Esper Control – All Inclusive Guide for GP Richmond

I went into the RPTQ expecting a ton of RB Aggro and I was not let down. In the room, I think it was safe to say there were 60% RB decks, 10% Keld decks, and under 10% other decks(These are general estimates). I prepared my main deck to beat the RB aggro decks with minimum need to dedicate sideboard cards to the match-up, so i was comfortable with those numbers. I was extremely satisfied with my ability to…

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GP Providence Tournament Report – 35th

For GP Providence, I chose to switch from Turbo Fog to Esper control after my experience in Orlando with the latter. After getting blown out by , I decided that the tech many of the turbo fog decks played would be easy to predict and fall victim to the  current  sideboards, so I set my sights on Jeremy Desani’s GP winning build of esper control. I made a few alterations to incorporate pieces of the top 8 decks from…

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Standard Knights, Revisited

With the release of Dominaria, I was excited to build knights for a couple reasons. I love tribal decks, and the color combination of Orzhov. The deck was fun but it felt like it was lacking something to make it more competitive, especially in the mid to late game. Now, with the release of Core set M19, we have a couple cards that I believe will push the deck into where it needs to be. Ajani is fantastic! He…

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Standard Update/ New Card Review

New set releases mean new and exciting deck options. Whether it be revitalizing a strategy that has disappeared with a new card that gives it an edge again, or trying something completely off the beaten path, there is guaranteed to be something to get hyped for. Coming into the M19 release, I’ve been playing Abzan Constrictor for about three months now, with the idea of being able to play a very potent and powerful strategy of the with the…

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I’m on the Road to Viridian City (Nationals 2018)

  By Deion Smith I was first introduced to Magic at the age of 14. Even at a young age my goal was to Top 8 big tournaments, and by doing so build my fame as a top player. Isn’t that the dream after all? Despite stepping away from Magic for a bit, after moving to buffalo I was back on the hunt for that Top 8 spot.  Getting back into the competitive scene lead me to WNY Gaming…

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