GRAND PRIX PORTLAND 2013

To quote Sam Pardee's Twitter profile, "I'm in the business of winning Magic games, and business is booming. #yolo #pardeetime".

Sam Pardee came within a match of winning Grand Prix Toronto last December with the powerful Melira-Pod archetype. Despite winning every match leading up to that, he ultimately succumbed to Willy Edel in the Finals.

This weekend, he did even better - winning the whole thing with a tuned version of the deck that featured Voice of Resurgence. Pardee piloted the deck to perfection all weekend, making the deck look simple to play despite how many plays the archetype is capable of. Whether he was gaining millions of life by assembling the combo of Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Viscera Seer, and Kitchen Finks, or simply beating down with a Reveillark like he did against Joe Demestrio in the Finals, Pardee has proven himself to be the premiere pilot for the powerful Melira-Pod archetype.


For Sam, when it comes to Melira-Pod, it's not work. It's Pardee-Time.

 

top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Mattia Rizzi

(8) Joe Demestrio

(4) Zvi Mowshowitz

(5) Matt Nass

(2) Sam Pardee

(7) Paul Rietzl

(3) Guo, Orie

(6) Dan MacDonald

Semi-finals

Joe Demestrio, 2-0

Zvi Mowshowitz, 2-1

Sam Pardee, 2-0

Dan MacDonald, 2-1

Finals

Joe Demestrio, 2-1

Sam Pardee, 2-1

Champion

Sam Pardee, 2-0

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1. Sam Pardee $3,500
2. Joe Demestrio $2,300
3. Zvi Mowshowitz $1,500
4. Dan MacDonald $1,500
5. Mattia Rizzi $1,000
6. Orie Guo $1,000
7. Matt Nass $1,000
8. Paul Rietzl $1,000

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Top 8 Decklists

by Event Coverage Staff
 

Mattia Rizzi

 

Sam Pardee

 

Orie Guo

 

Zvi Mowshowitz

 

Matt Nass

 

Dan Macdonald

 

Paul Rietzl

 

Joe Demestrio


Top 16 Decklists

by Event Coverage Staff
 

Andrew Cuneo

 

Patrick Sullivan

 

Michael Simon

 

Dave Shiels