163: Schedule Time for Success with Bas Melis
Bas Melis is 31 years old and won Dutch Nationals in 2010 with a 15-0 record. He finished 8th place with the Dutch team at Worlds 2010. Played in 6 consecutive Pro Tours and finished 2nd at GP Rotterdam with Brent Vos and Frank Karsten. Bas lives in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
First match and quarter finals are tough for Bas. By persisting and understanding the numbers, Bas know his time would come.
Level Up Moment
Regularly going to events with the best players in his area. This game insights, motivation and companionship.
Worst Magic Moment
Grand Prix and Pro Tour in Paris, France. Bas had loss after loss in both events. The event was poorly organized and Bas finished lower than he should. He learned to only go to the GP’s he wanted.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning Dutch Nationals with a 15-0 record.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Bas hated losing when younger. He would become sour .of things were going to South. Now, he’s focused on improving that and is happy that he’s a positive player, win or lose.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
People loss the game before it ever starts. People psych themselves out when playing a “big name” in Magic Player.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Schedule time and practice, practice, practice. Use leagues on MTGO to get reps.
Beginner Standard Advice
Control decks are Bas’ favorite and if the meta allows it, try a control deck. If not, go ogre.
Advice to Yourself 5 Years Ago
Start practicing draft a lot more.
Keep having fun. Never lose sight of that.
Connect With Bas Melis
Bas can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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