91: How To Sideboard Against Scary Cards with Arnaud Soumet
Arnaud Soumet is a French Magic player who has played in several Pro Tours and was on the French World Magic Cup team in 2015 when they took 3rd place. He is a business consultant who lives in Paris.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Arnaud likes to win and loves the friends he has made.
Level Up Moment
Joined a team and started practicing regularly.
Worst Magic Moment
Losing early at a Grand Prix and not flying out until the next day is the worst. In the moment, Arnaud feels bad but eventually he’ll tour the city or hang out with friends and do side events.
Proudest Magic Moment
Making it to 3rd place with the French team at the World Magic Cup 2015.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Arnaud has recognized that he needs to practice a lot to do things that seem to come naturally to others. He’s clever but needs to practice a lot.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Sideboarding too reactively against scary cards. You don’t want to put yourself on the back foot. Sideboard cards that address your opponent AND advance your game plan. Gaddock Teeg is a good example. It turns off your opponent’s spells and is a body that can attack as well. Try to apply more pressure instead of focusing on dealing with a specific threat.
How To Choose a Deck
Look at deck win percentages from the Pro Tour, read articles about those decks, pick one, and jam sessions until you know the deck inside and out.
As you play, take a few minutes after each game to record the key cards in the match up.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
new to Magic? Grab a friend, make som proxies, and play play play.
MTG Coverage – Compiles footage from all major events regardless of what channel they were on.
As you go through games stop and think what you would do.
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