62: Aryeh Wiznitzer Explains the Art and Science of Limited and Constructed

Aryeh Wiznitzer is a teacher and Magic grinder from Houston, Texas. After years of near misses, he has recently reached the professional level of play with Top-8 finishes at GP Dallas and GP Atlanta 2015.

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First Set

Tempest

Tempest

Favorite Set

Rise of the Eldrazi

Rise of the Eldrazi

Favorite Card

Fire Covenant

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Aryeh loves grinding tournaments. Traveling all over and competing in tournaments is one of Aryeh’s favorite parts of Magic. He feels fulfilled when he gets to see the fruits of his labors.

Early Challenge

Aryeh recognizes that sometimes he tries to be too creative. He used to try to play a cool deck and make the cool play instead of playing to win.

Level Up Moment

Winning more and more at his local store is when Aryeh realized that he could hang with the big dogs.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8 Grand Prix Dallas 2015

Best Format

Limited (at the moment)

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Constructed: Deck choice and side boarding. People bring in the wrong cards in the wrong match ups and lose a lot of win equity.

Sealed & Draft Tips

Draft: Towards the beginning of a format take the rares and uncommons and see if they are good. Then you’ll know which ones are worth getting later on when people know more.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Find others who as invested in the event as you are. If you play with someone who has the same goal as you then you can save hours of play testing, especially if they are better than you.

What’s in Your Tournament Bag

Deck

Playmat

Pen

Life pad

Aryeh’s Playmat

play mat

Improvement Suggestions

Swiss draft on Magic Online – even if you lose the first round you still have a chance to make back some of your investment.

Borrow cards.

Play aggressive decks. They are usually cheaper.

Magic Resource

Grand Prix Atlanta 2015 – Check out Aryeh’s amazing sealed pool.

Pat’s Games in Austin Texas

Adrian Sullivan articles

Sam Black articles

Twitch.tv (Paul Cheon)

Connect With Aryeh Wiznitzer

Twitter: @urafevermodo

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