Michael Simon is a longtime Grand Prix grinder who went 8-1 in his first Grand Prix. He then played 15 Grand Prix in a single year. Michael has two Grand Prix Top 8s - Modern (Chicago 2012) and Limited (Albuquerque 2016) - but first Qualified for the Pro Tour with a 10th place at Pittsburgh 2015. Micahel always wears an Izzet shirt.
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Words of Wind
Magic is never solved. This keeps Michael coming back for more.
There was a period of 3 years when Michael didn't qualify for the Pro Tour and made him doubt his ability.
Michael kept a one-land hand on a low mull and won. His opponent was very salty. Later, he went to the store owned by his opponent and then man came out and apologized for how he behaved and gave Michael credit for a good game.
Being accepted by his opponent was very validating for Michael.
If you're new, find a deck with a sideboard that does not require you to know the match up.
Just "playing" your cards without thinking. Think "why do I want to play this card right now?"
Think "why do I want to play this card right now?"
What happened in the past is mostly irrelevant; so is the future. Focus on the now.
Don't tell yourself unrealistic advice.
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