Top 8 - Player Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on August 1, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast


Name: Brad Nelson
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Age: 24
Occupation: Luckiest Man Alive
Day One Record: 8-1
Day Two Record: 5-2
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 3/1
What deck did you play this weekend? Brian Kowal Special
What is the second best deck in Legacy? This deck. When Kowal Brews, he gets work done.
How did the banning of Mystical Tutor and the unbanning of Grim Monolith affect your deck choice? No clue

Name: Korey Age
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Age: 23
Occupation: Inventory Control Manager
Day One Record: 7-2
Day Two Record: 6-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 0
What deck did you play this weekend? Sneak Attack with Show and Tell (Sneaky Show)
What is the second best deck in Legacy? Aluren combo
How did the banning of Mystical Tutor and the unbanning of Grim Monolith affect your deck choice? It did not affect my deck at all in my opinion.

Name: Tom Martell
Hometown: San Leandro, CA
Age: 28
Occupation: Hedge Fund Trader
Day One Record: 7-1-1
Day Two Record: 6-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 0
What deck did you play this weekend? Four-color Counterbalance
What is the second best deck in Legacy? U/G Madness
How did the banning of Mystical Tutor and the unbanning of Grim Monolith affect your deck choice? I might have played Reanimator before the banning, but otherwise no real impact.

Name: Christopher Gosselin
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Age: 28
Occupation: Attorney
Day One Record: 8-1
Day Two Record: 5-2
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 0
What deck did you play this weekend? “Ugly Duckling,” my Doomsday deck
What is the second best deck in Legacy? Caleb Durward’s Madness deck
How did the banning of Mystical Tutor and the unbanning of Grim Monolith affect your deck choice? No effect.

Name: Caleb Durward
Hometown: Ashland, OH
Age: 22
Occupation: None
Day One Record: 8-1
Day Two Record: 5-1-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 0
What deck did you play this weekend? U/G Madness
What is the second best deck in Legacy? Depends on the tournament
How did the banning of Mystical Tutor and the unbanning of Grim Monolith affect your deck choice? A bit. Plus Zoo, Goblins and Merfolk looked like the decks to beat.

Name: Tomoharu Saito
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 26
Occupation: Pro Magic player; Magic store owner
Day One Record: 8-1
Day Two Record: 6-0-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 14/5 maybe
What deck did you play this weekend? Merfolk with black
What is the second best deck in Legacy? ANT
How did the banning of Mystical Tutor and the unbanning of Grim Monolith affect your deck choice? My ANT deck power went very far down. After Madrid I thought about playing ANT again, but Merfolk with Black was better for this GP.

Name: Jason Ford
Hometown: Waltham, MA
Age: 18
Occupation: Student
Day One Record: 8-1
Day Two Record: 5-1-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 0
What deck did you play this weekend? Pro-choice
What is the second best deck in Legacy? Whatever Ari Lax ships you.
How did the banning of Mystical Tutor and the unbanning of Grim Monolith affect your deck choice? They banned what?!

Name: Bryant Cook
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Age: 21
Occupation: Student
Day One Record: 7-2
Day Two Record: 6-0-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 1
What deck did you play this weekend? The Epic Storm
What is the second best deck in Legacy? Zoo
How did the banning of Mystical Tutor and the unbanning of Grim Monolith affect your deck choice? I played two Mysticals before the banning. They became Infernal Tutor and a Silence. I think Mystical’s banning was a poor choice, but it hasn’t changed much.

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