Posted in GRAND PRIX SHIZUOKA 2015 on January 11, 2015

By Frank Karsten

The picture below described the draft seating, the direction in which the first and third packs were passed, and the colors that all players drafted.

Although Akito Shinoda’s deck is listed as 5-color, in reality it was more of a base-Jeskai deck splashing for the two other colors. As the only Jeskai drafter at the table, he was able to snag up all of the good Jeskai rares, from Mantis Rider to Flying Crane Technique. As it turns out, finding the underdrafted color is a great strategy for winning a Grand Prix!