188: Broaden Your Base with Alex Bianchi
Alex Bianchi is a Silver-level pro from Buffalo, New York with 1 Grand Prix Top 8 and 1 win (GP Pittsburgh 2015). He is also the team captain of Team Dave & Adam’s for the 2016-2017 Pro Tour Team Series, and writes articles for ManaDeprived.com.
Ravnica City of Guilds
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The game is challenging and the people are great.
Deck selection. It took a while for Alex to realize he should play the best deck.
Worst Magic Moment
Needed 2 points to get the silver; got it, then needed one win to made top 8. He missed it three times in a row.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning GP Pittsburgh. When he made Top 8, he qualified for his Pro Tour and went with two friends.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Networking and traveling.
Death Shadow Jund
Kai Burnett taught Alex how to grind.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
The social aspect of the game is more important.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Focusing too much on specific formats. You need to be good at many formats.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Alex plays a lot of MTGO competitive leagues.
Shortcomings As a Magic Player
Getting unintentional draws.
Tournament Day Tips
Rest between rounds, drink water.
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