Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on December 1, 2018

By Chapman Sim

Name: Toru Takisaka

Age: 32

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Previous Magic Achievements:

Eternal Weekend Asia Top 8, Legacy Championships Top 16

What was your deck of choice this weekend?

Lands.

Day 1 Result: 7 - 1 (2 byes)

Day 2 Result: 6 - 0 - 1

What is your favorite card in Legacy?

Wasteland

What was the most memorable moment of your weekend?

The metagame was as I had expected.

What is your favorite card from Ultimate Masters?

Dark Depths


Name: Akihiko Shiota

Age: 35

Hometown: Ibaraki, Japan

Occupation: Company Employee

Previous Magic Achievements:

Regionals Champion

What was your deck of choice this weekend?

White-Blue Delver

Day 1 Result: 6 - 1 - 1 (0 byes)

Day 2 Result: 7 - 0

What is your favorite card in Legacy?

Stoneforge Mystic

What was the most memorable moment of your weekend?

In one game, I played three Wastelands in a row!

What is your favorite card from Ultimate Masters?

Plains


Name: Takahiro Ishikawa

Age: 33

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Occupation: Company Employee

Previous Magic Achievements:

My best finish at a Grand Prix was 11-4, and I also won a PPTQ.

What was your deck of choice this weekend? Grixis Delver

Day 1 Result: 8 - 0 (1 byes)

Day 2 Result: 5 - 2

What is your favorite card in Legacy?

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

What was the most memorable moment of your weekend?

My opponent played Phyrexian Metamorph, copied my True-Name Nemesis, and then used Arcbound Ravager to put some +1/+1 counters on it!

What is your favorite card from Ultimate Masters?

Tarmogoyf


Name: Hiroyuki Kaga

Age: 32

Hometown: Hokkaido, Japan

Occupation: Company Employee

What was your deck of choice this weekend?

Red Prison

Day 1 Result: 6 - 2 (0 byes)

Day 2 Result: 7 - 0

What is your favorite card in Legacy?

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

What was the most memorable moment of your weekend?

A Stoneforge Mystic deck playing Land Tax.

What is your favorite card from Ultimate Masters?

Through the Breach


Name: Kenji Tsumura

Age: 32

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Previous Magic Achievements:

2005 Player of the Year and 2012 Pro Tour Hall of Fame

What was your deck of choice this weekend?

Grixis Control

Day 1 Result: 8 - 0 (3 byes)

Day 2 Result: 4 - 1 - 2

What is your favorite card in Legacy?

I love all the cards in my deck! I only put the cards I love in my deck!

What was the most memorable moment of your weekend?

The match against my buddy, Hirosawa!

What is your favorite card from Ultimate Masters?

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn


Name: Yuta Yanagisawa

Age: 25

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Occupation: Company Employee

What was your deck of choice this weekend? White-Blue Stoneblade

Day 1 Result: 6 - 1 - 1 (0 byes)

Day 2 Result: 6 - 0 - 1

What is your favorite card in Legacy?

Brainstorm

What was the most memorable moment of your weekend?

My opponent played Wasteland to kill my fetch land. While the fetch land activation was on the stack, I cast a spell and then got hit by my opponent's Spell Pierce. =(

What is your favorite card from Ultimate Masters?

Tasigur, the Golden Fang


Name: Teruya Kakumae

Age: 32

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Previous Magic Achievements:

Two-time Grand Prix Champion, Pro Tour Team Series Champion

What was your deck of choice this weekend? Eldrazi Stompy

Day 1 Result: 8 - 0 (2 byes)

Day 2 Result: 4 - 2 - 1

What is your favorite card in Legacy?

Brainstorm

What was the most memorable moment of your weekend?

Beating down with Eldrazi.

What is your favorite card from Ultimate Masters?

Not sure.


Name: Yuuya Hirosawa

Age: 31

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Previous Magic Achievements:

Top 8 at Grand Prix Sapporo 2002

What was your deck of choice this weekend?

Grixis Control

Day 1 Result: 8 - 0 (2 byes)

Day 2 Result: 4 - 2 - 1

What is your favorite card in Legacy?

Hymn to Tourach

What was the most memorable moment of your weekend?

The metagame was within my estimations.

What is your favorite card from Ultimate Masters?

No preference yet!

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