Top 8 Players of Grand Prix Liverpool 2017

Posted in Event Coverage on October 29, 2017

By Tobi Henke

After fifteen rounds, with a total of 1,201 others eliminated, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the title and the trophy. Find out more about these people here!


Name:
Thoralf "Toffel" Severin

Age: 30

Occupation: MKM pro player

Hometown: Berlin, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

6th at MOCS, one Nationals Top 8, one Grand Prix Top 8, one Pro Tour Top 32.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

8-1 with Cobbled Wings and Red-Green Dinosaurs.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

White-Black Vampires. 3-0. Fathom Fleet Cutthroat.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Swashbuckling. Black-red. 2-0-1.



Name:
Carmine D'Aniello

Age: 23

Occupation: Salesman

Hometown: Napoli, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Grand Prix Madrid 2016 champion, Silver level 2016–17.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Captivating Crew. I played Jund and finished 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Wildgrowth Walker. Black-green. 2-1.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Hostage Taker. I played Esper and went 3-0.



Name:
Friso Abcouwer

Age: 26

Occupation: IT consultant

Hometown: Delft, the Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Played an RPTQ.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Black-Red Pirates splashing Hostage Taker, but the best card was Rampaging Ferocidon.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Green-White Dinosaurs—Savage Stomp is great! My record was 2-1.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Red-White Aggro. Tocatli Honor Guard was MVP, shutting down two opponents who had Hostage Taker. My record was 3-0.



Name:
Karl Sarap

Age: 26

Occupation: Sports trader

Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia

Previous Magic accomplishments:

World Magic Cup team captain this year.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

White-black; 9-0; Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

2-1; red-white; three Sky Terror.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-red; two Dreamcaller Siren, maybe? Nah, Charging Monstrosaur.



Name:
Marc Purvis

Age: 25

Occupation: Trainee accountant

Hometown: Durham, United Kingdom

Previous Magic accomplishments:

24th at English Nationals 2017.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Sanctum Seeker and Settle the Wreckage on paper, Kitesail Freebooter and Mark of the Vampire in practice. White-Black Vampires. 9-0.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Waker of the Wilds and Jade Guardian plus One With the Wind. Green-Blue Merfolk. 2-1.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Verdant Sun's Avatar. Red-Green Dinosaur Ramp. 1-1-1.




Name:
Hannes Mauch

Age: 23

Occupation: Student

Hometown: Bern, Switzerland

Previous Magic accomplishments:

I am not that bad ... but nothing really.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

White-black, Dire Fleet Ravager, 7-2.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-red, One With the Wind, 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-red, One With the Wind, 3-0. A bit repetitive, I guess.




Name:
Bernardo Santos

Age: 24

Occupation: Student

Hometown: Odivelas, Portugal

Previous Magic accomplishments:

I've played four Pro Tours, a MOCS, and a World Magic Cup. I was Silver this season, but I never did well at any big event.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Drover of the Mighty. I was playing green-white splashing red for Sunbird's Invocation which I think is good in Sealed Deck. I didn't actually like my deck that much though. I went 7-2.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

I first and second picked Legion's Landing which was my best card everytime. I played White-Black Vampires and went 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

In the second draft my best card was Adanto's Vanguard. Although Settle the Wreckage is normally better, Vanguard was very, very good. I played White-Black Vampires again for another 3-0 record.



Name:
Torsten Anders

Age: 31

Hometown: Dresden, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Played one Pro Tour and qualified for seven RPTQs.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Black-red, 8-1, Headstrong Brute.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Black-green with white splash for Vona, Butcher of Magan. 3-0. Best card: Vraska, Relic Seeker.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Green-blue. 1-1-1. Best cards: Tempest Caller.

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