists).

Martin Stefes (8-1)

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Michael-Andrej Boness (8-1)

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Christopher Alsheimer (7-2)

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Nicolas Maßat (7-2)

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Patrick Dierbach (7-2)

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Instant (9)
2 Stifle 4 Force of Will 3 Daze
Artifact (4)
4 Æther Vial
Enchantment (3)
3 Standstill
Land (20)
4 Mutavault 4 Wasteland 12 Island
60 Cards