225: Craig Wescoe Reveals Deck Building Secrets, Explores Strategies for White, and Talks Magic Coaching
Craig Wescoe is the world’s foremost expert of everything White in Magic. He’s the Pro Tour Dragon’s Maze Champion, has 3 Pro Tour Top 8’s + 2 more Top 16s and his Grand Prix record currently stands at 11 top 8s, including 1 win. He’s a weekly columnist for magic.tcgplayer.com. Craig lives in New York.
Transportation as a young player was tough. Balancing life and Magic was an early struggle and as Craig got better, he could do more Magic.
Winning the first tournament with his own deck. Also, going to his early Pro Tours and seeing the caliber of players from Magic hubs like New York, Los Angeles, and Boston.
Worst Magic Moment
Pro Tour Amsterdam, Paul Rietzl won with a white-based deck-very Craig Wescoe. Craig could have switched, but didn’t.
Craig learned he regrets not playing white when he can.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning Pro Tour Dragon’s Maze.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Magic is a microcosm of life.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
People aren’t honest with themselves when they make a mistake. They also don’t think about mulligans and side boards in advance.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Look at decks and their weaknesses, how can you attack it?
Even though winning is important, always have fun.
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