193: How Not Listening Hurts You with Amir Radmard
Amir Radmard lives in Oklahoma City, OK. As a daytime job, he is an IT technician for a small company. In regards to Magic, he is a glorified FNM champion and considers himself the most grindiest of grinders. He has 1 Grand Prix top 8 that happened at GP Houston and has competed in several RPTQs. He’s been to the Pro tour once and is looking for more.3
Return to Ravnica
Advice That Has Stuck With You
“You have to win here before you can win out there. ” The local champs encouraged Amir to step up his game.
Worst Magic Moment
Amir struggles with tilt. He remembers a PTQ where he had a solid sealed deck and one opponent played an unbeatable. Amir tilted so bad he made misplays.
Proudest Magic Moment
Qualifying for his first Pro Tour.
What Have You Learned From Magic
You have to cut a card to add a card. This applies to life because you have to take something out to add in a new thing.
Sealed is more “bomby”. Review all commons and uncommon in the set. Review combat tricks.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Amir learned how good he can get at something when he really applies himself.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
People think they know more than they know. They don’t listen or accept advice.
Ideal Tournament Preparation
Amir spends his time tweaking a deck to make sure it can take down the top strategies.
Tournament Day Tips
Go with friends, have a good breakfast, stay hydrated and sleep.
“Speak little, do much.” Monastery Mentor
Connect With Amir Radmard
Amir can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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