199: Dedication and Practice Will Get You to the Top with David Brucker
David Brucker is a returning Magic Pro who is coming back after a 9-year break. He just added his 6th Grand Prix top 8 to his record and even boasts a Grand Prix win from back in the day. On the Pro Tour, he has 6 top 16 finishes and is looking for a top 8 with his most recent invite. David lives in Munich, Germany.
Not knowing cards and winning decks. Lack of information was a big deal in the early days.
Worst Magic Moment
At his 2nd Nationals, David drank with friends the night before and showed up to the draft hung over. He went 3-0 but then got disqualified because he registered a 37 card deck.
Proudest Magic Moment
David won the European championship and got a big trophy and $15,000. He and his parents were so proud.
What Have You Learned From Magic
“Breaking” a deck is similar to science. Trying to find the best solution for a format is like finding a solution at work. Also teamwork.
Henniry Ramquist – he was very competitive and taught David to take the game seriously.
Tournament Day Tips
Get byes. Attend GPT’s, PPTQs and Grand Prix
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
David is very competitive. He also likes to travel.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Playing your lost card in hand pre-combat.
This gives away so much information.
Think about every game and why you actually lost. Avoid the mindset of blowing outside influences for your losses.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Clothing, deck box
Play a lot. Find the best players in your region and play against them.
Connect With David Brucker
David can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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