Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on January 12, 2014

By Tobi Henke


Bernhard Wurmitzer

Age: 32
Hometown: Villach/Graz, Austria
Occupation: Actor

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Won a FNM tournament.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Green-Red Tron because I haven't played since the last Modern Grand Prix and I liked it back then.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Cut one Wurmcoil Engine from the main deck and change the Stone Rains in the sideboard to something different.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Obviously, Urza's Mine, Urza's Power Plant, Urza's Tower plus Karn Liberated.


 


Emanuele Giusti

Age: 23
Hometown: Arezzo, Italy
Occupation: Writer for MTGMadness

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Three Grand Prix Top 8s, won two.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Jund because I think it's the best deck in the format.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Maybe cut two Slaughter Games for Sowing Salt.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Lightning Bolt.


 


Marcel Kachapow

Age: 25
Hometown: Düsseldorf, Germany
Occupation: Economics student

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Tempo Twin because it has quick consistent draws, enough good match-ups, and it's the only deck I could borrow/had cards for.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
The Jund match-up is very bad if the opponent is good, so maybe changing to more combo in the board or play another deck like Affinity.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Snapcaster Mage.


 


Robin Dolar

Age: 21
Hometown: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupation: Student

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Grand Prix Vienna Top 8.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Jund with white. It seemed like a better version of Jund.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Minus one Timely Reinforcements for another Jund Charm.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Liliana of the Veil.


 


Carlos Moral

Age: 26
Hometown: Chiclana, Cadiz, Spain
Occupation: Video game tester

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Played some PTs, cashed a couple of other Grand Prix ... nothing important really.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Blue-Red Delver. I believe this is the best deck in the format.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
I would probably play less Vendilion Cliques, but that is such a great card that it's rather difficult to take out.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Gitaxian Probe and Young Pyromancer.


 


Andrej Rutar

Age: 34
Hometown: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupation: Manager

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Two 9th places at Grand Prix. 9th wherever possible.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Ajundi. Dolar suggested we should play it and I have a foil Liliana.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
No changes to the main deck. Maybe cutting Timely Reinforcements.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Deathrite Shaman and Liliana of the Veil.


 


Jérémy Dezani

Age: 23
Hometown: Paris/Orléans, France
Occupation:Magic/tennis/biology

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Pro Tour Theros champion, five GP Top 8s (Vienna, Warsaw, Paris, Verona, and 1st in Lyon).

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Junk. White's better than red I think. I only miss Lightning Bolt. White sideboard cards are pretty good.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Maybe one less Spellskite.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Lingering Souls.


 


Vjeran Horvat

Age: 27
Hometown: Cakovec, Croatia
Occupation: IT developer

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Nothing.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Blue-White-Red Geist. I played it for a long time.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
No changes, although Aven Mindcensors didn't do much.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Geist of Saint Traft.

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