Last Chance Trial Winning Decklists

Posted in Event Coverage on May 21, 2016

By Hallie Santo

On Friday, players without byes for Grand Prix Los Angeles had one last chance to earn them by competing in on-demand Last Chance Trials. Thirty-two players enter these five-round, single elimination events, but only one can claim the two-bye award in the end. The 21 players who took down their respective Modern flights demonstrate just how diverse the Modern format is. The usual suspects — Abzan Company, Jund, Infect — all had great showings, but there were also plenty of spicy brews at the top of the heap, including Goblins, Mono-Green Aggro, and a Temur Tempo deck featuring a Pili-Pala/Whispers of the Muse combo.

We'd also like to acknowledge four players who earned two byes for the main event without playing the main event format: Brady Tang, who harnessed the madness of Innistrad to win his SOI Sealed flight; Steven Suh and Kevin Phillips, who showed off their Standard chops with G/W Tokens and R/G Goggles Ramp, respectively; and Edwin Young, who excelled with Elves in Legacy. If you're looking for a Modern deck to take to your next event, however, look no further than these trial-winning decklists.

Gilbert Saiz, Jr.'s W/B Eldrazi - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Art Macurda's R/G Eldrazi - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Chris Wallace's Skred Red - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Joseph Nokes' Mono-Green Aggro - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Michael Klemic's R/G Eldrazi - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Aron Shimada's Infect - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Sean Armstrong's Abzan Company - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Zach Lincoln's Red-Green Tron - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner


Keith Sibley's Jund - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Chris Donati's Goblins - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Steven Son's Infect - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

James Palmer's Grishoalbrand - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Taotao Chu's 5-Color Scapeshift - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner

Daniel Velazquez's Jeskai Harbinger - GP Los Angeles Trial Winner