Grand Prix Phoenix Day 1 Coverage

Posted in Event Coverage on April 5, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast

Day One of Grand Prix Phoenix has wrapped up, and a field of 1463 players has been knocked down to 172. Sitting at the top of the standings are Michael Peterson, No. 6 Ranked Player Shahar Shenhar, No. 23 Ranked Player Eric Froehlich, Grand Prix San Diego 2013 Champion Nathan Holiday, and 2012 Magic Online Champion Dmitriy Butakov.

Butakov in particular stands out as the lone combatant not representing one of the recognized Standard archetypes from the previous three weekends. The Magic Online player from Russia is taking advantage of his trip to the United States to compete in last weekend's 2013 Magic Online Championship in order to compete in a Grand Prix or two while he is here. His Bant Control deck, an interesting departure from his choice of Esper Control in last weekend's tournament, gives him some unique tools, but will they be enough to maintain his solid record?

Tune in tomorrow as we bring you live coverage from here in Phoenix, Arizona!


Constructed Last Chance Qualifier Winning Decklists

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Brian Peltz – Standard – White Weenie

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Joe Weber – Standard – Mono-Blue Devotion

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Caleb Tefft – Standard – White Weenie

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Michael Braverman – Standard – White-Black Control

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Jett Lowe – Standard – Blue-Black-Green Control

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Thomas Bell – Standard – Red-Green Midrange

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Conor Moran – Standard – Azorius Control

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Alex Amato – Standard – Mono-Red Aggro

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James Cummings – Standard – Esper Control

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Dustin Cox – Modern – Affinity

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Brandon Baker – Standard – Esper Control

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Cyle Swanstrom – Standard – Naya Hexproof

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Farland Lee – Standard – Big Naya

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Benjamin Bailey – Standard – Black-Green Dredge

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Max Delia – Standard – Mono-Blue Devotion

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