182: The Pro Tour Prophet Adam Van Fleet Shares His Secrets
Adam Van Fleet is a full-time Project Manager who plays Magic in the little spare time he can muster. He was introduced to the game back in 1998, and has played competitively off-and-on since 2012. He Top 25’d Pro Tour Journey Into Nyx, Top 8’d GP Pittsburgh 2017, and Won SCG Philidelphia 2013.
Mirrodin / Theros block
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
It started as a way to hang with friends. As time progressed Adam came to the competitive aspect.
How to Top 8 a Grand Prix from Consistent Day 2
You have to really understand the metagame.
Worst Magic Moment
At his first Legacy GP, Adam played Affinity and in round one, his opponent blew him out. #feelbad.
At another event an opponent rules lawyered Adam and he felt bad about the situation.
Proudest Magic Moment
Making it to the Pro Tour for the first time.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Frustrated at inability to control outcomes.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Rushing. A lot of players do thing too quickly without thinking of the consequences.
Ask yourself ” Why am I making this play now?”
‘The most important decision is keeping your opening hand.’
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Practice at FNM and other weekly local events. Practice Limited on Magic Online.
Adam will save packs from wins and then practice drafting and building sealed pools.
Have fun! At the end of the day it’s a game.
Connect With Adam Van Fleet
Adam can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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