Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - Anatomy of a Draft

Posted in Event Coverage on August 20, 2011

By Rich Hagon

Rich Hagon combines a deep knowledge of the players of the Pro Tour with a passionate love of the game. He's a regular commentator for Pro Tour and Grand Prix live video coverage, and is the official Pro Tour Statistician. He has been covering Magic events since 2006.

Yesterday we covered Jonathan Randle in his table one draft. We know how his deck turned out, but what about the other seven at the table? Where did all the good cards go? Here's how the table one draft shook out over three rounds.

Mark Aylett's 3-0 Draft Deck

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7  Island 10  Swamp 3  Aether Adept 1  Aven Fleetwing 1  Blood Seeker 1  Child of Night 1  Coral Merfolk 1  Devouring Swarm 1  Drifting Shade 1  Onyx Mage 1  Phantasmal Bear 1  Phantasmal Dragon 1  Reassembling Skeleton 1  Sengir Vampire 1  Warpath Ghoul 1  Consume Spirit 1  Divination 1  Sorin Markov 3  Sorin's Thirst 1  Unsummon 1  Wring Flesh
40 Cards

Matthew Johnson's 2-1 Draft Deck

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9  Mountain 7  Swamp 2  Bloodrage Vampire 1  Chandra's Phoenix 2  Child of Night 1  Flameblast Dragon 1  Goblin Arsonist 1  Goblin Chieftain 1  Goblin Fireslinger 2  Goblin Piker 1  Goblin Tunneler 1  Gorehorn Minotaurs 1  Stormblood Berserker 1  Tormented Soul 1  Vampire Outcasts 1  Warpath Ghoul 2  Chandra's Outrage 1  Dark Favor 1  Doom Blade 2  Goblin Grenade 1  Shock
40 Cards

Tim Pinder's 2-1 Draft Deck

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8  Island 9  Plains 1  Armored Warhorse 1  Assault Griffin 1  Azure Mage 1  Coral Merfolk 1  Elite Vanguard 1  Gideon's Lawkeeper 1  Griffin Sentinel 1  Merfolk Looter 1  Phantasmal Bear 2  Pride Guardian 2  Skywinder Drake 1  Stonehorn Dignitary 1  Cancel 1  Divination 1  Frost Breath 1  Gideon Jura 2  Mighty Leap 3  Ponder
40 Cards

Jamie Hannah's 2-1 Draft Deck

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7  Forest 9  Plains 1  Sunpetal Grove 1  Aegis Angel 1  Alabaster Mage 3  Benalish Veteran 1  Elite Vanguard 1  Garruk's Companion 1  Griffin Rider 1  Griffin Sentinel 2  Lurking Crocodile 2  Peregrine Griffin 1  Runeclaw Bear 1  Stormfront Pegasus 1  Druidic Satchel 1  Mighty Leap 1  Overrun 2  Pacifism 1  Plummet 1  Stave Off 1  Trollhide
40 Cards

Nicholas Taylor's 1-2 Draft Deck

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9  Island 8  Plains 1  Aegis Angel 1  Alluring Siren 1  Amphin Cutthroat 1  Assault Griffin 1  Auramancer 2  Aven Fleetwing 1  Azure Mage 1  Chasm Drake 2  Gideon's Lawkeeper 2  Peregrine Griffin 1  Skywinder Drake 1  Cancel 1  Frost Breath 1  Mighty Leap 1  Pacifism 1  Turn to Frog 3  Unsummon 1  Visions of Beyond
40 Cards

Jonathan Randle's 1-2 Draft Deck

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10  Forest 7  Island 2  Alluring Siren 1  Brindle Boar 1  Crumbling Colossus 1  Cudgel Troll 2  Garruk's Companion 3  Giant Spider 1  Greater Basilisk 1  Jade Mage 2  Llanowar Elves 1  Lurking Crocodile 2  Merfolk Looter 1  Phantasmal Bear 1  Phantasmal Dragon 1  Runeclaw Bear 1  Arachnus Web 1  Frost Breath 1  Hunter's Insight
40 Cards

Ross Jenkin's 1-2 Draft Deck

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8  Forest 9  Plains 1  Alabaster Mage 1  Assault Griffin 1  Auramancer 1  Benalish Veteran 1  Greater Basilisk 1  Mesa Enchantress 1  Sacred Wolf 1  Stampeding Rhino 2  Vastwood Gorger 2  Arachnus Web 1  Divine Favor 1  Guardians' Pledge 2  Honor of the Pure 1  Plummet 1  Rampant Growth 1  Stave Off 2  Timely Reinforcements 2  Trollhide
40 Cards

Michael Parker's 0-3 Draft Deck

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8  Forest 9  Mountain 2  Bonebreaker Giant 1  Brindle Boar 1  Crimson Mage 1  Fiery Hellhound 1  Giant Spider 1  Goblin Fireslinger 1  Goblin Piker 1  Gorehorn Minotaurs 1  Lightning Elemental 1  Manic Vandal 1  Sacred Wolf 1  Act of Treason 1  Arachnus Web 2  Chandra's Outrage 1  Fling 1  Garruk, Primal Hunter 1  Goblin War Paint 1  Hunter's Insight 1  Incinerate 1  Naturalize 1  Titanic Growth
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