227: Every Game Matters, Play as Much as You Can Says Ben Coursey

Ben Coursey is a Level 2 Judge who has 1 Grand Prix Top 8 and 3 Pro Tour Qualifier Top 8’s. Ben lives in New Hampshire.

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First Set


Favorite Set


Favorite Card


Early Challenge

When Ben first discovered PTQs it was quite a jump from a casual player that he was a little put-off. Competitive Magic was really rough. Ben learned how to navigate it.

Magic Milestones

States 2007, Ben tested and came up with winning decks that got him to the top.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8 at Grand Prix Las Vegas 2017 (Modern).

What Have You Learned From Magic

The ability to plan ahead.

Best Format


Advice for Beginners Modern Players

Learn the archetypes.


Rules knowledge.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players don’t pay attention. Call a judge and ask for the Oracle text on foreign cards.

Parting Guidance

Play as much as you can.

Magic Resource


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