184: Pick and Stick to a Deck with Daniel Fournier
Daniel Fournier is a Toronto native, known locally for his dedication to the game and aggressive hyperbole. He had a breakout year in 2014, top 8’ing Grand Prix Montreal after going undefeated in the Swiss rounds. Then he represented Canada at the World Magic Cup. Since then, he’s rattled off another pair of Grand Prix top 8s and is hoping to make it big on the Pro Tour stage.
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What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The depth of Magic attracts Daniel. “It’s a puzzle that’s constantly changng but always has a solution.”
Deck building. Daniel would just copy decks and not understand why the cards were there. He played with great players to overcome and become better at this challenge.
GP Montreal and qualifying for the Pro Tour for the first time.Also realizing that building a solid deck and playing it well will get you results.
Worst Magic Moment
First Pro Tour Daniel was excited and nervous, Daniel received a call that his grandma is in the hospital with cancer and not doing well. He was emotionally distraught and did poorly in the draft. But he realized that he couldn’t control that he did poorly because he drafted bad.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning WMCQ and representing Canada at the World Magic Cup.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Quick, visual, analytical skills
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Magic has helped Daniel realize his talents.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
People don’t pay attention to technical play card sequence, tapping correctly, remembering triggers etc.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Be actively involved in researching the metagame for several weeks leading up to your event.
Stop switching decks in Standard. Pick and stick.
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