Top 8 Profiles

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Holger Meinecke

Holger Meinecke

Age: 26

Where do you live: Rutesheim, Germany

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: 1994

Best Accomplishments:
- 23rd at Pro tour New York 2000
- Eight at Euro's 1999

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Vienna?
I made some mistakes because of tiredness

What do you think about Odyssey as a draft format?
OK

How did you prepare?
I did two drafts and two sealed decks.

Gabor Papp

Gabor Papp

Age: 23

Where do you live: Budapest, Hungary

Occupation: I work in the family business

Played Magic Since: Revised

Best Accomplishments:
- Euro's top 8
- National Champion
- Two Grand Prix top 16's and some Grand Prix top 32's

What draft strategy did you use and would you change this strategy if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
I drafted green/black and red/black

What do you think about Odyssey as a draft format?
I don't really know it yet

How did you prepare?
I played two times on Netdraft.

Name: Eivind Nitter

Eivind Nitter

Age: 22

Where do you live: Oslo, Norway

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: July '94

Best Accomplishments:
- Winner Euro's 2001
- Fifth at the team Pro Tour in New York, 2000

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Vienna?
Worse than for a long time. Much of this was because of the short time limit.

What draft strategy did you use and would you change this strategy if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
I drafted blue/white both drafts

What do you think about Odyssey as a draft format?
Fun to play but needs to be more than 50 minutes.

How did you prepare?
Six drafts in Oslo and some sealed deck practise with Sigurd [Eskeland] on the plane

Matthias Künzler

Matthias Künzler

Age: 21

Where do you live: Lausanne, Switzerland

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: 1995 (summer)

Best Accomplishments:
- 33rd Grand Prix Amsterdam '95 (?)

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Vienna?
Tired and with headaches on Saturday

What draft strategy did you use and would you change this strategy if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
No I wouldn't change them. I played with 3 different decks.

What do you think about Odyssey as a draft format?
Two colors again! Great!!

How did you prepare?
Not much at all. Two Pre-release and one draft.

Ladislav Zupancic

Ladislav Zupancic

Age: 26

Where do you live: Zagreb, Croatia

Occupation: Computer Webmaster

Played Magic Since: 1995

Best Accomplishments:
- Winning the Nationals
- This event

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Vienna?
Very solid but could be better

What do you think about Odyssey as a draft format?
It's great in Limited, although the colors are not very balanced

How did you prepare?
Played a couple of drafts.

Nicolai Herzog

Nicolai Herzog

Age: 23

Where do you live: Oslo, Norway

Occupation: Working

Played Magic Since: 1994

Best Accomplishments:
- Winner Euro's 1999
- Eight at Worlds 1999
- Four nationals finals in the last four years

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Vienna?
I've played better, but overall OK

What draft strategy did you use and would you change this strategy if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
I played good blue cards. Strongly recommended

What do you think about Odyssey as a draft format?
Pretty cool. Still a bit early to tell

How did you prepare?
One practice Rochester and a few pre-releases

Stephan Meyer

Stephan Meyer

Age: 20

Where do you live: Nürnberg, Germany

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: Legacy

Best Accomplishments:
- ?

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Vienna?
Tiresome

What draft strategy did you use and would you change this strategy if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
Different, yes. (Green!!!)

What do you think about Odyssey as a draft format?
Like Masques

How did you prepare?
Drink beer - sleep in car.

Name: Konrad Zawadzki

Konrad Zawadzki

Age: 20

Where do you live: Poland

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: Tempest

Best Accomplishments:
- Competitor at Euro's

What draft strategy did you use and would you change this strategy if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
No

What do you think about Odyssey as a draft format?
It's very good.

How did you prepare?
One pre-release

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