Bas Melis is 31 years old and won Dutch Nationals in 2010 with a 15-0 record. He finished 8th place with the Dutch team at Worlds 2010. Played in 6 consecutive Pro Tours and finished 2nd at GP Rotterdam with Brent Vos and Frank Karsten. Bas lives in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Life from the loam
First match and quarter finals are tough for Bas. By persisting and understanding the numbers, Bas know his time would come.
Regularly going to events with the best players in his area. This game insights, motivation and companionship.
Grand Prix and Pro Tour in Paris, France. Bas had loss after loss in both events. The event was poorly organized and Bas finished lower than he should. He learned to only go to the GP's he wanted.
Winning Dutch Nationals with a 15-0 record.
Bas hated losing when younger. He would become sour .of things were going to South. Now, he's focused on improving that and is happy that he's a positive player, win or lose.
People loss the game before it ever starts. People psych themselves out when playing a "big name" in Magic Player.
Schedule time and practice, practice, practice. Use leagues on MTGO to get reps.
Control decks are Bas' favorite and if the meta allows it, try a control deck. If not, go ogre.
Start practicing draft a lot more.
Keep having fun. Never lose sight of that.
Bas can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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