Results for tag: amsterdam
Posted by: Zeun on Aug 31, 2011 at 12:58:41 PM
Ondertussen in Innistrad.
Liliana Vess heeft een demonisch pact agferond. Mensen en kaarten worden in alle graveyards gedumpt en weer eruit gehaald. Garruk weet zich geen raad met de wisseling van zon en maan. Van sommige kaarten gaan we zelfs een onverwachtse tweede kant zien...
Het nieuwe seizoen lijkt weer een interessante verandering van strategieën met zich mee te brengen. Aan deze set heeft niemand minder dan Richard Garfield meegewerkt. De Prerelease van de grote set in het najaar is altijd één van de allerbelangrijkste én allerleukste weekenden van het jaar. Innistrad, here we come!
Horror Lurks Within.
Le rideau vient de tomber sur la scène du Pro Tour Amsterdam… Et quel spectacle ! Depuis 2 ans, les Pro Tours sont joués en « mixed format », une partie en Construit, une partie en Limité. Aux Pays-Bas, le nouveau format Etendu et le draft M11 étaient de mise.
Beaucoup, moi y compris, ne croyaient pas que le draft M11 pouvait nécessiter un quelconque talent. Je suis contraint de revenir sur mon avis. Déjà la semaine dernière lors du GP Goteborg, Anton Jonsson, Nicolaï Herzog, deux joueurs connus pour leur talent légendaire en Limité, étaient présents lors des phases finales, remportées par le non moins talentueux Kenny Öberg.
Le format Etendu nouvelle formule a donc été testé pour la première fois à haut niveau. Une diversité rarement observée, des dizaines
This weekend's [B]Magic Online Live Series[/B] had finally come to an end, but the champion Eduardo Sajgalik and his opponent Raymond Veenis were not done, by far, shooting back and forth friendly banter and comments about their finals match and their draft decks.
"I should have played better."
"No, [I]I[/I] should have played better."
"Actually, come to think of it, you really should have."
Four qualifier tournaments had been run throughout the weekend, with the finalists of each of those qualifying for today's eight-player event. Prizes to be awarded included 2000 $ for first place (along with one complete [B]Magic Online[/B] foil set of the champion's choice) and, respectively, 1000 $ for second place (along with a non-foil set). A lot of money on the line, but the final was played in...
Figuring out the math needed in order to Top 8 a Pro Tour, or any event, can be a tricky subject. As we enter the final rounds of Pro Tour-Amsterdam, I caught up with Patrick Chapin and Cedric Phillips to ask them about the types of records one can expect to have in order to play on Sunday at the Pro Tour. Here's how things broke down.
First, it's important to distinguish the fact that a 16 round Pro Tour, like Amsterdam, has different numbers than a 14 round tournament like many Pro Tours of yesteryear. As more players compete in the event, the likelihood a record hoping to squeak into the Top 8 on tiebreakers will make it decreases dramatically. That's important because with 457 participants, Amsterdam is the largest individual Pro Tour ever held.
For this weekend a 12-3-1 record...
Extended used to be one of the formats with the weirdest card interactions, if only for sheer size, and although it has gotten smaller with the recent changes, it's still big and the questions are still pouring in.
One of the most important interactions this weekend is [card]Punishing Fire[/card] plus [card]Grove of the Burnwillows[/card]. The combination itself is pretty straightforward and, by now, well-publicized and well-understood. Some people, however, have tried to fight Fire with [card]Extirpate[/card], and that just didn't play out the way they had envisioned.
While [card]Extirpate[/card] certainly [I]does[/I] have split second, and it's true that you can't cast any spells or activate [I]most[/I] abilities during its tenure on the stack, you might have already noticed the catch:...
"So what do you know about [I]M11[/I] draft that others don't?"
That was my question, and one player happy to answer it was none other than four-time Player of the Year Kai Budde. "Actually, there's not much," he said. "In [I]M11[/I] you don't go for specific archetypes but rather for good cards, plain and simple."
"Green and red are much weaker than the other colors, they just don't have as many good commons. Basically, the only reason to go in that direction is rares. I just went in that direction and I am quite happy with my deck," he said, flashing some awesome bombs from the second draft which had just finished, "but usually, I consider red-green a trap."
Last year's Rookie of the Year, Lino Burgold, had the following insight into the intricacies of [I]M11[/I] draft: "White..."