October 7, 2016

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Preparing for Pro Tour Kaladesh

If you have never played on the Pro Tour before, it's a tournament experience like none other. This week, I wanted to shed some insight into that experience for those wanting to know what they can do to prepare for an upcoming Pro Tour. When you finally win that first PTQ, top four an RPTQ or attain 39 points at a Grand Prix you will automatically receive an invite to that season’s Pro Tour....

October 2, 2016

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Pro Tips on Kaladesh Limited

With the release of Kaladesh and two limited Grands Prix (GP Atlanta & London) right around the corner, players from all around the world will be trying their hardest to quickly learn the ins and outs of the latest format. Of course, not all of its secrets will be divulged until Pro Tour Hawaii, after which the main circuit pros will be more likely to share their real insights. Since I will...

September 25, 2016

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9th Place at the Kentucky Derby, I mean GP Louisville: Part 2

If you read my last article, we left off when our team was 5-1. If you haven’t had a chance to read that masterpiece yet, click here. After our round 6 victory we had very little time before the pairings went up for the next round. While team magic is especially more draining than other formats, we could definitely appreciate a fast moving tournament. These organizers were on the ball and kept...

September 16, 2016

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9th Place at the Kentucky Derby, I mean GP Louisville: Part 1

This past weekend was one of the most anticipated Grand Prix of the year, GP Louisville: a team sealed event. My past two limited Grand Prix went very well and I finished 26th both times with my good friends, Jesse Moulton and Vince D’Agostino. We had decided after GP Washington that we should explore other options with different people. In May during Grand Prix Toronto, Doug Potter and I had...

September 9, 2016

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6 Tips for Mastering Team Limited

This is a bonus article for the week as Grand Prix Louisville is this weekend and I will be sharing 6 tips for mastering team limited. There are lots of articles on the internet that will help you succeed in an individual sealed format, but there are very few articles that can improve your team sealed game. This article will break down some of these concepts for you so that you can take it...

September 8, 2016

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An Indianapolis Modern Brew: Kiki Evolution

Finally! I have three byes for the Grand Prix season and I’m hoping to take advantage of my opportunity. Unfortunately, the first Grand Prix that I can attend this year was GP Indianapolis which was in the much maligned Modern format. Modern has changed so much since the banning of , it is missing a policing deck that is preventing the format from diverging on so many different axis. When was...

August 19, 2016

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5 Easy Tips to Control and Prevent Tilting

TILT! One word, four letters, yet it is one of the worst mental conditions that you can subject yourself to, and one that is quite common with Magic players. We’re all guilty of it and it took me a long time to prevent myself from tilting. Despite that, I sometimes I catch myself going down that dangerous path. Being able to control and prevent tilt is something that only a small percentage of...

August 5, 2016

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Sammy Talk: Super Sunday Series Montreal - 1st!

It’s been a long time since I spiked a tournament. Unfortunately, as great as winning the Super Sunday Series is, if you told me at the start of the weekend that I was going to win an event, this would not have been the one that I was hoping it would be. I’m probably getting ahead of myself, so let me introduce myself. My name is Sammy T, and I’m a gold Pro from Toronto, Canada. It’s been...

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