Florian Koch has been playing Magic since 1994 and played semi-competitively until he got his first Pro Point in 2010. He then won GP Lyon later that year. Since 2010 he’s made the Top 8 of three GPs and is striving for success on the Pro Tour. Florian is from Cologne, Germany.
The Dark (Just before)
Florian doesn't have a favorite set.
At first, it was the interactions between cards. Then it was the competitive scene.
Florian watched a friend play who explained that recognizing what matters in a game is the key to winning.
Florian 9-0 day one of a Grand Prix but flowed out on day two. He learned to prepare for the whole event.
Winning GP Lyon.
Make your own decisions and decide what matters. You don't have to use the same yardstick as everyone else to measure yourself.
Not enjoying yourself. You spend all day at an event, don't make it awful for you or your opponent.
Florian played with the best players he could find and talked with the best players at the event.
Florian is working on being a better control player.
Deck, Clothes, Hygiene products
Florian saw Dirk B. sort cards into tiers for the first time and that help him see Magic differently.
The Improvise mechanic is overvalued at the moment. Aggressive strategies are working. Combat tricks in this format are decent.
When you go to a Magic tournament, make it fun for you and others. Care for your community.
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