278: Follow Your Heart And Have Fun With Magic Hall of Fame Member Eric Froelich

Eric Froehlich has an impressive 17 Grand Prix top 8s and 11 Pro Tour top 16s including 5 finishes in the top 8! He’s a member of the Magic Hall of Fame class of 2015. Eric is from Las Vegas, NV.

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First Set

Revised

Favorite Set

Invasion

Favorite Card

Shivan Dragon

Dedication

Pursue what makes you happy.

Early Challenge

Eric struggled with being too cocky as a kid. He was really good, he knew it and let everyone knew it. He realized this and through good examples, he matured and got better.

Worst Magic Moment

Playing Caw blade at Pro Tour Paris and finishing 9th after losing 2 win-and-ins.

Proudest Magic Moment

Inducted into the Magic Hall of Fame.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Being able to stay cool and collected under stress. Eric took a lot of Magic skills to poker.

On Sportsmanship

Eric recognizes that good sportsmanship includes how you act and treat other people. He reached out to others to learn how they deal with losses and slowly Eric got better at seeing the game from the other side.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players don’t do enough to maximize their win percentage. Stay focused. Actively think every turn.

Parting Guidance

Follow your heart. Have fun and Magic can be as much of your life as you want it to be.

Magic Resource

CFB, TCG Player

Connect With Eric Froehlich

Twitter:@efropoker 

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271: Game State IQ and Dealing with Loss with Isaac Sears

Isaac Sears has worked in the casino industry for a decade and his Magic accomplishments include 1 Grand Prix top 8, 1 team Grand Prix top 4, and a top 75 at Pro Tour DC. He also has 1 SCG top 8, 2 scg top 16s, and was a semifinalist at the World Magic Cup. Isaac lives in Santa Rosa, CA.

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First Set

Invasion

Favorite Set

Mirrodin / Kamigawa

Favorite Card

UpheavalBalance

Early Challenge

Dealing with loss and tilting has been hard for Isaac.

Worst Magic Moment

Isaac was banned for a time early in his career. It was rough because he didn’t know the rule that the broke existed.
Always call a judge if you’re unsure about anything.

Proudest Magic Moment

Tie between winning a WMCQ and making Top 4 at a team GP in Santa Clara.

Advice for Early Players

If it’s cute it’s probably wrong. Beware of interactions that are fleshy but don’t actually win.
Always play test.

Applied to Life

Resource Management. Learning how to manage time and other resources in life.

Daily Habits

Check MTG Top 8, Read everyday

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players get too comfortable and forget to check the little things. Be aware of the board state, including the graveyard.

Parting Guidance

If you’re tilting, it’s okay to walk away.

Magic Resource

CFB, Twitch, MTG Top 8

Connect With Isaac Sears

Twitter:@vonducky 

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