Player Profile: Martin Juza

Posted in Event Coverage on August 26, 2012

By Wizards of the Coast

Country: Czech Republic
Invitation Source: Top Pro Points, Europe
Lifetime Pro Points: 274
Professional Magic Accomplishments:

  • Grand Prix Portland 2010 Champion
  • Grand Prix Bochum 2010 Champion
  • Grand Prix Hiroshima 2011 Champion
  • National Champion / Top Pro on Czech Republic national team at 2012 World Magic Cup

Player of the Year Top 10s: 4

  • 2008: 9th
  • 2009: 3rd
  • 2010: 4th
  • 2011: 3rd

Pro Tour Top 8s: 2

  • Berlin 2008: 6th
  • Austin 2009: 7th

Grand Prix Top 8s: 12

  • Brighton 2009: 2nd
  • Bangkok 2009: 2nd
  • Tampa 2009: 8th
  • Portland 2010: 1st
  • Bochum 2010: 1st
  • Nashville 2010: 7th
  • Denver 2011: 2nd
  • Kobe 2011: 7th
  • Santiago 2011: 5th
  • Hiroshima 2011: 1st
  • Madrid 2012: 8th
  • Manila 2012: 6th

National Team Appearances: 4

  • 2005: 32nd
  • 2006: 21st
  • 2007: 8th
  • 2012: 34th

If you go to a Grand Prix or a Pro Tour this year, there's a good chance that you'll see Martin Juza there. You see, Martin loves playing Magic and traveling more than anybody in the world (except for maybe his playtest partner/travel buddy Shuuhei Nakamura)—so if there's a tournament for him to play in, he'll probably be there.

While some of the other players in the event have been scrambling to prepare for all of the different formats that they will have to play at the Players Championships this week, Juza hasn't had to stress out at all. Because of his tireless dedication to the game, Juza has already played all of the formats featured at the Players Championship many times over this past year, and consequently he has great chance to win this event (as well as every other tournament he plays in).

Juza has cemented his reputation in the game with his tireless travel and exceptional performances at Grand Prix. That body of work has made him a fixture in the Player of the Year races for the last four years...will 2012 be the year he finally breaks through and claims the title for his own?

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