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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 27, 2018

Lars Dam has 2 Pro Tour top 16s; 1 MOCS win and 1 MOCS top 4. He averages 2 drafts per day and is a former pro poker player. Now he enjoys sports betting on soccer. He's married with no children, is 35 years old and lives in Thailand (even though he's Danish).

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First Set

Ice Age

Favorite Set

Eldritch Moon

Favorite Card

Winter Orb

Early Challenge

Card availability was tough for Lars. By making friends, he expanded his collection.

Worst Magic Moment

Lars went to a Worlds Competition when he was really rusty and did very poorly.

Proudest Magic Moment

Getting 9th at Worlds in 2005.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Patience and you can't always win.

Sportsmanship On Magic Online

Be careful saying 'gg' when you're winning.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

When drafting, players value other people's opinion and pick orders too much.

Parting Guidance

Draft a lot. Limited is the gateway to being a better overall Magic player

Connect With Lars Dam

Twitter:@_Malavi_ 

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Apr 20, 2018

Matt Kling is the former co-host of the Constructed Criticism podcast and made his first Grand Prix top 8 at Memphis in 2018. Matt lives in West Valley, Utah.

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First Set

Rise of the Eldrazi

Favorite Set

Worldwake

Favorite Card

Akroma, Angel of Wrath

Early Challenge

Not being as good as you think you are. Matt overcome this by befriending better players.

Worst Magic Moment

Getting tricked by an old school trick (the pen trick) felt bad. Matt learned to be careful of advice given by an opponent.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8 at GP Memphis

Sportsmanship

Your opponent is a person who is trying to enjoy the game remember that and treat them kindly.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Not admitting they are the one making mistakes.

Parting Guidance

Own up to your mistakes. When you do that, improvements start to come.

Magic Resource

MTG Goldfish, MTGO, Mana Traders

Connect With Matt Kling

Twitter:@thewitchkling 

Check Out Magic Story

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Apr 13, 2018

Alexander Kreuz is a former PTQ grinder who has 6 Pro Tour appearances. He took a hiatus from Magic and came back in 2017 to finish 10th at GP Amsterdam and recently got his first Grand Prix top 8. Alexander lives in Koblenz, Germany.

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First Set

6th Edition Starter

Favorite Set

Alara Block / Ravnica Block

Favorite Card

Gifts Ungiven

Early Challenge

Alex struggled with keeping a good mindset when he was grinding. By playing against players who were better than him, Alex was able to train his mind to handle variation better.

Worst Magic Moment

Alex lost in the finals of a PTQ. He knew his opponent's deck and knows he could have done better.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning his first PTQ top 8 ever, defeating some big-name players.

Advice To Players

Play MTGO and play at bigger events every chance you get.

How Was Your Dedication to Magic Impacted Your Life

"I wouldn't be the same person without Magic."
Alex learned and grew so much from playing Magic.

Sportsmanship

Never cheat and don't allow others too. When you lose it's okay to feel disappointed, just don't let it rob your opponent of their victory.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Beginners make different mistakes than advanced players. But generally, players don't mulligan very well. Be more aggressive with your mulligan.

Parting Guidance

If you're actually trying to get better at Magic, find a mentor and watch them play. Make note of everything they do that's different from what you would do.

Magic Resource

MTGO, Magic online decklists

Connect With Alexander Kreuz

Alex can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

Check Out Magic Story

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Apr 6, 2018

Aaron Barich has been playing Magic since he was 5 and is now a regular of competitive Magic. With some aggressive brewing, he has made a name for himself on the SCG Circuit. His Pro Tour grind began at Battle for Zendikar with a highlight of a Top 8 in Grand Prix Memphis 2018. Aaron lives in Gulfport, MS.

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First Set

Mirrodin

Favorite Set

Innistrad

Favorite Card

Ghor-Clan Rampager
Boon Satyr

Early Challenge

Card availability was really tough for Aaron. He took what he had and made it work. Aaron made friends and borrowed cards.

Worst Magic Moment

Aaron was disqualified for seeking during a draft at his first SCG event. He didn't know how to communicate his thoughts to the judge and feels that would have made a difference. Judges are there to help, they are not your enemy.

Proudest Magic Moment

SCG open in Dallas-Aaron put together a deck of his own design and won the event.

What Have You Learned From Magic

How to operate confidently under stress. Aaron also learned social skills and how to interact with people.

Sportsmanship

Each of your opponents and yourself should enjoy each game.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

The fear of losing holds back so many players. Many times players let the fear of losing dictate how they play and it makes things worse.

Parting Guidance

Have fun! Enjoy the game and the process.

Magic Resource

MTGO, articles

Connect With Aaron Barich

Twitter:@Runeclaw_Barich ‏ 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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