274: Playing Lands and Making Friends with Galan Falakfarsa

Galan Falakfarsa has been grinding competitive Magic for about 6 years. His first exciting finish was in 2012 with an SCG Open top 8. Since then he’s made top 8 at several PTQs and PPTQs and played in a couple RPTQs. His GP Santa Clara finish was his biggest so far & he’s very stoked to play in Pro Tour Magic 25 in Aug. Galan is from Davis, CA.

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First Set

Mirrodin

Favorite Set

Innistrad

Favorite Card

Kolaghan’s Command

Early Challenge

Galan didn’t feel like he was very good. He would miss obviously good lines of play. Galan learned from older players and slowed down his play.

Worst Magic Moment

At a Modern event, Galan played a Splinter Twin mirror match and made some huge misplays. He fell prey to making the common play instead of the less common one that would have helped him win.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 4 at GP Santa Clara.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Decision-making. Magic is all about making the best decision on limited information.

Advice To New Players

Find players you know are better than you and play with them as much as possible.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players make not playing lands. A lot of the time people hold lands trying to bluff when they would be better off with the land on the board.

Parting Guidance

It’s very helpful to play Magic with better players. Become their friends and seek their honest feedback.

Magic Resource

MTG Top 8 (compare deck function)

Connect With Galan Falakfarsa

Galan can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

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