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Drafting 5CC in M11

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Its allready two weeks since GP Gothenburg has passed, for a first i found some time to write about it. Sweden was a really nice place to stay. The food was good, the center of Gothenburg looked nice. Things to remember are on one side “girls with way too short jeans and cans of beer on the streets” and on the other side “women with baby buggy’s hanging around in shopping malls”. Also for a country where alcohol is very expensive we noticed a lot of really really drunk people on the streets at night, but the one guy coming out of taxi and then stumbling in to the bar instead of his bed was really interesting.

But of-course the most of Gothenburg we saw was the inside of the convention center. My sealed pool was pretty decent, but somehow not good enough to make day two, so i would like to share a very fun five color control deck i drafted during the day two side-events. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Niels van Reijmersdal

September 11th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Posted in English,Gaming,Magic

Winning a PTQ with White Weenie

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Since 2004 i am playing Pro Tour Qualifiers trying to win a seat in one of the biggest prestige Magic tournaments around. Every year i was making the PTQ’s top-8 atleast once, but never i was able to take the slot. Time has changed. Last weekend i won a PTQ and qualified for Pro Tour Amsterdam 2010! Awesome! This is like every competitive magic players dream, playing the Magic Pro Tour. How did i get there?

The White Weenie deck can be a uber agro and beat most decks if they have a subpar draw (Luck for the win?). Its a very consistent deck and after adding Elspeth it started to take off, but still it was loosing a lot to Jund and U/W Control. After going 0-2 in PTQ Aachen, i cut the Kor Firewalkers for more flyers and replaced Path to Exiles with Harm’s Way to make the deck even more agressive, this is the way to battle Jund, more pressure then they can remove.

My PTQ decklist:

Toleria White
(RoE Standard)
4 Steppe Lynx
4 White Knight
4 Knight of the White Orchid
4 Kor Skyfisher
4 Student of Warfare
3 Kor Aeronaut
4 Honor of the Pure
4 Brave the Elements
4 Harms Way
4 Elspeth, Knight-Errant

13 Plains
4 Marsh Flats
4 Arid Mesa

4 Devout Lightcaster
4 Silence
4 Oblivion Ring
3 Day of Judgment

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Written by Niels van Reijmersdal

July 12th, 2010 at 9:28 am

Posted in English,Gaming,Magic