108: Theory Crafting with Andrew Elenbogen
Andrew Elenbogen is the captain of team Ann Arbor. He has two Grand Prix T8’s (Minneapolis and Omaha) the latter was with his favorite deck of all, Magic: RG Tron. He also finished 13-2 at GP Boston 2015 and cashed several other GPs and SCGs with that same deck.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Andrew is super competitive and Magic is his competitive outlet. Magic is not set in stone, it is super fluid.
At a random PTQ in Minnesota, Andrew played against Mathias Hunt. His opponent was very pleasant and despite his loss Andrew was able to make friends with Mathias. They found they had a lot in common and Andrew was invited to join an elite test group.
Worst Magic Moment
Grand Prix Dallas 2015. Andrew lost a win-and-in to go to the Pro Tour. He learned that no one deserves to win. Magic is up for anyone.
Proudest Magic Moment
Grand Prix Minneapolis 2016 Top 8. A friend conceded to get him in and Andrew loved doing so well alongside his teammate Max McVety.
Don’t switch every week. Know your deck.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Andrew learned how to self evaluate so he can recognize his own strengths and weaknesses.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players are unwilling to acknowledge they lack the skill to play the best deck. Sometimes you need more practice.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Don’t be afraid to change your deck last minute if you think it’s right.
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