186: How to Stave Off Mental Defeat with Bronson Gervasi
Bronson Gervasi planned a trip in 2017 to do the Star City Games tour starting with SCG open Columbus. From there he played in Richmond, then in the regionals in Baltimore, and finally at the Grand Prix in Pittsburgh where he made his first GP Top 8, qualifying for the Pro Tour for the first time.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The competitive aspect of the game is very appealing.
Coming to grips with variance, Bronson struggled with giving up early after a few losses.
Worst Magic Moment
At a Regionals, Bronson made it to the top 8 and then lost, missing the Pro Tour invite. He had to multi-game and learned to shuffle a lot.
Proudest Magic Moment
At his first GP, Bronson played a friend’s deck in a side event and won. He got invited to a TCG 50k events.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Bronson has applied Magic to business and interpersonal relationships.
Bronson is working on seeing where the meta is going and developing the next winning deck. He also knows he’s not the best-controlling player.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Bronson tends to make riskier plays and he sees too many players be too cautious.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Evaluate the best decks and decide whether to beat them or join them. Make the deck your own by tweaking and tuning.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Every Standard card, commander deck
How To Make Day 2
Deciding to play the best deck and not give up mentally. Don’t think about future games, stay focused.
Stave off mental defeat by stay positive and not giving up.
Connect With Bronson Gervasi
Bronson can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook Group.
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