TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in NEWS on May 11, 2014

By Event Coverage Staff

 

 

Sergiy Sushalskyy Age: 30
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Occupation: Sales manager

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Won a couple of FNMs.

 

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
I played Green-White Heroic with a lot of creatures and combat tricks. 7-2.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
In the first draft I played a black-green midrange deck with Reaper of the Wilds. 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
An aggressive red-green deck with Harness by Force being the best card. 3-0.

 


 

 

 

Nicolas Vanderhallen Age: 24
Hometown: Antwerp, Belgium
Occupation: Sales executive

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
A PTQ win and a PTQ Top 8, and Day 2 at Pro Tour Born of the Gods.

 

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Green-Blue Midrange. My best cards were Noble Quarry, Fated Intervention, and Wavecrash Triton, but Noble Quarry won me most of my games.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Red-Black Aggro, 3-0. Lots of removal but my best card was Spiteful Returned.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Blue-Black Tempo, 1-1-1. Best card was Shipwreck Singer which almost single-handedly won my second round.

 


 

 

 

Daniel Fior Age: 28
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation: Wanderer

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Three Grand Prix Top 8s, never cashed at a Pro Tour.

 

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Black-white, Whip of Erebos, 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Red-white, Lightning Diadem, 2-1. Deck was bad!

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Black-red, two Ordeals, 3-0.

 


 

 

 

Bernhard Lehner Age: 24
Hometown: Vienna, Austria.
Occupation: Student, Magic player

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Austrian National champion 2009, Team Worlds finals 2009, Grand Prix Top 8s in Verona, Valencia … and a couple of Top 32 finishes.

 

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Kiora's Follower, Retraction Helix. 9-0.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Same as in Sealed. 2-1.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Same as before. 1-0-2.

 


 

 

 

Javier Dominguez Age: 27
Hometown: Palau, de Plegamans, Spain
Occupation: Grinder

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Won Grand Prix Paris 2014.

 

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Polukranos, World Eater, green-red, 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Prophet of Kruphix, blue-green, 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Nyx-Fleec Ram, 1-0.

 


 

 

 

Fabrizio Anteri Age: 24
Hometown: Venezuelan living in London, England.
Occupation:

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
White-red, Celestial Archon, 4-2.

 

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
White-black walls and removal, Scholar of Athreos, 3-0.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
White-black walls and removal, Scholar of Athreos, 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
White-red, Mogis's Warhound, 3-0.

 


 

 

 

Ben Yu Age: 28
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Occupation: Poker player

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Qualified for my first Pro Tour (Born of the Gods) after only playing Magic for one year. It's the reason I'm still in Europe and here at this Grand Prix.

 

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Red-Black Control, Sigiled Skink, 7-1-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Green-White Aggro, Nyx-Fleece Ram (Baaaa!), 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Green-black, Eidolon of Blossoms, 2-1. Eidolon was so good Ivan Floch used a card to kill it, then Fated Returned it.

 


 

 

 

Ivan Floch Age: 27
Hometown: Bratislava, Slovakia
Occupation: Professional tourist

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
2010 Team World champion, winner Grand Prix Lisbon 2012.

 

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Black-green, Courser of Kruphix, 9-0.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Red-Green Aggro, Fall of the Hammer, 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Blue-Black Control, Daring Thief—the more junk you have the better card Daring Thief is. And he was insane in this deck … 1-1-1.