Alex Bianchi is a Silver-level pro from Buffalo, New York with 1 Grand Prix Top 8 and 1 win (GP Pittsburgh 2015). He is also the team captain of Team Dave & Adam's for the 2016-2017 Pro Tour Team Series, and writes articles for ManaDeprived.com.
Ravnica City of Guilds
Nahiri, The Harbinger
The game is challenging and the people are great.
Deck selection. It took a while for Alex to realize he should play the best deck.
Needed 2 points to get the silver; got it, then needed one win to made top 8. He missed it three times in a row.
Winning GP Pittsburgh. When he made Top 8, he qualified for his Pro Tour and went with two friends.
Networking and traveling.
Death Shadow Jund
Kai Burnett taught Alex how to grind.
The social aspect of the game is more important.
Focusing too much on specific formats. You need to be good at many formats.
Alex plays a lot of MTGO competitive leagues.
Getting unintentional draws.
Rest between rounds, drink water.
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