Chris Botelho is a relatively new player who started playing in Fate Reforged. Grand Prix Portland was his first Standard GP (second GP ever) and his only Top 8. He works at CCGHouse, and goes to sleep each night a little bit better at Magic than when I woke up. Chris lives in Vancouver Washington.
Dragons of Tarkir
Connecting with new people face to face.
Playing creatures in Main I instead of saving mana for combat.
When Magic Origins launched, Chris used a sealed pool generator to practice building decks. He was able to translate which cards were good from sealed to draft. Also, when Chris was testing for GP Portland. He loved his deck and practicing it was fun.
Chris had two chances to make day 2 of his first Grand Prix and missed both. Play around cards not effects.
Top 8 at GP Portland
Getting your ego wrapped into the game. Look at every game and say "I know I made a mistake , what was it and how can I learn. "
Sorting commons every set
Evaluate how your deck is going to win.
Love Magic. The more you love it the more you'll practice.
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