TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in GRAND PRIX KOBE 2014 - COVERAGE - EVENTS on August 24, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast

Takuya Yamada

Age: 20
Hometown: Shiga
Occupation: University Student

Previous Accomplishments:
Ancient City Cup Top 8

Where do you normally play Magic?
At Yamagata

What Deck did you play?
Tarmo-Twin

Why did you choose your deck?
I was familiar with it

What was your record each day?
2 Byes
Day 1: 7-2
Day 2: 6-0

What is your favorite Modern card?
Geist of Saint Traft

What's the best card in your sideboard?
Blood Moon, I have two copies.

What is your favorite card from M15 and what is your favorite planeswalker?
The four damage Stoke the Flames and Ral Zarek


Shohei Mita

Age: 27
Hometown: Kagoshima
Occupation: Studying Qualifications

Previous Accomplishments:
Two time local Modern Champion (only 10 people played)

Where do you normally play Magic?
My local Game Store, My friends house and Team Haruki's store.

What Deck did you play?
White-Blue-Red Aggro Control

Why did you choose your deck?
There are a lot of Lingering Souls around, and I gave up on trying to play Grixis Delver

What was your record each day?
Byes: 0
Day 1: 8-1
Day 2: 5-0-1

What is your favorite Modern card?
Creeping Tar Pit
Cruel Ultimatum
Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

What's the best card in your sideboard?
Sword of War and Peace(NPH)

What is your favorite card from M15 and what is your favorite planeswalker?
Ulcerate, Nicol Bolas


Yuuki Akaboshi

Age: 28
Hometown: Osaka
Occupation: Caregiver

Previous Accomplishments:
Friday Night Magic Champion
Prerelease Champion

Where do you normally play Magic?
Rimiken

What Deck did you play?
Green-Red Tron

Why did you choose your deck?
Because I love Emrakul and Karn

What was your record each day?
Byes: 0
Day 1: 8-1
Day 2: 5-1

What is your favorite Modern card?
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

What's the best card in your sideboard?
Nothing in particular.

What is your favorite card from M15 and what is your favorite planeswalker?
Perilous Vault. Jace and Chandra because I love Red and Blue.


Teruya Kakumae

Age: 27
Hometown: Osaka

Previous Accomplishments:
Nothing Yet

Where do you normally play Magic?
Magic Online

What Deck did you play?
Red-White Burn

Why did you choose your deck?
It can be the strongest deck in one turn.

What was your record each day?
Byes: 3
Day 1: 5-1
Day 2: 5-1

What is your favorite Modern card?
Nothing in Particular

What's the best card in your sideboard?
Ancient Grudge

What is your favorite card from M15 and what is your favorite planeswalker?
Goblin Rabblemaster


Ken Sawada

Age: 27
Hometown: Aichi Prefecture
Occupation: Farmer

Previous Accomplishments:
Nothing

Where do you normally play Magic?
The Smile King shop

What Deck did you play?
Scapeshift

Why did you choose your deck?
abkn told me to

What was your record each day?
Byes: 2
Day 1: 6-1
Day 2: 5-1

What is your favorite Modern card?
Scapeshift

What's the best card in your sideboard?
Threads of Disloyalty

What is your favorite card from M15 and what is your favorite planeswalker?
Ensoul Artifact


Yuusei Gotou

Age: 31
Hometown: Aichi

Previous Accomplishments:
2 The Finals Top 8
1 The Limits Top 8

Where do you normally play Magic?
MMC and with the rest of the Nagoya Community

What Deck did you play?
No Affinity

Why did you choose your deck?
I built my deck from my own experiences.

What was your record each day?
Byes: 1
Day 1: 9-0
Day 2: 4-1-1

What is your favorite Modern card?
Haunting Echoes

What's the best card in your sideboard?
Sunbeam Spellbomb

What is your favorite card from M15 and what is your favorite planeswalker?
Hornet Queen, Chandra--I love the story!


Yuuki Ichikawa

Age: 26
Hometown: Kanagawa
Occupation: BIG MAGIC pro player

Previous Accomplishments:
Pro Tour Journey into Nyx Top4
Pro Tour Magic 2015 Top8

Where do you normally play Magic?
Magic Online

What Deck did you play?
Blue Red Splinter Twin

Why did you choose your deck?
I thought there would be a lot of Affinity, which I’m strong against, and while I’m weak against Green-Black, I didn’t think many people would play it.

What was your record each day?
Byes: 3
Day 1: 5-0
Day 2: 5-1

What is your favorite Modern card?
Twisted Image

What's the best card in your sideboard?
Against the number of Scapeshift decks I've played, Counterflux has been excellent.

What is your favorite card from M15 and what is your favorite planeswalker?
Nissa!


Sun Bo

Age: 33
Hometown: Bejing
Occupation: Owner of Card Shop Angel

Previous Accomplishments:
GP Manila 2006 Top4
2nd place in the Magic Online Player of the Year Race 2009 (duotianshi203

Where do you normally play Magic?
Angel Card Shop

What Deck did you play?
Red-White Burn

Why did you choose your deck?
It’s simple to use

What was your record each day?
Byes: 3
Day 1: 7-2
Day 2: 6-0

What is your favorite Modern card?
Lightning Helix

What's the best card in your sideboard?
Leyline of Sanctity; It's been the best card to have

What is your favorite card from M15 and what is your favorite planeswalker?
Nissa, Worldwaker

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