196: GP Champion Corey Baumeister on Building a Successful Magic Network
Corey Baumeister is a Gold Level Professional Magic player who has 2 Grand Prix top 8’s to his name including a win in New Jersey 2017! He also has 1 top 16 and 2 top 32 finishes at the Pro Tour. Corey lives in Fargo, North Dakota.
Ravnica City of Guild
Deck design during new sets.
Worst Magic Moment
Pro Tour Austin. Corey was playing a win-and-in match for Top 8 of the Pro Tour. Corey misplayed because he didn’t know the matchup.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning Grand Prix New Jersey 2017.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Recognizing mistakes and adjusting.
Advice for New Standard Players
Follow events and see what’s winning. Find answers to that deck by scouring legal cards.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Don’t be so critical of yourself.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Using luck as a crutch for your losses. It takes a smart player to realize they did something wrong.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Corey played hundreds of games leading up to the Grand Prix. He knew his deck inside and out.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Boogie board, stockpile of cards, dice
If you have the will to chase the dream then don’t quit playing.
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