Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on August 30, 2015

By Neale Talbot

Learn more about Grand Prix Santiago's Top 8 competitors by taking a look through their profiles!

 

Rodrigo A López Cáceres

Age, Hometown, Occupation: 29 / Santiago

Previous Accomplishments: : Top 10 Worlds 2013

Where do you normally play Magic?: In “La Forja De Stone” and Magic Online.

What was the best card in any of your decks this weekend, and why?: Somberwald Alpha. I played him in Swiss Rounds and in the first draft of Day 2. It won me a lot of rounds.

What's your favorite Magic card in Origins?: Topan Freeblade. I didn't play it in Swiss or either draft, but it's a common that attacks and defends very well.

What was the most interesting play you made so far this weekend?: Not playing a land so that my opponent thought I was mana-screwed. This let me Languish for more creatures. I lost seven life by that play, but it was worth it.



Esteban Truyol

Age, Hometown, Occupation: 30 / Santiago / Filmmaker

Previous Accomplishments: Second place at a couple of local pre-releases.

Where do you normally play Magic?: Magic Online.

What was the best card in any of your decks this weekend, and why?: Molten Vortex, it finishes games out of nowhere.

What's your favorite Magic card in Origins?: Separatist Voidmage.

What was the most interesting play you made so far this weekend?: Bouncing fatties all weekend long, super effective.


Christian Flores

Age, Hometown, Occupation: 31 / Santiago / Freelance

Previous Accomplishments: : 2 WMCQ Top 8

Where do you normally play Magic?: At Magic Sur Chile.

What was the best card in any of your decks this weekend, and why?: Chandra's Ignition. It's kinda unfair.

What's your favorite Magic card in Origins?: Nissa, Vastwood Seer.

What was the most interesting play you made so far this weekend?: End of my turn, destroy my opponent's Hangarback Walker. On my turn, I sacrifice all my creatures to make my Nantuko Husk an 8/8 and then cast Chandra's Ignition to clean the board and attack for lethal.



Claudio Barrientos Ochoa

Age, Hometown, Occupation: 30 / Both in the north and south of Chile!

Previous Accomplishments: : GP Sao Paulo 2015 Top 8, GP Santiago 2014 Top 64, GP Buenos Aires 2014 Top 128, GP San Diego 2015 Top 100

Where do you normally play Magic?: Local stores in the north of Chile, and I test with my brother and friends, but mostly I test online.

What was the best card in any of your decks this weekend, and why?: I think Sentinel of the Eternal Watch, wom me 3 rounds of today's first draft by itself.

What's your favorite Magic card in Origins?: Nissa, Vastwood Seer and Abbot of Keral Keep.

What was the most interesting play you made so far this weekend?: Play a Flameshadow Conjuring and then copy a Woodland Bellower - for two creatures, one of them a Managorger Hydra … in Sealed!



Alberto Sanchez

Age, Hometown, Occupation: 28 / Santiago ./ Actor

Previous Accomplishments: : Played in Nationals in 2008

Where do you normally play Magic?: In Nomine Draconis and Magic4Ever

What was the best card in any of your decks this weekend, and why?: Hangarback Walker, it won me many games.

What's your favorite Magic card in Origins?: Jace, Vryn's Prodigy.

What was the most interesting play you made so far this weekend?: Use Act of Treason on a Managorger Hydra and win with that attack.



Tomoharu Saito

Age, Hometown, Occupation: 31 / Narita, Chiba, Japan / Hareruya CEO and Pro Player

Previous Accomplishments: Over 20 GP Top 8s (4 wins), 5 Pro Tour Top 8s (1 win)

Where do you normally play Magic?: GP, Hareruya Tournament Center, Hareruya Narita, Magic Online, LMC.

What was the best card in any of your decks this weekend, and why?: Alhammarret, High Arbiter, because it finished the match 3 times in my 1st draft.

What's your favorite Magic card in Origins?: Hangarback Walker.

What was the most interesting play you made so far this weekend?: Turn 1 Anointer of Champions, Turn 2 Sword of the Animist, Attack and win.



Jorge Guerra

Age, Hometown, Occupation: 28 / Santiago / Software Developer

Previous Accomplishments: PTQ Top 8, PPTQ Winner

Where do you normally play Magic?: Portal Magic, my favourite store.

What was the best card in any of your decks this weekend, and why?: Lightning Javelin, it kills everything so scry is almost free.

What's your favorite Magic card in Origins?: It has to be Demonic Pact, hands down. It's incredibly flavourful and designed by the Community.

What was the most interesting play you made so far this weekend?: One-turn-kill! Unblockable Nantuko Husk for 18 (ps Hangarback Walker is broken).



Martin Quiroga

Age, Hometown, Occupation: 27 / Argentina / Limited Pro

Previous Accomplishments: GP Rio De Janeiro Top 8

Where do you normally play Magic?: Dima Games.

What was the best card in any of your decks this weekend, and why?: Timberpack Wolf, because he (5 copies) won me the Final Draft.

What's your favorite Magic card in Origins?: Whirler Rogue.

What was the most interesting play you made so far this weekend?: Turn 2: Timberpack Wolf, Turn 3: Timberpack Wolf, Turn 4: Double Timberpack Wolf!

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