173: Focus on Your Decisions and What You Can Control with Adam Ragsdale
Adam Ragsdale is a former MTGO grinder and content producer turned current occasional traveler. He has 2 Grand Prix Top 8s, both in the last calendar year. Adam lives in Toronto.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Adam loves solving the puzzle using all the pieces of Magic.
Time management. Playing too fast and too slow at different times.
First PPTQ win in 2006. Know the meta. Check the 5-0 lists from Magic Online and ask questions.
Worst Magic Moment
ProTour-Charleston circa 2006. Lost 4 times, got a bye and dropped.
You can’t let one tournament make you feel like you’re not good enough.
Proudest Magic Moment
GP Pittsburgh top 8.
If there is a “best” thing to be doing, do that thing. Play that deck.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Adam tends to operate on instinct so he needs to prepare a lot.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Not playing the best deck. Not understanding the match up on a conceptual level.
What Have You Learned from Magic
Everything has a range of outcomes. Prepare as best as you can to guide to the most positive outcome.
Tournament Day Tips
Get a good amount of sleep and eat well. Book flights to get arrive at a decent time.
When you’re playing in a tournament, focus on your decisions and what you can control.
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