215: How To Learn From Magic Downs with Benjamin Luft
Benjamin Luft is a 31 year old Tax Consultant Assistant from Hannover, Germany. He’s been playing Magic since Visions but has stepped away from the game several times (as many of us do). He cashed for the first time at a Grand Prix when he made top 8 at GP Amsterdam which also sent him to Albuquerque for his first Pro Tour.
Finding people to play with as preparation for tournaments.
Worst Magic Moment
Losing on a PPTQ in semifinals and losing again in another PPTQ the day after in finals. But it paid off because he got practiced in higher level and made him qualified for another PPTQ.
Proudest Magic Moment
Win and got 6-1-2 after 9 rounds and hit 6-0 on day 2 and even considered dropping to play some Mulligan side events.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Seeking opportunities to open and get yourself in a situation where you can gain experience and even risk but keep trying to succeed.
How Far You Choose Your Deck
A week before the event and test it with friends.
Different Between Making the Top 8 and Day 2
Choosing and positioning the deck matters. Decide from the recent tournament results and find the weaknesses of the dominated decks.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Become a better person. Be able to handle mistakes, loss and treat others nicely.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
People concede earlier.
Tournament Day Tips
More foods and keep hydrated.
Not conceding earlier. Don’t try to win but also try to make it an enjoyable experience. Keep trying and succeed.
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