Top 8 – Player Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on November 28, 2010

By Event Coverage Staff

Mario Pascoli

Name: Mario Pascoli
Hometown: Rome, Italy
Age: 30
Occupation: Lawyer

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Two-time Italian national champion, three GP Top 8s, one PT Top 8

Record on day one (What colors did you play in your Sealed Deck?)
9-0 (White-black)

Record in the first draft (What colors did you play in the first draft?)
2-1 (U/W Metalcraft)

Record in the second draft (What colors did you play in the second draft?)
2-1 (U/W Metalcraft)

What Standard Deck will win the World Championships this year?
Valakut Ramp


Tommi Lindgren

Name: Tommi Lindgren
Hometown: Hombrechtikon, Switzerland
Age: 31
Occupation: Computer engineer

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Two GP Top 8s in Madrid

Where do you play Friday Night Magic?
Wetzikon

Record on day one (What colors did you play in your Sealed Deck?)
8-1 (blue-red-green)

Record in the first draft (What colors did you play in the first draft?)
2-1 (red-blue-green)

Record in the second draft (What colors did you play in the second draft?)
3-0 (black-red)


Pierluigi Aceto

Name: Pierluigi Aceto
Hometown: Chieti, Italy
Age: 25
Occupation: Employer

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Won some prereleases.

Where do you play Friday Night Magic?
Games Academy Pescara

Record on day one (What colors did you play in your Sealed Deck?)
7-2 (white-red)

Record in the first draft (What colors did you play in the first draft?)
3-0 (white-red)

Record in the second draft (What colors did you play in the second draft?)
3-0 (white-red)

What Standard Deck will win the World Championships this year?
My deck


Anders Melin

Name: Anders Melin
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Age: 19

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Swedish national champ 2010

Where do you play Friday Night Magic?
Dragons Lair

Record on day one (What colors did you play in your Sealed Deck?)
7-2 (I played U/W fillers which team kickstart tested without success.)

Record in the first draft (What colors did you play in the first draft?)
3-0 (W/U/R flyers)

Record in the second draft (What colors did you play in the second draft?)
3-0 (W/B aggro)

What Standard Deck will win the World Championships this year?
Haven’t tested so much, perhaps Vampires.


Nicola Landoni

Name: Nicola Landoni
Hometown: Magnago, Italy
Age: 28
Occupation: R&D Chemist

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Day two GP Madrid

Where do you play Friday Night Magic?
Defcon Zero (Legnano)

Record on day one (What colors did you play in your Sealed Deck?)
8-1

Record in the first draft (What colors did you play in the first draft?)
2-1

Record in the second draft (What colors did you play in the second draft?)
3-0

What Standard Deck will win the World Championships this year?
U/B control


Shuhei Nakamura

Name: Shuhei Nakamura
Hometown: Osaka, Japan
Age: 29
Occupation: pro Magic player

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Only one Top 8, this year.

Where do you play Friday Night Magic?
Last-chance GPT grinder.

Record on day one (What colors did you play in your Sealed Deck?)
9-0 (White with Ezuri, Renegade Leader and his Brigade x 2)

Record in the first draft (What colors did you play in the first draft?)
2-1 (G/B Infect)

Record in the second draft (What colors did you play in the second draft?)
1-0-2 (W/U)

What Standard Deck will win the World Championships this year?
Valakut


Guido Citino

Name: Guido Citino
Hometown: Florence, Italy
Age: 23
Occupation: Student

Previous Magic accomplishments:
First tournament ...

Where do you play Friday Night Magic?
Seven Dragons - Firenze

Record on day one (What colors did you play in your Sealed Deck?)
8-0-1 (red-black)

Record in the first draft (What colors did you play in the first draft?)
3-0 (white-red)

Record in the second draft (What colors did you play in the second draft?)
1-1-1 (white-green)

What Standard Deck will win the World Championships this year?
I don’t play Standard. I like eternal and limited, so I don’t know.


Jörg Unfried

Name: Jörg Unfried
Hometown: Algishofen, Germany
Age: 30
Occupation: Forest manager

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Two-time national team member

Where do you play Friday Night Magic?
Fantasy Stronghold, Ludwigsburg

Record on day one (What colors did you play in your Sealed Deck?)
8-1 (Jund)

Record in the first draft (What colors did you play in the first draft?)
3-0 (red-black)

Record in the second draft (What colors did you play in the second draft?)
1-0-2 (Jund)

What Standard Deck will win the World Championships this year?
Jund ;-)

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