Grand Prix Toronto 2012

Congratulations to Grand Prix Toronto Champion Willy Edel!

Yes, Edel played Jund, making it the third Modern Grand Prix in a row won by Tarmogoyf and friends, but not looking deeper than that would be a mistake. Not only was Edel's take on Jund truly innovative—Lotus Cobra and Thundermaw Hellkite!—but the tournament was littered with a variety of archetypes.

This weekend saw the reinvigoration of Scapeshift as an archetype, the rise of one of the first true control decks—Collin Morton's UW Spreading Seas list—and plenty of players choosing to try and beat 'em rather than join 'em. Even Edel's Jund deck was an attempt to stay one step ahead of, well, Jund.

But what this weekend may eventually be remembered best for is the continuation of a strong string of performances for Edel, who, since his Return to Ravnica Top 8, has been consistently putting up strong finishes, capped by his win this weekend. The pro has been around for a long time, but this season has truly been one to remember.

So congratulations to Willy Edel and all of the other Top 8 competitors at Grand Prix Toronto!


top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Alon Chitiz

(8) Dan Jordan

(4) Jon Stern

(5) Sam Pardee

(2) James Vance

(7) Willy Edel

(3) Collin Morton

(6) Alex Majlaton

Semi-finals

Alon Chitiz 2-0

Sam Pardee 2-1

Willy Edel 2-1

Alex Majlaton 2-0

Finals

Sam Pardee 2-0

Willy Edel 2-1

Champion

Willy Edel

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1. Willy Edel $3,500
2. Sam Pardee $2,300
3. Alon Chitiz $1,500
4. Alex Majlaton $1,500
5. James Vance $1,000
6. Collin Morton $1,000
7. Jon Stern $1,000
8. Dan Jordan $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 Mike Rosenberg

Alon Chitiz

Collin Morton

Jon Stern

Sam Pardee

Alex Majlaton

Willy Edel

Dan Jordan

James Vance

Because we love you, and because Modern is an incredibly diverse format, here are the decks that finished just outside the Top 8.

Melissa DeTora 9th Place

Michael Steinborg 10th Place

Ben Moir 11th Place

Matt Mercier 12th Place

Ari Lax 13th Place