Top 8 Profiles

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Top 8 Profiles

Roman Kubera

Age: 24

Where are you from: Szczecin, Poland

Occupation: /

Played Magic Since: 1998

Best Accomplishments: Top 8 at Grand Prix Warsaw

What do you consider the best deck in Invasion Block Constructed?
U/W/R - Lightning Angel and U/G/R

What would you change your deck if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
I would change my sideboard, my main deck is good but my sideboard is constructed awfully.

Michal Marcik

Age: 18

Where are you from: Brno, Czech Republik

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: 1995

Best Accomplishments:
- 9th at Czech Nationals 2001
- day two at Grand Prix Florence
- won some local tournaments

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Warsaw?
I was lucky. I have got three byes so I believed in my deck. After the first day I was 6-2, so I had to make a good result the second day.

What do you consider the best deck in Invasion Block Constructed?
My deck, R/B/G Tempo

What would you change your deck if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
I wouldn't play Fact or Fiction anymore.

David Linder

Age: 20

Where are you from: Nortalje, Sweden

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: Revised

Best Accomplishments:
- 3rd at Grand Prix Copenhagen 1996
- 63rd Pro Tour Chicago 1996
- 18th at Grand Prix Oslo 1998

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Warsaw?
Since I'm not that good a player, I'm happy to have only made a few minor mistakes...

What do you consider the best deck in Invasion Block Constructed?
Mine( red/green) or the Eskeland U/W/B Discard deck

What would you change your deck if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
I'd change a few cards in my sideboard.

Mattias Kettil

Age: 23

Where are you from: Gothenburg, Sweden

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: 1999 (Urza's Saga)

Best Accomplishments:
- 4th Pro Tour New York 2000
- 3rd at Swedish Nationals 2000
- 113rd at the Nordic Championships 2000

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Warsaw?
One serious mistake cost me a game but otherwise quite cool

What do you consider the best deck in Invasion Block Constructed?
My deck (the U/W/B Eskeland deck) or U/W/R Aggro

What would you change your deck if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
Nothing. I'm very happy with my deck choice.

Rickard Österberg

Age: 25

Where are you from: Gothenberg, Sweden

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: Revised

Best Accomplishments:
- 4th European Championships 2000
- 4th at Grand Prix Helsinki 2000, 9th at Grand Prix Copenhagen, 10th at Grand Prix Cologne
- Top 64 at Pro tour Los Angeles 2001
- 4th at the Nordic Championships

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Warsaw?
I played horrible during the first day due to lack of sleep. Day two, I didn't make any important mistakes.

What do you consider the best deck in Invasion Block Constructed?
Don't know.

What would you change your deck if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
Don't know.

Felix Schneiders

Age: 20

Where are you from: Cologne, Germany

Occupation: Math student

Played Magic Since: 1997

Best Accomplishments:
- 9th at German Nationals 2001
- 15th At the European Championships 2001

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Warsaw?
During day one, I was very focused and concentrated and did not have to mulligan except once, which seems to be the most important thing is this format. On day two I got very lucky and had to 'screw' my last opponent to win.

What do you consider the best deck in Invasion Block Constructed?
R/G Beats: most consistent and (almost) never screwed

What did you play and would you change your deck if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
I played U/B/R and I would play the same deck, with maybe more land or cantrips (Opt, Repulse, Exclude)

Marcin Sados

Age: 21

Where are you from: Warsaw, Poland

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: 1995

Best Accomplishments:
- 2000 Polish Nationals Champion
- Qualified for Pro Tour Los Angeles 1998

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Warsaw?
The key thing was the red/green deck I have chosen and the good metagame decision - four Yavimaya Barbarian in the main deck.

What do you consider the best deck in Invasion Block Constructed?
Red/green beatdown

What would you change your deck if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
I would take out the Kavu Cameleons from the sideboard.

Przemek Oberbek

Age: 20

Where are you from: Warsaw, Poland

Occupation: Student

Played Magic Since: 1995

Best Accomplishments:
- 8th at Polish Nationals 2001
- top 8 at Grand Prix Warsaw
- my girl

How would you evaluate your play during Grand Prix Warsaw?
Chaotic - I made a lot of mistakes - but it was a lot of fun anyway

What do you consider the best deck in Invasion Block Constructed?
Crosis

What would you change your deck if you were to play this Grand Prix again?
Nothing, Crosis is the best.