Hannes Kerem is an up and coming Magic: The Gathering star who has 2 Grand Prix top 8s and 1 Pro Tour top 8 on his record. Hannes' expertise is in Limited and he is from Estonia!
Lorwyn / Morningtide
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The competitive scene and draft.
Going 6-0 in Limited at his second Pro Tour Qualifier is when Hannes noticed his skill had improved.
Winning Nationals in 2008.
Hannes trusted the advice of his friends and then tested.
If you aren't confident in choosing a deck, ask someone who is more knowledgeable then you.
People don't stick to 40 card Limited decks.
Keep your emotions in check. Don't say "Oh my gosh I drew a land again!!"
Emotions betray your hand and intentions. Stay stone faced and gain a slight edge.
Compare new cards against ones you've encountered before.
Always play 40 cards.
Sealed: Look at your cool rares and build your deck around them.
Draft: You only get one pack from the left. Don't worry too much about screwing up their draft.
Hannes puts more weight on his first pick then most players and tries to stick with it.
Play a lot of Magic. In person or online, it doesn't matter, as long as you play a lot.
You need to know your deck inside and out so you give yourself the best chance of winning.
Keep detailed notes. Who went first, who won, etc...
Mono red is always a deck and often times good. It's a great way to break into Standard. Once it's built, just stick with it.
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