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.

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First Set

Onslaught

Favorite Set

Origins

Favorite Card

Westvale Abbey
Ormendahl, Profane Prince

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.

Best Format

Constructed

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

Deck

Water

Paper

Pen

Food

Improvement Suggestions

new to Magic? Grab a friend, make som proxies, and play play play.

Magic Resource

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.

Connect With Arnaud Soumet

Twitter: @ArnaudSoumet

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