168: Australia Team Captain David Mines is Always Open to Learning
David Mines has 1 Grand Prix top 8 and 1 Grand Prix win under his belt, has 2 Pro Tour top 16 and is the captain of the 2016 Australian World Magic Cup team. David lives in Brisbane, Australia.
David found it hard to be taken seriously because he was so young. Testing with other groups was hard. He’s learned to be very open to other ideas.
When was Your Magic Breakthrough
At David’s second PPTQ he and his team went all the way to the finals and split the win. He learned to not intimidated by big games.
Level Up Moment
After coming back, David won a PPTQ and linked with a team that took Magic very seriously. This approach opened. David’s eyes.
Worst Magic Moment
At a Grand Prix soon after David’s return, he throws away a top 8 because he played around a card that he shouldn’t.
Proudest Magic Moment
Grand Prix Melbourne 2016 (David won!) Top 8 at World Magic Cup 2016.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
David has learned how competitive he can be and has been able to learn to tone it down.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players try to play around too many things.
Underplayed Card in Modern
Beginner Modern Advice
Final a deck that fits your play style. Learn what the other decks do.
Listening to music helps David’s frame of mind.
Be open and receptive to learning. Soak in knowledge and learn from better players.
Connect With David Mines
David can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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